MApplSc (Occupational Safety Engineering
and Ergonomics)—full-time and part-time

College of Engineering & Informatics

Course overview

This programme comprises of course work and a thesis. Admission to the programme is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline and is based on a proposal from the applicant.

Special Features

The MApplSc programme is a broad-based one which will appeal to those from diverse backgrounds. The focus is on engineering systems. However, the knowledge gained can be applied to various disciplines and workplaces. Participants can choose the lecture courses they study to suit their background and their career aspirations.

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 acceptable to the College of Engineering

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

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 90

Average intake: 12

Closing date: Please refer to the review/closing date website.

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Candidates must complete at least four and up to six courses from a list of subjects provided by the Discipline. In addition, candidates must submit year's work, which will be continuously assessed over one year in the case of full-time students, and over two academic years in the case of part-time students.


Modules (subject to change):

Occupational Health  
Occupational Hygiene  
Safety & Risk Management  
Project Management  
Legal Studies 
Quality Engineering 
Regulatory Affairs 
Human & Systems Reliability 
Quality Management
Research Methods
Management Studies
Year's Work

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

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 

Find out more

Enda Fallon
Programme Director
T: + 353 91 492745

PAC code

GYE00, full-time ,GYE01, part-time

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,815 p.a. 2015/16 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €6,591 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €12,750 p.a. 2015/16

EU Full time programme:  €6,815 p.a. (GYE00 / 1AP1); EU Part time programme:  €3,465 p.a. (GYE01 / 1AP2).

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.

Past students

Moyra Tangney


"The Masters of Applied Science at NUI Galway was an extremely worthwhile course, both personally and professionally. The fact that I was completing a Masters and undertaking my thesis helped me to get my current job in Ericsson. The course has provided me with a better structured framework for analysing situations and reviewing the strengths and weaknesses of
systems, which is vital in my work."

Fiona Masterson

Boston Scientific Corporation

"Through the Masters in Applied Science at NUI Galway I developed a wide range of new skills and increased my knowledge of the subject areas covered by my thesis. My critical thinking, analytical and writing skills improved greatly on completion of this course and have helped me in the independent research I have completed since graduating."