Mode of Study
2 years Part-time (Top-up)
Medium of Instruction
Lectures will be conducted in English (Including teaching, course materials and assessments)
In collaboration with
HK$109,900 for the whole programme (Paid in 2 equal installments, HK$54,950 each)
Application Fee and Deadline
- Suitable for health and safety practitioners and others who want to develop career in occupational health and safety
- This programme is accredited by IOSH. On successful completion, graduates will meet the academic requirements for Graduate Membership.
- Degree awarded by Middlesex University, a prestigious university in the U.K.
The 2-year part-time top-up programme provides a direct articulation path for occupational safety and health (OSH) Diploma holders or equivalent e.g. Registered Safety Officer (RSO). The programme aims to provide a coherent body of theoretical and applied professional knowledge relevant to the area of occupational safety, health and environment (OHSE) at degree level. Upon completion, graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Membership of Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), United Kingdom.
The programme provides a coherent body of theoretical and applied professional knowledge at degree level. Specifically, it aims to:
Prepare students for a career in occupational safety and health through the development of knowledge, understanding and the application of practical and professional skills necessary for future practice and in so doing develop an informed, critical and imaginative attitude towards professional practice.
Facilitate development of competence in future practice through alignment with professional standards in occupational safety and health and specifically those from the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health and their requirements for Initial Professional Development.
Develop a holistic understanding of the scientific, legislative, policy, technical and managerial skills on which to base future competence in relation to occupational safety and health.
Provide students with a critical awareness of the role of external and internal drivers for safety and health improvement; development of safety cultures; active communication/involvement; management and leadership for safety and health and role of risk based management and methods including enhanced abilities to critically appraise risk in a variety of complex situations and design and implement management solutions to reduce risk.
Provide skills in design and conduct of research.
Prepare students with the skills and intellectual tools to carry out further study.
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:
Select or design, apply and evaluate, autonomously, a range of inspection, auditing and investigation techniques and be able to develop action plans and programmes for safety and health improvement.
Critically appraise guidance, legislation and complex data and successfully communicate their implications to a wide range of personnel.
Make decisions, recommendations and articulate solutions on a proposed course of action in relation to OHSE problems to managers, safety representatives and enforcement bodies in a professional manner.
Reflect on own professional practice and select from a range of options, the best methods and mechanisms to manage OHSE and influence others to achieve best practice.
Problem-solve, prioritise and communicate solutions at both an individual problem level and within the context of a range of problems.
Undertake a substantial academic investigation and effectively communicate the findings.
Critically appraise risk perception influences of human and organisational behaviour, risk management and risk analysis.
Work within teams to problem solve and improve safety and health practice.
Appreciate ethical problems associated with working with people and clients.
Operate successfully in a culturally diverse and globally oriented society.
Direct articulation path for OSH Diploma holders or equivalent;
Degree awarded identical to the UK on-campus one;
Face-to-face teaching by qualified and experienced local professionals;
Full access to HKMU library and e-library, computer labs, learning resource centre and Middlesex’s e-library;
Critically evaluate and synthesize knowledge in OSH and conduct independent research on OSH issues.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the Graduate Membership of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Grad IOSH), United Kingdom.
Graduates can further pursue various Master's degrees to achieve their personal plans. They can also enroll in the Professional Certificate in Safety Auditing offered by LiPACE to meet the academic requirement to be a Registered Safety Auditor to further develop their career in OHS.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for senior positions such as Senior Safety Officer and Safety Manager. They can also perform safety audit works if they will be Registered Safety Auditors.
Graduates of LiPACE’s PPDOHS Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent; or
Graduates of LiPACE’s PDPOHS Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent; or
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Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview. Passing the admission interview is a compulsory requirement. The final approval for the admission of students shall be undertaken by Middlesex University.
