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.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements


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.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

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.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science (#32) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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