Master of Safety Science (Master Degree)


Cricos: 00219C

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 - 4 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Master of Safety Science at CQUniversity Australia

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 graduates to become safety leaders and manage complex safety and investigation environments. Two major streams in the first half of the course prepare you for professional level entry into the occupational health & safety (OHS) field or professional level practice in accident investigation & forensics. You then have an opportunity to enhance your skills further by choosing an advanced specialisation including:

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

If you have a graduate diploma in OHS, Accident Forensics and/or Investigation you may be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit on study areas already completed.

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

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  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study2 - 4 years
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Entry 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:

  • an undergraduate degree; or
  • five years relevant experience in a safety science related role in upper or middle management; or
  • 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.

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