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Course Descriptions:

    ST101 Introduction to Safety Technology (1-3-2)

The role and ethics of the safety professional and the philosophy of safety and health in the workplace, regulatory, environmental and industrial aspects applicable to the safety profession. First Aid.

Prerequisite: None
    ST102 Industrial Safety Standards (3-0-3)

Introduction to general industrial safety standards. Application of safety standards in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries, particularly in the petrochemical and construction industries, ISO safety standards, OSHA standards.

Corequisite: ST101
    ST103 Accident Investigation and Analysis (3-0-3)

Basic understanding of the nature of hazards, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis.

Prerequisite: ST101
    ST199 Summer Internship (0-0-3)

A continuous period of 8 weeks of summer working in the industry to gain exposure, ethics and appreciation of the safety technology profession. On-the-job training can be acquired in one of the area related to safety technology. The student is required to write a brief report about his industrial experience. The report should emphasize duties assigned and completed by the student.

Prerequisite: ENGL 102
    ST201 Safety Management (3-0-3)

Planning, developing and administering a safety and health/accident prevention plan, including risk identification, risk analysis, risk ethics, risk retention, risk transfer and risk administration

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

Recognition of possible fire sources, emergency procedures in the event of a fire, fire investigation and the construction techniques for eliminating fires, types of detecting devices and extinguishing agents and systems, construction techniques, and fire investigation. National and International fire protection technology.

Prerequisite: ST101, ST102
    ST203 Hazardous Materials (2-3-3)

Basic chemistry of hazardous materials, hazard classes and toxicology, evaluating risk, selecting correct protective equipment, response to a hazardous materials emergency, managing an incident, addressing tactical and strategic issues, minimizing down-time and reducing risk to other workers.

Prerequisite: ST101, CHEM 133
    ST204 Construction Safety (3-0-3)

Identification of the most common safety hazards associated with the construction industry. Evaluating hazards, choosing appropriate and ethical controls to protect workers, and developing strategies for implementing these controls into effective management systems.

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

Routes of exposure; chemical, physical, and biological hazards; ventilation and air quality; noise, instrumentation, Identification, evaluation, and control of industrial health hazards are stressed.

Prerequisite: ST101, BIOL 133
    ST206 Regulations and Legal Aspects of Safety (3-0-3)

An overview of the regulations and laws which impact on all aspects of safety and the environment. Civil defense regulations, labor and workers’ compensation laws.

Prerequisite: ST102
    ST207 Human Factor in Safety (3-0-3)

Relationship of ergonomics to safety. The role of the managers, engineers, supervisors, and workers towards safety in relationship to the physiological, psychological and ethical factors on safety. Introduction to environmental hazards (air quality, noise, heat, illumination) and controlling methods.

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

Command, control, and communications, life safety, property protection, recovery and restoration, administration and logistics, community outreach and ethics.

Prerequisite: ST101
    ST210 Safety Technology Project (0-0-3)

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: During Final Semester
    BIOL133 Biology for Engineers (2-3-3)

Basic understanding of the fundamental principles of biology. Basic information in chemical context of life, cell structure, cell function, energy transfer, cell division (mitosis and meiosis) and DNA Technology and its engineering applications, basic information about microorganisms (microbiology) and viruses. Topics of relevance to engineering applications.
    CHEM133 Chemistry for Engineers (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 an stoichiometry, thermo chemistry, electrochemistry, chemistry of metals and solids, and introduction to rate processes.
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