Entry Requirements

  • Mean grade of C+ (plus) at KSCE or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in the following subjects: Mathematics/Physics, chemistry/Physical Sciences, Biology/ biological sciences and English/Kiswahili.
  • Holders of diploma certificates with a credit pass from recognized institutions with mean grade of C (Plain) at KSCE or Division II at EACE and two years of relevant working experience.

 Duration and Course Requirements

Duration of the Programme

The duration of study for the Programme shall be 4 academic years.

Course Requirements

A student must take 54 registered units of 35 contact hours each

Credit transfer

Credit Transfer will be considered for students taking the same program in a recognized   institution, subject to approval by the department 


The common Regulations for the University Examination shall apply.

Mode of Examinations

All units shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken, unless the course runs longer than a semester. The assessment of the students’ work shall be on the basis of percentage (%) marks.  The pass mark in all unit courses shall be 40% of the total marks.

Written Examinations

Examinations shall consist of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS) which shall contribute 30% and University Examinations which shall contribute 70%.

Practical courses and practicum.

Where the course is mainly practical, it will be examined wholly by continuous assessment and/or practical assessment. The examination format shall consist of a written paper (where applicable), a practical, oral presentation and/or a report.



Units involving field work such as projects shall be examined as follows:

A report after the field course shall constitute 50%. The Project Proposal shall comprise 30% marks, and the project report 70%.    



Units involving field work such as attachment shall be examined as follows:

A report after the attachment shall constitute 50%. Oral presentation, Logbook, Field Supervisor’s Assessment Report and University Supervision, shall constitute 50%.



Each unit shall be marked out of 100 %.  The marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows;

Letter Grade                Range of Marks (%)                

A                                 70 and Above             

B                                  60 – 69                                   

C                                  50 – 59                                   

D                                 40 – 49                                   

Retake/Fail                 39 and below



The degree that will be awarded is the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety BSc (OSH). In order to qualify for the award of the Degree of BSc (OSH), a candidate must have taken and passed all the 54 units.

Summary of Course Units

University Common Units

UCU 100: Communication Skills

UCU 103: Creative and Critical Thinking

UCU 104: Entrepreneurship


School Common Unit

HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care


100 Series

PPH 102: Biostatistics

PEO 100: Foundations of Occupational Health and Safety

PEO 101: Environmental Microbiology

PEO 102: Occupational Epidemiology

PEO 103: Biochemistry and Health

PEO 104: Chemistry and Chemical Safety

PEO 105: Health and Safety Inspection

PEO 106: Workplace Safety Rules and Personal Protective Equipment

PEO 107: Occupational Toxicology I

PEO 108: Food Sanitation and Safety


200 Series

PEO 200: Physical hazards and risk control

PEO 201: Fire Safety

PEO 202: Emergency Preparedness and Management

PEO 203: Electrical Safety

PEO 204:  Workplace accidents and prevention

PEO 205: Transport safety Management

PEO206:   Occupational Psychology

PEO 207: Environmental Pollution and Water Quality

PEO 208: Biological hazards and risk control

PEO 209: Construction Safety I

PEO 210: Behavioral Safety

PEO 211: Health and Safety Risk Management I

PEO 212: Field Attachment I – Urban Health


300 Series

PPH 300: Research methods

PPH 301: Biostatistics and biometrics

PEO 302: Principles of occupational Health and Hygiene

PEO 303: Management of Hazardous Substances and Processes

PEO 304: Science of Safety and Health

PEO 305: Contractor Safety Management

PEO 306: Safety Legislation and Management

PEO 307: Environmental Management Systems

PEO 308: Ergonomics

PEO 309: Business management for safety practitioners

PEO 310: Health and Safety Management Systems

PEO 311: Training Fundamentals for Safety Practitioners

PEO 312: Construction safety II

PEO 313: Field Attachments II – Rural Health


400 Series

PEO 400: Job Safety Analysis and Management

PEO 401: Environmental Management Policy

PEO 402: Machinery Safety

PEO 403: Environmental and Industrial Pollution

PEO 404: Health and Safety Auditing

PEO 405: Industrial Hygiene Management

PEO 406: Occupational Toxicology II

PEO 407: Health and Safety Risk Management II

PEO 408: Integrated Environmental, Health and Safety Management systems

PEO 409: Economics of Environmental Management

PEO 410: Safety Technology and Management

PEO 411: Internship

PEO 412: OSH Research Project