Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety Management

Bachelor of Science Environmental Health & Safety Management

Course Overview

  • 2

    Years P/T

  • 7

    Level

Why take this course?

There is a continuing demand across industry and the public sector for qualified environmental, health and safety practitioners, as organisations try to keep ahead of the vast range of legislation that now applies in these areas. Health and safety officers and managers, occupational health personnel, environmental officers amongst others, play a pivotal role in implementing policies and programmes and complying with their legal responsibilities in this regard.

What will I experience?

This Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety Management (Level 7) combines these two different, but related disciplines that are increasingly operationally linked in the workplace. It is aimed at higher certificate holders who wish to obtain a degree level qualification, as well as those already employed in environmental, health and safety positions who wish to obtain a recognised degree in this discipline.

What opportunities might it lead to?

As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to apply for the MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at AIT.

For people already employed in the area of environmental, health and safety management, this degree will give them a formal qualification in this subject. For those seeking to change career into this area, the programme will afford them the opportuinity to change their career path.

Successful completion of this programme will facilitate membership of the appropriate professional body, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Additional Information

Award: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety Management

Enquiries: Cynthia Bradley, email: cbradley@ait.ie or Carmel Keeley email: ckeeley@ait.ie

Course Details

Course Fees:
€2,350 per annum
Course Duration:
2 Years P/T
Course Commencement Date:

Year 1 - 6.00pm Tuesday 19 September 2017

Year 2 - 6.00pm Tuesday 12 September 2017

Course runs 24 weeks per annum, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

Course Award:
Bachelor of Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 7
Department:
Dept. of Sport & Health Sciences, Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Higher Certificate in Science, Engineering, Technology or an equivalent Level 6 qualification.

In the case of a mature applicant with 5 years relevant work experience, e.g. a nominated Safety Representative, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) Officer, Health & Safety Officer, Environmental Officer, or Fire Officer etc.

Applicants with less than 5 years relevant work experience will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Consideration will be given to applicants who have completed other environmental, health and safety courses e.g. NISO, environmental pollution and control, City & Guilds’ health and safety courses, etc.

Course Structure

Year 1

Semester 1

Learning and Development for Higher Education, Introductory
Environmental Science, Training and Computing.

Semester 2

Legislation, Practical Environmental Science, Occupational Health, Hygiene & Hazards 1.

Year 2

Semester 1

Risk Management, Principles of Environmental Management, Occupational Health,
Hygiene & Hazards 2

Semester 2

Waste Management Technology, Fire & Construction Safety, Project (over semester 1 and semester 2 in year 2

Careers & Opportunities

Career Prospects

For people already employed in the area of environmental, health and safety management, this degree will give them a formal qualification in this subject. For those seeking to change career into this area, the programme will afford them the opportuinity to change their career path.

Work Placement

​There is currently no work experience or work placement for this course.

Further Study

As a graduate of this programme, you are eligible to apply for the MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at AIT​

Master of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management

Master of Science/Post Graduate Diploma

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