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Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health

Occupational Safety & Health is the science and practice of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of health hazards arising from the work environment. It includes any aspect of health and safety in the workplace, ranging from physical injury, to biological and chemical hazards, to on-the-job-stress. The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health at University of Newcastle provides the tools and training for professional success.

The Distance Education and Training Council UK Certified Safety Professionals will recognize University of Newcastle degrees for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional designation and the Certified Safety Professional designation.

Curriculum

Graduates will successfully complete 120 credit hours outlined below

 

General Studies Requirements

60

Required General Studies Courses

36

General Studies Electives

24

Major Courses

60

Major Requirements

36

Professional Electives

24

Total

120

Curriculum Details

General Studies Requirements - 60 hrs

Required General Studies

36

Course Number / Description

Semester Hours

Humanities and Fine Arts

9

Select a minimum of 3 courses from this area to include

 

EH 3341 - Technical Writing

 

LSS 1300 - Learning Strategies for Success

 

English Composition

6

EH 1010 - English Composition I

 

EH 1020 - English Composition II

 

Natural Sciences

6

Select 2 courses from this area

 

Mathematics

3

Must be MA 1140 - Finite Math or Higher

 

History

6

Select a minimum of 2 courses from this area

 

Behavioral and Social Sciences

6

Select 2 courses from this area

 

 

General Studies Electives                                                         24

 

Courses can be taken from General Studies or any 2000–3000 level course offered at UNC

Major Courses - 60 hrs
36 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level

Major Requirements

36

Major Requirements - Group A (Required Courses)

30

NCO 3001 - Fundamentals of OSH

3

NCO 3525 - Legal Aspects of Safety and Health

3

NCO 3401 - Construction Safety

3

NCO 3701 - Industrial Ergonomics

3

NCO 3640 - Interactions of Hazardous Materials

3

NFS 3345 - Introduction to Fire Prevention

3

NCO 3651 - Total Environmental, Health & Safety Management

3

NCO 4025 - OSHA Standards

3

NCO 4301 - Industrial Hygiene

3

NCO 4201 - Toxicology

3

 

 

Major Requirements - Group B
(Select 2 courses below or any two 3000 to 4000 BFS, BEM or NCO Courses)

6

NCO 3125 - Hazardous Materials Management

3

NCO 3301 - Fleet Safety

3

NCO 3751 - Training and Development

3

NCO 4601 - Accident Investigation

3

NCO 4520 - Risk Management

3

NCO 4010 - Safety Supervisor

3

 

Professional Electives                                                                                               24

 

Courses can be taken from the Fire Science Concentration or any professional program area offered at UNC. Any course previously not taken can be utilized to satisfy this elective.

 

Total 120 Semester Hours

What will you study?

Full time students: the six compulsory 15 credit modules are studied in one year. In addition, there is a 30 credit research project completed over the length of the course.

Part time students: this typically takes two years with students completing three compulsory modules and half their research project in each year of study.

This fast-track course is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree, which means you must have achieved suitable qualifications and/ or experience to meet the study requirements.

Part time students have the same access to University facilities and resources as full time students

Entry Requirement

The BSc (Hons) is a top-up qualification allowing those applicants who can demonstrate appropriate prior learning and experience to access the 3rd year of a degree. Applicants are usually provided with some pre-reading material to ensure that they are adequately prepared for study at this level.

Applicants will require equivalent level 4 and 5 learning in an aligned technical (e.g. engineering, construction, operational management) or risk management (e.g. inspection, environmental health, healthcare nursing, organisational risk management) area obtained through existing study e.g. BSc student who has completed year one and two of another degree course, Cert HE OHS Enforcement, Diploma in Nursing or other Professional Diploma.

Applicants will also be considered who have the NEBOSH General or International Certificate at NVQ3 with appropriate and relevant experience.

Applicants may also have appropriate experience that can be recognised at level 5. Recognition and accreditation of learning (RAL) is available for those students who do not have evidence of level 4 or 5 learning but can demonstrate equivalent learning through other professional or work based activities and produce evidence of that work along with a persuasive statement of how the work has contributed to the students understanding of health and safety practice.

International entry requirements

We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification.

English language requirements

You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components).

 

 

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