Bachelor of Science (BSc) Environmental Science and Management, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Managing our natural resources and preserving the environment are the greatest challenges of the future, and an industry that will continue to grow as the earth’s diminishing resources require new ideas and fresh approaches to keep society running normally.

The Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science and Management) programme develops environmental scientists and managers who not only understand the aspects of the environmental industry but also possess skills in critical thinking, problem solving, project management and team building. The programme also combines aspects of all of the natural sciences that lead to greater awareness and understanding of the environment.

This programme offers students valuable experience with organizations including BASF-Petronas, Golden Hope Plantations Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium and Department of Environment; among others, through research projects and Industrial Training. It also provides training opportunities to carry out research in well-equipped world class research laboratories.

This programme is a major in Environmental Science and Management. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

Likely roles:

  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Environmental Officer
  • Lecturers/teachers/researchers
  • Owner of waste management company

Likely employers:

  • Oil/chemical companies
  • Agriculture/plantation
  • Local or national government agencies
  • Water/waste management companies

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Professional Morals and Ethics
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper I)
  • Islamic Civilization and Asian Civilization (TITAS) (Paper II)
  • Information Skills
  • Thinking and Communication Skills
  • The Origin and Fundamentals of Science
  • Science, Culture and Religion
  • Science and Current Society
  • Biostatistics / Statistics
  • Life Processes
  • Cell Biology
  • Biology of Organisms
  • Population Biology
  • Biology Practical
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Analysis of Environmental Chemistry
  • Monitoring Biology
  • Introduction to Waste Management
  • Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Tropical Forest Ecology
  • Marine Ecosystem
  • Limnology
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Ecological Methods and Analysis
  • Geography Information Systems
  • Environmental Geology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Weed Ecology and Management
  • Forest Insect Ecology and Management
  • Ecology of Coral Reef
  • Ecotourism
  • Soil Ecology
  • Advance Quantitative Ecology
  • Environmental Audit
  • Slope management
  • Waste Minimisation and Prevention of Pollution
  • Integrated Waste Management
  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
  • Fishery and Science Management
  • The Principal of Integrated Pest Management
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Topics in Science and Environmental Management
  • Industrial Training in Science and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Policy – Principle and Practice
  • Environmental Law and Act

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University of Malaya Contact Details

Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4208 / 4118
Fax: +6(03)7967 4178