ERAU Student Section 2017-2018 Board
Section President’s Report
It is my honor to be your 2017-2018 President of the ERAU ASSE Student Section. As student president of one of the oldest safety organizations to date, I would like to announce that this upcoming semester will be full of activities and events that will not only benefit your own professional development but also will give you the opportunity to reach out and network with other safety enthusiastic individuals like yourself. These activities will consist of volunteer work, safety tours at manufacturing plants and construction/mining sites, and amazing networking opportunities. Please fill free to contact me or any other ERAU ASSE executive member for more details. Thank you.
ASSE ERAU Student Section, President
Master of Science in Safety Science, Student
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Offers Master of Science in Safety Science Degree Program
Safety is a sophisticated business. Technology is expensive, failure is more expensive. Airplane/road vehicles crash, petrochemical/nuclear plants explode, medical error/bad backs cost billions. The Masters in Safety Science gives you specialized knowledge/tools to succeed as a safety professional.
The Master of Science in Safety Science (MSSS) degree program is designed to provide students with various quantitative backgrounds with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in aviation or general industry safety and government agencies. Graduates are prepared to sit for the preliminary parts of professional examinations in safety (ASP / CSP), ergonomics (AEP / CEA / CPE) and industrial hygiene (CIH).
The program has two main concentrations – Aviation Safety and Occupational Safety although there are many common courses in Quantitative Methods, Ergonomics / Human Factors, Accident Investigation, Occupational Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, System Safety and a Research Practicum. In addition students may specialize in aviation accident investigation, general aviation safety or occupational health and safety.
The department faculty has a wide range of experience in aviation and industry and brings extensive research and teaching experience. Furthermore the course formats have a blend of classroom theory, laboratory exercises and applied projects. These experiences are facilitated by well equipped laboratories including an outstanding “aviation crash laboratory” which has a dozen distinctly different crash sites for students to analyze. The “graduate laboratory” is well equipped with computers which have advanced analytic software for project planning, anthropometry, biomechanics, work physiology, statistical analysis, reliability analysis and simulation. The department also houses one of the world’s most detailed collections of aviation accident archives.
Graduates from the program are rounded professionals with a blend of academic knowledge, an extensive bag of analytical skills and a good foundation of practical experience necessary for a career in safety practice and program management.