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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and SafetyBack

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and
Al Dhafra Region

The Environmental Health & Safety program is specifically designed to provide Environmental protection and Safety at work. It involves generating organized procedures and efforts in order to identify different types of hazards. It aims to reduce accidents at workplaces. Students of EHS program will learn how to identify different types of hazards like ergonomic, thermal, chemical, electrical and radioactive hazards at workplaces, which can affect the health and safety of employees. Students will learn about the management of hazardous materials and wastes.

Objectives of the Environmental Health & Safety program are:

  •   To provide students with high quality of knowledge and workplace training, auditioning and risk assessments of different types of hazards.
  •   To produce highly trained EHS professionals.
  •   To educate students how they can reduce accidents, injuries and environmental impact in workplaces.
  •   To engage students with different learning activities like workshops, open days, conferences & exhibitions.

The undergraduate Environmental Health & Safety curriculum includes different foundation courses. It includes also college requirement courses. EHS courses in fundamental areas constitute the core of the remaining curriculum. Several open electives allow the undergraduate student to specialize somewhat or to pursue broader understanding. An internship program embeds the junior students to real-world working EHS environment. Undergraduate research experience culminates the curriculum.

Accreditation 

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions

  • Career Prospects

    Students can work in many sectors in the industry whether they are governmental, semi-governmental and private. List of companies where they can work in:

    1. Oil & Gas Companies like ADNOC.
    2. Occupational Safety & Health of Abu Dhabi (OSHAD).
    3. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD).
    4. Abu Dhabi Ports.
    5. Abu Dhabi Municipality – Environmental Protection & Safety Section (EPSS).
    6. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
    7. Ministry of Energy.
    8. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).
    9. BARAKA Nuclear Power Plant.
    10. Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation.
    11. TADWEER (Center of Waste Management).
    12. Abu Dhabi National Chemical Companies (ChemaWEyatt).
    13. Petrochemicals like BOROUGE.
    14. Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA).
    15. Electrical & Mechanical Companies.
    16. Construction Companies.
    17. Hospitals (Department of Hazardous Wastes).
    18. Airports.

       Their job designation can be but not limited to the following:

    1. Environmental, Health & Safety Officer                 
    2. Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
    3. Occupational Health & Safety Specialist
    4. Occupational Health & Safety Auditor
    5. Sanitation Director
    6. Workplace Safety Assessor
    7. Food Safety Inspector
    8. Hazardous Waste Specialist
    9. Risk Assessment Consultant
    10. Impact Assessment Expert
  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

    Entry Requirements for Direct Admission


    1. Secondary School Certificate:

    Type of Secondary School Certificate Requirements
    Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
    • Successfully passing ADU’s remedial course in physics, biology and chemistry  
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12
    Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 
    Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
    • Successfully passing 2nd level remedial courses in physics, chemistry and biology 
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 
    Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
    • Achieving the minimum average of 45% on completing grade 12
    British System (IGCSE & GCE)
    • Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
    • Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
    Canadian & American High School Diplomas
    • Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

    2. English Language Proficiency Requirements: for programs taught in English, a minimum score range of 1100 - 1225 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 173 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 61 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 500 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 5.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast), or their equivalent.

    We also welcome applications from international students with a variety of secondary school certificates, and grades from other educational systems across the world, so long as they are recognized, and meet the conditions stipulated by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs. For more information on the entry requirements for international students, please visit Undergraduate International Admission.

    For the complete list of accepted secondary school certificates download Recognized Secondary School Certificates.

    Applicants with grades and English Language Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission, dependent on their successful completion of required coursework or meeting specified criteria. For further guidance on conditional admission to any of ADU’s undergraduate programs, visit Undergraduate Conditional Admission.

    Undergraduate students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Undergraduate Transfer Students.

