About Environmental Science

Published: Monday, 07 September 2015

The Environmental Science degree programme is an interdisciplinary course that emphasises the role of basic scientific understanding and practical skills in the laboratory and field for the understanding and management of environmental problems. These broad range of modules allow students to specialise and yet to maintain a broad environmental science portfolio, while having a strong basis in the skills and knowledge of an environmental scientist.


The Environmental Science Programme prepares students to be competent and employablegraduates for the private or public sectors, graduate schools or as entrepreneurs by providing sufficient theory, knowledge and skills in environmental science. The curriculum is designed to produce environmental scientist with strong fundamental knowledge and skills in environmental science that is able to think, analyze and apply to support the development of human capital for the nation.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes are the specific skills and knowledge that Environmental Science students are expected to have obtained at the time of their graduation from the programme. Students graduating from Environmental Science Programme in the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources will be prepared and expected to exercise their 9 skills and abilities as listed below:


PLO1: Ability to acquire and exercise knowledge of discipline area in environmental science

PLO2: Ability to conduct practical skills/ practical/ psychomotor competently and safely in environmental science

PLO3: Ability to formulate, evaluate, organize and implement effective strategies to solve problems using scientific skills in environmental science

PLO4: Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbal

PLO5: Ability to work in a team with good public relations skills, personal integrity and social responsibilities

PLO6: Aware and understand current social issues and cultural values with positive work ethics and attitude and commitment to professionalism

PLO7: Ability to recognise the importance of information management and to engage in lifelong learning

PLO8: Ability to practice entrepreneurship and managerial skills

PLO9: Ability to exercise leadership qualities and work as a team


Environment consultant, environmental officer, education (science lecturers/ teachers), research officers, environmental entrepreneurs, environmental managers, health and safety officers, environmental manager, environmental auditor, environmental scientist, environmental specialist, environmental laboratory officer and others




The purpose of mentor mentee system in Environmental Science Program is basically to assist student on academic mattersAll new and current students in the program are encouraged to meet with their assign mentors and discuss about plan and performance regarding on academic on a regular basis: at least twice in a semester. The mentor will act as an academic advisor in assisting their mentees to gain an understanding of the curriculum,guidance regarding on academic problems and give some motivation. Appointments for meetings between mentor and mentee are usually arranged for a time and place suitable to both. However, there are some matters which mentor cannot handle such as medical, finance etc. This should be directed to the appropriate authority or resource person such as UMS counselor, Head of Program, Deputy Dean (HEP) or the Dean. A written report of each meeting should be prepared and all reports will be filed in the students’ faculty files. 



There are 11 environmental science laboratories provided for students to ensure the smoothness of research and learning process. Most of the laboratories are filled with necessary equipment depending on the importance and usage of the research. For the operation of the laboratories, each lab has one lab assistant to prepare the equipment and to make sure all the equipment is well maintained for the student’s usage.

Environmental Toxicology LabBlock C, Level 2Aquatic static renewal, Basic equipment such as balance, ovens etc.
Water Quality LabBlock C, Level 2Hatch Kit, Basic equipment such as balance, ovens etc., hydrolab surveyor
Hydrology LabBlock C, Level 2pH meter, hydrolab simulation model, permea meter, current meter, field equipment,
Environmental microbiology LabBlock C, Level 2Basic equipment such as balance, ovens etc.
Meteorology & Satellite LabBlock A, Level 2Earth Satellite Station System, Server Scale Computer Processing and Data Storage, Satellite Decoder
GIS & Environmental ModellingBlock B, Level 1Mini server, computer, printer, plotter, environmental modelling software, GIS software
Climate Change LabBlock B, Level 1Mini server, climate change modelling software
Atmospheric LabBlock C, Level 2

Carbon Monoxide Monitor, Multi sediment Trap, Nitric Dioxide Monitor, Ozone Monitor

PM 10 High Volume Air Sampler, Sulphur Dioxide Monitor, Water Quality Instrument (Multi parameter), UV/VIS Spectrophotometer

Pollution Control LabBlock C, Level 2Basic equipment such as balance, ovens etc.
Environmental Research LabBlock C, Level 2Paqualab, Basic equipment such as balance, ovens etc.
Environmental Chemistry LabGround Floor, Block BExtraction Units, Fume Hood, Drying Oven, Dry Box, Furnace, Rotary Evaporator