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Master of Environment


The programme will equip students with advanced and professional knowledge through coursework and hands-on-training to expose them to the latest developments in the field of environment.

Graduates from this programme can have career in planning, managing, research, academics and industry related to environment.

Duration of Study

A student pursuing Master of Environment may complete the programme within a period of three semesters (1  1/2  year) and a maximum of five semesters (2  1/2 years).

Programme Intake

Student intake is twice a year;

First Semester (September) and Second Semester (February).

Admissions Requirements

The applicant should possess:

A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.750 or equivalent, as accepted by the UPM Senate or

A Bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields with range CGPA of 2.500 to CGPA 2.749 can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment by Faculty/School/Institute or

A bachelor’s degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a range of CGPA 2.000 to CGPA 2.499, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment by Faculty/School/Institute.

Candidates without a related qualification in the field/s or working experience in the relevant fields must undergo appropriate prerequisite courses determined by the Faculty/School/Institute and meet the minimum CGPA).

English Requirement

International applicants must have obtained a minimum score of 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version) or Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training), or 79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version) or 213 for TOEFL Computer based Test (Academic Version) or ELS 109. 

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Programme Requirements

The requirement for graduation is 40 credits, which covers:

28 credit hours of core courses (including 6 credit hours of Dissertation in Environmental Research) and

12 credit hours of elective courses.


Class Schedule

Weekend (Saturday and Sunday); 8.00 am - 5.30 pm (Each class 3 hours)

Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management
  • Sustainable Environmental Economy
  • Environmental Law and Governance
  • Environmental Expert Talk
  • Earth Dynamics and Global Changes Adaptation
  • Research Design and Methodology for
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Analytics and Big Data
  • Dissertation in Environmental Research


Elective Courses:

  • Solid and Toxic Waste Management
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
  • Environmental Assessment Technique and Management Approach
  • Social Impact Assessment and Social Performance
  • Green Economy
  • Ethics in Environmental Crisis
  • Human-Nature Interaction for Global Well-Being
  • Environmental Law and Regional Challenges
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Environmental Fieldwork
  • Environmental Pollution and Treatment Technology
  • Proxy Indicators of Climate Change
  • Environmental Health Risk Assessment
  • Water Science
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Tropical Coastal Ecosystem and Environment
  • Geoinformatic for Disaster Management
  • Application of Environmental Computer Modeling
  • Applications of Biotechnology in Environment
  • Energy Systems and Green Technology



Fees  Local Students  International Students
Basic Fees (First Semester)  RM1500.00 RM2550.00
Basic Fees (Second and Subsequent Semester) RM1200.00  RM2250.00
Credit Fees 

RM10 000.00

(RM250.00 X 40 credits)

RM16 000.00

(RM400.00 X 40 credits)

 Estimated Total Fees (*For 4 Semesters)  RM15,100.00 RM25,300.00 



This programme is accredited by the Community for Environmental Disciplines in Higher Education (CEDHE), the education committee of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES).

CEDHE is the collective voice of the environmental sciences academic community and serves to enhance the quality of environmental education worldwide. A programme accredited by CEDHE is assured to meet high standards, contain a strong component of practical, field and theoretical activities, and has excellent opportunities for training, work experience and links to the professional environmental sector. Students enrolled on CEDHE accredited programmes can apply for free Student Membership of the IES and for a fast-track route to membership once they graduate, starting you on a route towards becoming a Chartered Environmentalist or Chartered Scientist.

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For further information  please contact:

Dr. Mohd Yusoff Ishak
Coordinator Master of Environment Programme 
Facuty of Forestry and Environment
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor

Tel: +603-9769 6749 (Pejabat)



Miss Norhanila Mardi 
Executive Officer

Miss Fatin Abdul Rahman
Admin Assistant 
Master of Environment Programme Office (MASPUTRA) 
Tel No: +603-9769 6745




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Updated:: 13/09/2023 [fatin_ar]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan