Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Management with Honours

Programme Synopsis

Successful organisations treat their employees as valuable assets and with increasing cut throat competition and emphasis laid on human resource policies and practices, safety and health of employees cannot be ignored for the success of business entities. Employers are being called upon to strengthen the need to better equip themselves with tools that effectively guard their employees against occupational hazards, including psychosocial ones.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) has become an integral part of business in Malaysia. The Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (BOSHM) programme offered at OUM is a part-time open and distance learning (ODL) undergraduate degree programme, which is designed for OSH professionals, who are both practising and experienced at either management or technical level.

The program will expand your knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplinary approaches. This programme differs from other programmes, which integrate OSH and management perspective. The programme has strengths in a number of areas including OSH management, OSH legislation, Occupational Health and Hygiene and Occupational Safety. You will also grasp key elements in financial management, industrial psychology, project management and human resource management to provide a complete set of competencies as Safety and Health Professionals. Our program incorporates experiential learning concepts with project-based learning and provides hands-on experience, ensuring students graduate with ‘real-world’ experience.

BOSHM program is fully accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), recognised by Public Service Department (JPA) and Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).

 

Career Opportunities

The programme providing improved career prospects and advancement in the variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing, construction, hotels, marine and aviation industries and many others. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. OSH professionals work alongside with other professional in the organisation to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

With Malaysia steadily and increasingly strengthening its position as a quite formidable economic participant in the immediate region as well as the global economic community, we are bound to face challenges in terms of the working environment. To add on with the stringent legislative requirements for in OSH and the future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

Programme Director


Name : SUHAILA ABDUL HAMID
Tel (Office) : 03-5520 5502
Email : suhaila_abdulhamid@oum.edu.my

Normal Entry

Passed the STPM/ Matriculation/ A-Level/ Foundation or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in these subjects:

  • Biology/ Physics
  • Chemistry
AND
Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with 5 credits in any 3 of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English

*Note: Candidates may be required to have 5 credits in the listed subjects for some fields of study. OR
Relevant Diploma from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.75; OR
Relevant Diploma from a recognised institution with CGPA less than 2.75 and minimum 3 years (36months) of working experience in the relevant field

OR

APEL Admission

The candidate should be more than 21 years of age in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM

English Language Proficiency for Foreign Students

Candidates must obtain the minimum of 6.0 in IELTS/ 550 in TOEFL (written) or their equivalent.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 RM1104
Sem 2 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 RM1104
Sem 3 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 RM1656 -
Total RM22,080

Discount for Physically Disabled and Senior Citizens

This discount is applicable to:

  • Those who are at the age of
  • 60 - 74 years on the registration date – 75%
  • 75 years and above on the registration date – 100 %,
    Administration fee will be charged (RM350 for Undergraduate & RM500 for Postgraduate)
  • Physically disabled learners or “Orang Kelainan Upaya” (OKU) – 75%


Note

  • Financial Options: PTPTN, EPF (account 2), Study Loan from commercial banks, Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% interest), HRDF Fund
  • Payment Modes: Internet Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Postal/Money Order.
  • The total fees quoted are based on the minimum expected period to successfully complete the clusterme.
  • Examination fees vary and subject to change based on its format.
  • The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.
  • Repeat candidate (regardless the status) will have to pay 100% fee per credit
GENERAL STUDIES COURSES
Subject Name Credit Hours
TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA 3
HUBUNGAN ETNIK 3
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
HEALTH AND WELLNESS 3
UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY
Subject Name Credit Hours
LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS 3
ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL PURPOSES 3
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
BASIC COMPULSORY
Subject Name Credit Hours
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
THINKING SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION 3
BASIC CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
CORE COURSE
Subject Name Credit Hours
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
OSH LEGISLATION 3
BASIC SECURITY MANAGEMENT 3
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3
OSH RISK MANAGEMENT 3
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY 3
PLANT AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 3
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES 3
OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS 3
BIO-HAZARDS MANAGEMENT 3
FOOD SAFETY AND HEALTH 3
EMERGENCY RESPONSE MANAGEMENT 3
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 3
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS 3
BASIC SCIENCE 3
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT I 3
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY 1 3
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY 2 3
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
ELEMENTARY DATA ANALYSIS 3
PROJECT 6

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