Master of Applied Science

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Applied Science
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts
Deakin course code S705

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.

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.

Alternate Exits

Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (S505)

Graduate Diploma of Occupational Hygiene (S626)


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