The new Master's in Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering (M.Sc.) will start in summer semester 2018. It is based on the Security & Safety Engineering master's programme which is being discontinued. The new teaching concept will mean that content, structure and organization of the current programme is further developed so students gain both engineering and specialist know-how in one step. This will also free up space on the programme for additional subject-specific content.

The Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering master's programme builds on engineering skills by providing a deeper understanding of classical risk analysis and evaluation. In doing so it will be dealing with the areas of property security, information security, system security, fire prevention, occupational safety, environmental safety, hazard prevention and disaster control. An understanding of management systems and legal issues rounds off the programme. Graduates will also be able to work later as appraisers. The elective module offers the opportunity to specialize in particular areas.

The M.Sc. degree also enables graduates to take further academic qualifications, such as a doctorate at a university.

Graduates of the Security & Safety Engineering bachelor's programme and graduates with a degree in a relevant discipline are qualified to take the Master in Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering. In individual cases and after consultation with the dean of studies, it may also be possible to start the programme in the winter semester.