Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (B.Sc. OHSE)

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Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (B.Sc. OHSE) is a four year degree that prepares graduates to anticipate, identify, control, and evaluate workplace hazards and for professional management roles. The program is founded on current best practices in OHSE and embeds competences and certifications from the International Network of Safety & Health Professional Organizations (INSHPO), the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). An integration of theory with application in laboratory and diverse work placements prepares graduates to join the workforce as autonomous and competent practitioners who can promote professional and ethical behavior, identify health, safety and environmental hazards in the workplace, assess the risk of those hazards, and implement control measures including health, safety and environmental laws, standards, and international best practices to eliminate or minimize those risks. Graduates are employed in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, health care, education, and oil and gas.

Program Duration:

Four years

Accreditation:

Various courses embedded in the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (B.Sc. OHSE) are accredited through the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), a leading specialized accreditation association for health, safety, environment and wellbeing management.

For more information on UDST’s NEBOSH accreditation, please visit www.nebosh.org.uk/home/

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Accreditation:

The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (B.Sc. OHSE) program is accredited through the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world's largest membership organization for health and safety professionals. IOSH is committed to ensuring that global work practices are safe, healthy and sustainable.

For more information on UDST's IOSH accreditation, please visit https://iosh.com/

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus one final year Mathematics, and successful completion of the final year of two of three science courses (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) with a minimum score of 60%;

OR

2. Two-year Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent.

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test

 

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with a minimum score of 480

 

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

  1. Documented proof of completed First Aid certification prior to the OHSE work term practicum
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hard hats and steel-toed boots are required for most work term practicum sites.
  3. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange transportation to and from work term practicum sites.
  4. Additional program costs may include textbooks and a mobile phone which supports access to specialized applications.
  5. Students may choose to complete individual NEBOSH certification exams at an additional cost.

To see the 2022-2023 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

 

To see the 2023-2024 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

2023-2024 Study Plan:

 

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1

BIOL1110

Anatomy & Physiology Ⅰ

- - 4 3 3
CHEM1030

Health Sciences Chemistry 

- CHEM1031 3 3 0
CHEM1031

Health Sciences Chemistry (Lab)

- CHEM1030 1 0 3
COMM1010

English Communication Ⅰ

- - 3 3 0
HSOH1100

Introduction to Health, Safety, & Environment

- - 4 4

0

Semester 1 Total: 15 13 6
SEMESTER 2
BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology ⅠⅠ BIOL1110 - 4 3 3
PHYS1030 Health Sciences Physics  - PHYS1031 3 3 0
PHYS1031 Health Sciences Physics (Lab) - PHYS1030 1 0 3
HSOH1200 Health, Safety, & Environment Management Systems HSOH1100 - 4 3 3
Semester 2 Total: 12 9 9
SEMESTER 3
HSOH1300 Health, Safety & Environment Law HSOH1200 - 3 3 0
HSOH2040 Professionalism & Ethics - - 3 3 0
SSHA1003 Introduction to Psychology - - 3 3 0
Semester 3 Total: 9 9 0
YEAR 1 TOTAL: 36 31 15

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
AECH1103

Industrial Process Overview

CHEM1020 or CHEM1030 - 2 2 0
BIOL2010

Microbiology

- BIOL2011 3 3 0
BIOL2011 Microbiology (Lab) - BIOL2010 1 0 3
HSOH2110

Occupational Hazards & Controls

HSOH1200 - 4 3 3
COMM1020

English Communication ⅠⅠ

COMM1010 - 3 3

0

Semester 4 Total: 13 11 6
SEMESTER 5
BUSG2002 Project Management - - 3 2 2
HSOH2102 Introduction to Toxicology CHEM1030 CHEM1031 - 4 3 3
HSOH2220 Inspections & Investigations HSOH1200 - 4 3 3
MATH2002 Quantitative Designs & Statistics - - 3 3 1
Semester 5 Total: 14 11 9
SEMESTER 6
HSOH2050 Epidemiology MATH2002 - 3 3 0
HSOH2300 Process Safety Management HSOH1200 - 3 3 0
RSST1001 Qualitative Designs & Analyses - - 3 3 0
Semester 6 Total: 9 9 0
YEAR 2 TOTAL: 36 31 15

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
HSOH3110

Fire Safety & Risk Management

HSOH1200 - 4 4 0
HSOH3220

Environmental Management

HSOH1200 - 4 3 3
HSOH3150

Occupational Hygiene Ⅰ

HSOH1100 - 4 3 3
GARC1001

Qatar History & Society

- - 3 3 3
Semester 7 Total: 15

13

6
SEMESTER 8
HSOH3210 Ergonomics HSOH2110 - 4 3 3
HSOH3120

Management of Health & Wellness at Work

HSOH2110 - 4 4 0
HSOH3251 Occupational Hygiene ⅠⅠ HSOH2110 - 4 3 3
Social Sciences, Humanities & the Arts Elective: Select 1 of 5
SSHA1001 Islamic & Arab Civilization - - 3 3 0
SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology - - 3 3 0
SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning - - 3 3 0
SSHA1005 Law & Society - - 3 3 0
SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts - - 3 3 0
Semester 8 Total: 15 13 6
SEMESTER 9
HSOH3300 Health & Safety Auditing HSOH1200 - 3 3 1
MGMT2010 Organizational Behavior Min 30 Credits - 3 2 3
Semester 9 Total: 6 5 4
YEAR 3 TOTAL: 36 31 16

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
HSOH4100

International Oil & Gas Certificate

HSOH1200 HSOH2300

- 4 3 3
HSOH4130

Occupational Health & Safety in the Construction Industry

HSOH2110 - 6 6 0
Elective: Select 1 of 6
BUSG2001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - - 3 3 0
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002 Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
HSEH1110 Principles of Environmental Health - - 3 3 0
SCIE1002 Science & Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 10 Total: 13 12 3
SEMESTER 11
HSOH4200 Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Degree Practicum - - 8 480 Total HRs
Semester 11 Total: 8 0 0
YEAR 4 TOTAL: 21 12 3
B.Sc. OHSE PROGRAM TOTAL: 129 106 49

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Program (B.Sc. OHSE) are equipped to pursue further specialization in their field or post-graduate research.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The four year B.Sc. OHSE degree prepares graduates for an exciting and rewarding career in the field of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment in any industry. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist, including but not limited to, the following:

  • HSE Safety Coordinator
  • OHSE Officer
  • Military HSE Officer
  • Safety Coordinator Officer (Systems & Audit)
  • HSE Officer/ Inspector
  • OHSE Educator
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene Specialist
  • Safety Officer (Systems & Audit)
  • HSE Officer (Education Sector)

Program Contact:

Dr. Haruna Moda Musa
Department Head, Environmental Health and Occupational Health, Safety & Environment

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