BSc OSHE Management

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Course Description

After nineteen years of offering programmes in Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Management, the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies began offering the Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment in response to the needs of its stakeholders.

Credits and Hours

This Bachelor degree in OSHE Management programme will consist of 122 credits, 57 additional credit hours beyond the Associate of Arts degree (65 credits).


Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) – 122 credits

 General Education Courses 30 Credits

CAS 130          Caribbean Studies 3

CIS 100           Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3

COM 101         Fundamentals of Communication 3

ENG 110          Fundamental of Writing 3

HUM 220         Ethics and Moral Values 3

LOG 120          Critical Thinking 3

MAT 100          Mathematics 3

PSY 100          Introduction to Psychology 3

RES 100          Research Method and Statistics 3

SPN 100          Introduction to Spanish 3

 Programme Concentration 74 Credits

ENM 121         Principles & Theories of Environmental Management 3

ENM 142         Environmental Science I 3

ENM 143         Environmental Science II 3

ENM 148         Alternative Sources of Energy 3

ENM 221         Environmental Risk Assessment 3

ENM 231         Environmental Impact Assessment 3

ENM 235         Environmental Investigative and Impact Assessment Techniques 3

ENM 240         Legal and Legislative Framework of Environmental Management 3

ENM 258         Economics of Environmental Management 3

OSH 100          Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health 3

OSH 110          Safety Technology I 3

OSH 120          Safety Management I 3

OSH 141          Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene I 3

OSH 210          Safety Technology II 3

OSH 220          Safety Management II 3

OSH 231          Occupational Safety and Health Legislative Framework 3

OSH 241          Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene II 3

OSH 250                      or

ENM 250         Internship* 3

OSH 255          Principles of Health and Safety Law 3

OSH 301          Process Management Safety 3

OSH 310          Safety Technology III 3

OSH 320          Safety Management III 3

OSH 341          Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene III 3

OSH 360                      or

ENM 360         Research Paper 5

Supporting Courses 9 Credits

BIO 100           Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

CHM 100         Introduction to Chemistry 3

LBS 100           Introduction to Industrial Relations 3

 Electives (Select any THREE – Diploma graduates

MUST choose a course not previously attempted) 9 Credits

EMM 275         Disaster Preparedness Planning 3

ENM 160         Environmental Law 3

HRM 105         Fundamental of Human Resource Management 3

HRM 141         Introduction to Organizational Behaviour 3

HRM 210         Organizational Behaviour and Development 3

HRM 300         Human resources Management System Functions and Procedures I 3

HRM 305         Organizational Behaviour I 3

LBS 200           Fundamental Principles of Labour Law 3

OSH 245          Fire Safety 3

OSH 400          Fire Protection and Prevention 3

PRM 120         Fundamental of Project Management 3

SOC 100          Introduction to Sociology 3

*An internship will be required for those who do not have any working experience in the field. Students who have working experience will be granted an exemption from OSH 250. However, they will be required to submit written proof of their working experience.

Programme Purpose

The primary purpose of the Bachelor of Science in OSHE Management empowers the graduate to:

  • Explore the procedures and techniques to develop health and safety policies and safe systems of work
  • Design, manage and monitor health and safety performance
  • Manage the process and hazards at work
  • Access and critically analyze sources of health and safety information
  • Critically assess the safety and durability of engineering components and structures
  • Appraise hazard analysis techniques and make recommendations for improving systems reliability
  • Assess the hazards of electricity, and technical and procedural measures to prevent shocks, electrical fires and explosion
  • Understand the management of occupational hygiene within an organization
  • Understand, develop and implement strategies for controlling exposure to health stressors.

Entry Requirements

  • Students with 5 CXC/GCE passes including Mathematics and English Language. These students will require four years to complete the degree-two at the Associate level and the last two at the Bachelor’s degree level
  • Students who have obtained at least two A levels would require three years to complete the degree
  • Students who have completed the Associate degree in Labour Studies, Occupational Safety and Health or the Associate degree in Environmental Management with a GPA of 3.0.or higher. These students will require two years to complete the degree as part of a 2 plus 2 articulation arrangement, but will have to complete any additional course(s) offered in the first year of the programme, not covered in the Associate degree programme.
  • Mature persons (25 years and older) with considerable experience in the field will be interviewed by the College Admissions Committee, chaired by the Registrar, to determine at what point/level of the programme they will be admitted. Exemptions, if any, will also be determined by this Committee.

Tuition Fees

Full payment of fees is required when registering for classes. Cipriani College is now a participant in GATE – Government’s Assistance for Tuition Expenses. The tuition fees listed below apply only to non-nationals. Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible for free tertiary education. The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.

For a list of fees, refer to our College Fees as well as Institution Fees.

The Board of Governors reserves the right to change tuition and fee charges when necessary without notice. Fees and tuition are not transferable.