Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

UNICEPES - University of Pan American Center for Higher Education

Cinnova offers this Master's program in partnership with the University of Pan American Center for Higher Education - UNICEPES      


julio 6, 2020



UNICEPES   View map



It is unquestionable that all work activities imply a risk for workers. All industries need to comply with safety regulations to protect their manpower and their operations, but also this requires the fulfillment of a set of increasingly stringent specific obligations by employers.

Occupational and healthy obligations are based on a set of specific regulations and rules that start from top management to the workshop level and involves all operations, International regulations are gradually incorporated into national policies, progressively advancing to every production and business activity.

If we add to this the ever-widening social demand, which requires regulation and vigilance of health and safety conditions, we understand the interest of organizations, whatever their size, to achieve management of the occupational health and safety that allows them to control their risks and comply with current legislation.

The master program in Environmental Technology and Engineering of University CEPES provides an interdisciplinary education in management and engineering fundamentals, with an emphasis on the study of technologies and trends to preserve our natural environment and efficient use of natural resources.


This master program Master of Science in Occupational, Safety and Health

is conducted by the University of CEPES in Mexico

The online degrees have international validity and are recognized by educational authorities in Mexico accredited by RVOE:MAES091107

, Code: D.G.P. 617542

Find more  in the UNICEPES Oficial Site

Key information


Part-time 18 months


Spanish / English




Operations Management / iso 45001




72 alternative credits

Download program brochure!

Application form


  • Train competent professionals to understand, occupational and health regulations and standards to prevent risks. Implement a policy on safety and health in the company, which enables the creation and maintenance of preventive risks that prevent occupational accidents and diseases.

Sub Objectives:

  • Study the fundamental concepts used in safety and know the techniques used in the prevention of workplace accidents.
  • Know the way of acting in preventive matters, based on active or pre-incident methods, in particular: Risk assessment as an active technique / Types of risk assessments / Methodology of a general risk assessment / Measures to be taken after the assessment of risks.
  • Study the set of actions dedicated to the identification, evaluation, and control of those chemical, physical, and biological agents present in the workplace that can cause diseases.
  • Exposing some common health problems that can lead to an ergonomically poor situation in the workplace.
  • Determine those organizational factors of work that can affect both the well-being or health (physical, psychological, and social) of the worker and the development of the work itself.
  • Acquire the basic knowledge, purpose, and actions of Occupational Medicine.
  • Know the training needs in occupational risk prevention of the different groups of companies and organizations.
  • Understand the theoretical and practical aspects related to conflict and the most common resolution strategies: negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Laying the foundations for the implementation of the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and OHSAS 18001 standards in the company.

Who is it for?

The proposed training methodology, added to the clarity, breadth, and didactics of the content design, allows the Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health to be directed at university graduates of medium or higher degree who wish to receive training in safety and health to improve your job expectations.

Professional areas of a project manager

It is designed thinking especially to professionals or practitioners who come from the branch of engineering, medicine, architecture, chemistry, psychology, labor relations, nursing, among others, and all those professions directly linked to the departments of Prevention, Occupational Health, Production, Human Resources, Engineering, Quality, etc.

Duration, credit structure and academic degree

The estimated duration of the master’s degree is 1200 hours (75 credits). The credit structure of the Master in Project Management is shown in the following table:

Modules of the Master program in Project Management
Módulos Credits Duration in months Hours
Total 75 24 1200
1st Term: Environmental Engineering and Technology 60 18 960
2nd Term:  Scientific Research Methodology and Final Project or Dissertation Thesis 15 6 240

Credit structure

In each phase the student must meet the credit requirements established by each university and set by the Master’s degree committee.


Master’s degree award

Once the student has completed his study program and passed all his subjects and dissertation thesis he or she will be evaluated by the evaluation board committee. If the student has fulfilled all the academic, administrative and economic requirements established in the management procedures set by the university or universities for which If you want to obtain the academic degree, the student will obtain the Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Technology.

Admission requirements

Mexican nationals

  • CURP
  • Acta de Nacimiento (copia legible)
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Grado de Licenciatura o Ingeniería
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Cédula Profesional
  • Copia Certificada ante notario público de Certificado de Estudios de Licenciatura o Ingeniería.
  • C.V. actualizado
  • Carta de Exposición de Motivos de ingreso firmada
  • Solicitud de inscripción
  • Solicitud de beca
  • Fotografía Digital en formato .jpg (vestimenta formal, sobre un fondo blanco liso y con el rostro despejado).

International students

  • Citizenship card
  • Birth Registration (legible copy)
  • Certified copies of your Bachelor’s Degree or Engineering
  • Certified Copy or Apostilled of Professional Card (if issued in the country of origin).
  • Updated Resume
  • Motivation letter
  • Enrollment Request
  • Scholarship Application (only to those who meet scholarship criteria)
  • Digital Photography in .jpg format (formal dress, on a plain white background and with a clear face)

First Term: Prevention of occupational hazards

The first part allows to know and understand, firstly, the theoretical, conceptual and historical foundations involved in the prevention of occupational risks and, secondly, its organizational, social and technological implementation.

The objective is to ensure that students acquire a global vision of prevention, through different related multidisciplinary themes.

