BS Health and Safety Management


The Bachelor of Science in Health and Safety Management program incorporates local and global standards of best practices in health and safety management to ensure graduates possess a comprehensive understanding of international safety standards.

This program equips students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage health and safety in diverse organizational settings.

The program provides students with a deep understanding of occupational health and safety principles and practices, including topics such as workplace hazards, ergonomics, occupational diseases, personal protective equipment, safety training, and health promotion. Students learn how to develop and implement effective health and safety programs in various industries through internship training.

The program focuses on risk assessment methodologies, hazard analysis, risk control strategies, safety planning, and safety performance indicators. Students gain skills in evaluating workplace risks and implementing appropriate risk management strategies.

It covers regulations and guidelines set by international bodies such as the International Labor Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 1-2 month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses57
Communication skills12
Social Sciences09
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
General Business requirements21

Core Requirements (42 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BHSM 1301Introduction to Safety Management3
BHSM 2302Introduction to Health Management:3
BHSM 2303Industrial Hygiene:3
BHSM 2304Basic Security Management:3
BHSM 3305Safety Program Management:3
BHSM 3306Environmental Compliance:3
BHSM 3307Legal Environments of Health and Safety:3
BHSM 3308Ergonomics:3
BHSM 3309Fire and Safety Emergency Management:3
BHSM 4310Risk Management and Threat Assessment:3
BHSM 4311Hazmat Management:3
BHSM 4312Health and Safety Training:3
BHSM 4313Occupational Diseases and Methods of Prevention:3
BHSM 4319Practicum and Internship:3

Electives (15 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BHSM 3310Oman Labor Law on Health and Safety:3
BHSM 4314Accident Causation and Prevention:3
BHSM 4315Workplace Health and Safety:3
BHSM 4316Hazardous Materials Management Appliances:3
BHSM 4317Evacuation and Emergency Planning:3
BHSM 4318Topics in Health and Safety Management:3

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment in corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, healthcare institutions, construction firms, manufacturing companies, or consulting firms specializing in health and safety.

Some common career paths include:

  1. Health and Safety Manager
  2. Occupational Health Specialist
  3. Risk Manager
  4. Safety Consultant
  5. Compliance Officer
  6. Environmental Health and Safety Officer
  7. Industrial Hygienist
  8. Emergency Preparedness Manager
  9. Loss Control Specialist
  10. Safety Training Coordinator
  11. Health & Safety Trainer
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.