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Programme Aims

The programme is designed to respond to the impact of local occupation & safety and health problems and environmental legislation on the working environment of organizations, and the need for graduates who have the skills to work in those focused professional areas. The programme aims to equip graduates with skills that they can apply in a professional working context. Graduates will be able to identify, develop and apply good EOSH practices and technologies based on sound scientific principles and legislative requirements.


Programme Characteristics

It is the only undergraduate degree programme in safety and health for the construction industry offered by local universities. The programme is hosted by the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, with support of the Industrial Centre and other units of the University. The PolyU has extensive experiences in teaching and research in the environmental and occupational safety and health areas.


Career Prospects

A wide spectrum of career opportunities exists for graduates in this expanding field including safety, health and environmental advisers, environmental/safety officers and auditors in private companies, construction firms, public utility companies (e.g. MTRC, CLP, HK Electric, Airport Authority, etc.) and consulting firms. There are also good opportunities in government, public authorities and other environmental or public advisory organizations and agencies.

Professional Recognition

It is expected that graduates of this programme will be able to fulfil the academic requirements for registration as Registered Safety Officers of the Labour Department in Hong Kong, as Environmental Officer for government contracts and for membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK).

Entrance Requirements

A Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in Science or Engineering, or equivalent.


Programme Curriculum

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