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Revised Course Descriptions:

    CHEM133 General Chemistry(3-4-4)

Fundamental principles of chemical structure and reactivity, including atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, structures of ionic, covalent and metallic lattices, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, chemistry of metals and solids, introduction to rate processes and organic and environmental chemistries.

Prerequisite(s): None
    BIO133 Biology for Engineers(2-3-3)

Overview of basic information in the chemical context of life, cell structure, cell function, energy transfer, cell division (mitosis and meiosis), DNA technology and its engineering applications, and basic information about microorganisms (microbiology) and viruses.

Prerequisite(s): None
    PHYS133 General Physics(2-3-3)

The topics covered include particle kinematics and dynamics, conservation of energy and linear momentum, rotational kinematics, rigid body dynamics, conservation of angular momentum, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and the statics and dynamics of fluids. The laboratory includes experiments illustrating the principles, laws and concepts discussed in the course.

Prerequisite(s): None
    ST101 Introduction to Safety Technology(1-3-2)

Fundamentals of safety technology in terms of hazard recognition, legal aspects, related materials and environment, types of hazards in the contemporary workplace, personal protective equipment and first aid.

Prerequisite(s): None
    ST103 Accident Investigation and Analysis(3-0-3)

This course aims to equip students with the basic understanding of the nature of hazards, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques and accident investigation analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST104 Risk Assessment(3-0-3)

An introduction to risk assessment fundamental concepts, theories and definitions, Basics of What-If Hazard Analysis, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) Study, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, introduction to Bow-Tie Risk Assessment Methodology, Business Aspects of Operational Risk Assessment.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST105 Regulations and Legal aspects of safety(3-0-3)

General industrial safety standards, overview of the regulations and laws which impact on all aspects of safety and the environment, review of employers’ legal responsibilities and proactive measures to ensure compliance with OHS standards and regulations, International Labor Organization (ILO), civil defense regulations, Saudi labor law, Saudi building codes, labor and workers’ compensation laws and ISO safety standards.

Prerequisite(s): None
    ST199 Summer Internship(0-0-3)

Practical training at workplace environment is given in the field of students’ major. The duration of the summer internship course is eight weeks of full time work. A student is assigned a work supervisor who plans student training and provides guidance and advice during the training period. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of acquired learning as reported by the student and employer.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 28 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.0
    ST201 Safety Management(3-0-3)

The role of safety programs in the workplace, safety program standards, assessment, design, development, implementation and evaluation, safety management systems, workplace design and engineering, record-keeping and cost benefit analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST202 Fire Protection Technology(2-3-3)

Recognition of possible fire sources, emergency procedures in the event of a fire, life safety in buildings, alarm and detection systems, fire extinguishment, building construction techniques, fire investigation methods, fire program management for eliminating fires, and national and international fire protection codes and standards.

Prerequisite(s): ST101 & ST105
    ST203 Hazardous Materials(2-3-3)

Introduction to hazardous materials and their classes, overview of relevant chemistry concepts, hazard classes and toxicology, selecting correct personal protective equipment, response to a hazardous materials emergency, managing an incident, management and transportation of hazardous materials, and waste treatment and disposal.

Prerequisite(s): ST101 & CHEM133
    ST204 Construction Safety(3-0-3)

Identification of construction safety hazards, hazard control methods, precautions and strategies, construction safety law and practice, risk assessment and method statement.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST205 Industrial Hygiene(2-3-3)

Industrial hygiene focuses on the areas typically encompassed by industrial hygiene, and highlights the specific role played by the industrial hygienist in protecting employee health and safety. The course includes routes of exposure, chemical, physical, and biological hazards, industrial toxicology, gases, vapors and particulates, ventilation and air quality, industrial noise, ionizing radiation, non-ionizing radiation, air sampling and monitoring techniques, thermal stress, and the identification, evaluation, and control of industrial health hazards are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): ST101 & BIOL133
    ST207 Human Factors in Safety(2-3-3)

Review of the principles and practices of ergonomics as it applies to the industrial environment. A study of the relationship of human behavior and ergonomics as applied to workplace safety. The role of the managers, engineers, supervisors and workers towards safety in relationship to the physiological, psychological and ethical factors on safety. Demonstration of how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good workplace design.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST208 Safety Training Methods(3-0-3)

Introduction & fundamentals and organization of safety and health training, preparations, delivery of safety training, roles and responsibilities in safety training, training technology, safety training records and evaluating safety training effectiveness.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST209 Emergency Management(3-0-3)

Natural and technological disasters, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (CHEs), Emergency Management life cycle, emergency preparedness life cycle, international emergency management, Non-Governmental Organizations.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST212 Environmental Safety(3-0-3)

Fundamentals of environmental safety in terms of policy and regulation, epidemiology, toxicology and disease, air and water pollution, food safety, pests and pesticides, ionizing radiation and sustainability.

Prerequisite(s): ST101
    ST249 Special Topics in Occupational Health and Safety(3-0-3)

Variable contents. State of the art topics in occupational safety and health. Relationship of the special topic to other course work and best practices in occupational safety and health. Application of the course topic to industrial professional practice.

Prerequisite(s): ST101 and departmental approval
    ST270 Safety Technology Project(1-3-3)

Students undertake a safety technology project under the supervision of a faculty member with the aim of achieving a comprehensive understanding in principles of safety technology and applying theoretical aspects covered in safety courses. The student is required to make an oral and written presentation of the project.

Prerequisite(s): Completed the first three semesters
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