Duration

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

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

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 (#32).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field and have completed first year university level science.

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

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

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 (#32).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field and have completed first year university level science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 092059G

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 (#32)?

This degree equips students with the theoretical knowledge, practical application and professional attributes necessary for a career in OHS. 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 conduct industry based research.

Students will learn from some of the leading OHS experts in Australia in a program that has been developed in response to industry demands for highly-qualified OHS Professionals. In this #32 MOHSSc program, students will study a range of complimentary disciplines including research, environmental management, business and engineering to further fortify their work-readiness. Graduates will possess a unique combination of technical knowledge, advance communication skills and a strong sense of social justice, leading to a career that will make a difference to workers and workplaces.

This degree is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. This program will assist 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 (#32).

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 any field and have completed first year university level science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Additional application information

A limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for domestic students. CSP students pay a student contribution amount, rather than paying tuition fees. Domestic students who apply for entry to the program will automatically be considered for a CSP. CSPs are limited and are not guaranteed for all domestic applicants. More information about Commonwealth supported places.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree in any field and have completed first year university level science.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 092059G

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 (#32)

Careers

Occupational health and safety professionals work to enhance the safety and health of all workers. Where you choose to start your career will depend on both your career goals and personal aspirations. Positions in large organisations and consulting firms offer mentoring by senior staff, and normally involve travel within Australia and overseas. Comparatively, solo positions allow you to be more hands-on across the full range of OHS issues, and expose you to other business activities, such as human resources and production.

Jobs can be in remote, rural or urban regions and can be found both nationally and internationally, and as legislative requirements mean all workplaces require OHS advice you have the opportunity to work across all occupational settings from construction to tourism.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

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

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32)

To complete the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32), 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 #32 in total, comprising:

  • #30 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 (#32).

Program Rules for the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32)