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Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Management (Hons)

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years & 8 months - 14 semester
Part Time/Full TimePart Time/Distance Learning (ODL)
Fees22,200.00 /Course
CampusAlor Setar, Bangi, Bintulu, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kelantan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuching, Manjung, Melaka, Miri, Negeri Sembilan, Petaling Jaya, Pontian, Seberang Jaya, Shah Alam, Sibu, Sri Rampai, Sungai Petani, Tanjung Malim, Tawau, Terengganu
FacultyCluster of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Course Description

Successful organisations treat their employees as valuable assets and with increasing cut throat competition and emphasis laid on human resource policies and practices, safety and health of employees cannot be ignored for the success of business entities. Employers are being called upon to strengthen the need to better equip themselves with tools that effectively guard their employees against occupational hazards, including psychosocial ones.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) has become an integral part of business in Malaysia. The BSc in Occupational Health and Safety Management (BOHSM) programme offered at OUM is a part-time open and distance learning (ODL) undergraduate degree programme, which is designed for OSH professionals, who are both practising and experienced at either management or technical level.

The program will expand your knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplinary approaches. This programme differs from other programmes, which integrate OSH and management perspective. The programme has strengths in a number of areas including occupational hygiene, hazard management, OSH management systems development and evaluation. You will also explore legislation and regulations applicable to occupational health and safety. Our program incorporates experiential learning concepts with project-based learning and provides hands-on experience, ensuring students graduate with ‘real-world’ experience.

Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

i. MUET Band 3 or TOEFL (550) or IELTS (5.50); AND

ii. Pass Matriculation/Pra University/STPM or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.33 in these 2 subjects:

• Biology

• Physics/Mathematic

• Chemistry


iii. Pass A-Level or equivalent with minimum Grade D in these 2 subjects:

• Biology

• Physics/Mathematic

• Chemistry


iv. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75; or

v. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in related field with CGPA below 2.75 with a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in related field; or

vi. Other recognised equivalent qualifications.

English competency requirement for international students: Score of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

APEL entry

• Malaysian; and

• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and

• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and

• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).

English competency requirement for international students: Minimum IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 550 or or equivalent.

Intake Months

January, May, September

Career Prospects

The programme providing improved career prospects and advancement in the variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing, construction, hotels, marine and aviation industries and many others. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. OSH professionals work alongside with other professional in the organisation to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

With Malaysia steadily and increasingly strengthening its position as a quite formidable economic participant in the immediate region as well as the global economic community, we are bound to face challenges in terms of the working environment. To add on with the stringent legislative requirements for in OSH and the future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

This programme is recognized by DOSH as continous education programme (CEP) for Registered Safety and Health Officer.

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

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