M.Sc. Environmental Management
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M.Sc. Environmental Management

M.Sc. Environmental Management (Pokhara University)

Master of Science in Environmental Management focuses on management prospective, surrounding an array of sustainability and environmental issues. The discipline furnishes a basic introduction to various facets of environmental engineering and environmental science along with policy-related and legal concerns.

M.Sc in Environmental Management is a two-year academic program offered by Pokhara University. The degree is designed for those who are interested in pursuing careers in environmental analysis & policy, consulting, management and education that deal with environmental issues or natural resources.

To complete the program successfully, students should pass 60 credits hour consisting of seventeen courses. The program consists of six Fundamental Knowledge Courses, including Introduction to Environmental Governance and Diplomacy, Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Law and Institutions, Sociology and Cultural Components, Environmental Economics and Fundamental of Bio-Physical Environment; six Courses for Environmental Management Tolls that includes GIS Application and Remote Sensing, Statistics, Quantitative Techniques and & Data Management, Pollution Control Technology, Environmental Management System and Environmental Assessment; five advanced Courses, including Research Methodology & Proposal Writing, Multi-Criteria Change & Management, Land-use & Watershed Management, Energy, Environment & Economics and Urban Environmental Management and a Thesis.

Colleges associated with Pokhara University that offers Master of Science in Environmental Management:

  • School of Environmental Management Sustainable Dev (SchEMs)


The major objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To provide the curriculum and research study that covers advanced courses and environmental management tools.
  • Innovative and effective pollution control practices [incomplete and insensible.
  • An ability to apply environmental techniques and tools to incorporate sustainable practices (social, environmental and economical concerns)
  • To enhance students' expertise and skills by providing the advance knowledge.

Admission Requirements

Eligibility criteria for students interested in pursuing M.Sc. program

In order to be eligible to pursue this program, students should have earned a bachelor degree in technical fields that include health sciences, forestry, environmental sciences, engineering, ecology, chemistry, physical sciences, agriculture and meteorology.

Admission Procedure:

  • Applicant should submit attested academic certificate.
  • Applicant should submit accurately filled application form.
  • Applicant should submit two recommendation letters.
  • Selected applicant should face entrance exams.
  • Applicant should face personal interview.

Course of Study

1st Semester

  • Bio-Physical Environment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science Practical (Air,Water,Soil and Vegetation)
  • Environmental Governance,Policy and Legislations
  • Sociology and Cultural Environment
  • Statistics

2nd Semester

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Assessment (IEE, EIA, SIA, SEA)
  • Environmental Managment System (LCA, RA, QMS, CP)
  • Ecosystem Service Management
  • GIS Application and Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Science Field Work,Case Study/Team Paper
  • Strategic Planning, Conflict Management and Concensus Building

3rd Semester

  • Urban Environmental Management
  • Climate Change
  • Watershed Management
  • Environmental Science Field Work,Case Study/Team Paper
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Research Methodology

4th Semester

  • Thesis

5th Semester

6th Semester

7th Semester

8th Semester

Scope and Career Prospects

Following the imposition of environmental protection legislation in Nepal, the demand of skilled manpower in environment management at the local, regional and central level enforcement agencies is increasing. An Individual with this degree can find career opportunities in NGOs and INGOs along with other voluntary and statutory organizations.

Job Prospects:

M.Sc in Environmental Management degree holder can find employment in an array of fields including state departments, commonwealth & agencies accountable for the conservation, water, climate change policy and environment. Grads can find job opportunities in:

  • Environmental Science Consultancy for government
  • Environmental Regulatory bodies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Marine and Coastal Management
  • Land Rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Mining


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