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or click here to download ADU’s undergraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 130 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 130
    General Education Requirements 36 credit hours
    College Requirements 3 credit hours
    Major Requirements 73 credit hours
    Electives 18 credit hours

    General Education Requirements 36 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 100 (E) Communication Skills in Arabic II (E) No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking Skills UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 200 English II ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communication for Engineering and Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ISL 100 (E) Islamic Culture (E) No Prerequisite 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology MTG 100 / Math Placement Test 3
    INE 300 Introduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG 200 + Completion of 60 chrs 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    SOC 201 UAE & GCC Society UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    College Requirements 3 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ASC 301 Research Report Writing STT 100 3

    Note: (Co) = this course can be taken as a co-requisite

     

    Major Requirements 73 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    Compulsory Course
    BIO 205 General Biology I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    BIO 205L General Biology Laboratory I BIO 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    CHE 205L General Chemistry Laboratory I CHE 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    EHS 205 Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENS 205 Introduction to Environmental Science ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    HSC 305 Occupational Health & Safety EHS 205 3
    PBH 200 Determinants of Public Health ENG 100 + BIO 205 3
    EHS 300 Housing & Sustainable Communities EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 310 Food Safety & Management EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 399 Internship 90 credit hours 6
    EHS 400 Toxicology ENS 205 3
    EHS 405 Waste Management ENS 205 3
    EHS 410 Impact Assessment EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 415 Environmental Health Regulation & Compliance EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 420 Hazardous Materials EHS 205 3
    EHS 425 Pollution Monitoring & Control EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 425 L Pollution Monitoring & Control Lab ENS 205 + CHE 201L 1
    EHS 430 Health Risk Management EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    ENS 210 Natural Resources Conservation ENS 205 3
    ENS 220 Environmental Policy ENS 205 3
    EHS 499 Undergraduate Research ENS 205 + EHS 205 + 60 CH 4
    HSC 201 Determinants of Public Health ENG 200 + UNS 102 3
    HSC 315 Global Issues in Environmental Health HSC 201 + ENS 205 3
    HSC 205 Biostatistics STT 100 3
    HSC 210 Epidemiology & Population Health  HSC205 3

     

    Elective Courses 18 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    OE 1 Open Elective I No Prerequisite 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II No Prerequisite 3
    OE 3 Open Elective III No Prerequisite 3
    OE 4 Open Elective IV No Prerequisite 3
    OE 5 Open Elective V No Prerequisite
    OE 6 Open Elective VI No Prerequisite 3

     

    Students may also take four additional specific courses to earn a degree concentration , as specified below: 12 Credit Hours
    Health Promotion
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 340 Program Planning and Evaluation PBH 310 3
    PBH 345 Career Preparation in Health Promotion PBH 310 3
    PBH 440 Health Communication PBH 310 3
    PBH 445 Social Action for Sustainability and Health PBH 310 3
    Health Policy Management
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 350 Management Control in Health Organization PBH 215 3
    PBH 355 Current Issues in Health Policy PBH 215 3
    PBH 450 Health Care Systems PBH 215 3
    PBH 455 Health Policy and Strategic Planning PBH 215 3
    Environmental Health
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 430 / EHS 430 Health Risk Management ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
    PBH 415 / EHS 415 Environmental Health Regulation and Compliance ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
    PBH 460 Environmental Epidemiology EHS 205 + PBH 220 3
    PBH 435 Environmental Intervention: Policy and Practice ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
  • Study Plan

