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To cater the needs for qualified Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practitioners for industrial employment in Malaysia.


The advancement of the modern workplace has made safety and health a growing profession. It includes a wide job scope including manufacturing, construction and education. Safety and health practitioners play their role in promoting occupational health and safety (OSH) within organizations.

They also help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the public by designing programmes to control, eliminates, and prevents disease or injury in the workplace.

The Occupational Safety and Health (Safety and Health Officer) Regulations 1997, which came into force on 22 August 1997, require certain industries to employ a competent safety and health officer to resolve matters pertaining to the safety and health at their workplace. The academic programme introduced is hoped to cater for the needs of the above mentioned.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge and supervisory skills in OSH and its related disciplines
  • Apply knowledge and acquire competencies in OSH and its related disciplines
  • Identify OSH problem and apply thinking skills to solve problems related to OSH
  • Communicate effectively through appropriate oral and written modes
  • Lead multi-disciplinary team to carry out assignments in OSH
  • Adopt and apply ethical values and moral responsibility
  • Search, acquire and use relevant information independently from a variety of resources for continuous self-development and life-long learning
  • Acquire entrepreneurial knowledge and demonstrate entrepreneurial capabilities for OSH opportunities
Career Opportunities

Technical and supervisory positions such as Safety Supervisor, Occupational Hygienist, Safety and Health Practitioner, Safety and Health Auditor, and Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator and Safety Advisers.

Entry Requirements

Pass SPM or equivalent with at least three (3) credits in the following subjects:

  • Bahasa Malaysia;
  • English;
  • Mathematics or One (1) science subject (Biology/ Physics/ Chemistry/ General Science);


 GCE / O Level or equivalent with three (3) credits (Grade C) in the following subjects:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • One (1) science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science)


Pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least a B grade in three subjects as follows:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • One (1) science subject (Biology / Physics / Chemistry / General Science / Applied Science)


 Any equivalent qualification that is approved by Malaysia Government

Terms and conditions apply

Study Pathway
Students are able to further their study in bachelor degree at:
a Universiti Malaysia Pahang – Bachelor of Occupational Safety and health
b. Universiti Putra Malaysia – Bachelor of Science ( Environmental and Occupational health )
c. Universiti Sains Malaysia – Bachelor of Health Science – Environmental and Occupational Health
d. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences – Bachelor in Occupational Safety and Health – Private College
e. Open University Malaysia – Bachelor of Occupational Health and safety Management Honours – Private University
f. City University College of Science and Technology – Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health
g. Universiti Kuala Lumpur – Bachelor of Medical Science Technology in environmental Healthcare (Honours) – Private University
a. Curtin University – Bachelor of Science (Health , Safety and Environment)
b. The University of Newcastle Australia – Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational health and Safety
c. Middlesex University London – Bachelor Honours Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
Duration 2½ years
Local RM26,900
International RM34,620

Programme Overview

2 ½ years

Introductory English
Mathematics 1
Computer Application
Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Study of Automotive Industry
Technical English 1
Mathematics 2
(U1) Pengajian Malaysia 2
(U2) Kemahiran Berfikir dan Membuat Keputusan
Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
Industrial Safety
Visual Management
Technical English 2
(U3) Isu-Isu Kekeluargaan
Quality Management System
Engineering Science
Industrial Health
Fire Prevention and Protection System
(U4) Ko-Kurikulum
Project Management
Environmental Management and Sustainability
Waste Management
Hazard Identification and Risk Management
Process Safety and Loss Prevention
Research Project
Osh Management System
Industrial Hygiene
Incident and Accident Investigation