M.Sc. / P.G. Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Management

INTERVIEW DETAILS FOR 2022 INTAKE APPLICANTS

 

The taught Part-time Masters of Science Programme in Occupational Safety and Health Management was first offered in July 2013.

COURSE STRUCTURE

M.Sc. in Occupational Safety and Health Management Programme is structured to offer specialized areas of current importance in the industry. It has a lecture panel of highly qualified, experienced and motivated professionals engaged in various professions such as Occupational Safety and Health, Facilities Management, Engineering, Architecture, Law, Quantity Surveying and Human Resource Management.

The overall program goal is to provide the highest quality of academically well trained competent safety practitioners for businesses and industries as well as the government institutions in Sri Lanka and globally. The program objectives include training graduates with hands-on working knowledge and general understanding of all aspects in management of occupational safety and health. The areas of training include OSH Management in Facilities, Legal Aspects of OSH & Welfare, Psychology and Stress Management, Safety and Health in Workplace Planning & Ergonomics, Environmental Sustainability, Risk Management, Disaster Management, Human Recourse Management and Business Statistics. 

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE COURSE

Workshops and Seminars conducted by guest lecturers from eminent professional and factory/site visits are special features. A dedicated team of lecturers who are specialized in a vast variety of fields strengthens the programme.

CREDIT REQUIREMENT

40 - Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health Management

60 - M.Sc. in Occupational Safety and Health Management

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Medium of instruction is English

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The course covers two academic years,

First Year: The students will follow a lectures series including assignments which are designed to be intensive but scheduled to suit the busy schedule of the working professional. 

Second Year: The students will undertake the writing of a dissertation in a significant area selected in the field of occupational safety and health under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the programme co-ordinator.

PROGRAM DELIVERY AND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

Lectures of the programme will be conducted on every Friday (4.00pm – 7.00pm) and Saturday (8.00 am to 7.30 pm).

Standard mode of program delivery and conduct of examinations will be done physically at the University of Moratuwa. However, under extreme conditions prevailing in the country it may be changed to online delivery and online exams.

MODULE BREAKDOWN

No. Module Code Name Credits Evaluation by Continuous Assessments% Evaluation by Written Exams %
1 BE 5508 Occupational Health and Hygiene 3 30±10 70±10
2 BE 5509 Human Resource Management and Welfare 3 30±10 70±10
3 BE 5512 Disaster Management 2 30±10 70±10
4 BE 5515 Project Study 5 100 -
5 BE 5522 Business Statistics 2 30±10 70±10
6 BE 5523 Psychology and Stress Management 3 30±10 70±10
7 BE5527 Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems 4 30±10 70±10
8 BE5528 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Legal Aspects 4 30±10 70±10
9 BE 5529 Occupational Safety and Health in Facilities Planning and Management 4 30±10 70±10
10 BE 5530 Occupational Safety I 3 30±10 70±10
11 BE 5531 Occupational Safety II 3 30±10 70±10
12 BE 5532 Environmental Sustainability  4 30±10 70±10
Total for Year 1 40    
13 BE 6516 Research Methodology 4 100 -
14 BE 6527 Research Dissertation 16 100 -
Total for Year 2 20    

ELIGIBILITY

Those who possess following qualification are eligible to apply:

  • The Honours degree of Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management of the University of Moratuwa with a minimum of one year experience,

OR

  • An Honours Bachelor degree of the University of Moratuwa and a minimum of one year appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate,

OR

  • Any other Honours Bachelor degree from a recognised University with a minimum of one year appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate,

OR

  • A three year degree conducted by the University of Moratuwa and a minimum of two years appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate,

OR

  • Any other three year degree from a recognised University with a minimum of two years appropriate experience, as may be approved by the Senate,

OR

  • Any recognised category of membership of a recognised professional institution, obtained through an academic route, and a minimum of two years appropriate experience after obtaining such membership, as may be approved by the Senate.

 

The recognition of the institution, the relevant experience required for eligibility shall be judged by the Faculty and approved by the Senate.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications for the 2022 intake is now closed. Thank you for considering our programme, and we hope you will consider applying to join us in the next academic year.

INTERVIEW DETAILS FOR 2022 INTAKE APPLICANTS

Interviews will be held online on 23 January 2022 through Zoom platform. Please keep the day reserved for interviews. Instructions to applicants are given below. Further information on Zoom link and schedule time slots will be available soon.

 Online Interview Guideline Guide

COURSE FEES

The Course fee for the first academic year and second academic year are Rs.225,000/- and Rs.125,000/- respectively. The registration fee per semester is Rs.1,500/- (First year - Rs.4,500/- and Second year - Rs.3,000/-). In addition a refundable deposit of Rs.2,500/- (for library facilities) and an examination fee of Rs.500/- is payable at the registration.

The course fees for the local and overseas students are given below. Local fees are applicable to Sri Lankan nationals who resides in Sri Lanka. Overseas fees are applicable to Foreign nationals who currently resides in Sri Lanka under long term visa or to Foreign nationals who are willing to stay in Sri Lanka during the course of study under long term student or any other type of visa category.

  Local Students Overseas Students
Course Fee – First Academic Year Rs.225,000/- US$2,000 + Rs.225,000/-
Course Fee – Second Academic Year Rs.125,000/- US$2,000 + Rs.125,000/-
Registration Fee

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Rs. 1,500/- per semester

(First year - Rs.4,500/- and

Second year - Rs.3,000/-).

Examination Fee (payable at the registration) Rs.500/- Per annum Rs.500/- Per annum
Refundable library deposit Rs.2,500/- per book Rs.2,500/- per book
Module charges from PG research students Rs.5,000/- per credit  

APPLICATOIN ENQUIRES

Any inquiries should be forwarded to Prof. (Mrs.) Nayanthara De Silva, the Programme-Director:endds@uom.lk

For any clarifications regarding applications and related matters please contact  Mrs. Ayosha Gunawardhane on 0705325762 ,  0112650301 (Ext: 7521) or 0112650738.

DOWNLOAD IMPORTANT FORMS

Important forms for existing students can be downloaded from the following link

Important Downloads

ENQUIRIES

Prof. (Mrs.) Nayanthara de Silva
Programme Director
M.Sc in Occupational Safety and Health Management
Department of Building Economics
University Of Moratuwa ,
Sri Lanka

Tel: +94-1-2650301 ext 7237 or 7200
Fax: +94-1-2650738 
E-mail: endds@uom.lk and nayanthara2053@gmail.com 

Mrs. Ayosha Gunawardhane
Programme Assistant
M.Sc in Occupational Safety and Health Management
Department of Building Economics
University Of Moratuwa ,
Sri Lanka
 
Tel : 0705325762
      +94-1-2650301 ext 7251
E-mail: msc-oshm@uom.lk