MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELLBEING


Awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Full-time / Part-time

Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as meeting the requirements for Graduate Membership. Graduates may then progress to Chartered Membership status on satisfactory completion of appropriate work experience and professional assessments.

Overview

Cardiff Metropolitan University

With a long heritage of more than 150 years and an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching, Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) has since been committed to delivering high-quality education to students hailing from over 140 countries worldwide. Student-centered and industry-focused, CMU seeks to inspire students to enhance their theoretical and practical skills and reach for the stars through a large selection of quality-assured academic programmes. The University is also a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), and the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

Underpinned by its research-informed pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning, CMU has been a recipient of multiple distinguished awards over the years. Based on the International Student Barometer (ISB) Survey 2015, CMU was awarded the top University in the UK for overall international student support for six (6) times.

The University was then ranked the best university in Wales and 8th in the UK amongst 154 UK Universities for sustainability in the annual People and Planet University League – 2017. In 2018, 82.4% of the students at CMU also expressed satisfaction in the College's teachings – The Guardian News. And according to the 2019 League Table Ranking by The Complete University Guide, CMU is one of the top 80 universities in the UK.

For updated and accurate information of Cardiff Metropolitan University, please visit their website at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk

Programme Introduction

Designated as high-risk or safety-sensitive, there is a large multitude of occupations which require employees to perform precarious functions regularly, putting their health and wellbeing in peril. To improve workplace health and minimise safety hazards, the Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing programme focuses on the integration of hazard identification, risk assessment, priority planning and risk control strategies into the safety management process.

In conjunction with the radical knowledge of risk management strategies, students will be able to pick up the cardinal skills to differentiate between proactive and reactive approaches to safety, health and wellbeing management. Thenceforth, they will be able to evaluate the effectiveness in developing, maintaining and sustaining a positive working environment.

Upon successful completion, qualified students will be awarded the Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing by Cardiff Metropolitan University. As workplace safety remains the predominant priority of most organisations, this qualification provides graduates with a competitive edge in careers ranging from occupational safety and health specialist to environmental health and safety administrator.

DIMENSIONS International College is an approved academic partner of Cardiff Metropolitan University for the above programme.

Objective

  • To arm students with the essential skills to implement occupational health and safety interventions in order to tackle safety and wellbeing issues in a workplace.
  • To develop students’ qualitative and quantitative research skills necessary to evaluate workplace health and safety.

Designed for

  • Graduates who wish to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the control strategies and interventions which enable the recognition, development and continued improvement of health and wellbeing in the workplace.
  • Existing working professionals in the field of occupational safety and health who aspire to expand their expertise by mastering the resourceful means to develop health, safety and wellbeing strategies and interventions.
Course Structure

Course Structure

Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing consists of 10 modules.

Course

  • Outline for Applied Research Methods and Design
  • Outline for Assessing the Impact of Work on Health
  • Outline for Approaches to Improving Worker Safety, Health and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment
  • Outline for Health Risk Perception & Communication
  • Outline for Influencing Individual and Organisational Behaviour
  • Outline for Evaluating Safety, Health and Wellbeing Performance
  • Outline for Developing Safety, Health and Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions
  • Outline for Worker Engagement and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Research Project

Scope of Study

The programme is designed to enhance the student’s current understanding and application of occupational health and safety management by enabling him or her to develop a more holistic approach to influencing worker and organisational performance through the contemporary concepts of worker engagement and wellbeing

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials, case studies and discussions

Commencement Date/Intakes

To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2018, please click here.
To check the dates of Programme Intake for 2019, please click here.
DIMENSIONS reserves the right to change the intakes at any time without prior notice.

