Postgraduate study

CARRS-Q offers QUT-awarded higher degree research at Masters and PhD levels in the fields of road safety, crash and injury prevention, traffic and transport improvement.

We deliver an internationally recognised higher-degree research program that equips students to achieve state, national and international capacity building priorities.

Our programs are relevant to national and international practitioners who have completed a degree, have valuable experience in the workforce, and who are keen to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the road safety and injury prevention fields.

Our dedicated supervisory team have experience in many sectors (e.g. engineering, computer science, psychology) and collaborate with supervisors from other Schools, Faculties and Institutes across QUT including Optometry, Science and Engineering, DesignLab and the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI).

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What can I study?

  • Cycling, pedestrian and motorcycle safety
  • Driver behaviour
  • Impaired driving
  • Child, youth, older road user safety
  • Road and Rail infrastructure
  • Traffic safety culture
  • Eco driving
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • In-vehicle information systems
  • Human factors engineering
  • Human-computer interaction in transportation

What background do I need?

  • Behavioural and social science
  • Statistics
  • Education
  • Computer science
  • Public health/epidemiology
  • Traffic engineering
  • Traffic law enforcement

Suggested research topics

Supervisors are available for a wide range of topics. Please refer to our supervisory team and their research interests.


Education & International Development Officer: or telephone +61 7 3138 4905.