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What will I learn?

Make a positive difference to the lives of countless people as a qualified occupational health and safety professional tasked with ensuring workers always have the safest possible work environment.

As the world's focus on workplace safety and regulations increases, demand for occupational health and safety (OHS) graduates has never been greater.

UQ's Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science (Honours) is a multidisciplinary program covering a broad spectrum of study. You’ll learn scientific approaches to identifying, assessing and controlling chemical, physical and biological hazards, and learn about psychosocial health factors like stress, bullying, harassment and fatigue. You'll also study occupational hygiene, ergonomics, occupational health, safety science and risk management law, ethics and aspects of the environment.

With these key skills, you'll be able to ensure safe work environments, deliver education programs and analyse workplace data. You'll also devise, evaluate and implement OHS management systems, undertake OHS auditing and inspections, complete accident investigations and ensure compliance with legislation.

Upon graduation, you can look forward to pursuing OHS roles in Australia, North America, Europe, Asia and South America, while enjoying high salaries in everything from mining sites to corporate offices.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Occupational health and safety manager
Occupational health and safety compliance investigator
Occupational health and safety infection control practitioner
Occupational health and safety consultant
Occupational health and safety industrial hygienist
Occupational health and safety environmental quality analyst
Occupational health and safety policy officer

Which department am I in?

Health and Behavioural Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,504.00 (US$ 31,732) per year
The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022


The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,



4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

IB score varies based on the subject taken. International Baccalaureate Diploma Scores: Minimum of 26 - 42. To be offered a place in an undergraduate program, you need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12, or a qualification equivalent to Queensland Year 12, with the required minimum entry score for the program you're interested in studying. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Chemistry, Physics or Biology (Units 3 & 4, C).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

The University of Queensland offers below pathways courses for this subject

About The University of Queensland

Health and Behavioural Sciences at The University of Queensland comprises of schools ranked among the best in the world in their fields.

  • 3rd globally in sports-related subjects (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 23rd globally in psychology (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 31st globally in pharmacy (QS Rankings 2020)
  • 36th globally in nursing (QS Rankings 2020)