Programme Structure

The main component of the MEM programme is a group of seven Core Modules. These are:

  1. Business and Environment
  2. Environmental Economics and Public Policy
  3. Environmental Law
  4. Environmental Management and Assessment
  5. Environmental Planning
  6. Environmental Science
  7. Environmental Technology.
Candidates must complete and pass all the seven core modules.

In addition, candidates must complete EITHER:

  1. A Dissertation (20,000 words long); OR
  2. A Study Report (10,000 words long) and an Elective Module.

The third component of the MEM programme is the Seminar Series. Each candidate must attend a minimum of ten seminars which are specially arranged for the MEM programme, and complete and submit a report on the series. These seminars are organised roughly each fortnight during both semesters of each academic year, and are delivered by prominent practitioners and researchers from Singapore and abroad, on subjects in a broad range of fields relating to environmental management. A mandatory short course on Environmental Ethics is an integral part of the Seminar Series.

Duration of Programme

The MEM programme can be undertaken either in the Full-Time or Part-Time mode. Full-time students can complete the programme in one academic year, or two semesters. Part-time students can complete the programme in two academic years, or four semesters.

Delivery of Programme

The MEM programme is covered in the form of:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Case studies
  • Workshops
  • Field trips to relevant environmental sites and projects in Singapore and overseas
  • Seminars.

Joint programmes with other universities or industry organisations may be arranged to provide students with exposure to current environmental issues.

Each teaching session takes three hours, and is held in the evening; most classes start at 6.30pm.

The current time table for the programme can be found here.


The performance of a candidate on each of the modules on the MEM programme is assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and final examination.
The continuous assessment may be in the form of:

  1. Assignments
  2. Projects on which reports are prepared and presentations made, by individual candidates or groups of them
  3. Term papers
  4. Tests.