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BSC (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

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The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Course Code
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Study mode
Start Date
02 Aug 2024 (Fri)
2 years to 3 years
Course Fee
Programme Fee: GBP1,456 per course X 8 courses
Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
Deadline on 30 Jun 2024 (Sun)
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HKU SPACE in collaboration with the School of Design of The University of Greenwich, the United Kingdom, offers the programme of BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment by distance learning mode.

The programme aims to produce an individual with competence across the core disciplines of environment, safety and health practice. In particular, it aims to engender the necessary skills for managing environment, safety and health activities, and will encourage a “team” approach in environment, safety and health practice. As an international programme, it will provide the skills and knowledge required in an increasingly globalised profession producing graduates able to contribute to the creation of safer, healthier and more environmentally conscious workplaces.

Programme Details

Programme Structure

This is a distance learning (with face-to-face tuition) programme. The programme is designed for part-time study of two years. Each academic year consists of two semesters. Each semester will be followed by assessment period for taking any examination relating to the course(s) taken in the previous study period.

The medium of instruction is English. All assessments are also in English.

The minimum duration of the programme is 24 months and the maximum duration is 60 months.



A student of the programme has to study 6 courses and complete a dissertation as shown below. The total number of credits to be earned is 120.

            Year 1

·      Ergonomics (15 credits)

·      Physical Agents (15 credits)

·      Environmental Industrial Pollution (15 credits)

·      Chemical Hazards (15 credits)

Year 2

·          Environmental Industrial Management (15 credits)

·          Management of Risk (15 credits)

·          Dissertation (30 credits)

* Dissertation is counted as two courses.

Each course comprises two series of lectures generally conducted in two to three study weekends during the semester. Academic staff from the University of Greenwich will conduct the lectures / workshops for the first study weekend, and the local tutors will conduct the lectures in the second and third study weekends.



The assessment for each course of the programme are based on assignments.

Students must complete a dissertation (10,000 words) (which is counted as two courses) in the areas of health, safety, hygiene or environmental topic. EACH student will be allocated a local dissertation supervisor.


Academic Progression

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for the following two MSc / Postgraduate Diploma programmes offered by the University of Greenwich in collaboration with HKU SPACE:

·          Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Safety, Health and


·          Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Hygiene

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Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

Professional Accreditation

The programme is currently accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (graduate membership) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (certificate level).

Progression Path


Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Programme Fee: GBP1,456 per course X 8 courses
    Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall

a) (i) hold a degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject, for example construction, transport, logistics or healthcare; or                                   

(ii) hold appropriate professional qualifications, for example the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Diploma, or registered safety officer recognized by the HKSAR, or equivalent, with professional experience in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field;                                                                


 b) provide evidence of English proficiency such as IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550, or equivalent. Applicants, who do not satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirement, may be required to attend an interview or take an English enhancement course.                                                                                                                              


1. Applicants are normally required to have at least 3 years of professional work experience, e.g. construction, transport, logistics or healthcare. Interviews may be held to determine a candidate’s potential to enroll to this programme.

2. Applicants without appropriate health and safety experience and qualifications will be required to successfully complete the module “Introduction to Occupational Safety Practice” (30 credits), or equivalent, prior to commencing the programme.

3. Applicants fulfil the English proficiency requirement if the degree is from an institution where English is used as the language of teaching and assessment.


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.