Taught course

Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science

University of Queensland · Science

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980