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 graduates of Science, Engineering or related areas. Graduates will be able to manage the Environmental, Health and Safety affairs of organisations and will be capable of developing management strategies for these areas compatible with other organisational functions.
The taught elements of the course are delivered over two academic years.
Modules taught in the first year include environmental systems and technologies dealing with the technical aspects of environmental science such as: water pollution; air pollution; waste management; noise and vibration; energy and ecology. The occupational safety and health modules deal with hazard identification and risk assessment; machine and electrical safety; accident investigation and reporting; occupational hygiene; chemical safety and the handling, storage and transport of hazardous materials; and occupational health and ergonomics.
The second year focuses on environmental legislation; safety and health legislation; environmental impact assessment; policy and planning; environmental systems and auditing; safety and quality management systems; and management theory and practice. Visits to industrial and municipal workplaces form a significant part of the course.
There are 12 taught modules (5 credits per module) delivered over 2 years.
A Dissertation (30 credits) is also completed as part of the course. 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.