Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health

Be a Safety and Health Officer

Intake starts in March, July, October


2 years full time

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.


Is Occupational Safety and Health for You?

Our Diploma in Occupational Safety delves into the core principles of occupational safety, equipping students with a robust understanding of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. From identifying potential safety and health hazards to implementing preventative strategies, the programme covers all aspects necessary to thrive in the OSH field. Students will explore a range of topics, including risk assessment, emergency preparedness, occupational health management, and legal compliance, ensuring they are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of today's diverse working environments. Embark on a critical and rewarding journey today with our diploma programmes at the University of Cyberjaya.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

With an Occupational Safety Diploma, graduates can secure positions in a variety of sectors including Mining, Manufacturing, Construction, Agriculture, and more, serving roles such as:


  • Safety & Health Officers
  • Site Safety Supervisors
  • Safety and Health Executives

Career Organisation

Graduates of our programme are also in demand across the following places:

  • 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 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
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Fire Safety
  • Applied Physics
  • First Aid and Emergency Planning
  • Human Body Form and Function
  • Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
  • OSH Statistics
  • Occupational Disease and Control
  • Occupational Safety & Health Law 2
  • Machinery and Equipment Safety
  • Industrial Chemical

Year 2

  • Introduction to Ergonomics
  • Workplace Action Research Project 1
  • OSH Management System
  • Risk Identification and Assessment Control
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Environmental Management System
  • OSH Information and Data Systems Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health Practice
  • Organisation Behaviour
  • Occupational Toxicology
  • Accident Investigation and Prevention
  • Construction Safety
  • Occupational Psychology Internship (6 months)
  • Workplace Action Research Project II
  • Practicum

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.

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 through our Occupational Safety Diploma.

Entry Requirement




Pass SPM or Equivalent with 3 credits in the following subjects*:

  • Pass in English and Credits in Mathematics and ONE 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 ONE Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Science); AND
  • Any other TWO subjects (including English and/or
    Bahasa Malaysia)

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

  • Mathematics or ONE Science subject (Biology/Chemistry/ Physics/General Science)


  • Any other 1 subject
Other certificate (Level 3, MQF)

Minimum CGPA 2.00*


Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia Tahap 3 (SKM Level 3) / Sivil Vokasional Malaysia in the relevant field
  • Programme is fully accredited by MQA/recognised 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 or higher achievement.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
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