Course Synopsis of Environmental Management

EMG 3001

MAN AND ENVIRONMENT

3 (3+0)

This course covers principles and concepts about the earth and the solar system,   physical, chemical, and biological processes that shape the earth's life support system, ecology and ecosystems. Impacts of human activites  on the environment, pollution and its management are discussed

EMG 3003

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3 (2+1)

This course covers identification of sources of environmental information, methods of collecting, abstracting and presenting information, and database management. Remote sensing techniques, social studies and monitoring networks are applied.  Database management using computers and programs are also introduced

EMG 3004

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

3 (3 + 0)

This course covers the application of basic biological concepts in the study of the environment. Biogeochemical cycles and chemical material transport through the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere as well as their effects on biological systems and humans are  discussed.)

EMG 3005

PHYSICAL SCIENCES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

3 (3 + 0)

This course covers physical and chemical principles and their application to environmental phenomena. Physical processes that influence the environment, effects of human activities  and physico-chemical parameters that pollute the environment are introduced

EMG 3006

SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY PRACTICALS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

 

3 (0 + 3)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3004 and EMG 3005

This course covers methods for the measurement of environmental materials in the laboratory and field, laboratory safety, measuring instruments and standard reference materials.

EMG 3007

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

3 (1+2)

This course covers mathematical and statistical methods used in the analysis of data for environmental management. Basic algebra and equations, exponential, trigonometry, geometry and introductory calculus are emphasised. Topics in statistic include probability, non-parametric statistics, regression and correlation are explained.

EMG 3103

AIR AND WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

This course covers the basic concepts of water and air pollution. Ttechnologies and management systems used to control water and air pollution are emphasised

EMG 3104

PRINCIPLES OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

This course covers the planning, management, technological, economic and legal aspects of six functional elements in solid waste management. Emphasis will be given towards recycling systems, development of waste disposal sites and other technologies for waste treatment. The preparation of technical reports will also be discussed.)

EMG 3202

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

2 (2+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3001

This course covers the use of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) method in planning of developmental projects. EIA methodologies that are commonly used are discussed.)

EMG 3203

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

3 (3 + 0)

This course covers the basic principles and theories of planning as well as various recent planning methods and techniques.  Physical planning aspects such as structure plans, local plans, strategic plans and planning standards are introduced. The relationships between planning, management, environmental conservation, rehabilitation and Geographic Information Systems will be emphasised.

EMG 3204

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING STUDIO I

3 (0+3)

This course covers the basic concepts of environmental planning and the use of studio work in developing practical planning projects. The use of remote sensing methods and GIS software will be discussed. These skills will be applied in the analysis of a planning issue and the development of a solution.

EMG 3205

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

3 (3+0)

This course covers the fundamental issues in physical geography and analyses the implications of recent research.  Global interactions involving the atmosphere, oceans, ecosystems, and geologic and earth surface processes will be emphasised. The influence of global processes and environmental changes on the nature of landforms and landscapes will be discussed.

EMG 3302

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

This course covers the economic approach in assessing environmental problems and evaluating policy solutions. Emphasis will be given to market failure and externalities, conventional and economic solutions to environmental problems. Risk analysis approaches, benefit-cost analysis, case studies in environmental problems, and approaches to achieve sustainable development are covered.)

EMG 3303

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

ECN 3100

This course covers the theories, techniques and process of project planning and management both at macro and micro levels, elements of management and the control of project management. Project analysis, techniques of project evaluation and contemporary issues on planning and project development will be discussed.)

EMG 3401

SOCIETY, ETHICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3001

This course covers the relationship between the society and present environmental issues. The roles of economy, ethics, law and government in developing and solving environmental problems as well as the involvement of society in resource management and pollution control are emphasised

EMG 3402

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

4 (3+1)

This course covers qualitative research methods in the field of the environment including theoretical framework in qualitative research. Emphasis will be given towards training in common data collection methods such as interviewing, observations and document analysis

EMG 3501

PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

3 (3 + 0)

This course covers introduction to the legal system in Malaysia including common law and statutory approaches in efforts to improve environmental quality. Agreements, conventions, and issues pertaining to environment at the international level and their legal implications are emphasised. Case laws on environmental issues are discussed

EMG 4001

STATISTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

3 (2+1)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3007

This course covers the application of statistical methods to the analysis and interpretation of information in environmental planning and management. Concepts and application of statistical methods are discussed. Laboratory activities emphasize data processing techniques, problem solving and interpretation of information related to environment.

EMG 4101

COASTAL ZONE  MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

ESC 4501

This course covers coastal zone management including estuaries, land use, and activities in the area. Emphasis is given to coastal zone classification, national and international law for coastal zone management. Coastal zone management project will be conducted.

EMG 4102

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3001

This course covers the issues related to trade, environment and development and the roles of consumer, community, industry and government in enhancing the environment quality. The  environmental management system standards,their application and impacts of international standards such as ISO 14000 series related to environmental management will be introduced.)