Course Fees

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Full-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

500.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

22,800.00

3. Registration Fee for Overseas University

:S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

510.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,200.00

6. Course Material

:S$

980.00

7. Medical Check-Up Fee

:S$

60.00

8. International Student Management Fee

:S$

500.00

9. ICA Processing and Student’s Pass Fee

:S$

120.00

7% GST

:S$

2,111.90

Total

:S$

32,281.90

Part-time

1. Application Fee (Non – refundable)

:S$

100.00

2. Tuition Fee

:S$

17,500.00

3. Registration Fee for Overseas University

:S$

3,500.00

4. Administrative Fee

:S$

300.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,200.00

6. Course Material

:S$

980.00

7% GST

:S$

1,650.60

Total

:S$

25,230.60

Miscellaneous Fees:

1. Loss of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

278.20

2. Renewal of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

128.40

3. Administrative Fees for Extension / Replacement of Student’s Pass (For Student’s Pass holder only)

:S$

535.00

4. Additional Book Fee Per Book

:S$

107.00

5. Appeal for Result Fee Per Module

:S$

160.50

6. Academic Status Certification Fee Per Certification Letter

:S$

53.50

7. Late Payment Fee

:S$

107.00

8. Documents Courier Services Fee Per Delivery

:S$

53.50

9. Re-enrolment Fee

:S$

535.00

10. Course Deferment Fee

:S$

374.50

11. Graduation Ceremony Fee

:S$

Subject to University / DIMENSIONS’ prevailing charges

12. Re-assessment Fee Per Module

:S$

481.50

13. Re-take Fee Per Module

:S$

3,210.00

Note 1: All miscellaneous fees are inclusive of 7% GST.
Note 2: Total course fees paid (except application fee and GST) by students are protected under the Fee Protection Scheme (FPS).
Note 3: All students must sign the Advisory Note to Student before signing the Standard PEI-Student Contract.
Note 4: The Standard PEI-Student Contract must be signed by the student prior to making course fees payments to DIMENSIONS.
Note 5: The course fees shown above are effective from 2nd April 2018. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For further details, please contact your Admissions Officer at 6334 0600.

Duration

  • Full-time: 12 months Institutional Training
    Part-time: 15 months Institutional Training
  • Maximum allowed period for a student to complete the course is 36 months, subject to the approval from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Opportunities for Further Education/Career Pathway

Students may consider pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing or other options within this field of study.

Notes:

  • Graduates progression pathway is subject to the respective Institutions’/Universities’ entry requirements at the point of application.
  • Foreigner’s application for jobs in Singapore is subject to the approval from the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (MOM). DIMENSIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE any success rate of approval.
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Academic Level: A Bachelor’s Degree in health, science or other management-related disciplines with a minimum 2 years of work experience in occupational safety and health sectors or a Graduate Diploma in occupational safety and health or other Level 6 equivalent qualifications in related subjects.

For mature students under exceptional routes, they must be at least 30 years of age and possess a minimum of 8 years of work experience in relevant fields.

a) Exceptional Entry – Route 1
Candidates for consideration under Exceptional Entry – Route 1 are non-graduates whose relative lack of formal qualifications (i.e. formal qualifications which marginally fall short of the normal minimum entry requirements) is compensated for by his/her age and relevant work experience provided that such candidates have held, for a minimum of two years, a responsible position in the field of Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing (OSHW) or other areas which is relevant to the scheme of study to be pursued.

A student who elects to follow a specialist route of study would normally be expected to possess an initial degree which include elements of the specialist option to be studied, or a minimum period of two years’ experience in a responsible position in the scheme of study to be pursued or other related areas.

b) Exceptional Entry – Route 2
Any candidate for entry onto a Modular Master’s Degree who does not meet the requirements of either Normal Minimum Entry or Exceptional Entry – Route 1 must be considered via Exceptional Entry – Route 2.

Exceptional Entry – Route 2 requires the relevant candidate details to be considered by the Regulations and Special Cases Committee. Nominations in regard to such candidates must be processed via the Academic Registrar and in sufficient time to be submitted to a convenient meeting of the Committee.

Exceptional Entry – Route 2 candidates are those with a graduate or non-graduate qualification, which has not been recognised under normal minimum entry requirements or those candidates whose academic qualifications fall more than marginally short of the normal minimum entry requirements.

