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Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology

Learn how to identify, evaluate and control occupational or environmental hazards that could adversely affect the health of workers or communities. Hazards can include chemical or biological agents, as well as physical or even psychosocial factors.

Why ECU?

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    Top in WA for teaching quality

    In the latest QILT survey, ECU was ranked WA's top university for postgraduate teaching quality, learning resources and quality education experience in the Health Services and Support discipline.

    QILT is an annual independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

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    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.


Study world ready

This coursework Masters is the only one in Australia offered as a full program, not as a major. It develops professionals in the field of occupational and environmental hygiene.

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Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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Experience Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology at ECU.

Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Fee sponsorship offered

ECU is offering Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association members a fee sponsorship that will enable them to complete the Master of Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology at a reduced fee between 2018 and 2022.

The course is recognised by the International Occupational Hygiene Association National Accreditation Recognition Committee as it's accredited by both the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the British Occupational Hygiene Society.

By completing the course, students can apply for Certified Professional Industrial Hygienist certification. This global recognition allows graduates to advance their career internationally.

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  • Firefighters battling invisible hazards

  • Hygiene factors

Student stories

Constanze Spicer

Postgraduate Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology

"The course is offered online which is fantastic if you need flexibility"

Master of Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology student, Constanze Spicer, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Constanze discusses why she chose ECU's Master of Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology as well as some of the activities she's undertaken in her studies, including exposure monitoring in the field.