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Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Schedule

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Section 1 - Admission to Candidature

(1) An applicant for admission to candidature to the Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety program shall satisfy the following admission criteria:

  1. hold an approved 3 year Diploma in Science, Health Science or Engineering from a recognised Singapore Polytechnic or equivalent; or
  2. hold an 18 month PSB-IPT Diploma in Engineering from the PSB Academy – Productivity and Standards Board in Singapore, or equivalent with at least three years of relevant work experience; and
  3. satisfy the University of Newcastle’s English language requirements.

(2) Note that, in order to be considered for admission, all previous qualifications must have been completed within eight years prior to lodging an admission application. Applicants with qualifications that are over eight-years-old or with other relevant diploma qualifications may also apply, but will be required to submit a detailed resume outlining work experience and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by The University.

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Section 2 - Credit

(3) On the basis of 1(a) or 1(b) above, candidates will be granted credit of 80 units.

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Section 3 - Qualification for Admission to the Degree

(4) To qualify for admission to the degree, a candidate shall pass the program of study approved by the Academic Senate totalling 160 units, in addition to the 80 units of credit granted under clause 3 above, making a total of 240 units.

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Section 4 - Grading of the Degree

(5) The degree will be awarded as an ordinary degree; or

(6) For students who entered the program from 2011, the degree will be awarded 'with Distinction' to those students who gain a minimum GPA of 6.0 based on all studies undertaken in the program; or

(7) For students who entered the program before 2011, the degree may be awarded 'with Distinction' where a candidate's performance has reached a standard determined by the Pro Vice-Chancellor on the recommendation of the Head of School. 

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Section 5 - Time Requirements

(8) Except with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, a candidate shall complete requirements for the course within eight years of study.