Keynote address by Guest-of-Honour, the Hon. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (forth from the left) at the MEM's 15th Anniversary

Applications for the January 2019 intake of students (for the second semester of 2018-2019), will start on 15 June – 15 August 2018.

Applicants must submit online applications at

For details of the application and admission process, please refer to Graduate Degree Programmes website:

MSc (Environmental Management) programme candidates must submit personal statement. Please write a brief account of yourself, reasons for wanting to pursue the programme and employment history and experience gained from your work. The statement must not be more than 400 words.

Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitments on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission, and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.


Stay tuned for more information about what MEM is bringing you in 2018!

5th Asia Environment Lecture (AEL)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) partners the City Development Limited and National Parks Board for the fifth installment of its flagship event for Asia - The Fifth Asia Environment Lecture. The AEL provides a unique oppurtunity for knowledge exchange and networking with world leaders with expertise and experience on environmental sustainability in Asia. Environment Sustainability is multi-faceted and the event is organized jointly by the NUS Bachelor of Environmental Studies programme, Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) and NUS Masters of Environmental Management programme. This year's theme is on "Birds, Humans and our Sustainable Future" and features the CEO of Birdlife International, Ms Patricia Zurita. Watch for the footage now at AEL 2017!

9-11 Nov 2016 - Conference on Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals - Environmental Law, Policy & Management

2016 is a year of milestones. This year, the NUS Law School's Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law (APCEL) celebrates its 20th Anniversary. two degree programs focusing on the environment - the Master of Science in Environmental Management (MEM) and Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) also celebrate their 15th and 5th Anniversaries respectively. To celebrate, APCEL, MEM and BES are coming together from 9-11 November 2016 with a line-up of distinguished speakers who will share their expertise and insights on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We will focus on the law, policy, science and management of SDG Goal 12 - Sustainable Production and Consumption; Goal 13 - Climate Action; Goal 14 - Life below Water (Sustainable Oceans); and Goal 15 - Life on Land (Biodiversity Conservation). Read More

4th Asia Environment Lecture 2016

“Dr. Steer started the lecture by painting a sober picture of where we have been in the past and where we are now in terms of prosperity. Over the last century, the world economy had grown twenty times, and if we continue on this path, it will grow fifty times more by the end of the century. This projected growth of the world economy growing a thousand times over in 200 years is a tsunami that no environmental regulation can ever protect against. Tremendous extraction of materials from the earth and putting them elsewhere that has happened in the past requires now a shift from a linear take-make-waste economy to a more circular approach, and if we are to keep on growing, the global footprint must shrink”. See More ...

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    MEM Programme:
    Seminars and Field Trips for AY2017-2018 Semester Two
    (List will be updated from time to time for Semester Two)

Date Seminars: Field Visit1
Other Events and Activities
23 February
6.00 PM
Title: Apparent Irrationalities in Environmental Behavior
-- by Dr Leong Ching Ching, Deputy Director, Institute of Water Policy,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore


24 February

09 March
6.00 PM
Title: Reset: Enabling the Next Energy Transition
-- by Dr Scott Valentine, Assistant Dean (Research) and Assoc Professor,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

16 March Title: The Paradoxes of "Sustainable" Food Systems: Cases from Singapore and the Philippines
-- by Dr Marvin Montefrio, Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College, Division of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
15 March

12:00 PM

7:00 PM
Seminars by Professor Marlon Boarnet, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, USA

Title: Sustainability and Displacement: Assessing the Spatial Pattern of Residential Moves Near Rail Transit
Venue: Classroom 16, Yale-NUS College

Title: Title: The city as experiment – How smart cities and big data can allow urban planners to experiment and innovate
Venue: NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House - Della and Seng Gee Guild Hall
20 March
4:00 PM
Title: Climate Change, Geoengineering, and The Ecohydrology of Dryland Ecosystems
-- by Professor William K. Lauenroth, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA

23 March
6.00 PM
Title: The role of universities in creating environmental knowledge and preparing environmental leaders? Nimbleness – the necessary and elusive ingredient
-- by Dr Ingrid C. (Indy) Burke, Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA; MEM Advisory Committee Member

13 April
6.00 PM
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility In Practice: The Joys and Challenges
-- by Mr Christian Bustamante, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager,
Hitachi Asia Ltd