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ST Curriculum Overview

ST Program mission:

The Safety Technology Program (STP) is committed to providing world-class education for students to develop professional skills suitable for career entry-level positions, and also to building a strong foundation to pursue advanced degrees and lifelong learning. Additionally, STP provides continual educational opportunities for the host community.

ST Program objectives/goals:

The STP has the following educational goals:

  • To prepare graduates who can take entry-level positions in the health and safety field.
  • To prepare graduates who are able to pursue higher education and lifelong learning.
  • To enhance graduate ability to fulfill long-term goals in professional and educational development
Program Learning Outcomes::

  • Explain the fundamental aspects of occupational safety and environmental health issues.
  • Describe standards, codes, procedures or regulations necessary for safety professional practice.
  • Formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to occupational, safety, and health.
  • Conduct experiments (or standard tests) as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • Show ethical and responsible behavior.
  • Function effectively as member of a team.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral and graphical communication skills.
Professional Occupations:

After completing the program, students may take up any occupational safety and health profession such as:
  • Occupational safety and health specialist.
  • HSE Safety Officer.
  • Safety and Health Manager
  • Fire Safety Specialist.
  • Accident and Loss Prevention officer.
  • Compliance Officer.
  • Safety Technician.
  • Health and Safety Coordinator.
  • Safety Inspector.
  • Safety Officer.
  • Safety Investigator.

Program Faculty:



Mr. Abubakar Sadiq Mahmoud
Lecturer, STP Program Coordinator
mahmoud C-269-4
Dr. Zakariyah A. Jamiu
Assistant Professor
zakariyah C-269-2
Mr. Muizz Sanni-Anibire
muizzanibire C-269-3
Mr. Ahmed Omar
aomar C-269-1

Curriculum Overview:

The Objectives of the Advanced Diploma in Safety Technology are achieved through a curriculum made up of courses in the following four areas:

1. General education requirements (13 credits)

ENGL101 Introduction to Academic Discourse (3-0-3)
ENGL102 Introduction to Report Writing (3-0-3)
IAS111 Belief and its Consequences (2-0-2)
IAS201 Writing for Professional Needs (2-0-2)
MATH115 Finite Mathematics (3-0-3)

2. Safety technology core requirements (45 credits)

BIOL133 Biology for Engineers (2-3-3)
CHEM133 General Chemistry (3-4-4)
ST101 Introduction to Safety Technology (1-3-2)
ST105 Regulations and Legal Aspects of Safety (3-0-3)
ST103 Accident Investigation & Analysis (3-0-3)
ST104 Risk Assessment (3-0-3)
ST199 Summer Internship (0-0-3)
ST201 Safety Management (3-0-3)
ST202 Fire Protection Technology (2-3-3)
ST204 Construction Safety (3-0-3)
ST205 Industrial Hygiene (2-3-3)
ST207 Human Factors in Safety (2-3-3)
ST208 Safety Training Methods (3-0-3)
ST270 Safety Technology Project (1-3-3)
ST212 Environmental Safety (3-0-3)

3. Safety technology electives (6 credits)

ST203 Hazardous Materials (2-3-3)
ST209 Emergency Management (3-0-3)
ST249 Special Topics in Occupational Health and Safety (3-0-3)
Students are required to take two elective courses.

4. Other electives (3 credits)

CIT142 Introduction to Computer Applications (2-3-3)
MGT101 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
PHYS133 General Physics (2-3-3)
HRM206 Workplace Psychology (3-0-3)
BA200 Business Communication (3-0-3)
Students are required to take two elective courses.
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