    Study Plan

    Total Credit Hours: 130

    First Year (Freshman)
     Semester 1 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II *EPSS/ENG100 (C grade) + (Co)UNS102 3
    ENS 205 Introduction to Environmental Science (Co)ENG 100/ENG200 + (Co)UNS 102 3
    BIO 205 General Biology I (Co)ENG 100/ENG200 + (Co)UNS 102 3
    BIO 205L General Biology Laboratory I BIO 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1
    Total Credit Hours 14
     Semester 2 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PSY 201 General Psychology ENG 100 & (Co-) UNS102 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking ENG 100 + UNS 102 2
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    EHS 205 Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety (Co)ENG 100/ENG200 + (Co)UNS 102 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture (A) No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Second Year (Sophomore)
    Semester 3 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ENG 305 Technical Communication for Engineering and Science ENG 200 3
    HSC 205 Biostatistics STT 100 3
    HSC 200 Intro to health Management ENG 200 + UNS 102 3
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    CHE 205L General Chemistry Laboratory I CHE 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    MTT 101 Math for Science & Technology MTG 100 (C) / Math Placement Test 3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Semester 4 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    SOC 201 UAE & GCC Society ENG 100 & (Co)UNS102 3
    HSC 210 Epidemiology & Population Health HSC205 3
    HSC 201 Determinants of Public Health ENG200 & UNS102 3
    ENS 220 Environmental Policy ENS 205 3
    OE 1 Open Elective I No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Third Year (Junior)
    Semester 5 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ASC 301 Research Report Writing STT 100 3
    HSC 305 Occupational Health & Safety EHS 205 3
    EHS 310 Food Safety & Management EHS 205 3
    OE 2 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    OE 3 OE / Concentration   3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Semester 6 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    INE 300 ntroduction to Innovation and Entrepreneurship ENG 200 + Completion of 60 chrs 3
    EHS 300 Housing & Sustainable Communities ENS 205 3
    EHS 405 Waste Management ENS 205 3
    ENS 210 Natural Resources Conservation ENS 205 3
    HSC 315 Global Issues in Environmental Health HSC201 + EHS 205 3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Summer Semester
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    EHS 399 Internship 90 Credit Hours 3
    Forth Year (Senior)
    Semester 7 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    EHS 415 Environmental Health Regulation & Compliance EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 420 Hazardous Materials EHS 205 3
    EHS 499 Undergraduate Research ENS 205 + EHS 205 + 60 CH 4
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    OE 4 Open Elective IV No Prerequisite 3
    OE 5 Open Elective V No Prerequisite
    Total Credit Hours 19
    Semester 8 (Spring)
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    EHS 400 Toxicology ENS 205 3
    EHS 425 Pollution Monitoring & Control EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 425 L Pollution Monitoring & Control Lab ENS 205 + CHE 201L 1
    EHS 430 Health Risk Management EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    EHS 410 Impact Assessment EHS 205 + ENS 205 3
    OE 6 Open Elective VI No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 16
    Note: ENG200 Prerequisite: “C” grade in ENG100 + UNS102 orScore of 1250+ & B2 (CEFR) in Writing Component for EmSAT or/ 5.5 overall average & 5.5 specific score in Writing Component for IELTS, equivalent in other English Proficiency Test  or  Co-reqUNS102 for students who enter ENG200 directly
  • Scholarships

    Scholarships (Abu Dhabi)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

     

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

     

    Bachelor of Science in

    Environmental Health & Safety

    130

    188,820

    1452

    103,851

    132,174

    169,938

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

     

    College of Arts and Sciences

    AED 1,440

     

    University College

    AED 1,440

     

     

     

     

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

     

    2.    Scholarships (Al Ain)

    ADU’s Scholarships & Financial Aid Fund offers Bachelor of Architecture students several types of scholarships of up to 45% in tuition fee waivers.  Examples of the potential applicable discounts are provided below.

     

     

    Program

    Total Credit Hours

    Estimated Total Credit Hours Tuition Fees

    Average Tuition Credit Hour Cost

    After 45% Discount

    After 30% Discount

    After 10% Discount

     

    Bachelor of Science

    in Environmental Health & Safety

    130

    150,850

    1160

    82,967

    105,595

    135,765

    TUITION STRUCTURE

    AED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement

    College of Arts and Sciences

    AED 1,150

    University College

    AED 1,150

     

    For further details, or information on your eligibility for the above, please click here.

    * Terms and conditions apply

    Note: The costs of books and supplies are not included in the tuition fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University.  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and other fee rates at any time.  A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.  For more information, please click here to view the University's fee structure.

  • Fees

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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