Diploma in Environmental Health

Diploma in Environmental Health

This program will help students understand the theories and practices of assessing, improving, controlling and preventing environmental factors that could potentially affect public health.


Three Years



January/ April/ July/ October



(R/853/4/0023) 10/15
MQA (A11033)

What Will You Learn


  • How humans and ecosystems are affected by each other
  • How to prolong the existence of humans and ecosystems
  • How to identify, evaluate and control possible environmental health hazards
  • The necessity of good sanitation, preventive measures and remedial actions
  • How human activities affect the quality of human life
  • Stay up-to-date with new tools and technology to provide the best care to patients. families and other healthcare professionals

Programme Introduction


Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, chemical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environments. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially aff­ect adversely the health of present and future generations.


This program is suitable for those who love fieldwork. The learning process in this program is interesting because not only it focuses on classroom lectures, but also includes fieldwork activities such as water quality studies, noise sampling, land surveying, food premise inspections, fogging and visits to water treatments plants.


You can utilize your skills in this field to maintain a safe supply of food and drinking water and reduce air, water, land and noise pollution. Environmental health is a rather new field in Malaysia as more and more employers are beginning to see the importance of saving costs in a healthy work-space.

Course Structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Environmental and Health Risk Management
  • Chemistry I
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Microbiology and Parasitology I


Semester 2

  • Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology
  • Organizational Management
  • Microbiology and Parasitology II
  • Water Supply, Pool and Recreational Water Quality
  • Chemistry II
  • Food Technology

Semester 3

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Communicative English / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Computer Application


Semester 4

  • Introduction to Environmental Health and Health Risk Assessment
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Sewage and Wastewater Disposal
  • Vector and Pest Management
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Promotion and Ethics

Semester 5

  • Disease Control
  • Partial Data and Disease Mapping
  • Built Environment and Technology
  • Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Land Use and Housing
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Legislation
  • Introduction to Environmental and Industrial Toxicology
  • Introduction to Research Methodology


Semester 6

  • Enforcement and Legal Procedures


Semester 7 (Industrial Training)

  • Operational and Administration Area
  • Water Quality
  • Disease Control and Surveillance
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Public and Food Premise Inspection


Semester 8 (Industrial Training)

  • Legal Proceeding
  • Health Promotion Activities
  • Environmental Health and Building Technology
  • Solid Waste and Waste Water Management

Semester 9

  • Industrial Training at Private Sector
  • International Health and Entry Point
Entry Requirement
  • Pass SPM/O Level (Bahasa Melayu & Sejarah)
  • Pass Bahasa Inggeris
  • Minimum 5 Credits in General Science / Pure Science and Mathematics and 3 other subjects

– OR –

  • Any other equivalent qualifications
Career Prospect
  • Environmental Enforcement Officer
  • Pest & Vector Control Officer / Personnel
  • Environmental Monitoring Technician
  • Assistant Environmental Health Officer
  • Solid Waste Management Officer / Personnel
  • Food Hygienist
  • Quality Controller
  • Site Supervisor
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