European Master and Certification Program
Acronym: European Master and Certification Program
Start date: April 1, 2009
Project coordinator: Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies
Contact person (name/email): Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanovic /
Project webpage R-Tech/EU-VRi:
Official webpage (coordinator):
Courses take place at different universities/companies - Course II-R04a RBI in Rotterdam, hosted by Lloyd’s Register
Description: "European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management" is based on several international (Hungary, Slovakia, Malaysia, Serbia, China, South Africa) and EU projects (e.g. iNTeg-Risk, Among the companies "served" there are Slovnaft, Shell, NIS, Gazprom, Petronas, Sinopec, ESKOM, …. Program is now one of the accredited programs in Germany.

The program is a "dual" one meaning that academic and professional educational tracks are compatible (and combinable) and it is hosted by Steinbeis University Berlin (i.e. its Transfer Institute "Advanced Risk Technologies"). Other universities, institutions, companies involved are: Univ. of Bologna, Italy, CNR, Italy, CEA, France, Demokritos, Greece, Iberdrola, Spain, INERIS, France, JSI, Slovenia, Univ. Magdeburg, Germany, SINTEF, Norway, Univ. of Padua, Italy, Univ. of Pisa, Italy, SWISSI, Switzerland, INCDPM, Romania, Univ. of Stuttgart (ZIRIUS/Prof. Renn), Germany.

Within the program, we currently offer:
a. over 35 courses (1 week intensive teaching, generally)
b. 6 main Modules
• Intro (general concepts, emphasis petrochemical and power industry)
• Assets (plants/systems/equipment, emphasis petrochemical and power industry)
• HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, Environment)
• Business/governance (that's where the Emerging Risks is in)
• Elective courses
• thesis and projects
c. 5 levels of professional certification (Risk Examination - Hazard or Plant oriented, Risk Assessment - Hazard or Plant oriented, Risk Governance)
d. Master in the area of Risk Engineering and Management (120 CPUs)
e. on-the-job-training accompanying the courses/Master
R-Tech Specific Role: Steinbeis Transfer Institute Advanced Risk Technologies, as a part of the Steinbeis University Berlin (SHB), runs the most of the courses offered, coordinates activities with participating university and is responsible to ensure compliance with study and examination regulation of SHB.