Diploma Programme


KPT (R2/853/4/0023) MQA (A11033)


About this Course

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

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 programme is suitable for those who love fieldwork. The learning process in this programme 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.

Academic Pathway

Progress to undergraduate degree in various fields related to environmental health or seek a career as a:

  • 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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Course structure

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction to Environmental Health
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Introduction to Soil and Hydrogeology
  • Entomology and Parasitology
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Microbiology
  • Sewage Disposal
  • Water Supply
  • Pest and Vector Management
  • Penghayatan Etika & Peradaban
  • Communicative English / Bahasa Kebangsaan
  • Etika dan Amalan Moral
  • Food Technology
  • Kerterlibatan Komuniti
  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Disease Control
  • Land Use and Housing
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Food Safety
  • Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
  • Pool and Recreational Water
  • Environmental Health Law
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Environmental Health Promotion and Education
  • Research Methodology
  • Operational and Administration Area
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Water Quality
  • International Health
  • Disease Control and Monitoring
  • Environmental Health Career in Government Agency
  • Environmental Health Career in Private Agency
  • Legal Proceeding
  • Environmental Health and Building Technology
  • Waste Management
  • Workplace Auditing
  • Environmental Health Seminar
  • Environmental Health Project
  • Environmental Health Project

Entry Requirement

1. SPM or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Malaysia and English and 5 credits in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General science/Applied science)
  • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English)


2. GCE/O Level or equivalent with PASS in Bahasa Malaysia or English and 5 Grade C in the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • ONE science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General science/Applied science); and
  • Any other THREE subjects (including Bahasa Malaysia and/or English)


3. Certificate related to Health Sciences with minimum CGPA 2.75