Master of Science in Environmental & Resource Management

Program Objectives

Seeks to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage environmental issues and problems effectively. By applying scientific and managerial coursework in a variety of disciplines, the program provides the students with the background and perspective to make better decisions in the solution of real – world environmental challenges in their unique work environment.


Competencies:

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Resource Valuation
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Operation Research & Management in Environment Resource, & Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Project Development and Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Development Research

Foundation Courses

Course No. & Title

 

Course Description     

GM 201
Introduction to Social Change and the Administrative Process
(3 units)
Social Change and administration processes. Examine change and their application with focus on the role of the administration as social change agent/catalyst.
GM 204
Administrative Data Processing
(3 units)
Computers; electronic data processing; handling information; information systems; hardware and methods; decision analyses and modeling; information theory analysis and interpretation using a Windows based version of Statistical Package will be emphasized throughout the course. In addition, students will complete their own analytical projects, from problems formulation through the preparation of brief reports, as a major requirement for the course.
GM 205
Development Perspectives
(3 units)
Theories, concepts, models and approaches of development and their application to the analysis of development processes in the Philippines and Asia.
GM 206
Introduction to Physical Sciences
(3 units)
A course on the fundamentals and principles of the physical sciences. Topics will include physics , environmental chemistry, biochemistry and geology
GM 207
Research Methods and Applied Statistics
(3 units)
Development of skills and knowledge for conducting original research and critically evaluating empirical studies. Various research designs and data collection techniques are examined. Focus on analyzing strength of analyzing, selecting appropriate statistical techniques, testing hypotheses

Major Courses

Course No. & Title

 

Course Description

ERM 211
Integrated Land Use Planning and Management
(3 units)
Basic carrying capacities, processes, elements and techniques of urban and agricultural land use planning and management, community resource management, regional sustainable natural resource management.
ERM 212
Environmental Impact Assessment
(3 units)
(a)Perspective from the natural Science
Framework and methodology for environmental impact assessment (EIA); prediction and assessment of impacts of the physical and biological environments
(b)Perspective from the Social Sciences
Social approaches in EIA ; social evaluation and methodology for analysis of human social impacts of studies; cost-benefit analysis
ERM 215
Risk Assessment and Disaster Management
(3 units)
Agrochemistry and health effects; concepts and elements of environmental risk assessment; concepts and elements of disaster management; industrial pollution prevention and control
ERM 217
Economic valuation of Environmental and Natural Systems
(3 units)
Economic valuation of environmental
and natural resource system, approaches and techniques for economic measurements and valuation of natural resources and environmental impacts of development
ERM 218
Ecology and Management of Ecosystem
(3 units)
A course on scientific approaches to conservation ecology and the management challenges associated with its application. Topics include ecology with a focus on the interrelationships among the components of the environment and between living and non-living things, concepts of biodiversity, sustainable development, and aspects of ecosystem management
ERM 219
Environmental Laws and Policy
(3 units)
Current topics in environmental laws and policy-local and international, conservation, protection, environmental justice and ecological sustainability

 

  Master of Science in Environmental & Resource Management

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