EMG 4103

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3204 and EMG 3302

This course covers the natural resources on land, air, and water. The biogeographic characteristics of the resources and sustainable management principles will be discussed. Case studies, economic and other approaches to evaluate natural resources will be given focus. The requirements of a management plan will be discussed including human resources and facilities

EMG 4104

COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3203

This course covers the types, extent and importance of coastal resources. Management concepts and methodologies for coastal resources management are stressed. Issues and problems related to the sustainable development of the resources are discussed.

EMG 4105

MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

3 (2 + 1)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3204 or EMG 3303

This course covers the use and application of the best practice and process-based approaches for the management of all types of projects related to the environment. The emphasis is on business case studies, project management team, controls, risk and quality

 

EMG 4106

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND CURRENT ISSUES

2 (2+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3202 or EMG 3203

This course covers the geological history of changes on the earth and discusses the current issues of environmental change affecting mankind. The impact of mankind on the earth and the dynamic nature of the environmental system is discussed over different time scales. Current environmental issues, their effects on human welfare and prosperity and governance system for resolving global issues are discussed.

EMG 4202

TRANSPORT PLANNING

3 (3+0)

This course covers transport systems and its relationship to land use in urban and rural areas.  Traffic flow theory and the implications of development and various land use activities on transport facilities are emphasised.  Data collection, evaluation and project appraisal techniques for transport planning and its effects are discussed

EMG 4203

APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

3 (2+1)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3204

This course covers the concepts and methods practiced in environmental planning and management. Analytical skills in selecting appropriate alternative plans and mitigation measures to reduce environmental impacts will be developed through discussion of case studies.

EMG 4204

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING STUDIO II

3 (1+ 2)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3203 and EMG 3204

This course covers the strategic and multi-disciplinary nature of broad scale environmental planning including Natinal Physical Plan (NPP) for a comprehensive urban and rural development or a resource management studies. Emphasis will be given to scientific inputs and research techniques, interaction of ecological, social, economic and cultural aspects. The application of GIS techniques will be an intergral component of the studio.

EMG 4205

OIL SPILL RESPONSE PLANNING

2 (2+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3202

This course covers the strategies and issues involved in response to oil spills at sea. The factors which influence the behaviour and movement of oil, including the impact on different types of shores and ecosystems are explained. The components of an oil spill contingency plan are introduced. The steps which are involved in the management of oil spill response and past oil spill cases are discussed.

EMG 4401

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3205

The course covers multiple approaches towards human geography from cultural, social, political and economic aspects. Challenges facing society in dealing with environmental problems are discussed.)

EMG 4402

GENDER AND INTEGRATED NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3 (2+1)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 4103

This course covers the issue of gender in integrated natural resource management. Consideration of gender aspects in the integrated natural resource management and weaknesses in projects which are insensitive to gender aspects are discussed through case studies. Indicators of impact methods are also discussed.

 

EMG 4501

POLICY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION

3 (3+0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3001

This course covers the process of formulating policies related to environmental matters.  Administration and laws including ’Common Law’ in Malaysia are emphasised. Systems of environmental administration as practiced by other countries are also discussed.

EMG 4502

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND PLANNING

3 (3 + 0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3501

This course covers  law related to the management, pollution control and planning of the environment. Enforcement, law of Torts, local and international legal regime are also emphasised

EMG 4503

WASTE MANAGEMENT LAWS

4 (4 + 0)

PREREQUISITE

EMG  3501 and EMG  4502

This course covers the legal aspects of industrial, commercial and controlled solid waste management. The roles of related institutions and waste management system are emphasised. Court’s action procedures are also discussed

EMG 4801

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT FIELDWORK

2 (0 + 2 )

PREREQUISITE

EMG 3204

This course covers research methods on the impact of development on the environment through field studies. Preparation of an environmental impact assessment reports will be conducted.

EMG 4901

INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

12 (0+12)

PREREQUISITE

Final year student of Bachelor of Enironmental Management

This course covers the need for students to undergo practical training at public agencies or private companies for a period of 24 weeks. During the training period, the students will develop knowledge and practical experience on how public agencies or private companies deal with issues related to the environment from different aspects

EMG 4991

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SEMINAR

2 (1+1)

PREREQUISITE

Second Year Student of Bachelor of Environmental Management Programme  

This course trains students towards the proper use of seminar presentation techniques including presentation, content, preparation, audio visual equipment and seminar presentation software. Student will be evaluated through academic and technical seminars presentation.

EMG 4999

FINAL YEAR PROJECT

6 (0+6)

This course covers the requirement for final year students to undertake research projects in two semesters under the supervision of academic staff. Each student will present his research findings in an academic seminar and submit final academic report of the research

For further information contact:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Latifah Abd Manaf
Head
Department of Environmental Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Malaysia
+60-3-89466771
latifah@env.upm.edu.my