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BSc Workplace Safety and Health with Minor

Bachelor's Degree Programme
(Part-time)

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 with Minor


Overview

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 a selection of Minor programmes 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 (MOM) for WSH Officer registration.

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

Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS Core courses, 10 cu of General Electives, which are courses offered under the General Studies Programme (course pre-requisites apply), and a minor course (40 cu) of your choice. All courses are 5 cu unless stated otherwise.

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.
Module Types
COMPULSORY
60 cu
ELECTIVE
10 cu
~ GENERAL ELECTIVE ~
10 cu

(Students to choose up to 10 cu of courses offered under the General Studies Programme)

MINOR COURSES
40 cu

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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