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Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science

Overview

Graduate with the skills you need to meet industry demand for highly qualified OHS professionals and to work globally in remote, rural or urban regions, across all industries.

The Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science is designed for graduates in science, engineering, health science, or an approved discipline, with approved tertiary level background in chemistry and biology.

For your 1.5 year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) studies, you'll complete 10 courses, together with an elective to suit your interests and career goals.

You'll learn to apply theory to practice, build your industry contacts, and extend your independence as a researcher through a one- or two-semester industry research project.

You'll also have the opportunity to work in a host workplace on a part-time basis and plan, design, perform, analyse and report on an OHS industry research project.

You'll graduate ready to work across Australia and overseas, and across all industries, including mining, agriculture, retail, hospitality, construction, transport, manufacturing, health care, government, private sector or consultancy.

UQ's program is accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board. As a graduate, you'll be eligible to become a member of the following professional associations: Safety Institute of Australia, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5558
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42992 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5558
CRICOS Code
077534M
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn from some of Australia's top occupational health and safety (OHS) experts.
  • Benefit from an industry-accredited program developed in response to industry demand for highly-qualified OHS professionals.
  • Study a range of complementary disciplines, including environmental management, business and engineering, to further strengthen your work-readiness.

27 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • OHS Management Systems
  • Risk Management
  • OHS Law

Dual programs

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

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

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering or health sciences with two or more first-year, university-level science courses that cover human anatomy, human physiology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and/or physics.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering or health sciences with two or more first-year, university-level science courses that cover human anatomy, human physiology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and/or physics.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

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English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Reduced fee (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs based on academic merit after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $42,992

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • Semester 1 - Monday before semester 1 commences. Contact School for details.
  • Semester 2 - Monday before semester 2 commences. Contact School for details.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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