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Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology

Edith Cowan University

24 months
34900 AUD/year
7350 AUD/year
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In particular, this coursework Masters in Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology from Edith Cowan University 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 Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology program from Edith Cowan University 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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are in demand to handle the many issues relating to occupational hygiene in both Australia and internationally. Graduates are suitable for roles as occupational hygiene technicians or occupational hygienists in a range of industries including the mining, oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, government and non-government sectors, and consulting.

Possible future job titles

Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Hygiene Technician, Industrial Hygienist, Industrial Hygiene Technician, Occupational Health.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Occupational Hygiene: Chemical Aspects
  • Occupational Hygiene Sampling and Study Design
  • Occupational Hygiene Science
  • Occupational Epidemiology
  • Health, Safety and Workplace Environment
  • Occupational Toxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34900 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7350 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7350 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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