Master of Applied Science

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Applied Science
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS705

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Applied Science has been designed to increase your breadth and depth of knowledge, and application of skills, in contemporary scientific processes, as well as in a specialisation chosen from the following areas:

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Environmental Management

The course will offer an integrated suite of units that will cover industrial/environment health, sustainability, environment and/or waste management, chemical hazards and water treatment and management.

Depending on your specialisation, the course aims to provide you with a critical understanding and ethical awareness of issues related to occupational hygiene and environmental and resource management, including an understanding of legislation and the administration of policy in your field.   

You will learn the ability to integrate risk, environmental and resource management core concepts into practical applications in your chosen field, and implement appropriate methods of management to a range of situations involving occupational hygiene and natural resource use.

The course will also provide a pathway for students who wish to undertake a doctorate degree.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

Students seeking professional accreditation from the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) via the Occupational Hygiene studies will be required to successfully complete all course-grouped and 2 project based units.


Alternate Exits

Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (S505)

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene (S626)

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicableNot applicableNot applicable

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Master of Applied Science, you must successfully complete 12 credit points including the completion of one of the specialisms below.

Specialisations

Specialisms are available in the following areas:

Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

^ requires attendance at a short Campus intensive study period at Waurn Ponds (Geelong); otherwise is fully Cloud (online) based.

Details of specialisations

Occupational Hygiene - unit set code SP-S000063

Cloud (online)^

SLE718Chemical Hazards *^#

SLE719Toxicology and Biohazards *^#

SLE723Physical Hazards *^#

SLE724Human Factors *^#

SLE731Occupational Hygiene Practice ^~

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control ^

SLE733Occupational Hygiene Project A ^~

SLE734Occupational Hygiene Project B ^~

Students may choose 4 credit points from the following:

SEN719Engineering Project 1

SEN720Engineering Project 2

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE725Environmental Management Systems ~

SIT764Project Management

Or any other level 7 unit approved by the Course Leader.

Exit Options

This course has been designed so that students have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Applied Science, specialising in Occupational Hygiene (4 cp) or a Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene (8cp).

*Denotes units required for the Graduate Certificate of Applied Science, Occupational Hygiene Specialism (S505)

^Denotes units required for the Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene (S626)

# not available from 2015 onwards

~ not available from 2016 onwards

Sustainable Water Management - unit set code SP-S000064

Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

Choose at least three units from the list below:

SEN740Water Treatment Processes ^

SEN741Wastewater Treatment Processes *

SEN744Water Supply and Wastewater Removal *

SEN745Water Reclamation and Reuse *

The remaining units may be chosen from the following:

Project Units:

SIT764Project Management

SEN701Professional Project 1

SEN702Professional Project 2

SEN719Engineering Project 1

SEN720Engineering Project 2

General Electives:

HSH724Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

HSH740People, Health and Planning

MPM704Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE718Chemical Hazards #

SLE719Toxicology and Biohazards #

SLE723Physical Hazards #

SLE724Human Factors #

SLE755Catchment and Coastal Management #

SLE732Geographic Information Systems #

SLE728Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change #

Or any other level 7 unit approved by the Course Leader.

# not available from 2015 onwards

* not available from 2016 onwards

Exit Options

This course has been designed so that students have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Applied Science, specialising in Sustainable Water Management (4 cp of core/stream units).

 

^ not available as of 2015

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000065

Cloud (online)

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

Choose at least three units from the list below:

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE725Environmental Management Systems ~

 

SLE794Resource Efficiency and Waste Management #

SLE727Unit description is currently unavailable ~

The remaining units may be chosen from the following:

Project Units:

SIT764Project Management

SEN701Professional Project 1

SEN702Professional Project 2

SEN719Engineering Project 1

SEN720Engineering Project 2

General Electives:

HSH724Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

HSH740People, Health and Planning

MPM704Unit description is currently unavailable

SLE718Chemical Hazards #

SLE719Toxicology and Biohazards #

SLE723Physical Hazards #

SLE724Human Factors #

SLE755Catchment and Coastal Management #

SLE732Geographic Information Systems *

SLE728Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change #

Or any other level 7 unit approved by the Course Leader.

# not available from 2015 onwards

~ not available from 2016 onwards

Exit Options

This course has been designed so that students have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Applied Science, specialising in Environmental Management (4 cp of core/stream units)