This degree enhances the professional skills which students acquired in their primary degree by allowing students to access more rigorously the links between the theoretical bases and practice. The degree also develops skills in problem analysis and research which can be applied at the professional level.
The following factors are taken into account in selection and admission of Honours candidates: * the applicant's academic record; * the availability of an appropriate supervisor or supervisors for the applicant, and agreement between the applicant and nominated supervisor(s) on a suitable dissertation topic; * the lapse in time since an applicant qualified for the award of a bachelor degree. Graduates with a Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent, who have demonstrated outstanding performance (GPA minimum 5.0) in the final two years of the degree, may apply for entry into the honours degree program. However, candidates whose levels of achievement fall below these admission requirements for any particular year, may apply to the faculty concerned for special consideration of their applications.
Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety (Honours)
About Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety studies develops your expertise in the identification and anticipation of occupational health and safety hazards in the workplace and enables a systematic approach for their assessment and control across the major discipline areas of occupational hygiene, human factors and safety science/risk management.
An honours degree provides the opportunity to continue undergraduate studies at a higher level, specialising in a particular area of interest. An honours degree is a rigorous and scholarly program of further study, which develops a student's ability to generate new knowledge and distil new ideas out of existing knowledge. Candidates with honours are particularly sought after by employers and can choose from more interesting research and development positions because of their extra skills and proven abilities. It can also provide a pathway to research higher degree study.
Completing an honours degree involves an additional full-time year of study (or the equivalent) following completion of a bachelor program, or alternatively additional study with a research element included in the final year or years of a bachelor program.
To satisfy the requirements of the award, students must complete 48 units of credit as outlined.
Year 1 - T1
Course Code Course Name
HMSC19027 Literature, Research and Policy Analysis
HMSC19028 Research Methodologies (Honours)
HMSC19032 Thesis A
Year 1 - T2
Course Code Course Name
HMSC19033 Thesis B