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Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management

Offered by: Open University Malaysia (OUM)
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimePart-Time, Distance Learning ODL
FacultyCluster Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyOccupational Health & Hygiene Services
Mode of StudyCoursework & Master Project
Course Description

This Master of Occupational Safety and Health Risk Management (MOSHRM) programme offered at OUM is a part-time open and distance learning (ODL) postgraduate programme which offers a qualification that provides a sound business and technical basis to support the implementation of hazard identification, risk assessment and control measures, and to monitor their business effectiveness. This course includes study in the areas of management systems, risk management, OSH legislations, six sigma, occupational safety, occupational health and hygiene, project management and security management. The capstone unit for the Masters is a work-related research project.

MOSHRM provides the comprehensive and real OSH learning experiences to the learners to successfully integrate OSH into business management. MOSHRM provide a unique mix of academic quality and industry relevance to develop sound, solid and professional competencies in OSH.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Risk Management is an area of prime importance in the management of enterprises and other workplaces, generating a demand for qualified occupational safety and health professionals. These programs are designed to enable graduates to work effectively in a range of OSH professional roles.


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


Core Courses

Subject Name Credit Hours
Ergonomics 3
Process Safety Management 3
Emergency Management 3
Management Systems 3
Risk Management 3
Security Management 3
Managing Safety Hazards 3
OSH Legislations 3
Six Sigma 3
Occupational Hygiene 3
Occupational Health 3
Science and Technical Research Methodology 3
Project 6
Entry Requirements

Normal Entry

Bachelor Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology Management or any other related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
Bachelor Degree in Science, Engineering, Technology Management or any other related areas with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience.


APEL Admission

More than 30 years of age on 1 January in the year of application; AND
STPM / Recognised Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM

Career Prospects

OSH professional practitioners are in demand because of the increasing focus on the management of occupational safety and health processes in accordance with the law and regulatory requirements. Graduates of this course are likely to have increased opportunities across a wide range of professions and industries.


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

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