Environmental Management can be defined as a set of plans, approaches and practices that enable different projects, activities, and industries to reduce their environmental footprint while maintaining or even increasing their production efficiency. Environmental Management is becoming the most challenging issue environmental organizations are facing nowadays; new concepts will be developed to tackle these issues and achieve excellence in the environmental management.

With a Master of Science: Excellence in Environmental Management program, you will have the opportunity to gain and enhance knowledge, skills and competencies related to the different environmental management approaches. These different outcomes are achieved through a well-designed accredited environmental management curriculum that meets the local and international needs. This MSc program covers various environmental management related topics such as sustainability, environmental research, environmental laws and regulation, environmental economics, and waste management.

Learners will have the chance to be trained and get their hands on the latest in environmental practices in different organizations in UAE and GCC. By the end of the program, you will be able to understand, suggest, and recommend different strategies to deal with local, regional and global environmental issues including but not limited to climatic change, water scarcity, hazardous waste problems, and resources conservation. Furthermore, you will also be able to link the international environmental agreements with the local environmental practices. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP).  For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The Master of Science: Excellence in Environmental Management is designed for those wishing to specialize in environmental issues, conservation, waste management, transportation and health & safety, and those interested in 'Going Green' in the GCC.
Program Goals
Provide learners with skill and talents necessary for addressing different environmental issues
Equip learners with the essential skills needed to function as effective environmental managers in different organizations
Equip learners with essential knowledge and skills of research methods required to solve different environmental problems
Develop a comprehensive understanding of the importance of resource conservation and sustainable development
Program Outcomes
Understand and explain the importance of implementing environmental management system to achieve sustainable development
Understand and use the essential research methods to assess different environmental problems
Understand and efficiently use all possible methods of enquiry and knowledge production in the field of environmental management
Have detailed knowledge of contemporary environmental management related issues
Demonstrate research skills and techniques needed to define, plan and conduct essential research activities relevant to environmental management
Possess the ability to develop environmental policies, strategies and management systems to improve the environmental performance of different facilities
Utilize available data, information and technological methods to develop innovative/creative proposals to solve different environmental issues
Demonstrate the ability to lead or be a member of multidisciplinary team to solve or identify complex environmental issues through suitable research methodologies.
Able to communicate in written form ideas, arguments and reports on different environmental issues to professional experts and general public as well
Can work independently to develop plans, suggestions, and solutions to solve a given environmental issue
Account for high level governance of environmental management systems and environmental protection processes
Interpret and analyze sociocultural issues related to environmental impact of different developmental projects
Manage different environmental activities such as waste management, environmental inspection and enforcement, and analyzing environmental data
Demonstrate leadership competence and communicate effectively with stakeholders and within team members
Contribute to professional knowledge and practices in their fields through different learning contexts
Plan self-development to advance knowledge and understanding through independent learning and experience related to the different environmental management domains
Demonstrate ability to manage highly complex ethical issues that are related to different environmental circumstances which in turn can lead to informed, fair and valid decisions

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • EHS Manager
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Wildlife specialists
  • Environmental risk assessment personnel
  • Sustainable Transport Planner
  • Environmental Monitoring and Inspection
  • Environmental and Sustainability Manager
  • Environmental Consultant/Senior Consultant
  • Supplier Environmental Impact Program Manager
  • Waste management consultants