Occupational health and safety plays a vital role in preventing injuries and illnesses to the workforce. This diploma prepares students for a career in the field of occupational health, safety and environment in any industry. Occupational Health, Safety and Environment 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.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Assist with the planning of an organization’s HSE compliance and performance strategy 
  2. Conduct qualitative and quantitative risk assessments to analyze causes, consequences and controls related to work tasks 
  3. Coordinate workplace inspection, investigation, and audit activities to systematically monitor HSE compliance and performance 
  4. Produce oral and written reports for management about HSE performance with recommendations for corrective action 
  5. Communicate, engage with and influence others to mitigate HSE risks and optimize HSE performance 6. Make HSE decisions and judgments based on knowledge of national laws, industry standards, guidelines, and codes of practice 
  6. Plan for and appropriately respond to potential HSE emergencies 
  7. Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader of a diverse team in multi-disciplinary and multicultural settings

Career Opportunities

HSE Practitioners are employed in a variety of industries, including construction, manufacturing, health care, education, and oil and gas. HSE Practitioners are responsible for preventing human, environmental and financial losses by effectively identifying, assessing and controlling HSE risks and complying with HSE laws, standards, and international best practices.  HSE Practitioners are also employed by government ministries who are responsible for enforcing HSE legislation. In both the private and public sector, HSE Practitioners play a vital role in protecting the health and safety of workers and the environment.  

Further Studies

A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Admissions & Registration Department or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre.

Request for more information

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

Nelson Rodrigue

Chair- Health Sciences

Room 20.1.29

+974 4495 2342

Entrance requirements

  1. High school completion with an overall 60% average in:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    *  Two Grade 12 or equivalent science courses selected from: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
    Minimum 60%
  2. The required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form, received within two years, with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5, are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally recognized tests, such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
* Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section - Mature Student Requirements, page 15).”

Language proficiency Requirements

    1.  An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department. 
    2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5. 
    3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.