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Diploma in Environmental Health

MAHSA University
Jenjarom, Selangor
MAHSA University’s Diploma in Environmental Health is a 3-year comprehensive programme for students who have completed their SPM or its equivalent. This course was tailored for individuals who have an interest in health and the environmental conditions that necessarily dictate it. Students will learn about the importance of preventing the transmission of infectious diseases brought about by physical, biological, cultural and socio-environmental agents. They will also discuss the necessity of good sanitation, preventive measures and remedial action.

MAHSA's Diploma in Environmental Health is an exciting programme that observes and studies human activity affecting the quality of human life. Students learn to make scientific observations based on empirical evidence and logical deductions, and to formulate their own answers and solutions to current environmental problems. Core topics include health issues; the body’s reaction to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical and biological agents of environmental contamination; the ways in which pollutants are released on the environment in solid, liquid and gaseous forms; types of hazardous wastes; susceptible populations; risk analysis and the scientific bases for decision-making, and emerging global environmental health issues.

At the end of the course, students will be equipped with a fundamental knowledge of the relevant sciences and their auxiliary services such as legal barriers and obligations, codes of practice and ethics, and relevant communication skills. 

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Course Summary


Jan, Apr, May, Aug, Oct

Course Fees (estimated)

RM 42,280

Course Duration

3 years

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SPM or equivalent 
Pass in Bahasa Melayu and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
  • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English if credits)
  • *Having SPM referring to pass SPM with at least pass in Bahasa Melayu and History*

GCE O-Level
Pass in Bahasa Melayu or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:
  • Mathematics
  • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science); and
  • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Melayu and/or English if obtained Grade C)

Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in the field of Health Science with minimum CGPA of 2.75

English proficiency for international student:
  • IELTS (4.0)
  • TOEFL IBT (30-31)
  • TOEFL PBT (397)
  • CAM ENG ADV–CAE (160)
  • CAM ENG PROF–CPE (180)
  • Pearson Test English–PTE (30)
  • MUET (Band 2)
Application Fee - RM 200
Registration Fee - RM 600
Tuition Fee - RM 40,080
Total Yearly Fees - RM 1,400
Total Fee - RM 42,280

2020 Scholarship - RM 5,980
2020 Fees - RM 36,300
PTPTN ( BSH ) - RM 38,250
Year 1 
Semester 1
  • Anatomy and Physiology EHAP 4112
  • Chemistry for Environmental Health EHCE 4112
  • Physics EHPS 4112
  • Introduction to Environmental Health EHEH 4113
  • Basic Mathematics EHBM 4112
  • English for Academic Purpose ENG 4112
  • Microbiology I EHMC 4113

Semester 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (U1) MPU 2163/MPU 2133
  • Disease Control EHDC 4123
  • Organizational and Human Relation EHOB 4122
  • Land Use and Housing EHLH 4122
  • Introduction to Soil & Hydrogeology EHSH 4122
  • English for Academic Writing ENG 4212
  • Microbiology II EHMC 4122

Semester 3
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management EHWM 4122
  • Creative and Critical Thinking/Bahasa Kebangsaan A (U2) MPU 2222/MPU 2212
  • Time Management (U3) MPU 2312
  • Health Promotion and Education EHPE 4212

Year 2
Semester 1
  • Food Microbiology and Technology EHMT 4213
  • Environmental Toxicology EHTC 4212
  • Pest & Vector Management EHPV 4213
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics EHEB 4213
  • Water Supply and Sewerage Management EHWS 4213
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment EHRA 4222

Semester 2
  • Food Hygiene and Safety EHFS 4223
  • Occupational Health and Safety EHOH 4223
  • Legal Procedures EHLP 4223
  • Professional & Environmental Ethics SPPD 4223
  • Environmental Health Legislations EHLG 4223

Semester 3
  • Research Methodology and Report Writing EHRM 4313
  • Co-curriculum project (U4) MPU 2412
  • First Aid and CPR EHFA 4322

Year 3 
Semester 1
  •  Operational Area Administration (Practical training) EHPA 4312
  • Surveillance and Control of Diseases (Practical training) EHPD 4313
  • Health Education and Promotion (Practical training) EHPE 4312
  • Food Hygiene and Safety (Practical training) EHPF 4312
  • Water Quality Control (Practical training) EHPW 4312

Semester 2
  • Environmental Sanitation and Building (Practical training) EHPS 4322
  • Environmental Health Enforcement and Legal Procedures (Practical training) EHPL 4323
  • Occupational Health & Safety (Practical training) EHPO 4323
  • International Health Services (Practical training) EHPI 4322

Semester 3
  • Environmental Health Project (Proposal & Report) EHPP 4323
  • Environmental Health Professional Seminar EHPP 4322
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