MAHSA University’s Diploma in Environmental Health is a 3-year comprehensive programme for students who have completed their SPM or its equivalent. This course was tailored for individuals who have an interest in health and the environmental conditions that necessarily dictate it. Students will learn about the importance of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases brought about by physical, biological, cultural and socio-environmental agents. They will also discuss the necessity of good sanitation, preventive measures and remedial action.

MAHSA's Diploma in Environmental Health is an exciting programme that observes and studies human activity affecting the quality of human life. Students learn to make scientific observations based on empirical evidence and logical deductions, and to formulate their own answers and solutions to current environmental problems. Core topics include health issues; the body’s reaction to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical and biological agents of environmental contamination; the ways in which pollutants are released on the environment in solid, liquid and gaseous forms; types of hazardous wastes; susceptible populations; risk analysis and the scientific bases for decision-making, and emerging global environmental health issues.

At the end of the course, students will be equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant sciences and their auxiliary services such as legal barriers and obligations, codes of practice and ethics, and relevant communication skills.

Programme Structure

1 Anatomy And Physiology EHAP 4112
Chemistry For Environmental Health EHBC 4112
Physics EHPS 4112
Introduction To Environmental Health EHEH 4113
Microbiology I EHMC 4113
Basic Mathematics EHBM 4112
Pengajian Malaysia/ Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (U1) MPU 2163/ MPU 2133
English For Academic Purpose ENG 4112
2 Disease Control EHDC 4123
Organizational And Human Relation EHOB 4122
Land Use And Housing EHLH 4122
Introduction To Soil & Hydrogelogy EHSH 4122
English For Academic Writing FSC BIO 134
Microbiology II FSC BMS 133
Appreciation It (U2) MPU 2223
Solid And Hazardous Waste Management EHWM 4122
3 Food Microbiology And Technology EHMT 4213
Environmental Toxicology EHTC 4212
Pest & Vector Management EHPV 4213
Epidemiology And Biostatistics EHEB 4213
Water Supply And Sewerage Management EHWS 4213
Pembentukan Keluarga Bahagia (U3) MPU 2332
Health Promotion And Education EHPE 4212
4 Food Hygiene And Safety EHFS 4223
Occupational Health And Safety EHOH 4223
Legal Procedures EHLP 4223
Professional & Environmental SPPD 4223
Environmental Health Legislations EHLG 4223
Environmental Health Risk Assessment EHRA 4222
5 Research Methodology And Report Writing EHRM 4313
Operational Area Administraion (Practical) EHPA 4312
Surveilance And Control Diseases (Practical) EHPD 4313
Health Education And Promotion (Practical) EHPE 4312
Food Hygience And Safety (Practical) EHPF 4312
Water Quality Control (Practical) EHPW 4312
Community Services (U4) MPU 2413
6 First Aid And CPR EHFA 4322
Environmental Sanitation And Building (Practical) EHPS 4322
Environmental Health Enforcement And Legal Procedures (Practical) EHPL 4323
Occupational Health Project (Proposal & Report) EHPP 4323
International Health Services (Practical) EHPI 4322
Environmental Health Professional Seminar (Practical) EHPP 4322

Entry Requirement

SPM or equivalent with 5 credits in the following subjects:

Bahasa Malaysia
1 Science subject
(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science)
Any other 1 subject

GCE/O Level or equivalent with 5 Grade C in the following subjects:

1 Science subject
(Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science)
Any other 2 subjects

Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75

Other equivalent qualification

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Health Officer

  • Safety Officer

  • Public Health Officer


The Diploma in Environmental Health is designed in consultation with a panel of local and international experts, resulting in a highly sought after curriculum that combines theoretical learning and practical sessions in laboratories and hospitals.
Clinical Exposure
Students of the Diploma in Environmental Health gain experience in our rather exhaustive list of panel of hospitals throughout Malaysia
Tuition fees for the Diploma in Environmental Health are kept at an affordable level, to ensure there are little barriers to a good quality education.
The Diploma in Environmental Health is accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and recognized by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Awarded by
MAHSA University
The Diploma in Environmental Health is awarded by MAHSA University, a leader in Medical and Health Science Education in Malaysia