Master of Science in Occupational Health Safety and Environmental Management


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Course Overview

The program aims to develop the theoretical an practical aspects of the student by means of personal development, knowledge acquisition, problem analysis evaluation and solving in preparation for a career in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management in a supervisory role. Following the course will also provide the basis for an appreciation of the value of education and life-long learning through additional study and continuing professional development. In this way the student will be provided with the range of academic and professional values and attitudes necessary to meet the needs of a rapidly changing technical and industrial environment. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
OHSEM 501 Health and Safety Law 5
OHSEM 502 Biological Principles and Microbiology 5
OHSEM 503 Physics and Safety 5
OHSEM 504 Health and Safety at Work 5
OHSEM 505 Health and Safety Management 5
OHSEM 506 Health and Safety Information 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
OHSEM 511 Hazardous Agents at Works 5
OHSEM 512 Health and Safety Legislation 5
OHSEM 513 Risk Management 5
OHSEM 514 Fire Safety 5
OHSEM 515 Construction Site Safety 5
OHSEM 516 Occupational Hygiene and Health 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
OHSEM 601 Quality and Environmental Management 5
OHSEM 602 Construction  Health  and  Safety  Management 5
OHSEM 603 Environmental Protection and Health 5
OHSEM 604 Law and Compliance 5
OHSEM 605 Environmental Management in Practice 5
OHSEM 606 Managing for Health and Safety 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
OHSEM 611 Occupational Health and Safety 4
OHSEM 612 Environmental Management 4
OHSEM 613 Accident  Investigation  and  Outcome  Management 4
OHSEM 614 Integrated Management Systems 4
OHSEM 615 Entrepreneurship 4
OHSEM 616 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

Occupational safety and health specialists carry out inspections of work environments and notify management of any violations. They have the obligation of issuing suspension orders to employers if the violations are not corrected in a timely manner. Occupational safety and health specialists provide recommended actions to rectify hazardous or potentially hazardous situations.

Designing work spaces, methods, controls and programs that help prevent injuries or illnesses and maintain good air quality is part of an occupational safety and health specialist’s job. When patterns of illness, injury or absenteeism appear, occupational safety and health specialists perform investigations.

Educational training programs are taught by occupational safety and health specialists to show employees how to use and dispose of hazardous chemicals, safely operate equipment, handle emergency situations and perform other safety procedures. These professionals also collect samples of potentially harmful substances like dust and gas to test their toxicity levels.


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