Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (UON Singapore)

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Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

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Program Code

11487

AQF Level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 2 years full time or part time equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge

High School Certificate, or A Level, or tertiary background in science, applied science or engineering.

Recommended Studies

Two or more of the following: Mathematics; physics; chemistry; biology; engineering.

Term Type

Trimesters

Relevant University rules and policies

Description

The Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety was developed  by the Schools of Health Sciences and Environmental & Life Sciences of The University of Newcastle, through a partnership with PSB in Singapore.  The Schools provide the academic content and theoretical principles and PSB Academy provides the Singapore context and Asian perspective on professional EOHS practice.  The program is offered over two years, 1.5 years or part-time equivalent. 80 units of unspecified credit at Year 1 level is granted to all students who meet the admissions criteria.  The program is mainly targeted at diploma holders from Polytechnics in Singapore, or equivalent, in the fields of science or engineering.  The delivery mode is designed for students who are in full-time work, but who wish to study during the day or evening. For those in full time work and highly motivated, study in the evenings and some week-ends is available.  The degree provides a sound theoretical base and skills necessary to enable graduate professionals to manage effectively new and emerging EOHS issues.  The degree is taught and examined in Singapore.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

The degree is available to applicants who have successfully completed the following:

  • hold an approved 3 year Diploma in Science, Health Science or Engineering from a recognised Singapore Polytechnic or equivalent; or
  • hold an 18 month PSB-IPT Diploma in Engineering from the PSB Academy – Productivity and Standards Board in Singapore, or equivalent and with at least three years of relevant work experience;

Note that, in order to be considered for admission, all previous qualifications must have been completed within eight years prior to lodging an admission application. Applicants with qualifications that are over eight-years-old or with other relevant diploma qualifications may also apply, but will be required to submit a detailed resume outlining work experience and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by The University.

All applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirements. Details of this policy can be found at English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Assumed Knowledge

High School Certificate, or A Level, or tertiary background in science, applied science or engineering.


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Holders of the WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health will receive further credit in OHSE2610, OHSE2730, OHSE2740 and OHSE3740. Holders of the Environmental Control Officers Certificate (ECO), Singapore will receive further credit in ENVS2710. Additional credit for holders of relevant Graduate Certificates may be negotiated.


Professional Recognition

Institute of Occupational Safety and Health


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

240 units

Program Duration

2 years full time or part time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Program Requirements

The program is designed for both day study students and working adults, who demonstrate that they have already achieved the equivalent of first year study through previous tertiary education.  The program of study is therefore designed as a 1.5 year full-time, or equivalent part-time, program and is comprised of 16 courses (160 units) of study.  Twelve courses (120 units) are offered over three trimester terms per year, typically as 3 courses during the day and 3 in the evening in each Trimester. The BEnvOHS program is multi-disciplinary and courses cover applied sciences relevant to environment and occupational health; occupational safety and applied engineering; EOHS professional practice, EOHS law and regulation in Singapore; and EOHS management.  In addition, some courses cover content from across the broad field of Singaporean and global EOHS policy and practice.

The delivery mode of the program allows students to have considerable flexibility in determining their study load to suit their work and personal commitments.  One, two, three or four courses can be studied in each of three trimester terms per year.  In order to complete the program in 1.5 years, students must complete 40 units (4 courses) of study per trimester.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ENVS2620Biosciences for EOHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS2710Environmental Control Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2610OHS Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2630Occupational Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2640Hygiene and Toxicology I
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2720Ergonomics for OHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2730Occupational Safety
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2740EOHS Management I
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS3610Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS3750Industrial Ecology for EOHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3620Epidemiology & Environmental Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3630Hygiene and Toxicology II
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3640Research Methods in EOHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3710International Perspectives on EOHS
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3720EOHS Law
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3740Risk Assessment & Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Possess current and in-depth knowledge of relevant behavioural, biological and health sciences and OHS legislative frameworks.
  • Competently apply professional knowledge and high level skills to assess risk and manage implementation of risk control strategies that optimise workplace EOHS.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary EOHS team.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals, communities and EOHS teams to promote EOHS and the profession using written, spoken and/or technological modes.
  • Demonstrate the skills to be lifelong learners in personal and/or professional development.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethical action and social responsibility as EOHS professionals.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

This program is only available to students in Singapore.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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