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Master of Applied Science
Graduate Certificate of Applied Science
Occupational Hygiene is one of the specialisations offered in Deakin's Master of Applied Science. The Master of Applied Science has been designed to increase your breadth and depth of knowledge and application of skills in your chosen specialisation, as well as in contemporary scientific processes. Sustainable Water Management and Environmental Management are the other specialisations offered.
Occupational hygiene is concerned with the recognition, evaluation and control of workplace factors that may result in illness, impaired health and wellbeing, or significant discomfort and inefficiency amongst workers. These factors include toxic chemicals, ionising and non-ionising radiation, noise and vibration, heat and cold stress, as well as ergonomic and psychological factors.
An occupational hygienist is someone who is qualified to recognise these occupational factors and understand their effect on humans; evaluate the magnitude of these factors and of the response of individuals exposed to them; and select methods to eliminate or control them.
Deakin occupational hygiene graduates may enjoy challenging careers in major companies in areas such as manufacturing, mining, petrochemical, telecommunications, as well as consulting firms and government organisations.
Flexible delivery of the course helps you to fit your studies in with your work and lifestyle.