Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills in the area of Work Health and Safety (WHS). Specifically, the scientific, behavioural, legal and business aspects of WHS are addressed, with sufficient content to satisfy the requisite knowledge for professional membership in a number of organisations.
- Course title
- Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Work Health and Safety (coursework or coursework and dissertation) is accredited by: Safety Institute of Australia.
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tim Ackland
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Students without sufficient background in chemistry, physics, psychology, functional anatomy, motor control or exercise physiology take conversion units up to the value of 24 points.
Students may be required to take conversion units, up to a value of 24 points
Functional Anatomy, take one of ANHB1101, ANGB1102, SSEH1101 or SSEH2250;
Physics take PHYS1030 or PHYS1021;
Chemistry, take CHEM1003:
Psychology, take PSYC1102:
Motor Control, take SSEH2240;
Exercise Physiology, take SSEH2250.
|S1||ANHB1101||Human Biology I: Becoming Human|
|S2||ANHB1102||Human Biology II: Being Human|
|S1||PHYS1021||Applied Physics A|
|S1, S2||PHYS1030||Physics Bridging Unit|
|S2||PSYC1102||Psychology: Behaviour in Context|
|S1||SSEH1101||The Musculoskeletal System and Movement|
|S2||SSEH2240||Motor Learning and Control|
|S1||SSEH2250||Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise|
Take all units (42 points):
|S1||ANHB5455||Applied Anatomy for Ergonomics|
|S2||CHEM4309||Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Safety|
|NS||PSYC5515||Organisational Development and Work Design|
|NS||PSYC5830||Human and Organisational Factors in Managing Work Health and Safety|
|S1||SSEH5688||Introduction to Work Health and Safety|
For students in the course by coursework and dissertation, take all units (24 points):
|S1, S2||SSEH5020||Literature Review and Research Proposal|
|S1, S2||SSEH5021||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 1|
|S1, S2||SSEH5022||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 2|
|S1, S2||SSEH5023||Sport Science Exercise and Health Research Project Part 3|
For students in the course by coursework only, take units to the value of 24 points.
|NS||ANHB5432||Fundamentals of Sleep Biology|
|S2||EMPL5514||Negotiation and Dispute Resolution|
|NS||ENVT4404||Environmental Planning and Management|
|S2||FNSC5622||Scientific Expert Testimony|
|S1, S2||MGMT5507||Management and Organisations|
|S2||MGMT5508||Organisational Behaviour and Leadership|
|S1||MGMT5660||Applied Project Management|
|S2||PUBH5743||Environmental and Occupational Health|
|S2||PUBH5749||Foundations of Public Health|
|S1||PUBH5754||Health Promotion I|
|S1, S2||SCIE4403||The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science|
|S2||SSEH4664||Exercise and Health Psychology|
|S2||SSEH5645||Workplace Injury Prevention and Management|
|S1||SSEH5654||Fundamentals in Research Methods|
|S1||SSEH5655||Fundamentals of Data Analysis in Sport Science, Exercise and Health|
|S2||SSEH5685||Work Site Health Promotion|
For students in the course with prior professional experience, as recognised by the Faculty, take all units (6 points).
|S1, S2||SSEH5694||Research Colloquium|
For students in the course without prior professional experience, take all units (6 points).
|NS, S1, S2||SSEH5692||Industry Practicum II|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
(b) a bachelor's degree in a related field of study, as recognised by UWA, that included foundation units in at least two of the following sub-discipline areas: motor control, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, psychology, chemistry, physics (Chemistry ATAR and Physics ATAR also accepted);
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 52330 Graduate Diploma in Work Health and Safety (48 points)
- 74530 Master of Work Health and Safety (96 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Work Health and Safety course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed the pre-requisites for the core units CHEM4309 and PHYS5405, as well as foundation studies in psychology, functional anatomy, motor control and exercise physiology are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 24 points.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction