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

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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.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The degree is available to:

a) Diploma in Science or Engineering from the local polytechnic institutions; or

b) PSB Diploma in Industrial Engineering with at least 3 years of relevant work experience.

Note that all qualifications must be completed within eight years prior to commencement in order to be considered. Applicants with qualifications that are over eight-years-old or with other relevant diploma qualifications may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by The University with a copy ofdetailed resume outlined work experience.

An applicant for a place at the University of Newcastle who does not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Details of this policy can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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


Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.

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 new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.


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Practical experience is integrated into the teaching. There are industrial site visits and environmental field visits incorporating assessments in environmental evaluation and risk assessment.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Accreditation as a registered Workplace Safety and Health Officer is required for some industries in Singapore. The BEnvOHS program has been recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Manpower for registration as a Workplace Safety and Health Officer. In addition the degree is also accredited by the International Occupational Safety Organisation.


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This program is only available to students in Singapore.

International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. 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/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities 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 reasonably 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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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.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/


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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.


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Back to topCore Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ENVS2620Biosciences for EOHS

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
ENVS2710Environmental Control Practice

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2610OHS Practice

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2630Occupational Health

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2640Hygiene & Toxicology I

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2720Ergonomics for OHS

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2730Occupational Safety

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE2740EOHS Management I

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
ENVS3610Environmental Impact Assessment

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
ENVS3750Industrial Ecology for EOHS

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3620Epidemiology & Environmental Health

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3630Hygiene & Toxicology II

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3640Research Methods in EOHS

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3710International Perspectives on EOHS

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3720EOHS Law

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units
OHSE3740Risk Assessment & Management

Available to BEnvOHS students only.

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)10 units