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OUM's Master programme
List of Master programmes offers by Open University Malaysia


Master of Environmental Science
(Integrated Water Resources Management)


Master of Environmental Science Management

Coursework Year 1 Year 2
Semester 1  4,500 4,000
Semester 2 4,000 4,000
Semester 3 4,000 3,500
Total RM24,000  


One of the key concerns facing sustainable development is to ensure the efficient and effective management of natural resources consistent with the ecological, development and environmental sustainability. Today, the management of water resources presents a major concern to many countries in Asia and elsewhere.

Realising this, the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) programme has been developed by a consortium of academics from public universities and based on the recommendation of Malaysian Water Partnership (MWP), Malaysia Capacity Building Network (MyCapNet) and the Regional Humid Tropics Hydrology and Water Resources Centre for Southeast Asia (HTC, Kuala Lumpur)

The objectives of the Master of Environmental Science are to:

1 - Provide graduates with a thorough understanding of water resource conservation and management, sustainable development of ground water resources and environments.
2 - Provide graduates with the ability to critically evaluate the existing water resources and management system.
3 - Provide graduates with the knowledge to improve water conservation and management systems throughout the world.

Programme Structure

The students will have to pass the following courses after which they will have to successfully complete a research project (6 credits). The courses are as follows:

Core Courses
>>> Ecological Systems, Biodiversity and Environmentally Sensitive Areas
>>> Human Dimension in Project Planning: Water Resource Economics and Risk Analysis in Water Resources Management
>>> Hydrology for Integrated Water Resource Management
>>> Modelling in Integrated Water Resource Management
>>> Land Use, Natural Resources and Integrated River Basin Management
>>> Sustainable Water Resources Utilisation and Management
>>> Integrated Water Resource Management Field Work
>>> Integrated Water Resource Management Methodologies

Elective Courses (Choose 2)
>>> Hydroinformatics
>>> Statistics and Experimental Design
>>> Environmental Management Instruments and Design
>>> Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Project Work
>>> Research Project

Entry Requirements : Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science / Engineering / Social Sciences or its equivalent

Duration of Study : 2 years            

 Fees : RM24,290

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