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

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

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

€7,215 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Tuition

€6,991 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2019/20

Fees: Non EU

€17,750 p.a. 2019/20
For EU students only 2019/20
1AP1 full time EU €7,215;
1AP2; 2AP2 part-time EU €3,665 p.a.

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


  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2019

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2019 PDF (12.6 MB)