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).
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.