Environmental Science and Management
Environmental Science and Management
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Management
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chemistry
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to train and produce graduates who are suitably educated to pursue a developing career in one or more of the following areas: environmental chemistry, environmental biology, water quality and waste management, ecosystems management and atmospheric environment, and to meet local and regional requirements in the industrial, commercial, government or education sectors.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Major, students should be able to:

Describe the general biological and chemical principles appropriate to the study of environmental topics, including global environmental phenomena, environmental microbiology, ecology, toxicology and pollution.

  • Analyze and synthesize environmental data and information.
  • Critically evaluate data and information from a range of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives, including environmental law, environmental economics, environmental policies and ethics.

Competently perform a wide range of technical skills in environmental measurement and analysis, conservation and resource management, pollution control, waste treatment, impact assessment and quality management.

  • Evaluate data to test hypotheses.
  • Suggest further lines of investigation based on experimental data to create innovative and practical solutions.
  • Demonstrate good time management and problem-solving skills, and independence in oral and written presentations.

Critically evaluate experiments in the Environmental Sciences as reported in the literature and synthesize information in a constructive manner.

  • Recognize the limitations inherent in hypotheses.
  • Develop strategies for creating, updating, maintaining and enhancing knowledge in environmental sciences.

Identify, analyze and reflect upon the responsibility of environmental scientists in society, with particular emphasis on the protection of the living environment, and application of the principles of sustainable development and “green” production.

  • Apply the legal, economic and social aspects of environmental management.
  • Recognize the moral and ethical dimensions of environmental investigations, and the need to adhere to professional codes of conduct.
  • Apply environmental sciences knowledge to address ethical and social issues in the work environment.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement -- -- 12 credit units
College requirement -- -- 0 credit unit
Major requirement


-- 47 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) -- -- 1 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: -- -- 60 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: -- -- 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.