BSc in Occupational Safety & Health (Online)

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Credits 60*
  • Course Code SG_SOCCU_J07
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Addon
  • Duration 2 years online

Course Summary


Many graduates of Science, Engineering, Business and other disciplines find themselves in workplace roles with responsibility for Occupational Safety and Health but don’t have the relevant training or competency based qualifications. This course is designed as a follow-on to the Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health or to up skill professionals with other disciplines to become competent OSH practitioners.

 

Programme/Course 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 hour . 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.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners and the world’s largest health and safety professional membership organisation.

 

Full time Admissions

Contact Number: 071-9318510
Email: admissions.sligo@atu.ie

Online and Part time Admissions
Tel: 071 9318511
Email: admissions.sligo@atu.ie

Key Course Information

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 hour . 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.

Application Closing Date : 16th August 2024

Entry Requirements

Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a relevant discipline or equivalent. Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie 

Career Opportunities

Employment prospects exist in both the public and private sectors in organisations of all types and sizes. Graduates from the BSc. Occupational Safety and Health (Level 7) will be qualified at an Occupational Safety & Health Advisor/Officer level.

Further Study

Graduates from this course can apply to progress to the full time BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health (add-on)  or the part-time online BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management (Online)

Did you know?

This course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the only Chartered body for health and safety practitioners and the world’s largest health and safety professional membership organisation.

Programme Fees

Academic Year 2023/24 Fees

 

Total Programme Fees:

€5,004

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