M.Sc. Environmental Management | Pokhara University

Master of Science in Environmental Management focuses on management prospective, sustainability and issues. This degree furnishes a basic introduction of environmental engineering and science along with policy-related legal concerns. This is a two-year academic program offered by Pokhara University (PoU). This degree is designed for those who are interested in pursuing careers in environmental analysis & policy, consulting, management and education that deal with issues of the environment. To complete this program successfully, students must have to study at least 60 credits hour, which consists of seventeen courses.

List of M.Sc. Environmental Management Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for M.Sc. Environmental Management program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

Objectives of M.Sc. Environmental Management

The major objectives of this program are listed below:

  • To provide the curriculum and research study that covers advanced courses and management tools.
  • To create an ability to apply environmental techniques and tools to incorporate sustainable practices.
  • To enhance students' expertise and skills by providing the advance knowledge.

Admission Requirements in M.Sc. Environmental Management

Eligibility criteria for students interested in pursuing this degree:-

  • In order to be eligible to apply for this degree, students must have to pass a bachelor degree in technical fields that include health sciences, forestry, sciences, engineering, ecology, chemistry, physical sciences, agriculture and meteorology from college/ board/ university recognized by Pokhara University..

Admission Procedure for Admission:

  • Applicant must have to submit attested academic certificates from SLC to Bachelor degree.
  • Applicant must have to submit accurately filled and correctly signed application form.
  • Applicant must have to submit two recommendation letters from colleges last attended.
  • Selected applicant must have to face the entrance exam conducted by Pokhara University.
  • Applicant must have to face personal interview with the representative of college.

M.Sc. Environmental Management Syllabus


First Semester

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

Second 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

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

  • Thesis

Fifth Semester

Sixth Semester

Seventh Semester

Eighth 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:

BDS degree holder can find employment opportunities in various fields including state departments, agencies accountable for the conservation, water, climate change policy and environment. Graduates can find job opportunities in:

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

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