Architecture, Environment & Housing Construction, Safety & Built Environment
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.
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.
· Ergonomics (15 credits)
· Physical Agents (15 credits)
· Environmental Industrial Pollution (15 credits)
· Chemical Hazards (15 credits)
· 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.
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
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 recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
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.
- Programme Fee: GBP1,347 per course (subject to review) X 8 courses
Registration Fee: HK$1,200, paid once an offer of a place has been accepted.
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 FormEnrolment Method
HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to apply to selected award-bearing programmes and to enrol in most open admission courses (courses enrolled on a first come, first served basis) via the Internet. Applicants may settle the payment by using either "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard online. Online WeChat Pay, Online AliPay and Faster Payment System (FPS) are also available for continuing enrolment in the same programme, if online service is offered.
For first time enrolment
Complete the online application form
Applicant may click the icon 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 admit 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.
Make Online Payment
Pay the application or programme/course fees by either using:
"PPS by 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 http://www.ppshk.com.
*Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.
* HKU SPACE Mastercard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay their tuition fees in person at any of our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
To know more about first-time online application/enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Application / Enrolment and Payment:
For continuing enrolment in the same programme
Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.
Online Payment can be made via "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard, Online WeChat Pay, Online AliPay and Faster Payment System (FPS)
In Person / Mail
For first time enrolment
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.
[Download Enrolment Form SF26]
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 programme
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.
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.
Please refer to available Payment Methods for fee payment information. 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:
- Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes. Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
- Only Early Bird Discount is supported for Online Applicants (Application). To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
- 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.
- Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
- For online enrolment, a 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.
- Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
- 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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1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay
Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay 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 specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:
- bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
- or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.
4. Online Payment
Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment for details.
- If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
- 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
- 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 team for details.
- Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. 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.
- Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
- For payment certification, 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.
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