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Master of Health, Safety and Environment

This course is designed for those who want to influence the development of occupational, health and safety, and environmental management standards, and expand their career opportunities across new industries.
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus and external
Entry
February
February
CRICOS
077704J

Highlights

  • Postgraduate health, safety and environmental management qualification to expand your career opportunities in a wide range of locations, industries and government.
  • Gain advanced knowledge and specialised skills to successfully undertake health, safety and environment advisory or management roles that encompass OHS and environmental management.
  • Complete the course in two years full-time or four years part-time.
  • Domestic students can choose to study on campus or online.
  • Graduates of the QUT Graduate Diploma in OHS or QUT Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health are eligible to complete the Masters program in one year full-time. Graduates from other universities with similar graduate diplomas may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on their completed units.

Highlights

  • Postgraduate health, safety and environmental management qualification to expand your career opportunities in a wide range of locations, industries and government.
  • Gain advanced knowledge and specialised skills to successfully undertake health, safety and environment advisory or management roles that encompass OHS and environmental management.
  • Complete the course in two years full-time or four years part-time.
  • Domestic students can choose to study on campus or online.
  • Graduates of the QUT Graduate Diploma in OHS or QUT Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health are eligible to complete the Masters program in one year full-time. Graduates from other universities with similar graduate diplomas may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on their completed units.

Why choose this course?

Students may have the opportunity to complete up to 240 hours of placement during this course. This placement is not compulsory but does provide a valuable opportunity for career development and networking. You may also access QUT's career mentoring program which connects you with external industry professionals who are able to offer advice and coaching to support your career goals.

Leading industry professionals are contributors to the development and ongoing sustainment of our programs. They provide insight into emerging trends and are regular guest lecturers and presenters in many of the health, safety and environment subject areas.

What to expect

The Master of Health, Safety and Environment aims to equip individuals with the specialised skills and advanced knowledge required for professional practice or research in occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental management (EM). Graduates will have the capacity to lead and influence the development of high standards of OHS and EM.

Traditionally, organisations have employed graduates from various disciplinary areas to fill OHS and EM roles. However, there is an increasing trend for companies and government organisations to seek graduates who can occupy both the OHS and EM roles.

Convergence of the OHS and environmental management roles is common in mining, manufacturing and construction industries where the production processes have both on-site and off-site impacts. Government and other industries are starting to follow this trend.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to complete the course on campus or online with our flexible study arrangements, and you can choose to study full-time over two years or part-time over four years. Graduates of the QUT Graduate Diploma in OHS or QUT Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health are eligible to complete the masters program in one year full-time. Graduates from other universities with similar graduate diplomas may be eligible to receive advanced standing towards the Master of Health, Safety and Environment based on their completed units.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to complete the course full-time over two years or part-time over four years. Graduates of the QUT Graduate Diploma in OHS or QUT Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health are eligible to complete the masters program in one year full-time. Graduates from other universities with similar graduate diplomas may be eligible to receive advanced standing towards the Master of Health, Safety and Environment based on their completed units.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

The course is designed to qualify graduates for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) positions in a wide range of industries. Position titles include: HSE Advisor, HSE Coordinator, HSE Manager, HSE Auditor and Sustainability Manager.

You will gain advanced knowledge and skills to successfully undertake HSE advisory or management roles that encompass OHS and EM, in a wide range of industries and locations.

Possible careers

  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer

Requirements

Course code
PU80
CRICOS code
077704J
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 2 years full-time
  • 4 years part-time
  • 2 years full-time
Entry
  • February
  • February

Academic entry requirements

Occupational Health and Safety

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline.

Environmental Health

Applicants for the environmental health major must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline; and
  • A minimum of 48 credit points (equivalent of one semester full time study) of basic science units that were completed at the bachelor degree level and must include:
    • 12 credit points (one subject) of foundation chemistry; and
    • 36 credit points in other science areas (e.g. microbiology, physics, anatomy and physiology, life science).

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Occupational Health and Safety

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale) in any discipline.

Environmental Health

Applicants for the environmental health major must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale  in any discipline; and
  • A minimum of 48 credit points (equivalent of one semester full time study) of basic science units that were completed at the bachelor degree level and must include:
    • 12 credit points (one subject) of foundation chemistry; and
    • 36 credit points in other science areas (e.g. microbiology, physics, anatomy and physiology, life science).

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

Applicants with postgraduate qualifications in OHS or environmental health (EH) may be eligible for advanced standing into this course. It is recommended that applicants with no previous OHS or EH studies apply for the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health and then articulate to the Master of Health, Safety and Environment.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $19,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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