The University of Newcastle, Australia
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International entry requirement

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.

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UAC code

UON Singapore

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 6 January 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 4 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 31 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Program code: 11487

Program handbook


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 admission requirements. 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:

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


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Program code11487
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2020, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHigh School Certificate, or A Level, or tertiary background in science, applied science or engineering.
Recommended studiesTwo or more of the following: Mathematics; physics; chemistry; biology; engineering.
Term typeTrimesters
  • International students - AUD34,195 (indicative annual fee, 2020)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. School of Health Sciences
  2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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Admission information

Admission requirements

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

  • Diploma in Health, Science or Engineering from a local Polytechnic or other recognised institutions;
  • Diploma in Industrial Engineering from PSB Academy; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification that would be assessed on a case by case basis.

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

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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.

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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying 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

This program is accredited with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. 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

240 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Program requirements

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.

Program plans

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.

Program structure

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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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ENVS2620Biosciences for EOHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS2710Environmental Control Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2610OHS Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2630Occupational Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2640Hygiene and Toxicology I
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2720Ergonomics for OHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2730Occupational Safety
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE2740EOHS Management I
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS3610Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
ENVS3750Industrial Ecology for EOHS
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3620Epidemiology and Environmental Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3630Hygiene and Toxicology II
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3640Research Methods in EOHS
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3710International Perspectives on EOHS
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units
OHSE3740Risk Assessment and Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
10 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

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 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.

Additional support

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.