Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Be a Health and Safety Officer

Intake starts in March, July, October


2.5 years full time

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
(R2/862/4/0044) 05/25 (A10326)


Is Occupational Safety and Health for You?

This programme prepares students with the 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 skills set to meet the increasing demands of the OSH industry.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Graduates will find employment in industries such as Mining and quarrying, Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture, Utilities, Storage, Transportation, Hotels, Finance and Public Services as:

  • Safety & Health Officers
  • Site Safety Supervisors

Career Organisation

  • Heavy Industry manufacturing plants
  • Oil & gas facilities
  • Chemical factories
  • Production plants
  • Training institutes
  • Construction firms

Course Structure

Course Description

This Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health programme is a 2 and a half year course that prepares students with the knowledge and skills that enable them to bring about change in the way safety and health initiatives are implemented in the workplace.

Course Training and Practical

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

Year 1

  • Occupational Safety & Health Law 1
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety
  • Introduction to Occupational Health
  • Information and Reports Presentation
  • Fire Skills
  • 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 Physics
  • OSH Information and Data Systems Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health Practice
  • Mathematics
  • Business Organisation and Management
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Occupational Toxicology

Year 3

  • Workplace Action Research Project II
  • Practicum (6 months)

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced OSH practitioners, lecturers and researchers employed by UoC, employing the following methodologies:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Written assessments
  • Laboratory experiment sessions
  • Industrial training

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
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Off Campus Learning

Learning will also take place in real-world scenario where students are posted at relevant industries.

Solve World Challenges

The issue of safety and health is paramount in today’s environment. Never before have the role services of health and safety officers been more than what it is now, and the demand for good practitioners will continue in the years to come. At University of Cyberjaya, we believe that the care and dedication we have placed in our students will ensure that those demands are not only met, but exceed the expectations of employers.

Entry Requirement




Pass with 3 credits in the following subjects*:

  • Mathematics and Science subject (Biology/Chemistry/ Physics/General Science)
  • Any other 1 subject

Pass with Grade C (GPA 2.00) in one subject*

Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM)

Pass with at least Maqbul grade*



Pass English or Bahasa Malaysia at SPM/equivalent and obtain minimum Grade B in 3 UEC subjects as below:

  • Mathematics or 1 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science); AND
  • Any other 2 subjects (including English and/or
    Bahasa Malaysia)

Pass with credits (Grade C) in the following subjects*:

  • Mathematics or 1 Science subject (Biology/Chemistry/ Physics/General Science)
  • Any other 1 subject
Other certificate (Level 3, MQF)

Minimum CGPA 2.50*


Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 3 (SKM Level 3) / Sivil Vokasional Malaysia in the relevant field
  • Programme is fully accredited by MQA/reocgnised by the Malaysian government
  • Progression into a related field of study
  • Undergoes a relevant bridging programme provided by the University
For International Students Only

MUET Band 3 or CEFR (High Bl)




*A pass in English and a credit in Mathematics or ONE Science subject at SPM level or equivalent can be waived should any other higher qualifications contain those subjects with an equivalent/ higher achievement.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
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