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Occupational Safety Engineering & Ergonomics

Your Course

The aim of this Master's programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for a career in Occupational Health and Safety and/or Ergonomics. The programme is open to a range of candidates, including recent graduates, those with a primary qualification in Occupational Health and Safety and/or Ergonomics or a related area, and professionals wishing to add to their qualifications. This programme recognises prior academic achievement in relevant areas.

Candidates must complete at least four and up to six courses from a list of subjects provided (see list on course website). In addition, candidates must submit their year's work, which will be continuously assessed, and candidates are required to write a research thesis on a topic agreed and approved by their supervisor.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. The MApplSc programme's broad base will appeal to those from diverse backgrounds.

2. The focus is on engineering systems. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to various disciplines and workplaces.

3. Participants can choose the lecture courses they study to suit their background and aspirations for a future career.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

The MApplSc programme is open to individuals who have an honours degree from a recognised university or third-level college or a pass degree with at least three years' relevant experience that is acceptable to Engineering and Informatics.


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

There are currently thousands of job vacancies in the ICT Sector across the EU due to an acute skills shortage which is projected to continue into the future. This programme is specifically designed to help address this skills shortage among companies looking to hire software development professionals. Graduates have found employment in workplaces ranging from project engineering, hi-tech manufacturing engineering, regulatory bodies, healthcare and the services sector. Typical job titles include safety engineer, safety and risk specialist, risk manager, regulatory affairs specialist, ergonomics health and safety consultant, health and safety officer and environmental health and safety officer.

Further enquiries

Enda Fallon,

Programme Director

T: + 353 91 492 745


Application date

1AP1, full-time; 1AP2, part-time.

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

When To Apply: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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