Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene)

Course summary

The Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene) uses science and engineering to measure the extent of worker exposure, and to design and implement appropriate control strategies to prevent ill health caused by the working environment.  It helps employers and employees understand the risks, and promotes improved working conditions and working practices. The Occupational Hygiene specialisation will fulfil the educational requirements for full membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists  (AIOH).


This degree

UOW's Work Health and Safety programs have been developed in conjunction with a wide range of industry sectors to address the complex nature of occupational health and safety in the workplace.

The program has a flexible mode of delivery, with online content delivered up front, and block teaching sessions of 3–5 days for exploration and application of subject material. On campus teaching components utilise a range of resources, including the well-equipped OHS Laboratory.


What you will study

The Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene) provides an intensive professional program of study in the area of occupational health and safety. The knowledge and skills you develop throughout the course will be applied to a research-based capstone workplace project in the final stage of the degree program. This will give you a high level of evidence-based professional practice in occupational health and safety.

UAC 935120

Course information

Study area

Work Health and Safety

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1645

Duration

1.5 years (3 sessions) full time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

083559G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised 3-year Bachelors degree with a major in a Science or Health-related discipline; or a degree in another relevant area (for example Engineering) which contains at least one year of science-based subjects. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Diploma will count as credit towards the Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene) upon successful transfer to the Master’s degree.

For students who enter directly in the Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene), the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety are available as exit qualifications. Students who are considering exiting the MWHS early should discuss this with the Course Coordinator as soon as possible.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Flexible

$11,280 (2019)

$33,840 (2019)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Commonwealth Supported places are also available in some postgraduate coursework degrees in the Faculty of Social Sciences subject to quota availability.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised 3-year Bachelors degree with a major in a Science or Health-related discipline; or a degree in another relevant area (for example Engineering) which contains at least one year of science-based subjects. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and/or work experience may be considered.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

All subjects successfully completed in the Graduate Diploma will count as credit towards the Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene) upon successful transfer to the Master’s degree.

For students who enter directly in the Master of Work Health and Safety (Occupational Hygiene), the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma of Work Health and Safety are available as exit qualifications. Students who are considering exiting the MWHS early should discuss this with the Course Coordinator as soon as possible.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

Flexible

$15,960 (2019)

$47,880 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse and evaluate WHS issues using data, research and argument.
2 Develop and demonstrate effective responses to WHS issues with creativity, logic and critical thinking.
3 Effectively articulate and convey work health & safety knowledge, skills and ideas to collaborate and engage with people in different settings and different cultural environments.
4 Describe and demonstrate strategies to acknowledge, appreciate and respect diversity.
5 Develop strategies to maintain personal integrity within the field of WHS.
6 Identify and apply appropriate resources and technologies for professional practice in WHS in order to function effectively in the digital environment.

Course Structure

The Master of Work Health & Safety requires the successful completion of at least 72 credit points of subjects including:

  1. 48 credit points of core subjects; and
  2. 24 credit points for the selected specialisation. 

CORE SUBJECTS

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
HAS 860 People & Work 6 Autumn
HAS 871 WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 980 Industrial Epidemiology & Toxicology 6 Autumn
LAW 969 Work Health and Safety Law 6 Winter
HAS 870 Work Injury Management 6 Spring
HAS 861 Workplace Hazards & Hygiene 6 Spring
HAS 973 Occupational Health & Safety Systems 6 Spring
HAS 961 Physical Hazards at Work 6 Spring

SPECIALISATIONS

There are three specialisations for the Master of Work Health and Safety:

  • Ergonomics (24 credit points);
  • Occupational Hygiene (24 credit points); and
  • Risk Management (24 credit points).
ERGONOMICS SPECIALISATION
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 979 Ergonomics Essentials 6 Autumn
HAS 964 Ergonomics Workplace Project 12 Annual, Spring 2019/Autumn 2020
OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE SPECIALISATION

Subject Code

Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 962 Occupational Hygiene 6 Autumn
HAS 965 Occupational Hygiene Workplace Project 12 Annual, Spring 2019/Autumn 2020
RISK MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION

Subject Code

Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 2
HAS 941 Research Methods 6 Autumn
HAS 967 Advanced WHS Risk Management 6 Autumn
HAS 963 Workplace Project 12 Annual, Spring 2019/Autumn 2020

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

The Occupational Hygiene specialisation has been accredited by The Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). This specialisation fulfils the educational requirements for full membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH).



The Master of Work Health and Safety has been accredited by The Australian Occupational Health and Safety Educators Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) and internationally by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Why choose this course

UOW is home to Work Health and Safety scholars who are leaders in their field. The strong pedagogical basis of the course is informed by a team of experienced teaching staff from a range of professional backgrounds, including allied heath, engineering, occupational hygiene and risk management. The multidisciplinary approach to learning and teaching at UOW enables valuable interdisciplinary experience with Public Health and Social Sciences students, and academic input from engineering, medicine, various allied health professionals, law and business.

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