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 an 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 that is 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, wastewater 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 have taken the bold step to envisage the global and national vision of the current and future industrial revolution by molding competent 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 using 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

i) Pass Matriculation/Pre-University/STPM or equivalent qualification with minimum CGPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology

  • Physics/Mathematics

  • Chemistry

ii) Pass A-Level or equivalent qualification with minimum Grade D in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology

  • Physics/Mathematics

  • Chemistry

iii) Pass in South Australian Matriculation (SAM) - achieves 60% ATAR or minimum score 12 for three (3) subjects including:

  • Biology

  • Biology/Physics

  • One other subject

iv) Pass Diploma in Environmental Health from MAHSA University with minimum CGPA of 2.50

v) Pass Diploma with minimum CGPA 2.75 in related field (other higher education institutions)

vi) Pass Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field

vii) Pass in International Baccalaureate (IB) with minimum 24 points including following subjects:

  • Chemistry

  • Biology/Physics

viii) Pass in Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) - achieves Grade B in five (5) subjects including:

  • Biology/Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Three other subjects

ix) Pass in Monash University Foundation Pre-University Program (MUFY)/Canadian Pre-University (CPU)/Canadian International Matriculation Program (CIMP)/Higher School Certificate-Sydney Australia/UNSW/HSC/New Zealand Bursary/American High School with Advanced Placement (AP)/Trinity College Foundation Studies/Western Australian Curriculum Council (WACC)/AUSMAT/South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)/Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)/Victorian Certificate in Education (VCE)/Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE)/Ontario Secondary School Diploma - achieve 60% ATAR or achieve 60% (aggregate) in following two (2) subjects:

  • Chemistry

  • Biology/Physics

x) Pass in Indian Pre-University - achieves 60% (aggregate) or CGPA 2.50 including the following two (2) subjects:

  • Chemistry

  • Biology/Physics

xi) Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

English proficiency for international student:

TOEFL (550) / IELTS (5.5) / MUET (Band 3)

*if the Entry Qualification to the programme is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction; OR pass an English Proficiency test approved by the University.*

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.
MAHSA Regional Centres Address Website Contact Details
Kedah ANS Institute of Technology Lot 558, 256 Bandar Alor Setar, 05000 Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia Mr.Mohd Farid
+6011-6061 8108
Melaka Melaka International College of Science and Technology (MiCost), Aras 6, Bangunan Graha Maju, Jalan Graha Maju, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia Ms.Suhaini binti Hj Amsah
+6016 640 0342
Sarawak The Borneo House, No. 1 Jalan Batu 6-7, Jalan Penrissen, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
+6082 463 224