Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management

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Aim of Programme

Aim of Programme


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.

This Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management (Level 7) combines these two different, but related disciplines that are increasingly operationally linked in the work place. 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.

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


Online / Blended

  • 7
    NFQ Level
  • 120
    Credits

Programme Content

Programme Content

Year 1

 

  • Learning and Development for Higher Education
  • Introductory Environmental Science
  • Training and Computing.
  • Legislation
  • Practical Environmental Science
  • Occupational Health
  • Hygiene & Hazards 1

Year 2

  • Risk Management
  • Principles of Environmental Management
  • Occupational Health
  • Hygiene & Hazards 2
  • Waste Management Technology
  • Fire & Construction Safety
  • Project (Over Semester 1 and Semester 2 in year 2)

Progression

Progression

As a graduate of this programme, you may be eligible to apply for the MSc in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at AIT. This programme is also offered on a part-time basis over two years.

Accreditation

Accreditation

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

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


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 opportunity to change their career path.


Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements


NISO Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Higher Certificate in Science, Engineering, Technology or an equivalent Level 6 qualification plus relevant work experience. In the case of a mature applicant (23 years of age or over) 5 years’ relevant work experience e.g. a nominated safety representative, HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) officer, health and 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 programmes e.g. NISO, environmental pollution and control, City & Guilds’ health and safety programmes, etc.


 

Induction

Induction

Student Induction Sessions will take place in AIT on Friday 18th September 2020 6.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday 19th September 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm. All registered students must attend one session, and you will be advised of your session when your application is processed.

Duration

Duration

2 years: 24 weeks per annum

Lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The lecture schedule will be issued after student registration. The lecture schedule will include a combination of classroom based lectures which will be delivered in Athlone IT from 6pm to 10pm on the scheduled evening and online lectures which will be delivered from 7pm – 9pm on the scheduled evening.

Details

Duration

2 years: 24 weeks
100

Lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The lecture schedule will be issued after student registration. The lecture schedule will include a combination of classroom-based lectures which will be delivered in Athlone IT from 6 pm to 10 pm on the scheduled evening and online lectures which will be delivered from 7 pm – 9 pm on the scheduled evening.

Programme Fee

€2,350 per annum.

Commencing

Year 1 – 6.00 pm Tuesday 22 September 2020
Year 2 – 6.00 pm Tuesday 22 September 2020

Enquiries

Carmel Kealey, Programme Co-ordinator [email protected]