Bachelor of Science - Health, Safety and Environment

Curtin University

This course provides students with broad based knowledge and practical skills in field of health, safety and environment. Students undertake professional practice training in workplaces ranging from government agencies through to industrial settings. In first year students are introduced to the field of health, safety and environment as well as completing foundation science and communication units. Career opportunities exist in a wide range of private companies and government organisations as health and safety advisors, researchers and risk managers. Many graduates also find work interstate or overseas.

Course Fee:

International: $107,100

Entry Requirements:

Desirable: At least Mathematics 2C/2D and one science course 3A/3B from the following list: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Human Biological Science, Integrated Science, Physics or Psychology. STAT elements considered are WE and Q.


The course contains Core Units Only

Subjects you can Study:

Health, safety and environment

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Further information:

For more information contact the relevant areas: For Current Students: Student Services Office, please click here for further details: For Domestic Future Students: Future Students Centre, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 1000 For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331


The course is fully accredited at a national level by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board (Safety Institute of Australia) and at an international level by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) (United Kingdom). Curtin graduates are eligible to apply for professional membership of both accrediting bodies. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. Graduates who require accreditation by Environmental Health Australia for employment as Environmental Health Officers will need to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 6 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 3 years
Bentley - main campus No info No Online 3 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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