Environmental Health & Safety Management - Online
Providing a healthy and safe work place whilst protecting the environment is now paramount for every business and industry. Our MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management will provide you with practical management skills. Our online course is designed for busy professionals who wish to develop their knowledge base, network with like-minded individuals and further their career.
This is a two-year part-time course aimed at Honours Degree (Level 8) graduates of Science, Engineering or related areas. Graduates will be able to manage the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) affairs of organisations and will be capable of developing management strategies for these areas compatible with other organisational functions.
The course is delivered over two academic years.
Year 1 modules include:
• Natural Resource Management and Assessment (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
• Risk, Management and Technical Safety (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
• Occupational Health, Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management (Semester 2 - 10 credits)
• Environmental Licensing and Industrial Efficiency (Semester 2 - 10 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
• EHS Regulation (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
• Integrated Management Systems (Semester 1 - 10 credits)
A Dissertation (30 credits) is also completed as part of the course in Year 2, with Semester 2 being devoted solely to the Dissertation. Students are encouraged to undertake this research on a topic of interest to them (or their employer) and students are mentored through the research by an IT Sligo academic supervisor.
There is an option to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental, Health and Safety Management after completing the 6 taught modules of the course (60 credits).
Applicants with a Level 8 Honours Degree in Science or Engineering, or in a related area, are eligible to apply.
Applicants with a Level 8 Honours Degree in other areas must demonstrate appropriate experience in the EHS area.
Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through IT Sligo's Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process.
Natural Resource Management and Assessment 10
Risk Management and Technical Safety 10
Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management 10
Environmental Licensing and Industrial Efficiency 10
Semester 3 & 4
EHS Regulation 10
Integrated Management Systems 10
2 Years online.
Total Fees MSc EHS €7500
• €750 per 10 credit module
• €3000 for 30 credit Dissertation
• Year 1 (4 no. 10 credit modules) €3000
• Year 2 (2 no. 10 credit modules plus 30 credit Dissertation) €4500
Non EU Fees
Total Fees MSc EHS €12000
• €1200 per 10 credit module
• €4800 for 30 credit Dissertation
• Year 1 (4 no. 10 credit modules) €4800
• Year 2 (2 no. 10 credit modules plus 30 credit Dissertation) €7200
Contact the college for the next start date.
Post Course Info
An ever increasing number of organisations are implementing EHS management systems based on International and European standards. These systems enable companies to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to managing their EHS affairs. Since the introduction of EPA licensing approximately 1,000 Irish organisations have been issued with licenses, a condition of these includes a requirement to implement an Environmental Management System.
Many other organisations are also considering, or are in the process of implementing, systems to ensure better management of their EHS affairs. Once these systems are in place, considerable resources are required for their continued operation, management and improvement.
What are my further study opportunities?
Graduates may have an opportunity to undertake research leading to the award of PhD at IT Sligo or at other third level institutes.