Duration

1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in science, engineering, health science or an approved discipline; with approved tertiary level background in chemistry and biology. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email: sees@enquire.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6455

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

24

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in science, engineering, health science or an approved discipline; with approved tertiary level background in chemistry and biology. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 077534M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.sees.uq.edu.au

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science?

This program equips graduate entry students with the theoretical knowledge, practical application and professional attributes necessary for a career in occupational health and safety. The program addresses well established industry hazards (chemical, physical, mechanical, biological and psychosocial) within the context of the core OHS disciplines - Occupational Hygiene, Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety Science and Risk Management. In addition students will be required to conduct industry based research.

This degree is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. Completion of the degree will assist graduates in achieving membership, and subsequent professional certification with the Safety Institute of Australia.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science.

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in science, engineering, health science or an approved discipline; with approved tertiary level background in chemistry and biology. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Additional application information

Students must have completed a #2 unit Chemistry course (or equivalent) and a #2 unit Biology course (or equivalent).

Suitable Biology courses at UQ include: BIOL1020, BIOL1030 or BIOL1040
Suitable Chemistry courses at UQ include: CHEM1100 or CHEM1200

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science may be eligible to receive Commonwealth Government income support payments. Please contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.

Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in science, engineering, health science or an approved discipline; with approved tertiary level background in chemistry and biology. UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 077534M

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science

Careers

Occupational health and safety professionals work to enhance the safety and health of all workers. OHS professionals work anywhere there is a workplace, so your future place of work could be as diverse as a remote mine site, a large corporate office, a laboratory or a movie set; within Australia or internationally.

On a day-to-day basis OHS professionals are involved in: monitoring and modifying the work environment; delivering education programs, including wellness programs; analysing workplace data; devising, evaluating and implementing OHS management systems; undertaking OHS auditing and inspections; completing accident investigation; ensuring compliance with legislation.

Occupational health and safety graduates enjoy a well paid and diverse career with an ability to work anywhere, including: remote, rural or urban regions; nationally or internationally; across all industries (including: mining, agricultural, retail, hospitality, construction, transport, manufacturing, health care); in government, private sector or consultancy, and enjoy flexible working conditions (including options for part-time work).

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists Inc
  • Safety Institute of Australia Ltd
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc.

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science

To complete the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student must complete #24 in total, comprising:

  • #22 for part A; and
  • #2 from Part B.
Refer to the MOHSSc rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science.

Program Rules for the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science