• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The air we breathe, the soil we build upon, the food we eat, the water we drink and the physical environment around us can all affect our health. If you are committed to building and maintaining a safer and healthier environment, whether in the workplace or wider society in general, then this Environmental Health and Safety program from Abu Dhabi University is for you.
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This program is specifically designed to provide the skills to ensure environmental protection and safety in the workplace. You will learn how to identify and minimize the effects of different types of hazards which can affect the health and safety of employees, including those related to ergonomics, thermal, chemical, electrical, mechanical and radioactive, as well as hazardous materials and waste.

During the Environmental Health and Safety program from Abu Dhabi University , you will develop a firm understanding of the connections between environmental factors, accident prevention and human health. You will study the fundamental scientific, legal and technological principles underlying environmental health issues, look at the circumstances giving rise to health inequalities, analyse the environmental impact, health risks and identify appropriate interventions. You will also develop the ability to adapt to rapid changes in legislative requirements.

Focus will be on pollution monitoring and control, food safety and inspection, occupational safety and health, hazardous materials operations and awareness, risk assessment and waste management. This program will give you invaluable insight into issues that affect us within the UAE, as well as on a regional and international level.

ADU is the only university in the UAE where you can study for a bachelor degree in EHS. Our growing industry collaborations with organizations such as Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), Occupational Safety and Health of Abu Dhabi (OSHAD), Camfil Clean Air Solutions, Abu Dhabi Food Control Agency (ADFCA) and Abu Dhabi Quality Conformity Council (QCC) enrich the research and learning opportunities for all our students. 

Career opportunities




Every workplace, whether in the UAE or globally, requires effective safety, health and environment management so the demand for Environmental Health and Safety professionals continues to grow


Graduates of this program are able to work in a variety of environmental practitioner positions in a diverse range of public and private sector organizations across all sectors. These include but are not limited to ADNOC group of companies, Enviro Zone, OSHAD, National Drilling Company, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi,  Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, AMMROC, Abu Dhabi Police, Baraka Nuclear Power Plant, Tadweer (Center of Waste Management), Emirates Environmental Solution Company, Abu Dhabi Municipality – Environmental Protection & Safety Section (EPSS), Baraka Nuclear Power Plant, Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, Abu Dhabi National Chemical Companies (ChemaWEyatt), Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Ministry of Energy & Industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Future Leaders
  • Technical Communications for Workplace
  • Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Islamic Culture
  • Introduction to Information and Digital Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • British System (IGCSE & GCE): Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.
  • Canadian & American High School Diplomas: Achieving the minimum average of 75% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.5/ 4.0
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11436 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45758 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11436 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45758 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Abu Dhabi: 187,200 AED
  • Al Ain: 149,500 AED

Living costs for Abu Dhabi

  • 5000 - 8600 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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