Occupational health and safety (OHS) scientists are concerned with identifying, analysing and preventing workplace injury, illness and fatality. Globally, more than 2 million people* die each year from work-related accidents and diseases - a statistic that continues to grow alongside the expansion of global industrialisation.

Our OHS degree programs were developed in response to industry demands, and you'll learn from Australia's leading OHS experts.As an undergraduate you'll learn about industry hazards within the context of OHS disciplines of occupational hygiene, ergonomics, occupational health, safety science, and risk management, and you'll delve deeper into these topics as a postgraduate. As a graduate of either degree program level, you'll leave UQ with a unique combination of theoretical and technical knowledge, advanced communication skills and a keen sense of justice.

*International Labour Organization

Why choose Occupational health and safety at UQ?

Our Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science (Honours) program is the first accredited undergraduate OHS degree in Australia - along with our Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science, it's recognised by the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

OHS professionals work wherever there's a workplace, and they're in high demand. Degree qualifications in this discipline open doors around the world in industries as diverse as agriculture, construction, mining, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, tourism and transport - so your future place of work could be anywhere from a remote mine site to a movie set.

Undergraduate programs

Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science (Honours): courses and program information

Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science (Honours): study plan

Application information

For answers to frequently asked questions, and information about programs, applications, fees and student life, visit UQ's Future Students website.

Postgraduate programs

Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science #32

Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science #24

Diploma in Science (domestic students only)

Application information

For answers to frequently asked questions, and information about programs, applications, fees and student life, visit UQ's Future Students website.

Higher degrees by research

We offer the following higher degree by research (HDR) programs:

Find out more about our higher degrees by research.