Course Overview

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.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Programme co-ordinator:

Mr. Enda Fallon,
Senior Lecturer in Industrial Engineering,
Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Informatics
NUI Galway
T: +353 91 492 745 

Requirements and Assessment

Semester One exams: December.
Semester Two exams: April/May.

A range of assessment methods are integrated and applied through-out the programme. These include essays, projects, reports, presentations and case studies.

Key Facts

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 the College of Engineering.

Additional Requirements


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

Next start date

September 2019

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.

NFQ level

Mode of study


ECTS weighting




Course code

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

Course Outline

Candidates must complete at least four and up to six courses from a list of subjects provided. Courses include:

  • Ergonomics
  • Human and Systems Reliability
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Quality Management
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Research Methods
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Studies
  • Quality Engineering
  • Regulatory Affairs

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

Module details for GYE00, full-time
Module details for GYE01, part-time

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

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; Environmental Health and Safety Officer.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,015 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€6,791 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19
Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant—please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Find out More

Enda Fallon
Programme Director
T: + 353 91 492745