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. 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 that affects the quality of human life. Students learn to make scientific observations based on empirical evidence and logical deductions, and to formulate their own conclusions 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.

Upon completion 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

Y1 | S1 Anatomy and Physiology EHAP 4112
Chemistry for Environmental Health EHCE 4112
Physics EHPS 4112
Introduction to Environmental Health EHEH 4113
Basic Mathematics EHBM 4112
English for Academic Purpose ENG 4112
Microbiology I EHMC 4113
Y1 | S2 Pengajian Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (U1) MPU 2163/MPU 2133
Disease Control EHDC 4123
Organizational and Human Relation EHOB 4122
Land Use and Housing EHLH 4122
Introduction to Soil & Hydrogeology EHSH 4122
English for Academic Writing ENG 4212
Microbiology II EHMC 4122
Y1 | S3 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management EHWM 4122
Creative and Critical Thinking/Bahasa Kebangsaan A (U2) MPU 2222/MPU 2212
Time Management (U3) MPU 2312
Health Promotion and Education EHPE 4212
Y2 | S1 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
Environmental Health Risk Assessment EHRA 4222
Y2 | S2 Food Hygiene and Safety EHFS 4223
Occupational Health and Safety EHOH 4223
Legal Procedures EHLP 4223
Professional & Environmental Ethics SPPD 4223
Environmental Health Legislations EHLG 4223
Y2 | S3 Research Methodology and Report Writing EHRM 4313
Co-curriculum project (U4) MPU 2412
First Aid and CPR EHFA 4322
Y3 | S1 Operational Area Administration (Practical training) EHPA 4312
Surveillance and Control of Diseases (Practical training) EHPD 4313
Health Education and Promotion (Practical training) EHPE 4312
Food Hygiene and Safety (Practical training) EHPF 4312
Water Quality Control (Practical training) EHPW 4312
Y3 | S2 Environmental Sanitation and Building (Practical training) EHPS 4322
Environmental Health Enforcement and Legal Procedures (Practical training) EHPL 4323
Occupational Health & Safety (Practical training) EHPO 4323
International Health Services (Practical training) EHPI 4322
Y3 | S3 Environmental Health Project (Proposal & Report) EHPP 4323
Environmental Health Professional Seminar EHPP 4322

Entry Requirement

  • SPM or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:

    • Mathematics

    • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and

    • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English if credits)

    *Having SPM referring to pass SPM with at least pass in Bahasa Melayu and History*

  • OR

  • Pass GCE O-Level or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Melayu or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:

    • Mathematics

    • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and

    • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if obtained Grade C)


  • Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the field of Health Science with minimum CGPA of 2.75

  • OR

  • Other recognized qualification of equivalence

English proficiency for international student:

  • IELTS (4.0)

  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)

  • TOEFL PBT (397)

  • CAM ENG ADV–CAE (160)

  • CAM ENG PROF–CPE (180)

  • Pearson Test English–PTE (30)

  • MUET (Band 2)

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