The Bachelor of Environmental Health and Safety (Hons) ODL is a 4-year undergraduate degree programme that prepares students for a career in environmental health and safety. This programme offered by MAHSA University employ’s innovative teaching and learning approach through online and distance learning (ODL) delivery modes.

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is the study of science and practices of public health concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment affecting human health and its related issues that impacts communities, alongside promoting sustainable living conditions. Students will study disease prevention and control, food safety and hygiene, drinking water quality and supply, solid waste management and cleansing, pest and vector management, environmental health legislation, international health and management, waste water treatment and management, occupational health and safety, risk management and assessment, emergency response management, industrial hygiene and environmental health activities in local authorities. The scope for environmental health related activities are wide and encompasses future advances and technologies.

There is an increased and continued demand for expertise in the EHS field locally and globally. EHS graduates are much sought after in various industrial and manufacturing segments including government linked agencies. Here at MAHSA, we has taken the bold step to envisage the global and national vision of the current and future industrial revolution by molding sound graduates with all rounded qualities coupled with the necessary talent and skills to lead the ever-evolving environmental health and safety landscape The ODL teaching methods include lecture and tutorial sessions on the e-learning platform.

Self–instructional materials will be uploaded to the online forum prior to lecture or tutorial sessions. Integrative teaching approaches through discussion and seminars will be held through this online platform. Lecturers will facilitate learning through the use of case scenarios. Practical sessions will be conducted through face-to-face teaching where hands–on skills can be demonstrated.

Programme Structure

Y1 Anatomy & Physiology Chemistry for Environmental Health
Introduction to Public and Environmental Health
Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology
Biochemistry for Environmental Health
Microbiology for Environmental Health
Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases Control
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Pest and Vector Management
English for Health Science
Malaysia Studies
Islamic Studies/Moral Education
Y2 Research Methodology
Built Environment, Housing and Technology
Environmental Health Risk Assessment
Environmental and Occupational Toxicology
Applied Ecology
Health Promotion and Education
Practical Training
Y3 Integrated Solid Waste Management
Management and Safety of Toxic Substances
Pollution and Environmental Monitoring and Management
Occupational Health and Safety
Environmental Health Legislation
Food Safety and Management
Water supply and Quality Management
Environmental and Occupational Emergency Response Management
Healthcare Management
Health Psychology
English for Research Writing
Y4 Waste Water Management
Ethics and Laws for Health Science Professional
First Aid and Basic Life Support
Research Project
Industrial Training

Entry Requirement


    Minimum CGPA of 2.50 Chemistry and Biology or Physics

  • DIPLOMA in related field

    Minimum CGPA of 2.75 or less than 2.75 with work experience of minimum 3 years.


    Malaysian candidates:
    Minimum MUET Band 3 or IELTS(5.5)/TOEFL(550)

    International candidates:
    Minimum IELTS(5.5)/TOEFL(550)

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Health Officer(EHO) in Ministry of Health/Ministry of Housing, Local Government/Local Authorities/Tourism Sectors/Quarantine Services

  • EHO in Airports, Sea Port Authorities, border crossings, entry points and transportation hubs

  • EHO in hypermarkets, malls and shopping centres

  • EHO is Solid Waste Management/Waste Water Management Company, and recycling industries

  • EHO and Safety Officers in industrial sectors, manufacturing, and oil and gas industries

  • Hygiene Manager in Food Manufacturing Industry and Hospitality Industry

  • Consultant in the field of Environmental Health and Safety, hygiene training, food safety

  • Sanitation and Infection Control Managers in private hospitals, plantation sectors, refugee camps, emergency response

  • Investigating Officers in Social Security Organization, and Employees Provident Funds

  • Lecturer in Higher Education Institutions

  • Pest and Vector Control Management


This programme is designed in consultation with a panel of experts with emphasis on graduates’ readiness for practice.
Industrial & Practical Internship
The programme provides industrial and practical internship and placement at the District Health Office, local authorities, and industries.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons) ODL mode is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia.