Health, Safety and Environment
Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) – BSc. (Curtin)
MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(N/862/6/0080) 11/24
|Location||Perth or Malaysia|
|Intake||February or July|
Specialise in identifying and managing workplace risks to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
This course prepares you for a diverse career in the expanding area of occupational health and safety. You will learn how to create, maintain and manage a safe and healthy workplace, and develop professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and technology.
Your first year is inter-professional and taken with other health sciences students.In your second and third years you’ll learn how to identify and manage risks and hazards, participate effectively in decision-making processes and improve health and safety to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace.
You will complete a 100-hour placement in your second year and a 150-hour placement in your third year.
Minimum English language entry requirements
Language Testing System
(no individual band
|Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
|79 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
|SPM 1119 English||C|
|GCE ‘A’ Level||E|
|GCE ‘O’ Level||C|
|GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects)||5|
|UEC (best of 5 selected subjects)||20|
|ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/ MUFY)||70|
Cut-off scores key:
GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)
Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology
Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
Minimum academic entry requirements
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.
• Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
• Corporate Health and Safety Director
• Food Safety Inspector
• Health and Safety Engineer
• Web application developer
• OSHA Inspector
|Health, Safety and Environment|
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1 (March)
Science Fundamentals for Health and Safety
Foundations for Professional Health Practice
Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment
YEAR 1 SEMESTER 2 (July)
Introduction to Chemistry
Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
Human Structure and Function
Introduction to Microbiology and Biohazards
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 1 (March)
Employment and Environment Law
Promoting Mental Health and Social Inclusion
Introduction to Psychology
Workplace Human Factors
YEAR 2 SEMESTER 2 (July)
Health Safety and Environment Professional Practice
Epidemiology – From Principles to Practice
Risk Assessment and Risk Management
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 1 (March)
Injury Management and Workers Compensation
Health and Safety Technology
Applied Research and Biostatistics
Environmental Systems Management
YEAR 3 SEMESTER 2 (July)
Health and Safety Professional Practice
Health and Safety Management
Emergency Management and Incident Investigation
Toxicology and Diseases
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Prepares you for employment in a rapidly expanding area.
- Excellent employment opportunities.
- Strong industry links.
- Workplace and off-site field trips.
- Strong science base.
- Develops your professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and competency with technology.