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Environmental, Health and Safety Management – BSc

  • Campus: Blended

  • years: 2

Course Overview

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 managing ongoing compliance with their legal responsibilities in this regard.

This IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited, Level 7 degree combines these two different, but related disciplines that are increasingly operationally linked in the workplace. It is a one-year add on level 7 BSc delivered part-time, over two years and is aimed at higher certificate (Level 6) 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.

Eligible, enrolled Students on this program can access IOSH student membership for the duration of their studies and successful completion of this accredited programme will facilitate Certified Membership of the professional body, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). IOSH is the only organisation to offer Chartered Membership to Health & Safety Practitioners affording international recognition to the award.

Contact Details

Iain Murray


Telephone: (090) 6468020

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. Candidates are subject to interview to assess Recognition of Prior Learning and Recognition of Prior Experience as appropriate.

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

Delivery (Subject to Change)

This course is being delivered in a blended approach. Typically, 6pm – 10pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays with four semesters in line with the academic calendar, spread over two years. Laboratory Practical sessions are held on two Saturdays per year on campus and are mandatory attendance. Exams are held in person on campus.

Course Modules

  • Learning and Development for Higher Education

  • Introductory Environmental Science

  • Training and Computing

  • Legislation

  • Practical Environmental Science

  • Occupational Health

  • Hygiene & Hazards 1

  • 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)

What can you do after this course?

Graduates will be well placed to build on their existing career and develop a more diverse skillset valuable to employers in construction, manufacturing, agrifood, pharmaceutical, medical device, dairy and brewery / distillers.

Access to MSc or PG Dip in Environmental, Health and Safety Management at TUS Athlone.

Philip McKiernan, MCK Fire Services

“The course has given me added knowledge and confidence to continue developing my business as a fire safety trainer. The blended approach to lectures allowed me the time to undertake the course. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in developing a career in health and safety”

Philip McKiernan

Darren O’Hanlon

“I am delighted to share my experience of completing the BSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management course at TUS Athlone. This program has exceeded my expectations in every aspect, equipping me with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field of environmental health and safety management.

The syllabus is comprehensive and well-structured, covering crucial topics such as risk management, regulatory compliance, industrial hygiene, and sustainable environmental practices. The dedicated lecturers are not only experts in their respective fields but also committed mentors, providing invaluable guidance and support throughout the course.

I highly recommend this course to anyone aspiring to excel in this vital field. It’s a program that truly prepares you for a meaningful career in environmental health and safety management. I not only earned a degree, but also built a network and gained opportunities that have been instrumental in shaping my professional journey.”

Darren O'Hanlon