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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.

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Alternate Exits

Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (S505)

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene (S626)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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.

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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.

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Details of specialisations

Occupational Hygiene - unit set code SP-S000063

Cloud (online)^

 

SLE718 Chemical Hazards  *^

SLE719 Toxicology and Biohazards  *^

SLE723 Physical Hazards  *^

SLE724 Human Factors  *^

SLE731 Occupational Hygiene Practice  ^

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  ^

SLE733 Occupational Hygiene Project A  ^

SLE734 Occupational Hygiene Project B  ^

 

Students may choose 4 credit points from the following:

SEN719 Engineering Project 1  

SEN720 Engineering Project 2  

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

SLE725 Environmental Management Systems  

SIT764 Project 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)

Sustainable Water Management - unit set code SP-S000064

Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

 

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

 

Choose at least three units from the list below:

 

SEN740 Water Treatment Processes  

SEN741 Wastewater Treatment Processes  

SEN744 Water Supply and Wastewater Removal  

SEN745 Water Reclamation and Reuse  

 

The remaining units may be chosen from the following:

 

Project Units:

 

SIT764 Project Management  

SEN701 Professional Project 1  

SEN702 Professional Project 2  

SEN719 Engineering Project 1  

SEN720 Engineering Project 2  

 

General Electives:

 

HSH724 Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

HSH740 People, Health and Planning  

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

SLE718 Chemical Hazards  

SLE719 Toxicology and Biohazards  

SLE723 Physical Hazards  

SLE724 Human Factors  

SLE755 Catchment and Coastal Management  

SLE732 Geographic Information Systems  

SLE728 Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change  

 

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 Sustainable Water Management (4 cp of core/stream units).

Environmental Management - unit set code SP-S000065

Cloud (online)

 

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

 

Choose at least three units from the list below:

 

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

SLE725 Environmental Management Systems  

SLE794 Sustainability and Waste Management  

SLE727 Environment Protection and Occupational Health and Safety  

 

 

 

The remaining units may be chosen from the following:

 

Project Units:

 

SIT764 Project Management  

SEN701 Professional Project 1  

SEN702 Professional Project 2  

SEN719 Engineering Project 1  

SEN720 Engineering Project 2  

 

General Electives:

 

HSH724 Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

HSH740 People, Health and Planning  

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

SLE718 Chemical Hazards  

SLE719 Toxicology and Biohazards  

SLE723 Physical Hazards  

SLE724 Human Factors  

SLE755 Catchment and Coastal Management  

SLE732 Geographic Information Systems  

SLE728 Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change  

 

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 Environmental Management (4 cp of core/stream units)

 

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