Master of Environmental Management (Development Planning)


The Faculty of Resource Science and Technology (FRST) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) jointly offer a capacity building academic programme for the promotion of sustainable land use and natural resource management in Malaysia (SLUSE-M). The programme is modeled on and implemented in parallel to a similar programme initiated by a Danish consortium of universities (SLUSE-D). SLUSE-M takes its point of departure from natural and social scientific theories and methodologies in order to develop inter-disciplinary approaches towards understanding the problems and finding solutions related to sustainable use of land and water resources. This capacity building initiative is realised through the improvement and integration of education, training and research involving students and academic staff of UNIMAS, in collaboration with other local and foreign universities and agencies.

Duration of the Programme

The SLUSE-M programme commences in September and the 3 module Masters Programme can be completed in a period of 18-24 calendar months.

Facilities And Resources

To support your study, the university provides various facilities and resources:

  • Center for Academic Information System (CAIS)
  • Computing facilities
  • Online learning support
  • Knowledge sharing from inter-disciplinary resources

Who should Apply?

SLUSE-M programme is designed for the following candidates:

  • Graduates and professionals assigned to tasks associated with resource and environmental management;
  • Senior government personnel who are presently assigned tasks directly related to resource and environmental conservation who desire to improve their skills and enhance their knowledge in resource and environmental management; and
  • The general public who wish to improve their knowledge in resource and environmental management.

Key Resource Persons

  • Andrew Alek Tuen, Prof. Dr. (Ecologist & Parks Management)
  • Abd. Mutalip Abdullah, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Dev. Planning)
  • Dimbab Ngidang, Prof. Dr. (Agric. Educ.)
  • Fatimah Abang, Prof. Dr. (Animal Ecol.)
  • F.J. Putuhena, Prof., (Hydrological Engineer)
  • Gabriel Tonga Noweg, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Resource Econ., Dev. Planning)
  • Hamsawi Sani, Prof. Dr. (Plant Ecol.)
  • Gusni Saat, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Sosiologist)
  • Hew Cheng Sim, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Sociologist)
  • Ismail Ahmad, Prof. Dr. (Virologist)
  • Ismail Jusoh, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Wood Sci. & Forest Mgt.)
  • Isa Ipor, Prof.Dr. (Plant Ecol.)
  • John Phoa, Dr. (Political Econ.)
  • Kopli Bujang, Prof. Dr. (Env. Biotechnologist)
  • Lau Seng, Prof. Dr. (Water Chemist)
  • Lim Po Teen, Dr. (Aquatic Toxicol.)
  • Ling How Kee, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Sociologist)
  • Mohd Effendi Wasli, Dr. (Soil Scientist)
  • Mustafa Abd Rahman, Prof.Dr. (Wildlife Ecol.)
  • Neilson Ilan Mersat, Dr. (Political Scientist)
  • Nwanesi Peter Karubi, Dr. (Sociologist)
  • Petrus Bulan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Estate/Crops Mgt.)
  • Ruhana Hassan, Dr. (Aquatic Biol.)
  • Salim Said, Prof. Dr. (Hydrologist)
  • Spencer Empading Sanggin, Assoc. Prof. Dr. (Agric Educ.)
  • Wang Yin Chai, Prof. Dr. (Geografical Information System)
  • Wong Swee Kiong, Dr. (Resource & Environmental Econ.)
  • Zamri Hj Hassan, Dr. (Sociologist)
  • Zin Zawawi Hj Zakaria, Prof. Dr. (Soil Scientist)

Supporting Resource Persons

  • Siti Rubiah Zainuddin, Dr. (Plant Ecologist)
  • Kelvin Egay (Anthropologist)
  • Lucy Sebli Seidelson, Dr. (Sociologist)
  • Poline Bala, Dr. (Anthropologist)
  • Mohd Faisal Syam Abdol Hazis, Dr. (Pol. Scientist)

Invited Resource Persons

  • Affendi Suhaili, Dr. (Forest Mgt. (GIS) Forest Dept)
  • James Dawos Mamit, Dr. (Env. Mgt)
  • Murtedza Mohamed, Prof. Dr. (Water Resource Management)
  • Robert Malong (Legal Specialist)
  • Tie Yiu Liong, Dr. (Soil Sci. Consultant)

Implementation Mode

Class activities and instruction (lectures,presentations discussion, etc) are conducted on weekends ( Saturdays and Sundays ). The weekend mode is conducted taking into account that a majority of the students are made up of professional working people.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows :

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate;
  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent but with CGPA less than 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experiencein the relevant field; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or its equivalent ( e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test -196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70 ) is required.
Further Information :

Dr Haslina binti Hashim
Programme Coordinator, Master of Environmental Management ( Development Planning ) ,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 584131
Fax : +(60-82) 582305
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