Occupational Health and Safety Science

University of Queensland

24 months
41040 AUD/year
28160 AUD/year
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Occupational Health and Safety Science offered at the University of Queensland degree equips students with the theoretical knowledge, practical application and professional attributes necessary for a career in OHS


Occupational Health and Safety Science offered at the University of Queensland 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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systems Safety Engineering
  • Environmental Management Principles and Approaches
  • Research Philosophy, Design & Implementation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Law
  • Managing Organisational Behaviour
  •  Occupational Safety Science
  •  Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Health
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Physical Ergonomics
  • Industry Research Project in Occupational Health and Safety
  • Professional Practice & Emerging Issues in Occupational Health and Safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

 CRICOS code: 092059G

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41040 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41040 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28160 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28160 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Occupational Health and Safety Science
University of Queensland