Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Diploma in Occupational
Safety and Health

KPT/JPS (R2/862/4/0044) 05/25 (A10326)

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This programme prepares students of safety and health with knowledge and skills that enable them to bring about change in the way safety and health initiatives are implemented in the workplace.


Students gain a better understanding on the potential safety and health hazards while broadening their skill set to meet the increasing demands of the OSH industry. Subjects covered will include safety requirements, health regulations, proper use of equipment, safety hazard recognition risk assessment, safety systems and team management skills.

Graduates of this programme are highly sought after to meet the talent needs in various manufacturing, construction and heavy industries.

Career Prospects & Further Education

Students will be well equipped to seek a career as:
Safety & Health Officers
Site Safety Supervisor
Industrial Hygiene technicians,
Authorized Gas Testers
students will find employment in organizations such as:-
Heavy Industry manufacturing plants
Oil & gas facilities
Chemical factories
Production plants
Training institutes
Construction firms

Duration Of Studies

2.5 years (7 semesters)


Year 1

Occupational Safety & Health Law 1

Introduction to Occupational Safety

Introduction to Occupational Health

Information and Reports Presentation

Fire Skills

Pengajian Malaysia 2

Introductory Chemistry

First Aid and Emergency Planning

Human Body Form and Function

Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

Fundamental of Microbiology

OSH Statistics

Occupational Disease and Control

Occupational Safety & Health Law 2


Year 2

Introduction to Ergonomics

Workplace Action Research Project 1

OSH Management System

Risk Identification And Assessment Control

Machinery and Equipment Safety

Emergency Response Plan

Environmental Management System


OSH Information and Data Systems Management

Occupational Safety and Health Practice


Business Organisation and Management

Organisation Behaviour

Occupational Toxicology

Year 3

Workplace Action Research Project II

Practicum (6 months) (PASS/FAIL)


Full-time study delivered through the following methods:

• Didactic lectures
• Practical Laboratory sessions
• 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 Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass English and Bahasa Malaysia and obtain 3 (three) credits in the following subjects;

Mathematics or 1 (one) Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Applied Science); and

Any other 2 (two) subjects (including English and/or Bahasa Malaysia); or

GCE / O-Level or equivalent Pass English and Bahasa Malaysia and obtain 3 (three) credits (Grade C) in the following subjects:

Mathematics or 1 (one) Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sc/App. Science); and

Any other 2 (two) subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English); or

Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with minimum Grade B in 3 (three) of the following subjects;



1 Science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Sc/App. Science);

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) / Sijil Kolej Komuniti (Level 3, MQF) Obtain or pass and Pass SPM with at least 1 credit in 1 subject;

Enrichment programme (if needed);

Other certificate (Level 3, MQF) Pass with at least CGPA 2.50;
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass with at least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in 1 subject;
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass (Maqbul level);
Other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Government of Malaysia
For International Students only:
– Minimum IELTS score of 4.0 or equivalent

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