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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.

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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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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.

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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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Master of Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology student Constanze Spicer talks about study at ECU.

Student stories

Constanze Spicer

ECU 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.

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

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Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you’re eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.


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