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BSC (Hons) Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

e-Mark Distance Learning | The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Awarded by
The University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
05 Feb 2021 (Fri)
2 years to 3 years
Course Fee
Programme Fee: GBP1,218 per course (Subject to review) X 8 courses
Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
All fees are non-refundable.
How to Apply
Deadline on 23 Dec 2020 (Wed)

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 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

Application Code 1870-HB003A -

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 recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

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.

Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Programme Fee: GBP1,218 per course (Subject to review) X 8 courses
    Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
    All fees are non-refundable.

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

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. 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, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.