Edith Cowan University ECU

Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Aims to develop professionals in the field of occupational and environmental hygiene. In particular, this coursework Masters aims to develop the skills of identification, evaluation and control of workplace hazards that may adversely impact on the health of workers and/or the local community. On completion of the program it is expected that students should be able to: demonstrate a high level competence in identification, evaluation and control of potential occupational and environmental stressors; demonstrate a good understanding of the potential impacts of a range of occupational agents and conditions on exposed populations; evaluate the qualitative and quantitative occupational aspects of exposure assessments, including dose-response and risk; recommend and evaluate appropriate control measures using the hierarchy of control to reduce or eliminate exposures to occupational and/or environmental hazards; participate in the development and implementation of appropriate occupational hygiene monitoring programs; interpret and advise on legislation and standards as it may apply to a range of occupational hazards; solve multifaceted problems by a combination of site observations, review of the literature, exposure measurement and data analysis using scientific methodology; and communicate effectively to a wide audience base on a range of occupational hygiene issues.


12 Units 240 Credit Points.

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have an appropriate undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in relevant sciences such as physics, chemistry, human biology or health and safety management.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $69,800 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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