Competitiveness of hydrogen and fuel cell systems directly depends on their safety characteristics and professional provision of safety in facilities they are used. Successful companies in the field have already hydrogen safety specialists with higher education, including those graduated from the World’s First Postgraduate Programme in Hydrogen Safety, i.e. PgCert/PgDip/MSc Hydrogen Safety Engineering.

This course is delivered by the University of Ulster through Distance Learning (i.e. online). The programme can be studied either in part time or full time mode from anywhere in the world so it fits in with your busy work schedule.

Applications are invited for new for the academic year 2012/13 (starting date 24thSeptember 2012). The course is constantly updated and consists of the following state-of-the-art modules

  • Principles of Hydrogen Safety Engineering (compulsory module, online)
  • Hydrogen Safety Engineering (compulsory module, online)
  • Regulations, Codes and Standards (compulsory module, online)
  • Hydrogen Powered Transport and Infrastructure Safety (optional module, face-to-face via block release)
  • Progress in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies (optional module, online)
  • Dissertation (compulsory module, online)

Full details about the course can be found at: by contacting the Programme Co-ordinator, Mr Paul Brown at