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BSc Workplace Safety and Health

Bachelor's Degree Programme

Provides a focused WSH training for those seeking a career in safety. Students can choose a range of minors according to the role they take on as WSH professionals.

BSc Workplace Safety and Health


The programme aims to provide a more focused training in Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) for those aspiring to seek a career in safety. This WSH programme is unique in that students are grounded in human factors fundamentals and principles in the lower-level courses and then focus on the workplace safety, health and environmental issues in the higher-level courses. The programme equips students with the skills and knowledge of evaluating and controlling hazards, and developing strategic initiatives to create a safer and healthier workplace, through a better appreciation of human physical, biological and cognitive strengths and limitations.

Students can pair this WSH major with one of the minors offered in SUSS, making it flexible for students to craft out a degree programme that best suits their needs according to the role they desire to take on as WSH professionals.

The programme is recognised by Singapore Ministry of Manpower for WSH Officer registration.

Our BSc Workplace Safety and Health programme just obtained the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) accreditation.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

In addition to the standard admission criteria for all Singapore University of Social Sciences undergraduate programmes, applicants need to meet ONE of the following specific qualifications:

  • Diploma in cognate areas of technology, science or engineering from a local polytechnic; OR
  • at least a Grade C6 in GCE 'O' Level Physics and Mathematics; OR
  • Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

To graduate with a basic degree, students are required to complete 130 credit units (cu), which include:

The curriculum is structured such that:

  • Level 1 courses consist of foundational courses in Human Factors and Cognition & Information Processing.
  • Level 2 courses train students to apply what is learnt at level 1 to the design and evaluation of tools, workplaces, environment and systems.
  • Level 3 courses cover advanced topics in safety, spanning assessment of risks, management of safety and environment, safety standards and accident investigations.

This programme is suitable for those looking to join the WSH workforce to play a role in raising the work safety standards in Singapore, as well as WSH professionals wanting to further upgrade their knowledge and skills in WSH and in Human Factors.

Singapore aims to reduce workplace fatality rate to less than 1.0 per 100,000 workers by 2028. In order to achieve this target, it is important that all stakeholders in the workplace play a role in keeping the workplace safe and healthy for all workers and build a strong safety culture. It is important that companies adopt a strong professional stance in the management of the health and safety of their workers through knowledge development, upgrading and training of their safety professionals. Graduates may look forward a fulfilling career as a safety professional in many sectors including manufacturing, construction, healthcare, built environment, logistics and so on.

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