Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (PT)

Provided by University of Newcastle, Australia/ UON Singapore

Course introduction


The FIRST bachelor degree programme in Singapore and in the region that encompasses both environmental and occupational health and safety (EOHS).

The modules offered in the programme range from science, laws and regulations, to management and practices. There exists a good balance of environmental, occupational health and safety and integrated EOHS courses.

Students will gain knowledge to enable on-the-job application based on the tailored Singaporean content, as the curriculum embraces the content of the Safety Officer Training Course (Ministry of Manpower) and the Environmental Control Officer Course (Ministry of Environment) and local EOHS laws.

At the same time, comparative studies and appreciation of international issues are facilitated through the courses on international management practices and perspectives.



Top 100 Most International Universities
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-14)

15 Disciplines ranked in the Top 200 in the world
(QS World University Rankings by Subjects 2015)

Australia's Number One University Under 50**
(Times Higher Education ‘Top 100 Under 50’ 2014)

5 Stars in socio-economic equity and generic skills***
(Hobsons Good Universities Guide 2015)

Top 3% of Universities in the World*
(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014 and QS World University Rankings 2014)

Australia's Top Performing University Under 50, Australia's Number One University Under 50
(QS 'Top 50 Under 50' 2014)

Top 301-400 Universities in the world
(Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014)

Over 2,000 University of Newcastle students currently enrolled in PSB Academy

Professional Accreditation

Fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest professional health and safety organisation.
Recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its qualifying criteria as a requirement in applying to be a Workplace Safety & Health Officer (WSHO)

Programme Structure
  • This programme consists of 16 modules
  • 3 trimesters in a year
  • 2 to 3 modules taught over 1 trimester of 16 weeks
  • Delivered by both university's faculty and local lecturers
  • Approximately 40 contact hours per module delivered by both university's faculty and local lecturers

Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include laboratory assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Year 2 Modules (arranged in alphabetical order)
ENVS2620 Bioscience for EOHS
ENVS2710 Environmental Control Practice
OHSE2610 OHS Practice
OHSE2630 Occupational Health
OHSE2640 Hygiene and Toxicology I
OHSE2720 Ergonomics for OHS
OHSE2730 Occupational Safety
OHSE2740 EOHS Management I

Year 3 Modules (arranged in alphabetical order)
ENVS3610 Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVS3750 Industrial Ecology for EOHS
OHSE3620 Epidemiology and Environmental Health
OHSE3630 Hygiene and Toxicology II
OHSE3640 Research Methods in EOHS
OHSE3710 International Perspectives on EOHS
OHSE3740 Risk Assessment and Management

Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and subject to change.

Entry Requirements

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma in Science or Engineering from a local polytechnic; or
  • PSB Academy Diploma in Industrial Engineering with at least 3 years of working experience.
An applicant who wishes to enroll and 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 here.

Note that all qualifications must be completed within eight years prior to commencement of the programme 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.


All applicants who meet the admission criteria are granted exemption from the first year of the degree.

The below table lists further module exemptions for specified additional qualifications. Additional qualifications must have been completed within 8 years prior to commencing in this programme in order to be considered.

Qualification / Training Certificate Exemption
Environmental Control Officer Course ENVS2710 Environmental Control Practice
WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health OHSE2610 OHS Practice
OHSE2730 Occupational Safety
OHSE2740 EOHS Management I
OHSE3740 Risk Assessment and Management

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within a minimum period of 2 years.


Local Students

Programme Intakes: January, May and August every year

Fees & Funding

Local Student

Programme Fees: S$1,663.85* per module

Total programme fee: S$26,621.60* (16 Modules)

Applicants with following Qualification/Training Certifiate:
  • Environmental Control Officer Course
: S$24,957.75* (15 Modules)
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
: S$19,966.20* (12 Modules)
  • Environmental Control Officer Course
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
: S$18,302.35* (11 Modules)

Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks