Universiti Putra Malaysia Environmental Studies

By | February 21, 2018

Universiti Putra Malaysia Environmental Studies

Universiti Putra Malaysia Environmental Studies, below is information on Universiti Putra Malaysia Environmental Studies

The Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, is established on 1st September 2004.

The Faculty developed from the Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. The Department of Environmental Sciences at UPM was established in August 1976 under the Faculty of Science. With the entry of the new Department the Faculty of Science was renamed the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies. In the same year the Bachelor of Environment programme was introduced. This degree is recognised as a professional degree by the Malaysian Public Services Department. It was the first environment programme in Southeast Asia.

The Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, is the only academic body offering degrees in environmental science and management in Malaysia at the Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral levels. There are two Bachelor programmes, two Masters programme and one Doctoral programme offered. More information on these programmes may be found on the Academic Programmes pages.

The academic staff have a wide range of interests. Projects are carried out with members of other departments inside and outside the University. For example, there is long term cooperation with the Department of Environment, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Local Authorities, and with international agencies such as the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Our Mission

The mission of the Faculty is to be become a centre of excellence for education, research and professional services which contributes to environmentally-sound and sustainable development for the continuous growth of economic, social, cultural conditions as well as improved quality of life.

Faculty of Environmental Studies always ensure that the undergraduate programmes offered are accredited, relevant, and able to produce graduates who are proactive in their mission to protect the environment. In addition, extra-curricular activities through student association is also put into focus to produce graduates who are versatile. Please visit the links below for more information.

  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology


The postgraduate study programmes offered by the Faculty of Environmental Studies encompass executive and research programmes, and can be done either full-time or part-time. These programmes are suitable not only for people who are in the environmental fields, but also for people who are in other professional fields such as engineering, architecture, and construction. Please visit the links below for more information.

  • Field of Studies

1. Environmental Quality and Conservation 2. Environmental Pollution Control Technology

  • Water Quality
  • Air Quality
  • Land Conservation
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Chemical Exposure Assessment
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental Rehabilitation
  • Pollution Biology
  • Soil –Water- Plant Relationship Modeling

This field of study covers a wide range of research interest in the fundamental aspects of environmental quality and conservation. Students are given the opportunity to conduct research to develop or explain specific concepts in environmental quality and conservation that are relevant to the aspiration of the nation.

  • Solid Waste Treatment Technology Toxic and Hazardous
  • Waste Treatment Water Pollution Control
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Soil Pollution and Remediation Landfill Rehabilitation
  • Noise Pollution Control

This field of study covers wide range of research interest in the aspects of environmental pollution problems and appropriate control methods. This includes issues on water, air and noise pollutions, management of domestic and hazardous wastes.

 3. Environmental System and Modeling  4. Environmental Economics, Environmental Planning and Management

  • Industrial Ecology
  • Soil and Sediment Transport/ Landslide Assessment
  • Environmental Geomorphology Climatology and Meteorology Ecophisiology
  • Environmental Geology Energy Systems
  • Life Cycle Assessment Water Quality Modeling Air Pollution Modeling Soil Erosion Modeling
  • Environmental Statistic Environmetrics
  • Environmental Remote Sensing and
  • Geographical Information System Environmental Forensics
  • Environmental Disaster and Risk Assessment
  • Meteorological Modeling 
  • Application on Artificial Intelligence for Environment 
  • Environmental Modeling

This field of study covers wide range of research interest in the aspects of environmental systems, their processes, and their interactions in the present, past and future. The discipline is aimed at a better understanding of environmental systems thereby improving the management of human interaction with the system environment.
This field of study also covers environmental analysis with a focus in modeling effects of management practices and environmental changes. Evaluation of various models will also be included.


  • Environmental Planning 
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Urban and Regional Planning
  • Coastal Area Management
  • Transport Planning and Management Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Sustainability Ecotourism
  • Urban Management
  • Environmental Quality Management System
  • Strategic Environmental Management
  • Social Impact Assessment
  • Noise Pollution Management
  • Gender and Resource Management Natural Resources Accounting
  • Trade and Environment
  • Environmental Law

This field of study covers the importance of research in planning and managing the environment for sustainable development. It covers the preparation of physical plans and strategies related to the environment on pre, during and post development. Research may also be carried out in the aspect of evaluation of development plans, preparation of a sustainable development model in specific areas such as urban planning, construction and road transportation systems, environmental management plan and assessment of sustainable development indicators.
This field of study also covers theoretical or empirical studies of the economic effects of national or local environmental policies around the world. Particular issues include the costs and benefits of alternative environmental policies to deal with air pollution, water quality, toxic substances, solid waste, and global warming.

 5. Environmental Hydrology and Hydrogeology 6. Marine and Freshwater Ecosystem
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Groundwater Management
  • Water Resources Management Urban Watershed Management Island Hydrology
  • Hydrogeochemistry Watershed Modeling
  • Hydrology and Water Resource Modeling
  • Groundwater Modeling Groundwater Pollution
  • Hydrology and Water Resource Management

This field of study covers a wide range of research interests in the aspect of water science on watershed and groundwater aquifer. Research focus in the roles of water as a sustainable resource. Focus of research is in the role of water as sustainable resource.


  • Freshwater Ecosystem
  • Estuarine Studies
  • Coastal and Marine Science

This field of study covers terrestrial and marine aquatic ecosystems in relation to energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, aquatic ecosystem dynamics and effects of pollution by man.

 7. Environmental Policy and Governance 8. Environmental Education and Ethics

  • Environmental and Resource Policy
  • Governance and Administrative Regimes
  • Multilateral Environmental Agreement
  • Environmental Law

This field of study covers researches on various topics and contemporary issues related to national as  well  as  international environmental policies. Focus is also given to environmental governance aspect   which comprises several important principles  such  as independence, openness  and transparency,  accountability, integrity,  clarity  of purpose and effectiveness. Researchers in this field also  cover  legislative aspect  at  national  or international  level including  implementation  and enforcement of relevant legal regime to achieve sustainable environmental management and governance.

  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Participatory
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Non-Formal Environmental Education 
  • Community Development

This field of study covers applied philosophy that studies the conceptual foundations of environmental values as well as more concrete issues surrounding societal attitudes, actions, and policies to protect and sustain the nature.
This field of study also covers basic principles and environmental education goals. In addition, this area also encompasses education in schools and colleges specifically related to teaching and learning techniques, the role of educational administration and activities related to environmental education.

Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan