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Diploma in Environmental Health

Offered by: MAHSA University
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Exam BodyInternal Dip., Malaysia
Course Duration3 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Health Science
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEnvironmental Protection
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Mode of StudyMixed
Course Description

MAHSA University’s Diploma in Environmental Health is a 3-year comprehensive programme for students who have completed their SPM or its equivalent. This course was tailored for individuals who have an interest in health and the environmental. Students will learn about the importance of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases brought about by physical, biological, cultural and socio-environmental agents. They will also discuss the necessity of good sanitation, preventive measures and remedial action.

MAHSA's Diploma in Environmental Health is an exciting programme that observes and studies human activity that affects the quality of human life. Students learn to make scientific observations based on empirical evidence and logical deductions, and to formulate their own conclusions and solutions to current environmental problems. Core topics include health issues; the body’s reaction to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical and biological agents of environmental contamination; the ways in which pollutants are released on the environment in solid, liquid and gaseous forms; types of hazardous wastes; susceptible populations; risk analysis and the scientific bases for decision-making, and emerging global environmental health issues.

Upon completion of the course, students will be equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant sciences and their auxiliary services such as legal barriers and obligations, codes of practice and ethics, and relevant communication skills.

  • YEAR 1 | Semester 1
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Chemistry for Environmental Health
    • Physics
    • Introduction to Environmental Health
    • Basic Mathematics
    • English for Academic Purpose
    • Microbiology I
  • YEAR 1 | Semester 2
    • Pengajian Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (U1)
    • Disease Control
    • Organizational and Human Relation
    • Land Use and Housing
    • Introduction to Soil & Hydrogeology
    • English for Academic Writing
    • Microbiology II
  • YEAR 1 | Semester 3
    • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
    • Creative and Critical Thinking/Bahasa Kebangsaan A (U2)
    • Time Management (U3)
    • Health Promotion and Education
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 1
    • Food Microbiology and Technology
    • Environmental Toxicology
    • Pest & Vector Management
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Water Supply and Sewerage Management
    • Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 2
    • Food Hygiene and Safety
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Legal Procedures
    • Professional & Environmental Ethics
    • Environmental Health Legislations
  • YEAR 2 | Semester 3
    • Research Methodology and Report Writing
    • Co-curriculum project (U4)
    • First Aid and CPR
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 1
    • Operational Area Administration (Practical training)
    • Surveillance and Control of Diseases (Practical training)
    • Health Education and Promotion (Practical training)
    • Food Hygiene and Safety (Practical training)
    • Water Quality Control (Practical training)
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 2
    • Environmental Sanitation and Building (Practical training)
    • Environmental Health Enforcement and Legal Procedures (Practical training)
    • Occupational Health & Safety (Practical training)
    • International Health Services (Practical training)
  • YEAR 3 | Semester 3
    • Environmental Health Project (Proposal & Report)
    • Environmental Health Professional Seminar
Entry Requirements
  • SPM or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:

    • Mathematics
    • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
    • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English if credits)

    *Having SPM referring to pass SPM with at least pass in Bahasa Melayu and History*


  • Pass GCE O-Level or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:
    • Mathematics
    • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
    • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if obtained Grade C)


    • Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the field of Health Science with minimum CGPA of 2.75


  • Other recognized qualification of equivalence

English proficiency for international student:

  • IELTS (4.0)
  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)
  • TOEFL PBT (397)
  • CAM ENG ADV–CAE (160)
  • CAM ENG PROF–CPE (180)
  • Pearson Test English–PTE (30)
  • MUET (Band 2)
Career Prospects
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Safety Officer
  • Public Health Officer

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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