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 7 modules.

Course

  • Outline for Worker Safety, Health and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Risk Perception, Assessment and Communication
  • Outline for Measuring Safety, Health and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Developing Interventions & Influencing Behaviour
  • Outline for Worker Engagement and Wellbeing
  • Outline for Applied Research Methods and Design
  • 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 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$

610.00

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$

2,118.90

Total

:S$

32,388.90

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$

400.00

5. Examination Fee

:S$

1,200.00

6. Course Material

:S$

980.00

7% GST

:S$

1,657.60

Total

:S$

25,337.60

Please click here for more information on the fees which are likely to be incurred during the students’ course of study. Students are expected to pay for the stipulated fee(s) incurred, if necessary.

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 1st January 2019. DIMENSIONS reserves the right to make necessary amendments to the course fees without prior notice.

Payment Mode

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For more information on Fee Protection Scheme (FPS), please click here.
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

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. 5 sessions per week. 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. 1-2 sessions per week. 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 reports, essays, presentations, patchwork, case study and research projects

Assessment Grading Criteria

Distinction: 70% – 100%
Merit: 60% – 69%
Pass: 50% – 59%
Fail: 0% – 49%
Assessment Methods

Module Name Assessment Methods (Weighting)
Worker Safety, Health and Wellbeing WRIT 1 Written Assessment – Essay (3000 Words);
WRIT 2 Written Assessment – Case Study OR Work-Based Project (3000 Words)
Risk Perception, Assessment and Communication WRIT 1 Written Assessment (3000 Words);
WRIT 2 Written Assessment – Report OR Work Based Project (3000 Words)
Measuring Safety, Health and Wellbeing WRIT 1 Case Study Report (3000 words);
PRES 1 Presentation (15 min)
Developing Interventions & Influencing Behaviour Written Assessment – Essay (3000 words);
OTHER – Academic Poster & Supporting Briefing Paper (1500 words + poster)
Worker Engagement and Wellbeing WRIT 1 Essay – Approaches to Engagement and Wellbeing (3000 words);
VIVA 1 – Case Study (20 min viva)
Applied Research Methods and Design WRIT 1- Patchwork Text (6000 words)
Research Project WRIT1 Written Assessment – Research Proposal &
Ethics Application (3000 words);
WRIT2 Research Project (15000 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.