Institution / Institute of Technology Sligo
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Environmental Health & Safety Management

Programme Description:
This course is aimed at honours degree graduates of science, engineering or related areas. Students learn how to manage the environmental, health and safety (EHS) affairs of a wide variety of organisations. The main focus is on the practical application of theory, using a combination of individual effort and team work, practical assignments, site visits, report writing, presentations and auditing. There is also a dissertation which focuses on the implementation of one or more of the key areas of EHS management. Visits to industrial and municipal workplaces form a significant part of the course.

Entry requirements

Eligible candidates with a Level 8 Honours Degree in science or engineering in a related area.


2 Years online

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities:
The range of employment opportunities open to graduates in the
management of environmental management systems has increased
very significantly in recent years.

Further Study Opportunities:
Graduates may undertake research leading to a PhD award at IT Sligo or other third level institutions.

Professional Recognition:
This is an accredited course with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Further enquiries

Contact Number: 071-9318510

Subjects taught

Course Structure:
In the first semester, students study environmental systems and technologies, air and noise pollution, water, wastewater and ecology, waste and energy, occupational safety and health, hazard identification, risk management, accident prevention and investigation, construction, machine and electrical safety, handling, storage and transport of chemicals and hazardous materials. Students also study occupational hygiene.

In the second semester, the following modules are covered: safety and health legislation, safety, health and quality management systems, environmental policy, planning and environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems and auditing. Students also complete a dissertation.

Application date

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2017

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