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UAB Offers New Track of Study
July 20, 2010

A newly created and first-of-its-kind graduate-level track of study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Engineering will educate engineers and safety, health and environmental professionals across industries in the best practices to prevent expansive disasters like the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Upper Big Branch Mine explosion in West Virginia.

The UAB Master of Engineering degree track in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) will be offered totally online with a curriculum based in experiential learning and peer-to-peer interaction, says the program’s director, Martha Bidez, Ph.D., a professor at the School of Engineering. An undergraduate degree in engineering is not required for acceptance into the track.

Dr. Bidez says the ASEM curriculum, inspired by the program’s industry partners, will offer world-class education in safety best practices on a worldwide and industry sector-wide basis. Course topics will include risk assessment, reduction and liability, ethical leadership, human performance and engineering design, as well as policy issues in prevention through design. The course of study can be completed in 18 months.

Enrollment opened June 19th. Interested parties should visit the admissions page at the School of Engineering website and follow the link for Graduate Admission.

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