Tree-top Walk, 13th October 2012


The Master of Science (Environmental Management) (MEM) programme is a multi-disciplinary integrated programme which provides education in environmental management for senior and mid-level managers and officers in corporations, institutions, and government and non-governmental organizations, both in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Students have come from many countries including Bangladesh, Canada, China, Finland, France, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, South Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

The MEM programme is mounted jointly by nine faculties and schools in the National University of Singapore (NUS), demonstrating its broad-based approach to education in the field of the environment. It is hosted by the School of Design and Environment (SDE). The other faculties and schools are: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Science; Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; NUS Business School; Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health; and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

The programme has national, regional and international perspectives, drawing upon the expertise of professors at NUS who are specialists in their particular fields as well as established environmental agencies and organsations both locally and globally. Candidates on the programme benefit directly from its links with overseas universities which are well established in the field of environmental management, particularly the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, USA and the Nicholas School for the Environmental and Earth Sciences at Duke University, USA.

Objectives of Programme

The objectives of the MEM programme are:

  • to provide an internationally recognised graduate degree in environmental management for mid- and senior-level managers in both the public and private sectors mainly in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific;
  • to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge to properly manage the environment and to deal with the challenges of an environmentally conscious society and international market; and
  • to enable graduates to assume responsible and influential roles in the public and private sectors and to make sound decisions that support sustainable development in all countries.

Administrative Arrangements

The School of Design and Environment (SDE) hosts the MEM programme. All administrative matters relating to student admissions, registration, class scheduling, examinations and conferment of degrees are co-ordinated by the School.


Please click here for the M.Sc. (Environmental Management) introductory video.