BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Online)

  • NFQ Level 8
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SOSHM_K08
  • Award Honours Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years

Course Summary


ATU Sligo (formly IT Sligo), has been delivering full time degree courses in Occupational Safety and Health for over 20 years and are leading providers of online education programmes. This add-on level 8 in Occupational Safety and Health Management is specifically designed for those health and safety professionals who wish to obtain a relevant level 8 honours degree. Organisations are demanding health and safety risk management are integral components of good organisational management.

This degree is specifically designed for those who want to take up a management role in occupational safety and health. In recognition of the broader remit of the role of the health and safety professional in the workplace, modules on environment, business, training and project management are covered in this course. Our lecturers are experts in their fields and have vast experience delivering both traditional and online education.

This course is offered part-time over two years through online lectures and resource materials which are available 24/7 to the learner. There will be one workshop per semester where the students will undertake teamwork, case studies, lectures and/or site visits. Assessments will be a blend of online and final examinations and students will be instructed in these online methods at the start of the course. Typically lectures occur on line one evening per week for approximately one or two hours depending on credit allocation. There are opportunities to ask questions and interact similar to a real classroom experience or alternatively the live recordings can be accessed for repeat viewing at any time. Participants require a broadband service to access the material and participate on the course.

Key Course Information

Course/Programme Structure:

This course is offered part-time over two years through online lectures and resource materials which are available 24/7 to the learner. There will be one workshop per semester where the students will undertake teamwork, case studies, lectures and/or site visits. Assessments will be a blend of online and final examinations and students will be instructed in these online methods at the start of the course. Typically lectures occur on line one evening per week for approximately one or two hours depending on credit allocation. There are opportunities to ask questions and interact similar to a real classroom experience or alternatively the live recordings can be accessed for repeat viewing at any time. Participants require a broadband service to access the material and participate on the course.

Study hours: Whether you are studying part-time online, blended or full-time online, it is very important that you allocate enough study time to your online course to stay focused, reduce stress and achieve your goals. For part-time online or blended learning, it is recommended that you should try to allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module to your studies.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Participants must hold an Ordinary Degree (Level 7) in Health and Safety or a relevant discipline with experience. It is envisaged that applicants with other qualifications and with relevant OSH experience will also be considered for entry. This will be subject to assessment of other recognised qualifications, and/or recognised prior learning and/or relevant work experience. These candidates will be interviewed for suitability and be subject to prior approval by the Programme Board.

‘Participants must hold 60 ECTS credits at Ordinary Degree Level 7..’

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified at Occupational Safety and Health Advisor/Manager level. Employment prospects exist in both the public and private sectors in organisations of all types and sizes.

Further Study

Graduates can progress onto our MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management (Online) - Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie) or onto a Level 10 PhD with a H2.2 or above.

Did you know?

Graduates can progress onto our MSc in Environmental Health and Safety Management (Online) - Institute of Technology Sligo (itsligo.ie) or onto a Level 10 PhD with a H2.2 or above.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€5,498

Fees listed for 2023/24 academic year. Fees may be subject to change for 2024/25 academic year.  

To help make the payment of fees more manageable for students who are self-funding their studies, tuition fees can be paid through payment instalment plans at ATU Sligo. For further information on instalment plans, please visit our Fees and Funding webpage.

 
If you apply and are approved for an online course at ATU Sligo, you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €250 to secure your place. Your deposit will then be credited against the course fees once you are registered as a student. Students at ATU Sligo are also eligible to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees.


For further information and guidance about Fees and Funding for online and part-time courses at ATU Sligo, click here.


If you are seeking to take your exams online, and you meet the eligibility criteria (overseas students and those with extenuating circumstances), an additional examinations fee will apply. For further information, please visit our Examinations webpage