Master Of Science (Environmental Assessment And Monitoring)

by | Apr 16, 2019


Preservation of the environmental quality is one of the aspects of development that is considered important in Malaysia based on the Langkawi Declaration 1989 and the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 1992. The Environmental Quality Act 1974 further emphasizes on the sustainable development to be adopted in any development program in the country.

The Master of Science in Environmental Assessment and Monitoring programme is conducted by coursework within a two semester period. The main objective of the programme is to produce competent and skilled manpower in the field of environmental assessment and monitoring due to rapid development in the country, such as the oil and gas sector and also the infrastructural and other related development in the country.

The number of credits required for the master’s degree is 40. The apportionment of these credits is as follows: 13 credit hours in major field (courses offered by the Faculty and School); 17 credits in minor field. 10 credit hours in the major field are to be dissertation research credits. The 40 credit hours must be completed within two semesters.

Programme Structure: 

The Master of Science programme offered is a programme based on coursework requiring 12 months (2 semesters). Candidates are required to complete a total of 40 credit hours, comprising 23 credit hours of core courses and 17 credit hours of elective course. Candidates are encouraged to expand their individual interests through research projects which commence in the first semester and are supervised by UKM academic staff together with experts/scientists from relevant institutes. Candidates are required to submit their Research Project Dissertation at the end of the second semester for examination. 

Courses Offered:

  • Research Methodology
  • Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Management System
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II
  • Conservation Ethics and Legislation
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Management of Lake Ecosystems and Wetland
  • Procedures and Techniques in EIA
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Air and Water Quality

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