Bachelor of Science in Diving Safety Management

 in collaboration with DAN Europe


Note: Students who will be doing the Advanced and Intermediate levels in September 2020, may upload their first year 6th Form results, or else an acceptance letter to show that they are following these subjects. In this way, applications will be considered on a provisional basis.


 Entry Point


MQF Level

Total Credits
180 ECTS

Programme Duration
32 Months including LITP and IITP

Theory sessions for this programme will be offered online, while practical diving research/sessions will be held around Gozo. 

Job Roles May Include

  • Scuba Diving Instructor
  • Director of Diving/diving business manager
  • Dive Safety Officer
  • Diving Officer
  • Research Diver
  • Scientific Diver
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Operator
  • Diving Medical Technician
  • Gas Blender


Additional Information

A profiling interview upon admission may be conducted in order to better assist students with their learning process. Admissions of special cases will be referred to ITS’ Admissions Board.

Programme Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehensively understand the concepts of risk assessment with respect to scuba diving and creatively propose strategies how to reduce risks;
  • Systematically understand the human physiology and acknowledge how this is affected by regular/frequent diving activity (recreational, technical and free diving);
  • Comprehend the business elements, including the human resource management component and how does this operate in the leisure industry.
  • Determine detailed knowledge on the various components making up diving equipment and specific equipment used for specific use (recreational, technical and free diving, research diving and other associated activities whilst diving);
  • Systematically identify diving related hazards/injuries and their treatment both in terms of basic first aid but also more advanced procedures, such as the use of the hyperbaric chamber;
  • Deploy established techniques on how to assist and partner with recompression chamber facilities, training and emergency assistance).

Entry Criteria

A combination of a minimum of 3 Advanced and Intermediate levels, of which one needs to be an Advanced level (MQF level 4) pass, and these qualifications must add up to a minimum of 44 points as per matrix provided on page 64 AND passes at grade 5 (SSC&P level 3) or better in SEC examinations in English, Mathematics and Maltese. (Non-Maltese applicants have the option to replace Maltese O Level with their native language O level). The successful completion of the Princes’ Trust programme is considered as equivalent to one O level.


An MQF/EQF Level 4 full qualification, AND a portfolio evidencing relevant experience in the diving sector for at least 3 years and evidence of appropriate writing and analytical skills to ensure that the prospective candidate can fully and meaningfully participate in the course, and  work experience at professional and/or executive level for at least 5 years


Any ITS Diploma or equivalent MQF level 4 certification


Any ITS Higher National Diploma or equivalent MQF level 5 certification


Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/ or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview and/or an RPL procedure prior to acceptance. Applicants must also provide proof of their English proficiency at B2 level




Study Programme

Full-Time EU Nationals

Full-Time Maltese Nationals and EU nationals (residing in Malta for at least 6 months

Full-Time Non-Eu National

 Part-Time EU National

Part-Time Non-Eu National

Bachelor of Science in Diving safety Management 2


No Fee





2   Theory sessions for these study programme will be offered online, while practical sessions will be held at Gozo, Malta, Europe.

Study programme fees may be paid in equal instalments, either by semester or per 1 ECTS, depending on whether one follows a full-time or part-time programme.


Last Updated: 20th August 2020

ITS - Malta (Main Campus)  
Aviation Park, Aviation Avenue
Ħal Luqa LQA 9023  
Malta - EU 

+356 2379 3100

ITS - Gozo
Triq l-Isqof Buttigieg,
Qala QLA 1042, 

+356 2379 3400