Improve Occupational Health and Safety results
Every year approximately 90,000 people fall victim to a work-related accident or illness. Of this number, 200 will lose their lives. However, although there is still much to be done, the bottom line is improving: workplace accidents have dropped by 40% since the turn of the millennium.
Behind this improvement are professionals who strive to design devices and standards to protect workers, as well as safer production systems and equipment. With an ÉTS Master of Engineering in Occupational Health and Safety, you could be one of these people who are making a difference.
About the Master of Engineering in Occupational Health and Safety
Our master's degree program in occupational health and safety engineering will help you acquire new specialized professional engineering knowledge and skills in the field of occupational health and safety and the control of industrial systems.
You will specialize in the design and improvement of processes, standards and technical specifications of industrial systems and equipment. You will work to eliminate, reduce or control risks and exposures that are potentially harmful to human beings, the property of others or the environment.
As this graduate program was developed from the requirements of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), it will assist in obtaining the Certified Safety Professional credential.
Are you interested in working in occupational health and safety? Hoping to earn yourself a promotion or do research? Our master's program will help you attain new professional heights.
What will you learn in the Master’s program?
In the ÉTS Master’s program in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, you will acquire advanced knowledge in:
- The ergonomics of industrial processes;
- Noise and vibration in the industrial environment;
- The design of tools and equipment;
- Legislation and standardization in occupational safety;
- The safety of automated electrical systems;
- Industrial environmental management;
- Fire safety and protection.
In addition, as our professors conduct research in partnership with industry, you will learn to solve real-world problems.
What degrees provide admission to the program?
This program is aimed at holders of an engineering diploma or a bachelor's degree in engineering, pure sciences, applied sciences, exercise science, occupational medicine, environmental science or administrative sciences.
The largest Canadian research team in OHS
Did you know that at ÉTS we have the largest research team working in occupational health and safety in Canada? Our Research Team in Work Safety (in French, l’Équipe de recherche en sécurité du travail or ÉREST), is composed of professionals from various fields of study who develop tools to protect workers against death, accidental injuries and occupational illnesses. It also develops safer production systems and equipment.
As a master's student, you will also have access to state-of-the-art equipment in hygiene, acoustics, safety and measurement, in addition to digital cameras and scanning systems.
And since ÉREST is associated with the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), its members participate in many international projects, in addition to its many ongoing collaborations with national partners, such as the Robert-Sauvé research institute (the IRSST), the Department of Environmental and Workplace Health of the University of Montréal, the Centre for Inter-university Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and the University of Quebec at Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
Our master's program in occupational health and safety engineering includes two profiles: one with a thesis and the other with a project. The thesis profile is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Sciences (M.A.Sc.). The project profile will allow you to specialize in a particular area of occupational health and safety engineering and will lead to the degree of Master of Engineering (M.Eng.).
Master of Engineering in Occupational Health and Safety (research profile)
This profile is for you if you want to continue into doctoral studies or do research and development in industry.
This profile totals 45 credits, including 15 vcredits of courses and 30 credits for the research project.
Master of Engineering in Occupational Health and Safety (project profile)
The project profile offers you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of occupational health and safety engineering, allowing you to specialize in a particular area while initiating you into doing research.
The program totals 45 credits, including 6 or 15 credits for the application project and 30 or 39 credits for courses.