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College of Health Sciences

BSc in Environmental Health and Safety

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 130 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


The air we breathe, the soil we build upon, the food we eat, the water we drink and the physical environment around us can all affect our health. If you are committed to building and maintaining a safer and healthier environment, whether in the workplace or wider society in general, then this program is for you.

This program is specifically designed to provide the skills to ensure environmental protection and safety in the workplace. You will learn how to identify and minimize the effects of different types of hazards which can affect the health and safety of employees, including those related to ergonomics, thermal, chemical, electrical, mechanical and radioactive, as well as hazardous materials and waste.

During the program, you will develop a firm understanding of the connections between environmental factors, accident prevention and human health. You will study the fundamental scientific, legal and technological principles underlying environmental health issues, look at the circumstances giving rise to health inequalities, analyse the environmental impact, health risks and identify appropriate interventions. You will also develop the ability to adapt to rapid changes in legislative requirements.

Focus will be on pollution monitoring and control, food safety and inspection, occupational safety and health, hazardous materials operations and awareness, risk assessment and waste management. This program will give you invaluable insight into issues that affect us within the UAE, as well as on a regional and international level.

ADU is the only university in the UAE where you can study for a bachelor degree in EHS. Our growing industry collaborations with organizations such as Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), Occupational Safety and Health of Abu Dhabi (OSHAD), Camfil Clean Air Solutions, Abu Dhabi Food Control Agency (ADFCA) and Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council (QCC) enrich the research and learning opportunities for all our students. 

“ADU has transformed me inside and out.”  

"Everywhere you look EHS professionals are in high demand. All types of companies, in all fields, in all countries recognize the importance of health and safety in the workplace.  I already had an interest in the environmental sciences so this program was a great choice for me.

I am honored to be part of this University. ADU has transformed me inside and out – how I think, my confidence, how I talk to people. This was in large part down to my professors on the EHS program.

Along with the awesome people throughout the ADU community, I am proud to have been part of the University’s continuing development. I am looking forward to the next stage of my journey and I thank ADU for giving me a bright future."

Maha Khan from Pakistan

Tuition fees structure & calculation

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and 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 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 tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities




Every workplace, whether in the UAE or globally, requires effective safety, health and environment management so the demand for Environmental Health and Safety professionals continues to grow


Graduates of this program are able to work in a variety of environmental practitioner positions in a diverse range of public and private sector organizations across all sectors. These include but are not limited to ADNOC group of companies, Enviro Zone, OSHAD, National Drilling Company, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi,  Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, AMMROC, Abu Dhabi Police, Baraka Nuclear Power Plant, Tadweer (Center of Waste Management), Emirates Environmental Solution Company, Abu Dhabi Municipality – Environmental Protection & Safety Section (EPSS), Baraka Nuclear Power Plant, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, Abu Dhabi National Chemical Companies (ChemaWEyatt), Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Ministry of Energy & Industry.

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
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.

Course outline

General Education
36 credit hours
3 credit hours
73 credit hours
Major Electives
0 credit hours
Open Electives
18 credit hours