Programme Overview

MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) is a 4-year undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for a career in the management of health and safety in the environment, which encompasses a variety of situations and substances, including pollution, temperature changes and waste disposal. In an age of global climatic upheaval, the ability to improve the health and safety of the community in particular and the world in general has become a highly desired qualification.

Students will study a diverse range of exciting subjects such as the environment and how it influences human health and the spread of disease; the use of safety equipment in environmental monitoring; industrial, commercial and housing development; water supply and safety; food production and safety; occupational health and safety; air, water, soil, radiation and noise pollution; disease control; health surveillance and research; health improvement and community development; waste management; pest control; accident and disaster control; transport safety; risk management; adherence to environmental laws and regulations; and public relations.

Upon completion of this programme, students will be qualified to identify, assess, reduce and eliminate risk in various potentially hazardous situations and environments; effectively reduce, prevent and eliminate the risk of accidents and injuries at home, in the workplace and beyond; and recommend ways that the general public can be protected from potentially hazardous situations.

MAHSA University’s Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) degree will enable its graduates to make the world a safer place.

Programme Structure

Semester 1

  • Anatomy And Physiology EHAP 113
  • Chemistry For Environmental Health EHBC 113
  • Introduction To Soil And Hydrogeology EHSH 113
  • Introduction To Environmental And Occupational Health And Safety EHIH 113
  • English For Academic Purpose ENG 6112
  • U1 (Titas)/ Malaysia Studies (English) MPU 3123 / MPU 3173

Semester 2

  • Biochemistry For Environmental Health EHBC 123
  • Microbiology For Environmental Health EHMB 123
  • Diseases Related To Env. & Occupational Health EHDR 123
  • First Aid & Basic Life Support EHFA 423
  • Health Promotion & Education EHHP 123
  • English For Academic Writing ENG 6212
  • U1 (Hubungan Etnik) / U1 (BM Komunikasi 2) MOU 3113 / MPU 3143

Semester 3

  • Integrated Pest And Vector Management EHSW 313
  • Statistics In Environmental & Occupational Health EHBS 213
  • Epidemiology In Environmental & Occupational Health EHEP 123
  • Practical Traning I (Operational Area) EHPT 2214
  • Practical Training II (Disease Control & Vector Control) EHPT 2224

Semester 4

  • Food Safety EHFS 324
  • Management Of Water Supply & Quality EHWS 323
  • Built Environment, Housing & Technology EHHT 213
  • Practical Training III (Built Environment) EHPT 2234
  • Practical Training IV (Food Safety & Water Supply ) EHPT 2244
  • U2 (Kemahiran Insaniah – Entrepreneurial Skills) MPU 3233

Semester 5

  • Integrated Solid Waste Management EHSW 313
  • Environmental & Occ. Health Legislation & Legal Procedures EHHL 313
  • Environmental & Occupational Toxicology EHOT 213
  • Occupational Health & Safety EHHS 313
  • U3 (Malaysian Background-Comparative Religion ) MPU 3342

Semester 6

  • Industrial Hygiene EHIG 213
  • Health Psychology EHPS 323
  • Industrial Ergonomic EHIE 232
  • Environmental & Occupational Monitoring & Surveillance EHPE 313
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment EHRA 213
  • U4 (Soft Skill Application – Community Project ) MPU 3422

Semester 7

  • Ethics And Laws For Health Science Professional EHEL 413
  • Waste Water Management EHWW 413
  • Environmental & Occ. Emergency Response Management EHER 323
  • Management And Safety Of Toxic Substances EHTS 313
  • Research Methodology EHRM 213

Semester 8

  • Research Project EHRP 426
  • Industrial Training EHIT 4210

Entry Requirement

  • Pass STPM/Matriculation/Pre-University or equivalent qualification with minimum GPA 2.33 in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry
  • A-Levels or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in 2 of the following subjects: Biology/Physics or Mathematics/Chemistry
  • Recognized Diploma with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related field
  • Recognized Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field
  • South Australian Matriculation (SAM): Score 12 in 3 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics & 1 other subject or ATAR 60%
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): Min. Score 24 including Chemistry & Biology/Physics
  • UEC: Minimum Grade B in 5 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics & 3 other subjects
  • CIMP/Indian Pre University/CPU: 60% aggregate for 2 subjects including Chemistry & Biology/Physics
  • MUFY/UNSW/New Zealand Bursary/ American High School with Advanced Placement (AP)/ AUSMAT/ South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)/ HSC, Sydney Australia/Trinity College Foundation/Western Australian Curriculum Council/Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)/Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)/Tertiary Entrance Examination/Ontario Secondary School Diploma: 60% aggregate for 2 subjects including Chemistry & Biology & Physics or ATAR 60%

English Proficiency:

  • Malaysian candidates: MUET Band 3 or IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550)
  • International candidates: IELTS (5.5)/TOEFL (550) paper-based or equivalent

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  • Industrial Hygiene Officer
  • Industrial Safety Officer
  • Environmental Consultant


  • Quality: The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in laboratories and hospitals.
  • Clinical Exposure: Students of the Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals throughout Malaysia
  • Affordable: Tuition fees for the Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
  • Recognition: The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) s approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
  • Awarded by MAHSA University: The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia.
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