BSc (Hons) Public Health Engineering (Top-up)

Steering Public Health towards innovative and Technology.

Public Health Engineering, consists of the art of improving and controlling the physical environment of man, helps to reduce the spread of diseases hence prolong life and promotes physical and mental efficiency. This field emphasizes on safe water supply, sewage disposal, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental and public health legislation and on the use of all means available for the promotion of domestic and personal cleanliness to address public health challenges emerging out of environmental problems.
The programme develops the intellectual and analytical skills that practicing public health assistant engineers need in the 21st century. The main objective of the course is to equip undergraduate students with the knowledge and skills to understand, appreciate and design interventions for solving public health and environmental challenges in society with an insight on and the legal aspects and managerial framework related to public health practice.

Career Prospects

  • This top-up course in Public Health Engineering aims at providing advanced know-how and appropriate skills to those who intend to or those who have already followed a Diploma in Sanitary Science to enter a career as Engineering Assistant/Technician or Health Engineering Officers in the public or private sector related to Sanitation or Public Health


To get an awareness of the importance of environmental management and interventions to prevent spread of infectious/communicable diseases,
To design interventions in solid and hazardous waste treatment and management.
To understand air, noise, water and wastewater quality, characteristics and their importance in ensuring good public health as well as environmental protection,
To be aware of the various factors influencing occupational safety and health,
To choose appropriate sanitation and drinking water treatment units and processes for solving problems in communities,
To understand research methods and be able to conduct research in public health and to be aware of the legal aspects, organisation and managerial frameworks governing public health engineering in Mauritius.


  • (a) As per UTM’s ‘Admissions Regulations’ and ‘Admission to Programmes of Study at Degree Level’.
  • (b) A Diploma in Sanitary Science or a Diploma in Environmental and Public Health or a Diploma in any relevant Public health discipline from a recognized institution and as recommended by the School of Health Sciences


14 Lessons1.5 years (FT) / 2 years (PT)

Level 1

Land Surveying
Public Health, Environmental Sanitation and Legislation
ICT (including Computer Aided Drafting)
Water Resources, Quality and Treatment
Town and Country Planning
Fluid Mechanics
Environmental Management, Tools and Techniques
Wastewater Characterisation and Treatment
Research Methods with Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Level 2