One of our main focus areas in the Masters of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management at UAB is transforming safety in workplaces, but seeing the transforming impact in the lives and careers of our students and alumni isn't a terrible outcome either.

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Since our program is 100% online and designed for working full-time professionals, our students are able to learn skills and knowledge about safety engineering and design, while also using the management training they are receiving to make an impact in their workplaces and job-sites. Our ASEM graduates work in over 165 companies, 20 government agencies, five military branches, and can be found in higher education and the non-profit sector.

We can talk all day about ASEM - but we know you'd rather hear from our students and alumni that have experienced the firsthand impact of our program in their careers. Alumna, Tera Huppi Preussel, graduated from ASEM in December 2018 and shared the advantage of adding a safety concentration to her environmental and health engineering knowledge and also how the program has given her the confidence to push her career further than she'd ever imagined.

"It is an eye opening experience, you will learn much more than you thought you needed to know...This program helped me gain confidence through working with other students, through working with industrial experts who were in the lecture series and also working with faculty. I believe through that with that confidence I'll be able to push my career even further."

Be Your Own ASEM Success Story

We hope hearing it straight from the source will help you learn more about our program, help you decide if you're ready to dive in to a career in safety engineering, and even draw up the questions that we haven't answered yet. If you are preparing to move into a safety management position, we invite you to schedule a time to talk with us or our alumni about your career goals and ways to accomplish them. Use the form above or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to start the conversation.

About ASEM 

The Master of Engineering with a concentration in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management (ASEM) is the first master’s degree in engineering with a safety emphasis offered totally online. Designed for working safety professionals, the curriculum focuses on current industry best practices with an emphasis on prevention through design. The ASEM faculty and Practitioner Scholars are prominent industry professionals and researchers.