Occupational Health Engineering

SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Occupational Health Engineering

Program Description:

Occupational Health Engineering as a branch of Medical Sciences is a multidisciplinary field. A PhD in this field offers opportunities for the graduates to learn about the requirements for the health of workers, industry-based assessment, anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in or from the workplace impairing the health and well-being of workers.

The graduates help in proliferating theoretical and practical aspects of Occupational Health, advancing frontiers of knowledge by conducting research, applying innovation, improving safety and health of workplaces and promoting public health by covering topics and including disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, psychology, physics, physiology, social sciences and nano-technology.

Islamic Republic of Iran is one of countries offering this program in terms of the educational excellence, scientific products relevant to occupational health and provision of services concerning safety and health in the workplace. The main mission of the course is to train committed, knowledgeable, and effective people in occupational health engineering.   


Expected Competencies at the End of the Program  

 General Competencies*

 Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Design and analysis of experiments
  • Strategies of health and safety promotion 
  • Use of standard methods and specialized equipment
  • Activities in professional environment and ability to work with people 
  • Presentation in Multidisciplinary seminars
  • Interpretation of test results


Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a master's degree (MSc)  in one of the fields of occupational health engineering, toxicology, and ergonomics received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  10 credits

Special Courses:                           20 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            50 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Occupational Health Engineering

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Occupational Health Engineering Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr. Farideh Golbabaei

Tel.:  (+98 21) 88951390

Email  : fgolbabaei@sina.tums.ac.ir

Address: Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health (SPH), Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Engheleb Square, Tehran, Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169

Email: admission@tums.ac.ir

Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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