The SHEM UNIT programme is housed in the Department of Environmental Science at Astra Campus along Trojan Road where the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science is located. The Bachelor of Environmental Science Honours degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management is four years fulltime programme tailor made to meet Safety, Health and Environmental Management needs of Zimbabwe, the SADC region and globally. It intends to equip students with both theoretical and practical skills that are relevant to Safety, Health and the Environment in various industries, institutions and organizations. With Safety, Health and Environmental Management issues becoming increasingly important, there is a growing demand for professionals with the requisite techniques to solve pertinent workplace, industrial and organizational challenges. This BES-SHEM Honours award produces such Safety, Health and Environmental Management practitioners, who can identify, assess and solve health, safety and environmental problems through the application of the principles of good management.
Vision, Mission and Values
The Safety Health and Environmental Management Unit’s vision is in line with the overarching vision of Bindura University of Science Education in seeking to be a hub of knowledge and beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services. Furthermore in line with the Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Science, we intend to provide our clients with the best research, teaching and learning environment, characterized by innovation and use of modern technology.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES
- SHEM graduates can be employed as safety and health officers, environmental managers, consultants, and researchers.
- Graduates can also be employed in NGOs, government and industry as environmental analysts and in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
- Graduates can still further their studies undertaking Masters (MSc, MPhil) and PhD/DPhil studies in various environmental areas.