Bachelor of Environmental Management

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Overview

Bachelor of Environmental Management is a general undergraduate degree giving a broad understanding of Environment. The degree is a Maldivian qualification that meets the international standards for a first degree. The degree structure and content have been developed as a collaborative effort between Maldives Environment Management Project (MEMP) funded by World Bank and Maldives National University. Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEM) course is designed to train skilled professionals in the area of environmental management so that Maldives continue to develop in a way that advances sustainable human development by providing the highest possible quality of life for our people through the wise use and development of natural resources.

Entry Criteria

  • 2 passes in GCE A’ level/HSC or equivalent

  • Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field; OR

  • Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study target program

English Language Requirements

Certified proficiency in English (GCE O’ level/ IGCSE English pass/ MNU English Language Competency Test) or equivalent

Course Structure

Semester 1 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 1 ENV103 Introduction to Earth & Marine Science 15
Core 2 ENV105 Environment and Community Health 15
Core 3 ENV107 Monitoring & Reporting Environmental Quality 15
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Elective STA111 Statistical Methods: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics 15
Elective ECO111 Principles of microeconomics 15
Elective ENV001 Environment and Social issues in Maldives 15
Semester 2 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 5 ENV101 Global Environmental Issues in a Local Context 15
Core 6 ENV109 Sustainable Human Development 15
Core 7 STA103 Population and Demography 15
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Elective MGT115 Management and Organization 15
Elective BUS103 Business Communications 15
Elective BIO103 Biology2 – Plants and Ecology 15
Exit with an Diploma in Environmental Management after successful completion of the 2nd Semester.
Semester 3 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 9 ENV201 Environment Impact Assessment 15
Core 10 ENV203 Integrated Waste Management 15
Core 11 ENV209 Natural Resource Management 15
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Elective ENV211 Environmental Problem Solving 15
Elective ENV215 Geographic Information System (GIS) 15
Elective BIO205 Marine Biology 15
Semester 4 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 13 ENV205 Ecotourism and Environmental Interpretation 15
Core 14 ENV207 Developing an Environmental Management system 15
Core 15 ENV213 Urban Planning for Sustainable Development 15
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Elective BIO203 Conservation Biology 15
Elective BIO207 Marine Biology 4 15
Elective CHE201 Fundamentals of Environment Chemistry 15
Exit with an Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management after successful completion of the 4th Semester.
Semester 5 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 17 ENV301 Integrated Marine & Coastal Management 15
Core 18 ENV303 Pollution, Prevention & Control 15
Core 19 ENV305 Community Development and Education for the Environment 15
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Elective ENV307 Environmental Economics, Policy and law 15
Elective CPT303 Multimedia Technology and Applications 15
Semester 6 60
Co/ Elective Subject code Subject Name Credit Points
Core 21 ENV309 Climate Change & Society 15
Core 22 ENV311 Strategic Environmental Assessment and Planning 15
Core 23 ENV313 Fisheries Management & Aquaculture 15
Core 24 ENV315 Independent Research Project 10
Core 25 ENV317 Environment Affiliate Project 5

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