Project Description

Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management with Honours

(R2/862/6/0040 (A9362) 07/24)

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.

Kemasukan Biasa

i. MUET Band 3 atau TOEFL (550) atau IELTS (5.50); DAN
ii. Lulus Matrikulasi/Pra Universiti/STPM atau yang setaraf dengan minimum GPA 2.33 dalam 2 mata pelajaran berikut;
• Biologi
• Fizik/Matematik
• Kimia
Atau
iii. Lulus A-Level atau setaraf dengan minimum Gred D dalam 2 mata pelajaran berikut;
• Biologi
• Fizik/Matematik
• Kimia
Atau
iv. Lulus Diploma (Tahap 4 MQF) dalam bidang berkaitan dengan minimum CGPA 2.75; atau
v. Lulus Diploma (Tahap 4 MQF) dalam bidang berkaitan di bawah CGPA 2.75 diterima dengan minimum 3 tahun pengalaman kerja dalam bidang berkaitan; atau
vi. Kelayakan lain yang diiktiraf setara dengannya.

Syarat kompetensi Bahasa Inggeris bagi pelajar antarabangsa: Skor TOEFL 550 atau IELTS 5.5 atau yang setaraf.

ATAU

Kemasukan APEL
• Warganegara Malaysia; dan
• Calon hendaklah berumur 21 tahun dan ke ataJ pada tahun permohonan dibuat; dan
• Mempunyai pengalaman kerja/pengalaman pembelajaran terdahulu yang berkaitan; dan
• Lulus Penilaian APEL bagi Sarjana Muda (yang dikendalikan oleh OUM).

Normal Entry

i. MUET Band 3 or TOEFL (550) or IELTS (5.50); AND
ii. Pass Matriculation/Pra University/STPM or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.33 in these 2 subjects:
• Biology
• Physics/Mathematic
• Chemistry
Or
iii. Pass A-Level or equivalent with minimum Grade D in these 2 subjects:
• Biology
• Physics/Mathematic
• Chemistry
Or
iv. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75; or
v. Pass Diploma (MQF Level 4) in related field with CGPA below 2.75 with a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in related field; or
vi. Other recognised equivalent qualifications.

English competency requirement for international students: Score of TOEFL 550 or IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

OR

APEL entry
• Malaysian; and
• Candidate must be 21 years old and above in the year of application being made; and
• Have previous working experience/learning relevant to the field applied; and
• Pass APEL Assessment for Bachelor Degree (conducted by OUM).

Note:

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Sem 1 RM 1,665 RM 1,480 RM 1,665 RM 1,665 RM 2,220
Sem 2 RM 1,665 RM 1,480 RM 1,665 RM 1,665 RM 555
Sem 3 RM 1,480 RM 1,665 RM 1,665 RM 1,665
Total RM 22,200

* 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 1 3
FALSAFAH DAN ISU SEMASA 2 2
ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2 3
PENGHAYATAN ETIKA DAN PERADABAN 2 2
COMMUNITY SERVICE 2
UNIVERSITY COMPULSORY
Subject Name Credit Hours
LEARNING SKILLS FOR 21st CENTURY 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

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

  1. Are OUM`s Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons) (BOSHM) offered in full-time or part-time mode?
    All OUM degrees programmes offered in Malaysia are run in part-time mode, making them particularly suitable for working adults seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise on their life responsibilities.

  2. How are OUM`s Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons) (BOSHM) different from other degree in OSH program offered elsewhere?
    BOSHM program are uniquely different from other degree program in OSH offered elsewhere because:

    • There were an APEL entry options for those who want to continue their study into BOSHM program but having no previous formal educational certificates like diploma, STPM, foundation, A-Level etc.
    • By using your previous working experiences, you can enroll into BOSHM program.
    • The total fees of BOSHM program is the lowest among the other institutions which offered the same degree program.
    • BOSHM program have been recognised by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), where at the end of this degree program, the BOSHM graduates can claim for their greenbook from DOSH without need to attend the SHO courses at NIOSH and sit for the SHO examination.
    • BOSHM mode of study is so flexible especially for those working adult which seeking to upgrade their qualifications, knowledge and skills without having to give up their jobs or compromise on their life responsibilities.
  3. What are the courses offered under Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons) (BOSHM)?
    BOSHM courses (120 credits) comprise:
    Compulsory MPU Courses (24 credits): Learning Skills for Open and Distance Learners; English for Oral Communication; English for Written Communication; Professional Ethics; English for Science and Technical Purpose; Thinking Skills and Problem Solving; Basic Concepts of Information Technology; Introduction to Communication.

