Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
- Trimester 1 - 3 Jan 2017
- Trimester 2 - 2 May 2017
- Trimester 3 - 28 Aug 2017
Face to Face
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
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 2 years or part-time equivalent, but can be completed in 1.5 years by taking 40 units per trimester. 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, who wish to study during the evening and at weekends. 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.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- 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.
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Level 7 Bachelor Degree
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|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.|
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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 here.
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, visit the University's credit website 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.
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
This program is accredited with the Institution of Occupational Health and Safety. The Bachelor of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety is also recognised by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, as an accepted WSH-related qualification.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
The program is designed for 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 2 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) program, which can be completed in 1.5 years by taking 40 units per trimester. Sixteen courses (160 units) are offered over three trimester terms per year. 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.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- 2017 Tri 3 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 3 Entry 886.3 KB
- 2017 Tri 2 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 2 entry 886.1 KB
- 2017 Tri 1 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 1 Entry 884.7 KB
- 2016 Tri 3 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 3 Entry - 2016 681.3 KB
- 2016 Tri 2 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 2 Entry -2016 680.9 KB
- 2016 Tri 1 Program Plan - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Singapore - Trimester 1 Entry - 2016 681.0 KB
- 2015 PEC - B. Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Students commencing in 2015 24.9 KB
- 2014 PEC - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Part-time) - Students commencing in 2014 72.2 KB Use the checklist to map out your program (commenced study in 2014).
- 2014 PEC - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Full-time) - Students commencing in 2014 72.4 KB Use the checklist to map out your program (commenced study in 2014)
- 2012 PEC - B Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety - Students commencing in 2012 0 Bytes
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|ENVS2620||Biosciences for EOHS||10 units|
|ENVS2710||Environmental Control Practice||10 units|
|OHSE2610||OHS Practice||10 units|
|OHSE2630||Occupational Health||10 units|
|OHSE2640||Hygiene and Toxicology I||10 units|
|OHSE2720||Ergonomics for OHS||10 units|
|OHSE2730||Occupational Safety||10 units|
|OHSE2740||EOHS Management I||10 units|
|ENVS3610||Environmental Impact Assessment||10 units|
|ENVS3750||Industrial Ecology for EOHS||10 units|
|OHSE3620||Epidemiology & Environmental Health||10 units|
|OHSE3630||Hygiene and Toxicology II||10 units|
|OHSE3640||Research Methods in EOHS||10 units|
|OHSE3710||International Perspectives on EOHS||10 units|
|OHSE3720||EOHS Law||10 units|
|OHSE3740||Risk Assessment & Management||10 units|
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
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.
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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
This program is only available to students in Singapore.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online