SEARCH WEBSITE

Master of Safety Science (Major) - CC79

Master of Safety Science provides 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.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

9/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

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 and 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.

Core Units 3 Major Units 6
Electives None Minor Units None


COURSE STRUCTURE

The Master of Safety Science has 9-11 units with 96 credit points in total depending on the major chosen.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Accident Forensics8
Air Safety Investigation6

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Air Safety Investigation while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Air Safety Investigation.

Emergency Services Safety 7

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Emergency Services Safety while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Emergency Services Safety.

Human Factors Engineering7

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Human Factors Engineering while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Human Factors Engineering.

Industrial Accident Investigation6

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Industrial Accident Investigation while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Industrial Accident Investigation.

Rail Safety Investigation6

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Rail Safety Investigation while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Rail Safety Investigation.

Risk Engineering7

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Risk Engineering while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Risk Engineering.

Road Safety Investigation6
Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Road Safety Investigation while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Road Safety Investigation.
Transport Safety Management7

Students will be assigned a specialist learning mentor in Transport Safety management while enrolled in Specialisation Contexts & Methods 1 and Specialisation Project 1 to consolidate the specialist learning outcomes related to Transport Safety Management.


Choose an advanced specialisation in one of the below majors: 

  • 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
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
There are 2 core units with a compulsory residential school for all students. These are: Safety and Accident Phenomenology and either Evidence Informed OHS Practice or Crash Lab Analysis Project. There may be additional requirements for residential schools dependent upon the selected specialisation. Students should confirm these through the Handbook.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

In addition, international students should refer to the international student section

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

n/a

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.

Graduates may be eligible to apply for Chartered Professional Membership with the Safety Institute of Australia once they have completed the appropriate years of service. The course meets the requirements for accreditation by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.
Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee paying students, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit.

Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit.

You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan.

Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance.

If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

OPTION 1: WESTERN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA, APPLY VIA APPLYCQUNI

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

ApplyCQUNI


OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.

Apply direct