University of Nottingham Malaysia

Environmental Science BSc Hons

     
  

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Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Fees: Malaysian – RM39,500 per year, Non-Malaysian – RM46,000 per year
Mode: Full-time, 3 years
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

Environmental science crosses many subject boundaries and we provide a course which benefits from an entirely multidisciplinary and research based approach. You will develop an understanding of environmental processes and systems and gain skills in a range of ecological survey techniques through practical classes and field courses. Topics covered include key environmental principles such as atmospheric and climate sciences, biogeochemistry, conservation biology, ecology, environmental modelling, geospatial mapping and technologies, and sustainable development. Your final year research project will utilise and further advance these skills and you will also benefit from gaining knowledge and practical experience of issues and techniques applicable both to Southeast Asia and global environments.

Course structure

In addition to key principles, theories and current knowledge in environmental science, the modules offered will allow you to develop skills in the collection, processing and analysis of environmental data, and in scientific analysis and communication for the development and evaluation of policy. You will also undertake practical training in the techniques of environmental management. 

Exposure to a wide range of perspectives on environmental processes and issues can play an important part in your academic development and career prospects. As a result we have designed the course to enable you to study modules contributed by other Schools, including the School of Geography, in addition to those within the School of Biosciences.

Entry requirements

Our Foundation course route

Our Foundation courses give you another way to study for an undergraduate degree. 

Entry requirements

A Level

BBC, including 2 science subjects preferably biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics or physics; other science subjects may be considered on a case-by-case basis, excluding critical thinking and general studies

IB Diploma

 
28 points with 5,5,4 at Higher level (including specified grades in science subjects) 

STPM

 
B+B+B, including 2 science subjects preferably biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics or physics; other science subjects may be considered on a case-by-case basis, excluding Pengajian Am

UEC

 
1 As and 4 B3s, including 2 science subjects preferably biology, chemistry, geography, mathematics or physics; other science subjects may be considered on a case-by-case basis, excluding Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese language

SAM or other Australian Matriculations

ATAR 82 (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects)

Canadian Ontario Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

 

80% average based on 6 subjects (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects).

Canadian Secondary School Diplomas from other provinces are acceptable and to be assessed based on the University's requirements.

Advance Placement (AP) 4,4,3 including 2 relevant scienec subjects. Applicants taking non-preferred subjects may be made an offer across more than three subjects at Advanced Placement level.
Diploma - Other Institutions  Acceptance to the second year is on a case by case basis (and at the discretion of the School) but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.33 (out of 4) or 75% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

Foundation - Other Institutions

Acceptance is at the discretion of the School but normally would require an overall GPA of 3.0 (out of 4) or 70% and above (consideration to be made based on relevant subjects), and previous studies must meet the prerequisite requirements to the programme

The University of Nottingham Malaysia Foundation

 
Successful completion of the Foundation in Science programme 


In addition to the  entry requirements listed above, those who have taken SPM/GCSE/IGCSE/High School Diploma or equivalent must have grade B in mathematics and at least credit in related science subjects.

We strongly encourage all interested students to apply. Our students come to us with a diverse range of qualifications and we also consider applicants' personal statement, references and interview performance (if you have one) when making a decision. The only way for us to fully determine eligibility is through the submission of a completed application.

English language requirements

IELTS: 

6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)

TOEFL (iBT): 

79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening,18 in reading, 20 in Speaking) 

GCE A Level English Language or Literature:

grade C

GCE AS Level English Language or Literature:

grade C

PTE (Academic):

55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

SPM: 

grade B+ 

1119 (GCE O): 

grade C 

GCSE O Level: 

grade C 

IGCSE (first language):

grade C

IGCSE (second language):

grade B

UEC: 

grade B3 

MUET:

Band 3

IB English A1 or A2 (SL or HL):  

4 points 

IB English B HL: 

4 points 

IB English B SL:  

5 points 

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Foundation

The Foundation in Science is a 1+3 year programme that results in direct progression to the undergraduate degrees offered within the Faculty of Science. This rigorous programme provides students with a strong academic background that will result in enhanced language, mathematics, critical thinking and study skills.  

Students on this programme also chose from a range of elective modules that provide the opportunity to sample topics related to their chosen undergraduate pathway such as chemistry, ecology, computer programming or psychology.

Modules

Year one

Typical core modules

  • Dissertation in Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science and Society
  • Global Environmental Processes
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Introductory Geology
  • Natural Resources of Malaysia
  • Plant Science
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems

Year two

Typical core modules

  • Global Environmental Change

Typical optional modules

  • Earth Observation
  • Environmental Field Course
  • Forest, Environment and Society
  • Glacial Environments Field Course
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Patterns of Life
  • Site Investigation
  • Soil Science
  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Tropical Environmental Science Field Course

Year three

Typical core modules

  • Undergraduate Research Project

Typical optional modules

  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Advances in Earth Observation
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Environmental Policy and Economics
  • Environmental Pollution and Remediation
  • Introduction to Tropical Conservation Science
  • Landscape Ecology and Spatial Conservation Planning
  • Tropical Ecology
  • Wildlife Behaviour

 

Careers

University of Nottingham environmental science graduates are working in environmentally-related fields all over the world. Graduates find they have the skills and confidence to equip them for employment in environmental consultancies,conservation and research agencies, local authorities,government agencies, universities and industry. Many graduates go on to undertake postgraduate research degrees in environmentally-related areas.

Contact

School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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