    Core Courses (54 credits): Elementary Data Analysis; Essential Mathematics; Basic Science; Occupational Safety and Health Management; OSH Legislation; OSH Risk Management; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Occupational Health Management; Industrial Hygiene; Occupational Ergonomics; Environmental and Occupational Toxicology; Industrial and Organisation Psychology; Emergency Response Management; Occupational Safety I, Occupational Safety 2, Plant and Construction Safety; Bio-Hazard Management; Food Safety and Health.
    Core: Projects (6 credits)

  4. What are the entry requirement for Bachelor of Occupational Safety and Health Management (Hons) (BOSHM)?
    • Mode 1: Direct Entry
      MUET/TOEFL/IELTS: MUET – Band 3/ TOEFL – 550/ IELTS – 5.5
      AND
      STPM/ Matriculation/ Foundation: Pass or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.33 in TWO subjects (Biology; Physics/Math; Chemistry).
      A-Level: Pass or equivalent with a minimum Grade D in these subjects (Biology; Physics/Math; Chemistry).
      OR
      DIPLOMA: 

      • Pass recognised Diploma (Level 4 MQF) with minimum CGPA of 2.75 in related field;
        OR
      • Pass recognised Diploma (Level 4 MQF) with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in related field
    • Mode 2: Flexible/ APEL Entry
      • 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.
  5. How soon can I complete BOSHM program?
    BOSHM is 120 credit-hour programme, which means that it can typically be completed in 14 semesters. That`s approximately 4 and half years if the programme is completed without any credit transfer, and if learners take the standard 3 courses per semester path.

  6. What is the mode of teaching delivery for BOSHM program?
    BOSHM program currently run fully online starting on semester May 2020 (during the MCO due to Covid19). Previous mode of delivery before the MCO is a blended modes.

    • Fully online mode means that you can follow an OUM programme from anywhere in Malaysia, at your own pace and alongside your online peers, with the guidance of your e-tutor. In this mode, you need not attend face-to-face tutorials or seminars, unless you want or are able to.
    • Blended mode refers to a combination of online study and face-to-face tutorials. Face-to-face tutorials usually conducted on weekend once a month/ course. Each course consist of 3 tutorials session/semester (2 hrs tutorials/ session).This flexibility of modes is a specialty of OUM, the first open and distance learning university in Malaysia. It is particularly suitable for self-directed adult learners who want to upgrade their skills and qualifications on a part-time basis without having to give up work and another life commitments.
  7. When can I join BOSHM?
    BOSHM program have intakes in the January, May and September semesters.

  8. Who are the academic staff responsible for delivering BOSHM program?
    BOSHM program at OUM are delivered by a qualified and experienced subject-matter experts and tutors/facilitators with degrees from reputable universities.

  9. Does BOSHM program have been accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Accreditation (MQA) and Public Service Department (JPA)?
    BOSHM program have been fully accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Accreditation (MQA) since 2013, and have been accredited and commended by Public Service Department (JPA).

  10. Are course materials provided by OUM?
    All core learning materials are provided or made available for library loan. They include specially-commissioned course modules, e-textbooks, study guides, reading bricks, AV files, CDs and/or DVDs. Learners may also use OUM`s physical and digital libraries to access a wide range of learning materials.

  11. How will I be assessed should I enrol for BOSHM program?
    For BOSHM program, assessment methods vary from course to course. Most courses have assignments and final exams, and few courses also consist of the practical and lab sessions.

  12. How much does it cost to pursue BOSHM program at OUM?
    The total fees for BOSHM program is RM21, 758. All fees are subject to revision without prior notice.

  13. Can I apply for a PTPTN loan if I want to pursue BOSHM?
    The PTPTN loan is only available to Malaysian citizens enrolled in a recognised undergraduate program. You can only apply for a PTPTN loan after you have applied, been accepted and registered in the program. For more information on PTPTN loan, visit http://www.ptptn.gov.my/

  14. What are the potential career paths for BOSHM graduates?
    • Safety and Health Officer (SHO) at various industries (manufacturing, oil and gases, hotel etc)
    • OSH Consultant and Trainer (legal compliance and OSH management)
    • Auditor and Assessor (OHSAS 18001, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), etc)
    • Safety Manager
    • Safety Engineer
    • Researcher (Occupational Safety and Health field)
    • Industrial Hygienist
    • Etc.
  15. I`ve decided I want to pursue BOSHM program at OUM. How do I apply?
    Apply online at http://fastrac.oum.edu.my/
    Alternatively, visit any of OUM`s Learning Centres (LCs) located throughout the country for guidance. For info on the LCs, go to https://www.oum.edu.my/learningcentres/
  16. Whom should I contact if I need to find out more about OUM`s BOSHM program?
    For academic-related enquiries related to BOSHM, email to Mdm Nurul Fairuz binti Buang at nurul_fairuz@oum.edu.my
    For general enquiries on OUM programmes, email the Marketing Unit at enquiries@oum.edu.my or call +603-78012000.*All information contained in this FAQ are subject to revision without prior notice. 

NURUL FAIRUZ BINTI BUANG
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