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Postgraduate study in Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) program focuses on understanding the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health and society, as well as developing effective interventions that will control and prevent exposure to hazards. As an applied program, the programmed aimed to conduct interdisciplinary research and produces graduates which capable of improving human health while adhering to principles of sustainable development. The program is aimed to train students to identify agents that affect health, study the long-term effects of environmental and occupational health risks, and determine the molecular mechanisms of toxic agents that contribute to the development of certain illnesses and diseases. The fundamental of the program focuses on exposure assessment, toxicology, risk characterization, and management strategies. The studies include the mechanism to find ways for promoting healthier environments and minimize risks that increase the incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal diseases, asthma, lower respiratory infections, road traffic injuries, poisonings, and drownings. Occupational health experts cover all aspects of health and safety in the workplace, from exposure to toxins on the job, to workplace violence and lifting injuries, occupational hazards create an enormous health burden, unnecessary pain and suffering, and economic loss in the workplace. 


Please visit the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) website at www.ips.usm.my for online application.


Program Qualification CGPA Academic Grade Requirement
Master Bachelor Degree 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 6 month)


2. Grade A- for final year project


3. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Doctor of Philosophy Master Degree (Coursework or Mixed Mode) 3.00 and above Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School
2.75 – 2.99

1. Research experience (minimum 5 years)


2. Professional experience in related field (minimum 5 years)


3. Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceedings) in the field applied


4. Grade B for major/elective courses


5. Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

Master Degree (Research Mode)   Subject to additional requirement(s) by the School

* Foreign Student has to produce English proficiency result as follows:

  • TOEFL paper based (minimum score 550) or
  • TOEFL computer based (minimum score 213) or
  • TOEFL Internet-based (minimum score 80) or
  • IELTS (skor minimum Band 6)


Mode Master Doctor of Philosophy
Full Time Min. 2 semester / Max. 6 semester Min. 4 semester / Max. 10 semester
Part Time Min. 4 semester / Max. 12 semester Min. 6 semester / Max. 15 semester


  Registration Fees Tuition Fees Personal Bond Examination Fees
Malaysian RM340.00

RM4100/Semester (Full Time)

RM3525/Semester (Part Time)


RM100.00 (PhD)

RM750.00 (MSc)

International RM910.00

RM6150.00/Semester (Full Time)

RM5600.00/Semester (Part Time


RM1500.00 (PhD)

RM1000.00 (MSc)


Environmental Health

Occupational Health

Environmental Management


No. Name Research Interest and Expertise
  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasmah Abdullah Biochemistry, Environmental Toxicology Biomarker of effect
  Dr. Maliki Hapani Environmental Management, Water Quality
  Dr. Mohd Nazhari Mohd. Nawi Occupational Health, Public Health
  Dr. Nurulilyana Sansuddin Environmental Engineering, Air quality
  Dr. Siti Mawarnis Anua Occupational Hygiene & Health
  Dr. Nurul Ainun Hamzah Occupational Health, Chemical Health Risk Assestment, Industrial Hygiene
  En. Mohd Nasrom Mohd Nawi Safety Management, Fire & Emergency safety
  Cik Faridah Naim Environmental Health
  Pn. Nor Haslina Muhammad Ergonomic, Exercise at work place, Body mechanic, Muscolosketal pain

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