MSc in Environmental Science
Important dates for 2018:
Information updated on the 20 March 2018. The online application is open throughout the year.
|Deadline for international student application:||15 June 2018|
|Deadline for local (Malaysian) student application:||31 July 2018|
|Student registration:||6 to 8 September 2018|
|The semester begins:||10 September 2018|
The full coursework Master of Science in Environmental Science program is designed to develop your environmental scientific and analytical skills for a professional career in the government or private sectors. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines the natural and social sciences within a technology-based multidisciplinary framework.
By obtaining this Master's Degree, you widen your career opportunities. In the management field, you can be a policy advisor, environmental manager, or government officer. In business, you can be an environmental consultant or product manager. In research, you will be able to be an academic, environmental science specialist, or a researcher. This Master's degree will also allow you to proceed to a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in diverse fields such as in the Sciences, Engineering, Technology, or even Social Sciences.
The Program Structure
This Master program is a flexible program. Classes are held either online, at night or on weekends. Labs would be on the weekdays. Registration is open two times a year. You can register for the first or second semester.
To graduate, you would need to complete 40-unit courses, which cover core and elective courses, 27 and 20 units, respectively. You need to take all core courses (a total of 27 units), but you can choose the elective courses (a total of 13 units). A typical program would consist of two semesters; each semester would be 18 weeks or four months long.
|IEA501||Atmospheric Science and Air Quality||3|
|IEA518||Environmental Sampling Techniques||3|
|IEG503||Hydrogeology and Watershed Management||3|
|IEA517||Environmental Law, Monitoring and Enforcement||3|
|IEA506||Environmental Scientific Writing||4|
|IEK516||Sustainable Energy Resources||3|
|IEA514||Applied Environmental Forensics||3|
|IEG513||Environmental Disaster Management||4|
*For the course IEA505 Research Project (8 units), it is a course that spans two semesters. For example, you can take this course in the second semester and continue the second half of the course in the first semester or vice versa.
Study Level Qualification
Amendment of Entry Requirement
(18 June 2009)
2.50 - 2.74
2.00 - 2.49
|Test or Requirement||Score or Band|
|TOEFL by ETS (Internet-based Test); or||Minimum score 80|
|IELTS; or||Minimum band 6|
|MUET; or||Minimum band 4|
|The native language or the national language of the applicant is English||Not applicable|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Per Unit|
|Local Students (Malaysian)||RM 5,300||RM 5,300||RM 265.00|
|International Students||USD 2,000||USD 2,000||USD 100.00|
Prices for each semester, as shown above, are for a 20-unit semester. This price will change depending on the number of units registered. Note that other fees (e.g., registration, insurance, etc.) may apply.
Email email@example.com to inquire.
Register at http://onlineips.usm.my/admission/.
Information updated on the 11 July 2018.
- Ministry of Higher Education - MyMaster (MOHE) - https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/MyBrain15/v2/index_mymaster2016.php
- Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam (JPA) - http://esilav2.jpa.gov.my/
- Bank Negara Malaysia - http://www.bnm.gov.my/index.php?ch=en_misc&pg=en_career_scholar&ac=515
- Yayasan Bank Rakyat - https://www.yayasanbankrakyat.com.my/index.php/ppbu/ppbu
- Loan: Bank Rakyat (Yayasan Bank Rakyat Pembiayaan Boleh Ubah) - https://yayasanbankrakyat.com.my/index.php
- Loan: PTPTN - http://www.ptptn.gov.my
- Loan: Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) - http://www.mara.gov.my/dasar-tajaan
- Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) - https://biasiswa.mohe.gov.my/INTER/index.php
- Islamic Development Bank - https://www.isdb.org/irj/portal/anonymous?NavigationTarget=navurl://ec61fd4c088c45fa5ef909229a0411f4
Info for International Students
Please visit the International Mobility and Collaboration Centre (IMCC) USM for visa information.
You can also find other relevant information on the Institute of Postgraduate Studies USM website.