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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration3.5 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)76250
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Engineering & Green Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyOccupational Health & Hygiene Services
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Course Description

Global environmental problems such as climate change, pollution and depletion of natural resources have adversely affected human health and caused more diseases. It has become an important global agenda which leads to the emergence of environmental protection legalisations related to the control of hazardous substances, green technologies, green materials and waste treatment technologies. 

Similarly, work environment has changed drastically with concerns of employees being exposed to hazardous substances, heavy machineries and occupational diseases. Since the passing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, much of the attention has been on employers to protect their employees from workplace hazards. 

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Environmental, Occupational Safety and Health is a unique multidisciplinary programme that combines the study of 'environmental health' and 'occupational safety and health'. 

This programme provides a coherent body of professional knowledge, technical skills and soft skills with the aims to produce competent professionals who can adapt to different roles and responsibilities in a challenging and dynamic work environment. 


Year 1

  • National Language / Other Language
  • Basic Chemistry 
  • Basic Laboratory Skills for Bioscience 
  • Basic Physics 
  • Microbiology
  • Statistical Analysis For Bioscience
  • Industrial and Organisational Psychology
  • Environmental Health Practices 
  • Introduction to occupational Safety and Health
  • Occupational Epidemiology and Disease
  • MPU 1*
  • MPU 1**
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies 
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption
  • Hazard Recognition and Risk Management
  • MPU - University Electives / Co-curriculum

Year 2

  • Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Environmental Management System
  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Occupational Safety
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Fire Prevention and Protection System
  • Occupational Safety and Health Policy and Legislations​
  • Research and Methodology 
  • Solid Waste Management  
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Vector and Pest Management
  • Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
  • OSH Communications and Behavior Based Safety
  • MPU Economic and Management in OSH
  • Environmental and Occupational Toxicology

Year 3

  • Project
  • Facility Planning
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Practicum at Clinical Set-ups / Government Agencies
  • Air and Noise Pollution Control
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relation
  • Emergency Control and Response Management
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Occupational Safety and Health Management System

Year 4

  • Industrial Training (Placement in Industries & Plants) 


National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Chinese Language I
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

MPU1* - Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa (for Local Students) Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 (for International Students) 

MPU1** - Choose 1 Unit(s)


University Electives – Choose 1 Unit(s)

  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Arts and Cultural Performance Project
  • Community Project
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
  • Teamwork and Collaborative Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Art, Craft and Design
  • Oral Communication Project
  • Music Performance
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Work Ethics and EQ
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Business Plan Writing & Preparation
  • Work Ethics and EQ (for international students)
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
Entry Requirements

STPM 1. A minimum of Grade C in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent qualification* 

STAM 1. A minimum grade of Jayyid 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent qualification* 

A-Level 1. A minimum of Grade D in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent qualification* 

UEC 1. Grade B in 5 subjects 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent qualification* 

SAM 1. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in any 2 subjects 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent* 

CPU 1. Average of 70% in 6 subjects 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent*

TVET Diplomas: Diploma Kemahiran Malaysia (DKM) / Diploma Vokasional Malaysia (DVM) / Diploma Lanjutan Kemahiran Malaysia (DLKM): 1. Must be fully accredited by MQA. 2. A minimum CGPA of 2.50 OR CGPA of 2.00 with at least 2 years working experience in relevant field subject to Senate/ Academic Board’s approval. 3. Applicants will be required to pass the admission screening process conducted by the faculty and may be required to undergo the Bridging programme, if necessary, during the period of their study in addition to the existing curriculum structure. 4. Credit transfer can be considered on a case-to-case basis and subject to existing credit transfer policies which are in effect.


Foundation from UTAR Matriculation / Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field Diploma (Level 4, MQF): 1. Minimum CGPA of 2.00 2. Credit in 1 Science subject at SPM level / equivalent qualification*

Other relevant equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government: Minimum CGPA of 2.00


Intake Months
January, June, October   
Career Prospects
  • Occupational Safety and Health Officer (SHO) 
  • Environmental, Safety Health (ESH) Executive/Engineer/Practitioner 
  • ESH Internal Auditor 
  • Ergonomist 
  • Fire Protection and Suppression System Engineer 
  • Industrial Hygienist 
  • Process Safety Engineer 
  • Risk Assessor 
  • Environmental Health Officer 
  • ESH Legal Compliance Advisor 
  • Emergency Response Commander 
  • Scheduled Wastes Manager 
  • Facilities Engineer/Wastewater Treatment 
  • Engineer/Air Pollution Control Systems Engineer 

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

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