English Proficiency: IELTS score of at least 6.5 or pass the DIMENSIONS’ Certificate in Academic English Level 6 or pass the English Proficiency Test at equivalent level conducted by DIMENSIONS or its equivalent. English proficiency may be considered to have been met and an IELTS score may not be required if applicant possesses a highest qualification where English was the sole medium of instruction.

Assessment & Awards

Class Periods

Full-time

Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 11.30am and/or 12.15pm - 3.15pm and/or 3.30pm - 6.30pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Part-time

Weekday (Monday to Friday)
Sessions will be conducted from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

and/or

Weekend (Saturday and/or Sunday)
Sessions will be conducted within 9.00am to 6.00pm

3 hours per session. All specific programme schedules will be reflected in the timetable.

Examination Period

Assessments in course and / or at the end of semester

Assessment Methods

Combination of examination, report, essays, presentations, critical appraisal, case and research study

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction: 70% – 100%
Merit: 60% – 69%
Pass: 40% – 59%
Fail: 0% – 39%
Assessment Methods

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Applied Research Methods and Design WRIT1 Written Assessment – Critical Appraisal, 2000 words
EXAM1 Examination – Online Exam, 90 mins
WRIT2 Written Assessment – Short Research Report, 1500 words
Assessing the Impact of Work on Health WRIT1 Written Assessment – Essay, 3000 words (100%)
Approaches to Improving Worker Safety, Health and Wellbeing WRIT 1 Written Assessment – Case Study or Work Based Project, 3000 words (100%)
Principles and Practice of Risk Assessment WRIT1 Written Assessment – Report or Work Based Project, 3000 words
Health Risk Perception & Communication WRIT1 Written Assessment – Essay, 3000 words (100%)
Influencing Individual and Organisational Behaviour WRIT 1 Written Assignment – Essay, 3000 words (100%)
Evaluating Safety, Health and Wellbeing Performance WRIT1 Case Study report, 4000 words
PRES1 Presentation, 15 mins
Developing Safety, Health and Wellbeing Strategies & Interventions OTHER – Presentation of Academic Poster & Supporting Briefing Paper, 1500 words + Poster
Worker Engagement and Wellbeing WRIT1 Self Reflection – Values and Beliefs, 1000 words
WRIT2 Essay – Approaches to Engagement and Wellbeing, 2500 words
WRIT3 Case Study – Gap Analysis and Action Plan or Work Based Project, 2500 words
Research Project WRIT1 Written Assessment – Research Proposal & Ethics Application, 3000 words
WRIT2 Research Project, 12000 words

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months after the final assessment
Note: All assessed marks shall be deemed provisional until such time they have been confirmed by an Awards Assessment Board of the Awarding Body.

Qualification Award

Master of Science in Occupational Safety, Health and Wellbeing awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Graduation Requirements

A “Pass” in all assessments of all modules

Teacher – Student Ratio

Average teacher-student ratio is 1:35
Note: The number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum seating capacity.

Note 1: International Student must achieve at least 90% attendance rate (ICA Requirement).
Note 2: International Student must not be absent for more than 7 consecutive days without valid reason (ICA Requirement).
Note 3: Students who do not require ICA’s student’s pass must achieve at least 80% attendance rate.Our College only accept medical certificates as proof for absenteeism. Any other documents should only be accepted on a case-by-case basis with full justification and be acceptable by ICA.
Note 4: In the first week of studies, an induction session will be conducted. The students will be briefed by the Academic Staff on full details of the course including scheme of work, timetable, assessments and grading, assessment and exam dates and venue and many other academic matters.
Note 5: DIMENSIONS has the right to cancel a class/an intake if the minimum number of students enrolled is less than 10 for any programme per class. Students may enroll into a later intake, if any, or withdraw from course. (For refund, please refer to our Refund Policy).
Note 6: Students (both international and local) must achieve an attendance rate of 80% and above in order to qualify for examinations.