School of Industrial Technology

Master in Environmental Science

Frog Hill, Pulau Pinang.

Master of Science (Environmental Science)
By Coursework

The complete coursework Master of Science in Environmental Science program is designed to develop your environmental scientific and analytical skills for a professional career in the government or private sectors. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines the natural and social sciences within a technology-based multidisciplinary framework.

Important Information

You can find other info on the Institute of Postgraduate Studies USM website.

International Students

Please visit the International Mobility and Collaboration Centre (IMCC) USM for visa information. 

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A Career in Environmental Science

By obtaining this Master's Degree, you widen your career opportunities. In the management field, you can be a policy advisor, environmental manager, or government officer. In business, you can be an environmental consultant or product manager. In research, you can be an academic, environmental science specialist, or a researcher. This Master's degree will also allow you to pursue a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in diverse fields such as the sciences, engineering, technology, or social sciences.

Programme Structure

This Master's program is flexible. Classes are held either online, at night, or on weekends. Labs would be on weekdays. Registration is open two times a year. You can register for the first or second semester.

To graduate, you must complete 40-unit courses, which cover core and elective courses, 27 and 20 units, respectively. You need to take all core courses (27 units), but you can choose the elective courses (13 units). A typical program would consist of two semesters; each semester would be 18 weeks or four months long. 

Semester 2


  • For the course IEA505 Research Project (8 units), it is a course that spans two semesters. For example, you can take this course in the second semester and continue the second half of the course in the first semester or vice versa.
  • Per course, the student needs to achieve a grade of C+ or 2.33 to pass the course.
  • To graduate, the student needs to obtain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 or B.

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