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Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment) (Top-up)

BSc(Curtin) - B-HLSFENV Bachelor of Science
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Part-time
Intake February, July, November
Duration 32 months (8 trimesters)

Specialise in identifying and managing workplace risks to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

This course prepares you for a diverse career in the expanding area of occupational health and safety. You will learn how to create, maintain and manage a safe and healthy workplace, and develop professional skills in critical thinking, information literacy and technology. You’ll learn how to identify and manage risks and hazards, participate effectively in decision-making processes and improve health and safety to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace.

You will complete a 100-hour placement in your second academic year and a 150-hour placement in your third academic year.

What you’ll learn

  • Apply and integrate knowledge and practice of environmental and occupational health to enhance the safety and well-being of populations
  • Apply logical and rational processes to critically analyse issues relevant to Environmental and Occupational Health and think creatively in the generation of solutions to problems
  • Access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information and evidence from the range of resources applicable to practice
  • Communicate effectively with a range of people including community groups, workers, employers, statutory authorities and their representatives and other professionals
  • Use scientific methods and technologies with an understanding of their advantages and limitations
  • Demonstrate ability for self-directed and lifelong learning through self-accepted responsibility
  • Recognise and apply international standards and perspectives within environmental and occupational settings
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity including the impact of cultural and social factors
  • Demonstrate professionalism and capacity for leadership and be able to work independently, collaboratively and ethically

Admission criteria


  • Diploma in Health, Science or Engineering from a local polytechnic or other recognised institution.
  • Graduates of WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety & Health may be eligible for credit exemptions.
  • Other diploma level qualifications are assessed on an individual basis.

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Overall band score6.5

Other notes

Depending on your qualifications, you may not need to provide proof of English proficiency. Please contact us for more information.

View the full list of entry requirements.


Tuition fee 
Total tuition feeS$25,600
Payable over eight trimester instalments

All fees are inclusive of 7% GST. Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Professional Recognition

Professional Accreditation

Professional Memberships

Upon graduating, you can apply for membership to:

Career opportunities

Common duties of a Health and Safety Officer:

  • Identify hazards and associated risks, and implement control measures.
  • Report and investigate incidents and injuries.
  • Provide advice, information and instruction on occupational health and safety issues.
  • Develop injury and incident prevention strategies.
  • Assist with rehabilitation of injured workers.
  • Monitor compliances with occupational health and safety policy and procedures.
  • Conduct safety and health trainings.
  • Promote safety and health within the enterprise.

Credit for previous study

Applicants with related work experience or with a WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety & Health may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (credit for unit exemptions) and you are encouraged to contact Curtin Singapore for further information.