The subjects that make up the first part are shown below:


Fundamentals of occupational risk prevention

Job safety

Industrial hygiene

Work-related health issues


Applied psychosociology

Training and communication

ISO 45001 & OHSAS 18001 and Audit

Work Team Management Techniques

Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Techniques

Quality management: ISO 9001

Environmental Management in the Company

These subjects, although being independent of each other, are complementary and are structured in the progress of the studies, according to a coherent pedagogical order. Each is divided into basic thematic units or chapters, directly related to one or more of a practical exercise and includes a theoretical support material and personalized follow-up by the area tutor.

Second Term: Specialization

Specializations allow the student to delve into those disciplines in the field of prevention that, both professionally and personally, are of greatest interest to them. The student must exclusively choose one of the following specializations:


Safety at work

Hygiene at work

Ergonomics and Applied Psychosociology


Second Term: Scientific Research Methodology and Final Project or Dissertation Thesis

The last phase of the Program is devoted to studying the subject of Scientific Research Methodology and preparing the Final Master’s Project.

  • Tuition Fee:   $ 950 USD
  • Total Fee for Full program: $ 8000 USD 
  • Degree registration fees: $ 1500 USD
  • Cinnova offers scholarships for this program, review eligibility criteria before applying for scholarships.
  • This program allows monthly installment payments up to 30 months.
  • If you want to apply for financial assistance or scholarship please refer to the Scholarship program

The award of the scholarship below is based on application selection results. Only applicants that are accepted for enrolment in the program can be considered as candidates for the scholarship. Candidates should download and fill the form to request a scholarship/study grant, then submit all supporting documentation along with the application form to the admission office.

Applicants must provide accurate and true information and required documents for the scholarship all together with the required documents for admission to the Master´s degree program.

Scholarships provided through the Center  For sustainable Innovation “CINNOVA”


Cinnova provides up to 50% tuition fee scholarship for postgraduate courses.

The discount equals 50% off the full course cost. The discount will be applied at the start of the course for  Online programs.

The financial assistance does not cover the registration costs.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be from developing countries* who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  2. Applicants who are currently living in Mexico under a working visa are NOT eligible for the scholarship.
  3. Applicants who want to pursue a second post-graduate degree at Cinnova are not eligible for the scholarship.

*Developing countries included in the latest OECD DAC list.

To apply for scholarships and study grants filling the registration form. If you need more information, feel free to contact the admission office to and the admissions support by calling to  +223 55 949 4799

Download Scholarship Request Form

Application deadlines:

Applications and Finacial assistance request  until July 30th, 2020,

Classes start August 18th, 2020

   Download the application form >>

In order to start your admission process please fill the application form attached and send us to , one of our representatives will contact you shortly to guide you during the entire admission process.

Also, you can start your application online by clicking here:

Online Applications  

Focal Point:

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability

International programs

ARS – East Legon, Accra


Tel.: +233 55 949 4799




Office Lima – Peru

The Center for Innovation and Sustainability
Admissions Office for Online education
Andromeda MzB, Block 20
Tel.: +51 64241807
Whatsapp:  +51 988041893



Salazar Norte # 26, Col. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 61506
Heroica Zitácuaro
Michoacán, MX

Tel. 01 800 002 3737


Is financial aid available?

Yes, The Center for Innovation and sustainability provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by submiting your schollarship aplication to the program´s  manager for evaluation.

How can I apply for a CINNOVA scholarship?

During admission selection process, outstanding applicants from developing countries with financial need will be automatically considered as candidates for the award of the CINNOVA scholarship. Thus, no separate application is necessary.

What is the status of the master’s programme at UNICEPES?

The master’s programme at UNICEPES officially recognised as a national institution of higher education by the Secretary of Public Education  of the  Ministry of Education,  of Mexico. In addition, UNU-IAS postgraduate degree programmes were accredited by the National Institution for  the Official Recognition of Studies (REVOE) of federal and national goverment in Mexico.

Do I need any professional experience in order to apply for the programme?

Our programme does not require professional experience.

Is the programme offered in Spanish or English?

The Master program is ofered both in Spanish and English languages, but you should demonstrate proficiency in the language of the program you area applying.

Do I need to have a bachelor’s degree in a certain field?

Interested applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to sustinability science.

Part-Time Program for International students

In addition to the Online Master´s program, UNICEPES and The Center for Innovation and Sustainability offer a part-time Dual Career Training Programme. The program has two Phases:

The first phase delivered Online that covers most of the program and the second phase is delivered in the University Campus in Morelia Mexico. The program meets the needs and availability of master’s students with full-time or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers by obtaining a Master’s degree. Students will have the opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge by visiting sites and operations from important industries and projects in Mexico.   For more information write to

To start the admission process for this program, download the application form by clicking here and submit to


Tuition Fees for Part-Time Programs

  • Admission and Reservation Fees:   $ 950 USD
  • Overall tuition Fees: $ 8000 USD 
  • Degree Accreditation and Registration fee: $ 1500 USD
  • This program allows monthly installment payments up to 30 months.
  • The cost of the program Cover some living expenses for 10 days in Mexico such as Accommodation,  Meals,  Transport from the airport to the University campus.
  • Outstanding Students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance to cover  50% of the cost of a roundtrip airline ticket. This may be subject to a previous assessment of the academic performance of the student during the program and other relevant aspects.
  • These fees do not include Visa plications costs.


    The progress of science and engineering projects has led to important changes in the various facets of project execution.