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Master of Science (Environmental Management Technology)

The Master of Science (Environmental Management Technology) programme is established to produce experts in environmental management and technology. Hands-on training enhanced the emplacement of these graduates in the relevant organizations and companies more appropriately. The programme includes both theoretical and applied aspects including management tools and basic concepts to advanced technologies. The objectives of this program are to produce graduates who are able to:

  • apply environment-related technologies;
  • understand  the need for increasing knowledge and awareness on environmental management;
  • enhance knowledge and awareness as well as becoming more sensitive to the needs of society;
  • have values and positive attitudes in solving problems related to the environment in addition to a full ethical responsibility and professionalism;
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and function as a responsible team;
  • deal with problem solving and analysis skills;
  • manage the information and develop self-knowledge in fostering the attitude to develop themselves and improve their knowledge as a means of lifelong learning.


Course Structure

Master of Science (Environmental Management Technology)

Session 2017/2018

(50 CREDITS)

1. Program Core Courses (12 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SOA7001

Research Methodology in Environmental Technology

3

SOA7003

Environmental Systems and Monitoring

3

SOA7004

Pollution Control and Waste Treatment Technology

3

SOA7005

Environmental Management and Planning

3

2. Program Elective Courses (3 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SOA7006

Water, Air, Soil and Noise Pollution Control Technology

3

SOA7007

Clean Production for Sustainable Waste Management

3

SOA7008

Environmental Health, Safety and Risk

3

SOA7009

Environmental Impact Assessment

3

3. Dissertation (35 CREDITS)

Course Code

Course Name

Credits

SOA7002

Dissertation

35


SOA7001 Research Methodology in Environmental Management Technology
This course is designed to instill knowledge relating to a suitable research methodology, partly as a preparation for dissertation. It includes research hypothesis, literature review, data collection and analysis, scientific writing and presentation of research proposal. This course will also introduce essential concepts and techniques to conduct field and laboratory work in environmental management technology. Topic will cover quality, criteria, and concept of the management, measurement and analysis of relevant physical, biological and chemical parameters, using laboratory techniques and field research approaches.

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 100%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Instrumentation Handling

SOA7002 Dissertation
Student will carry out individual research project in any aspect of the environment under the supervision of at least a lecturer from University of Malaya. The research should ideally be completed in two semesters

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 100%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, lifelong learning.

SOA7003 Environmental Systems: Monitoring and Assessment 
This foundation course consists of two parts. The first part of the course is aimed to ensure that all students possess the understanding of main ecological concepts and principles governing environmental management. These concepts include definitions from ecosystems to systems ecology and ecosystem modelling. This is followed by discussion on the current environmental issues and environmental problems faced by mankind in general such as global warming, acid rain, pollution and how ecological principles maybe used to solve these problems. The second part of the course covers the objectives, components, variables and indicators used for environmental monitoring and assessment purposes. The topics covered by this part include environmental quality criteria and standards, environmental chemistry and engineering, measurement and analysis of relevant physical, chemical and biological indicators of water quality, and various techniques in environmental monitoring and assessment such as EIA, LCA and others.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, lifelong learning, leadership training, professionalism.

SOA7004 Pollution Control and Waste Treatment Technologies
This course introduces a basic understanding of the environmental impact of each component such as water, air, noise, solid and hazardous waste. It also includes the latest technical aspect of pollution based on legal requirements. Normal control and waste treatment technologies are also discussed in this course.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, lifelong learning, leadership skills, professionalism.

SOA7005 Environmental Management and Planning
This course consists of four component namely EMS, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law, and GIS. The need to have standards call for the understanding on EMS requirements and implementations. In ensuring the sustainable development, value should be given to environment via economic tools. Thus, environmental economics application in environmental management will be provided with specific methods/approaches used in environmental economics. The course also includes the introduction to Malaysian legal system, environmental laws, federal, state and local authority. Legislation and regulations on pollution control, land-used planning, environmental impact assessment and environmental protection will be covered. Finally, data should be collated appropriate for usage in environmental sector. Thus, the course offers the introduction to GIS, particularly in its use and application in planning.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Apply appropriate tools to continuously improve an environmental management system, GIS and GPS ect.

SOA7006 Water, Air, Soil and Noise Pollution Control Technologies
This course covers the definition and discussion of pollution issues in relation to legal requirement. In order to meet the requirement, students will be exposed to technicality of the subject for the pollution of water, air, soil and noise. Technical knowledge on the know-what, know-how about pollution control technologies for water air and soil, theoretical noise abatement shall be disseminated in the course. Hands-on investigation of selected case studies.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Understanding of legal and technical requirement for pollution control and abatement technologies.

SOA7007 Cleaner Production for Sustainable Waste Management
This course focused on the understanding of the concepts and practices of CP as a means to promote productivity and profitability through pollution prevention measures that includes maintenance, continuous improvement and innovation. This tertiary level course is for advanced understanding of solid and hazardous waste management. The course will focus on the management   of industrial and municipal solid waste. Technology on waste management (landfill, incineration, biological treatment, recovery, and cleaner production) will be explored with practical examples. Analytical tools such as MFA and LCA shall be applied. Case studies to be discussed based on project oriented problem-based learning (POPBL) and industrial CP.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, lifelong learning, leadership training, professionalism.

SOA7008 Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Assessment
This course component of the course is environmental safety, health and risk assessment together with control measures. It also includes the legal requirement related to the three components. The delivery of knowledge is based on theoretical and practical aspect of related case studies. HIRARC shall be employed where possible.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, lifelong learning, leadership training, professionalism.

SOA7009 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of identification, prediction and evaluation of the environmental impacts due to the implementation of some proposed activities/policy/plans. In this context, the environment encompasses the biophysical systems, socio-economic and cultural systems.  

Assessment Methods:
Continuous Assessment: 50%
Final Examination: 50%

Medium of Instruction:
English

Transferable Skill:
Effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, teamwork, lifelong learning, leadership training, professionalism

Language Requirement
For international students, candidates are required to have TOEFL results at least 550 or IELTS at least  Band 5.5.
Entry Requirement

Applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree with Honors CGPA 3.0 and above or equivalent in the relevant field.

Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.7 to 2.99 may be considered if they meet at least one of the following criteria:

A. Having relevant work experience; or

B. Produce publications in related fields; or

C. is a recipient of a scholarship; or

D. is a graduate of the University of Malaya; or

E. is a government servants

Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree of CGPA 2.5 to 2.69 may be considered if they meet at least two of the criteria in (1) (A) to (E) above
Fees
Kindly refer at Fees Structure
Last Update: November 20, 2017

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