Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) focuses on identifying health, safety and environmental hazards in the workplace, assessing the risk of those hazards, and implementing control measures to eliminate or minimize those risks. OHSE practitioners are responsible for preventing human, environmental and financial losses by effectively identifying assessing and controlling OHSE risks and complying with HSE laws, standards, and international best practices. The Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (Dip. OHSE) is a Two- year applied diploma preparing graduates for entry level positions in construction, manufacturing, health care, education and oil and gas.


A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and they include but are not limited to the following:

HSE Safety Coordinator

Safety Office (Systems & Audit)

Occupational Health and Hygiene Specialist

OHSE Officer

Private Company HSE Officer

Military HSE Officer

OHSE Education Officer Worker

Government Ministry HSE Officer

Educational Setting HSE 


Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are expected to gain career opportunities primarily with government agencies as food safety inspectors/officers or as health promoters. However, employment opportunities potentially exist with private consulting firms, the hospitality industry and the healthcare sector as quality assurance food safety supervisors.

In addition, this program provides a solid foundation should students wish to pursue further education in Food Sciences/Nutrition or Public Health.

Mathematics Requirement:

  1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test; OR
  2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480; OR
  3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.

Request for more information

We are excited you are interested in joining UDST's School of Health Sciences! You can request for more information or contact below for general inquires:

Phone: +974 44952491
Email: pauline.hickey@cna-qatar.edu.qa

Entrance requirements

    1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, and successful completion of final year Chemistry and Biology with a minimum score of 60%; OR
      1. High school graduation certificate approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education plus the following:

    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    OR Advanced Mathematics (Grade 12 level or equivalent)
    Minimum 60%

    Minimum 60%
    * Two Grade 12 level Science courses selected from: Biology, Chemistry, 
    Minimum 60%
  1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

Language proficiency Requirements

    • The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department; OR
    1. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR
    2. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.