Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Health and Safety Management

Science and Health & Safety

  • 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


    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to Athlone IT’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme

    Duration

    Duration


    2 years: 24 weeks per annum

    Lectures are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm – 10 pm.

    The lecture schedule will be issued after student registration. 


    Details

    Duration


    2 years: 24 weeks
    100

    Tuesdays 6 pm – 10 pm

    Thursdays 6 pm – 10 pm

    The lecture schedule will be issued after student registration. 

    Programme Fee

    €2,350 per annum.

    Commencing

    Tuesday 13th September 2022

    Enquiries

    [email protected]

  • Please refer to our Quick Help Guide  for step by step instructions for online application.

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