Master Degree in Environmental Planning and Management - [MEPM]

The main objective of the Masters in Environmental Planning and Management is to produce professionals with mastery technical and social skills in planning and management of a wide range of issues in Environment and Sustainable Development. Specifically the Programme aim to:- i. To bridge the gap for students who need further education after graduating from IRDP and other higher learning institutions in Environmental Planning and related courses. ii. To equip students with knowledge, skills, and tools required for managing the environment for sustainable development. iii. To enable students to conduct research independently to address the emerging environmental issues and challenges in various sustainable development initiatives iv. To build capacity for different development actors in sustainable development and environmental planning.

Programme Summary

Proramme Name : Master Degree in Environmental Planning and Management

Proramme Code : MEPM

Duration : 2

Fees : 44000000

Mode of Study : Full Time

Programme Information
Form Four Entry Qualification:

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with four (4) passes in non-religious subjects

Direct Entry Qualification:

The candidates intending to apply for admission to the Masters Programme in Environmental Planning and Management should have at least one of the following qualifications: At least NTA level 8 (Bachelor Degree) of second class in environmental planning or related discipline as may be approved by relevant recognized department course committee; or At least NTA 8 (Bachelor Degree) of second class in environmental planning for classified awards or average of B grade or credit for unclassified awards of relevant or related discipline as may be approved by relevant recognized department course committee; or. Non NTA Bachelor Degree with a “Pass” for classified awards or average of C grade for unclassified awards of environmental planning or related discipline with Postgraduate Diploma of at least second lower class for classified awards or average of B+ grade for unclassified awards.

Eqivalent Entry Qualification:

No Entry

The structure for the Masters in Environmental Planning and Management (NTA-9) consists of seventeen (17) modules. The modules spread over the two semesters taught in the class and one semester for field research. Each semester have a total of 21 weeks, therefore the whole programme has duration of 63 weeks.

Payment of fees should be made before or during registration. Failure to pay within the specified period may result in withdraw of registration. Fees for various courses consist of the amount payable directly to the Institute and that payable directly to students. Whereas the amount payable directly to the Institute covers for tuition, field supervision, students’ organization, and registration; and the amount payable directly to the student covers for meals allowance, books and stationery, accommodation, medical allowance, practical training allowance and dissertation production. However, the amount to be paid to students will normally depend on their sponsors’ policies.

Programme outcomes are as follows:- to bridge the gap for students who need further education after graduating from IRDP and other higher learning institutions in Environmental Planning and related courses, to equip students with knowledge, skills, and tools required for managing the environment for sustainable development and to enable students to conduct research independently to address the emerging environmental issues and challenges in various sustainable development initiatives

The curriculum has adopted an integrated mode of assessment process that will provide simplicity and flexibility to suit to the competence, which is assessed. The process has to include a balance of:- (a) Continuous Assessment (CA) (b) End of Semester Examination (c) Field Research