Programme Structure and Fee
No. of Hours Taught by LiPACE
Philosophy and Approaches to Health and Safety at Work PRS3212
Toxicology and Science Foundation PRS3411
Occupational Hygiene, Health and Ergonomics PRS3512
Year 1 Sub-Total
Workplace and Fire Safety PRS3542
Management of Health and Well-being PRS3464#
Environmental Assessment and Management PRS3702#
Research Methods and Project PRS3999
Year 2 Sub-Total
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Middlesex University Scholarship
Award Format and Value
In order to encourage Year 1 students to achieve good academic results in their Year 1 studies of Middlesex University’s PUGOSH Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Safety and Health Management programme offered by HKMU LiPACE, the Asia Pacific Regional Hub of the Middlesex University has generously pledged an annual scholarship of HKD $30,000 in Academic Year 2021/2022. Up to SIX awards will be made. The value of each award shall be HKD $5,000.
Value for Each Award
Total Amount Awarded
Top six Year 1 students who obtained the best grades in their Year 1 studies of PUGOSH Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Safety and Health Management.
The Middlesex University Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with any other Scholarships.
Nominations based on results of Assessment Board of the Middlesex University
Vetting and internal approval procedures for nominations
Notifications to scholarship recipients
late September to October 2022
Presentation of scholarships to recipients in HKMU LiPACE’s ceremony
The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) is administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). ENLS provides non-means-tested loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees.
Applicants are pursuing specific post-secondary / continuing and professional education courses studied in Hong Kong and please refer to the Register of Eligible Course under the ENLS; and
Applicants should have the right of abode in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Hong Kong") or have resided or have had their homes in Hong Kong continuously for three complete years prior to the commencement of the programme / course. Please visit the government SFO’s website (http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/enls/overview.htm) for details.
Please submit online application through “SFO E-link - My Applications” at https://ess.wfsfaa.gov.hk.
Please refer to the Online Demonstration at the website of SFO.
Government’s Student Finance Office under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency
Address: 11/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
Tel: 2150-6223 (During office hours) / 2802-2345 (24-hour hotline)
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
IP Wing Yan
- (2021 Graduate) First class of “Research Methods and Project”
This programme covers many important topics in occupational safety and health, including various safety approaches and health improvement practices. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to all Lecturers for sharing their professional knowledge as well as valuable experience.
WONG Wing Chau
- (2021 Graduate)
Completing this degree programme is definitely one of my greatest achievements. In addition to the degree qualification, it helps me to earn the CPD hours and to apply for the Graduate Member of IOSH. I am considering applying for the Chartered Member of IOSH in a longer term. I highly recommend this programme to safety practitioners or others who want to join the safety industry.
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LEUNG Kwok Hung, Philip
- (2016 Graduate) 3rd Place of IOSH Hong Kong Student Research Project Competition 2018 (APOSHO33)
This professional degree course not only provides academic knowledge but also enhances my view in safety and environmental aspects. With knowledge gained, it gives me a chance to utilize my Dissertation topic " A Critical Study on Safe Working at Height below 2 Meters" incorporating into Mandatory Safety Green Card course content in 2016, which was 2 years earlier than Labour Department changed and added in 2018.
No exemption will be granted as this is a top-up programme.
"Bachelor of Science with Honours in Occupational Safety and Health Management" will be conferred by Middlesex University, UK.
Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)
PPDOHS Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety / PDPOHS Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
Q. What is the final award of the Hong Kong degree programme?
A:The BSc (Hons) in Occupational Safety and Health Management" will be conferred by Middlesex University, UK.
Q: I’m not a graduate of LiPACE’s Diploma/ Professional Diploma in OHS, am I eligible to apply for admission to this BSc OSH programme?
A: If the applicant’s qualification is considered to be equivalent to that of the graduates of LiPACE’s Diploma/Professional Diploma in OHS, then (s)he will be admitted to the programme. Nevertheless, the applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
Q: I’m a RSO and am considering the re-register process. Can I take this programme and then get CPD?
A: students are required to complete the course/ programme in order to earn the CPD hours
Q: May I request any loan from government or bank to pay the programme fee? If yes, how?
A: Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) from Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA). Students required to pay $5,000 deposit before start of the programme. Loan application process takes about 8-10 weeks. Students will receive a cheque and submit it to HKMU. Please refer to its website for details
This programme is designed, assessed and quality assured by Middlesex University.
* PUGOSH 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 qualifications to which this course may lead.