The aim of the Masters of Advanced Safety Science Practice is to provide graduates with an undergraduate degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Accident Forensics, or other related disciplines with the opportunity to further develop safety science-related knowledge, analysis and research skills to manage complex safety environments. You then have an opportunity to explore advanced safety science practice areas in two specialisations. These specialisations will be agreed upon with relevant safety science mentors and unit coordinators.
You will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, and will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations to complement their disciplinary base.
In the Masters of Safety Science (Advanced Practice) students will undertake two specialisations in their preferred area of study. This will see graduates enhancing their career advancement opportunities as specialists in their chosen area being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.
|Duration||1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||72|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MAdvSafScPrac|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
A completed 3 year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in Occupational Health and Safety or Accident Forensics, or a comparable safety science bachelor degree.
Refer to the international student section
|Interim Awards||CC49 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice|
|Exit Awards||CC49 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Safety Science Practice|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6||7|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|Number of units: 6||Total credit points: 72|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|SAFE20012||Specialisation Contexts and Methods 1|
|SAFE20014||Specialisation Project 1|
|SAFE20013||Specialisation Contexts and Methods 2|
|SAFE20015||Specialisation Project 2|
|SAFE20022||Safety Science Thesis 1|
|SAFE20023||Safety Science Thesis 2|