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Master of Safety Science (Major)

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
13,920 AUD
Start dates
Rockhampton
13,920 AUD
March 2021

Rockhampton
13,920 AUD
July 2021
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Master of Safety Science (Major)

The aim of the Master of Safety Science is to provide you with a sophisticated set of safety science-related knowledge, analysis and research skills that will allow you to become a safety leader and manage complex safety and investigation environments. Two major streams in the first half of the course will prepare you for professional-level entry to the Occupational Health & Safety field or professional-level practice in Accident Investigation. You will then have an opportunity to enhance your skills further by choosing an advanced specialisation (major) including:

  • Risk Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Accident Forensics
  • Transport Safety Management
  • Emergency Services Safety
  • Air Safety Investigation
  • Road Safety Investigation
  • Rail Safety Investigation
  • Industrial Accident Investigation

If you have a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, Accident Forensics and/or Investigation, you may apply for credit against the areas previously studied.

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, and will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement your disciplinary base.

You will also have an opportunity to complete authentic learning tasks in the state of the art, purpose-built Forensic Accident Investigation Crash Lab, the only one of its kind in Australia.

AQF Level: Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission requirements

  • IELTS Academic: 6.0 with no individual band score of less than 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17
  • Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46

Students are required to possess either

  1. an undergraduate degree; or
  2. five years relevant experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or
  3. a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science or equivalent (such as OHS or Accident Investigation).

Students applying on the basis of experience may be required to provide evidence of writing skills. Entry to the course under criteria 2 or 3 must be approved by the Head of Course or Discipline Lead.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Compulsory units:

  • Safety Science Thesis 2
  • Safety and Accident Phenomenology
  • Safety Science Thesis 1

Majors:

  • Accident Forensics
  • Air Safety Investigation
  • Emergency Services Safety
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Industrial Accident Investigation
  • Rail Safety Investigation
  • Risk Engineering
  • Road Safety Investigation
  • Transport Safety Management

Tuition fees

This program costs 13 920 AUD per term.

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Interim and exit awards:

CC50 - Graduate Diploma of Accident Investigation CC77 - Graduate Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety CC63 - Graduate Certificate in Accident Phenomenology CC78 - Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management

Units/credits:

9/96

Career opportunities

The increasing regulatory focus on health and safety, together with a global business emphasis on achieving reduced costs and higher reliability has resulted in CQUniversity graduates being highly sought out by health and safety, and accident investigation industry professionals. Industries include aviation, defence, transport and logistics, health and consultancy.

Career prospects upon completing a Masters in Safety Science include safety managers, human factor specialists, professional accident investigators, consultants and researchers with the skills to lead transdisciplinary teams of safety science-related professionals and practitioners.

About this institute

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Contact info

CQUniversity Australia

554-700 Yaamba Road
4701 Norman Gardens QLD
Australia

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www.cqu.edu.au

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