Bachelor in Occupational Safety And Health (Honours)

Bachelor of Occupational
Safety And Health (Honours)

KPT/JPS(R/862/6/0017) 09/22 / (MQA/FA0543)

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This programme provides deeper knowledge on Occupational Safety and Health in an effort to protect workers from hazards at the workplace. You will explore a variety of subjects related to this field such as safety & health regulations, construction safety, industrial hygiene, OSH risk management, emergency response plan and accident investigation among others.

The programme will provide you with a range of theoretical and practical skills to enable you to practice across a range of industries and environments.

As an OSH expert you will be responsible for outlining safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards, carrying out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented and making changes to working practices that are safe and comply with legislations.

In certain organizatiosn you will also be tasked with preparing health and safety strategies and developing internal policies as well as leading in-house training on safety and health issues and risks.

The curriculum is based on sound foundations as stated in the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 (Act 514) with a syllabus that focuses on specific aspects of occupational health and safety management. With this degree in hand, employment in the OSH field becomes more promising due to the shortage of OSH experts especially in the manufacturing, construction, oil and gas industries.

Careers Prospects

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:-
  • OSH Specialist
  • Health Inspector
  • Safety Officer
  • Trainer
  • Construction & Building Supervisors
  • Facilities Manager


Students will find employment in organizations such as:-
  • Heavy Industry facilities
  • Oil & gas facilities
  • Chemical factories
  • Production plants
  • Training institutes
  • Construction firms

Duration Of Studies

3 years
Year 1 Courses
Introduction to Management
Legal Aspects of Safety and Health
Occupational Health
Occupational Safety
Human Resource Management
Introduction to OSH
Human Anatomy & Physiology
OSH Training and Development
OSH Management Systems
Year 2 Courses
Industrial Ergonomics
Industrial Hygiene
Managing Change
Fire Prevention and Protection
OSH Risk Management
Quality Management
Occupational Stress
Environmental Management and Sustainability
Occupational Psychology
Basics Life Support
Industrial Chemical
Research Methods
Accident Investigation and Prevention
Elementary Statistics
Emergency Preparedness and Response
Year 3 Courses
Construction Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Issues at Workplace
Industrial Relations
Safety Leadership
Ethics in OSH Profession
Academic Project
Industrial Training

Study Mode

Full Time and Part Time including:-

• Didactic lectures
• Practical Laboratory sessions
• Written examinations
• Industrial training

Entry Requirements

All applicants, except those with a degree qualification in art or humanities, must have passed and attained a minimum of the following:

Examinations Requirement
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) / A-Level / Foundation / Matriculation / Pre-University Pass STPM or A-Level with at least a GPA 2.33 (D in A-Levels) in 2 of the following subjects;


Physics / Mathematics


Diploma from a related field of study from CUCMS or any other Higher Education Provider With a minimum CGPA of 2.75;

Or less than 2.75 but above 2.00 with 3 years working experience in related field

Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Senate of the University; OR
Candidates who do not meet the requirements above or with an Executive Diploma may use the Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) pathway by referring directly to:
English Proficiency:

Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (PBT) – for international student

Or minimum IELTS score of 5.5 – for international student

• MUET Band 3 – for local student

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