Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management with Honours (BOSHM)

Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management with Honours (R/862/6/0040 (A9362) 07/19)

Programme Synopsis

Successful organisations treat their employees as valuable assets and with increasing cut throat competition and emphasis laid on human resource policies and practices, safety and health of employees cannot be ignored for the success of business entities. Employers are being called upon to strengthen the need to better equip themselves with tools that effectively guard their employees against occupational hazards, including psychosocial ones.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) has become an integral part of business in Malaysia. The Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (BOSHM) programme offered at OUM is a part-time open and distance learning (ODL) undergraduate degree programme, which is designed for OSH professionals, who are both practising and experienced at either management or technical level.

The program will expand your knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplinary approaches. This programme differs from other programmes, which integrate OSH and management perspective. The programme has strengths in a number of areas including OSH management, OSH legislation, Occupational Health and Hygiene and Occupational Safety. You will also grasp key elements in financial management, industrial psychology, project management and human resource management to provide a complete set of competencies as Safety and Health Professionals. Our program incorporates experiential learning concepts with project-based learning and provides hands-on experience, ensuring students graduate with ‘real-world’ experience.

BOSHM program is fully accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by Public Service Department (JPA).

 

Career Opportunities

The programme providing improved career prospects and advancement in the variety of industries including mining, oil, gas, manufacturing, construction, hotels, marine and aviation industries and many others. There is also demand for graduates in corporate, government, health and academic sectors. OSH professionals work alongside with other professional in the organisation to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.

With Malaysia steadily and increasingly strengthening its position as a quite formidable economic participant in the immediate region as well as the global economic community, we are bound to face challenges in terms of the working environment. To add on with the stringent legislative requirements for in OSH and the future demand for tertiary qualified occupational health and safety professionals is expected to be high.

Programme Director


Name : NURUL FAIRUZ BINTI BUANG
Email : nurul_fairuz@oum.edu.my

Normal Entry

Passed the STPM/ Matriculation/ A-Level/ Foundation or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in these subjects:

  • Biology/ Physics
  • Chemistry
AND
Passed SPM/SPMV/MCE or equivalent with 5 credits in any 3 of the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • English

*Note: Candidates may be required to have 5 credits in the listed subjects in some fields of study. OR
Relevant Diploma from a recognised institution with a minimum CGPA of 2.75; OR
Relevant Diploma from a recognised institution with CGPA less than 2.75 and minimum 3 years (36months) of working experience in the relevant field

OR

APEL Entry (Only for Malaysians)

The candidate should be more than 21 years of age in the year of application; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test & Portfolio) conducted by OUM

English Language Proficiency for Foreign Students

Candidates must obtain the minimum of 6.0 in IELTS/ 550 in TOEFL (written) or their equivalent.



Note:
  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if, the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date;
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as prescribed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,472 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 RM 2,208
Sem 2 RM 1,472 RM 1,472 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 RM 552
Sem 3 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 RM 1,656 -
Total RM 22,080
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.



Note

♦ Processing fee:

  • RM30 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International)

♦ Financial options:

  • PTPTN; or
  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or
  • Flexible Payment Scheme.

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.
GENERAL STUDIES COURSES
Subject Name Credit Hours
TAMADUN ISLAM DAN TAMADUN ASIA 2
HUBUNGAN ETNIK 2
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 3
HEALTH AND WELLNESS 3 3
COMMUNITY SERVICE 2
UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY
Subject Name Credit Hours
LEARNING SKILLS FOR OPEN DISTANCE LEARNERS 3
ENGLISH FOR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH FOR ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
ENGLISH FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL PURPOSES 3
PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 3
BASIC COMPULSORY
Subject Name Credit Hours
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJOR 3
THINKING SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION 3
BASIC CONCEPTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
CORE COMPULSARY
Subject Name Credit Hours
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
OSH LEGISLATION 3
CORE COURSE
Subject Name Credit Hours
BASIC SECURITY MANAGEMENT 3
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3
OSH RISK MANAGEMENT 3
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICOLOGY 3
PLANT AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY 3
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES 3
OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS 3
BIO-HAZARDS MANAGEMENT 3
FOOD SAFETY AND HEALTH 3
EMERGENCY RESPONSE MANAGEMENT 3
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 3
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
PROJECT 6
ESSENTIAL MATHEMATICS 3
BASIC SCIENCE 3
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT I 3
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY 1 3
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY 2 3
INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3
ELEMENTARY DATA ANALYSIS 3

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