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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.

Course information

Study area

Work Health and Safety

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1645

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

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

Delivery

Flexible

Cricos

083559G

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic 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 Transfer

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

2018 Information
Wollongong
Flexible

Session Fee: $14,256
Full Course Fee: $42,768

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.

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 Transfer

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Flexible

Session Fee: $10,032
Full Course Fee: $30,096

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.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 20 - 22 February 2018
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Work Health & Safety will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse, evaluate and interpret WHS issues using data, research and argument.
  2. Develop and demonstrate expertise through effective responses to WHS issues with creativity, logic and critical thinking.
  3. Effectively interpret, 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, critically evaluate, reflect on, synthesise 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, Autumn, Spring
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, Autumn, Spring
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 Autumn, Annual and Spring

  

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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