CPG

Master of Environmental Sciences

Total credit hours required for the Master of Environmental Sciences is 33 credit hours. This option is designed particularly for part-time students and not applicable to full-time graduates. The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Environmental Sciences Core Courses12
Environmental Sciences Elective Courses9
Free Elective Courses9
Environmental Sciences Masters' Report3
Total Credit Hours33

The Free Elective courses can be taken from any academic department or program (including Environmental Sciences Program) provided the courses are 400-500 level or higher and approved by the student’s academic advisor. Student can take only one 400-level course as free elective according to KFUPM’s regulations. Students are allowed to pursue master report in any Environmental Sciences area or discipline of their interest. Environmental Sciences Program disciplines are:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management

The concentration areas or disciplines are designed to assist students to choose his area of interest in consultation with his advisor. At least one Environmental Sciences elective course from the area of interest should be taken by the candidate. Only part-time students have the right to switch between the thesis Master of Sciences and Master of Environmental Sciences options after securing necessary approvals.

The following courses are required for the degree of Master of Environmental Sciences:

(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Advanced Environmental Geology*ENVS 5103
Environmental Chemistry*ENVS 5223
Environmental Biology*ENVS 5323
Concepts of Environmental ManagementENVS 5423
Environmental Impact AssessmentENVS 5463
SeminarENVS 5990
ENVS Master ReportENVS 6003

*As the students are required to take four core courses, they have the freedom to select two courses out of a pool of three based on their areas of concentration, which are ENVS 510, ENVS 522, and ENVS 532. ENVS 542 and ENVS 546 are mandatory core courses.

Students are required to attend and pass the ENVS 599 Seminar, which carries no credit. The student must satisfy the ENVS 600 ENVS Master Report requirement (3 credit hours). He must complete the Master Report on an approved topic under the supervision of his advisor. The student must maintain a cumulative and major GPA according to KFUPM graduate regulations.

A candidate of a Master of Environmental Sciences is required to take at least 9 credits from the following Environmental Sciences elective courses list:

(B) Environmental Sciences Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Environmental Geology Discipline
DesertificationENVS 5143
Environmental HydrogeologyENVS 5153
Groundwater Resources ManagementENVS 5163
Geophysics for Environmental ApplicationsENVS 5183
Environmental Remote SensingENVS 5193
Environmental Chemistry
Advanced Analytical GeochemistryENVS 5233
Advanced Environmental PollutionENVS 5253
Air PollutionENVS 5263
Environmental ToxicologyENVS 5283
Environmental Biology Discipline
Advanced Environmental EcologyENVS 5333
Environmental BiotechnologyENVS 5353
Environmental MicrobiologyENVS 5363
Marine PollutionENVS 5383
Environmental Management Discipline
Management of Marine EnvironmentENVS 5433
Environmental Risk Assessment and ModelingENVS 5453
Industrial Waste ManagementENVS 5483
Environmental SustainabilityENVS 5493
Other Electives
Statistical Methods in Environmental ResearchENVS 5643
ENVS Special Topics IENVS 5903
ENVS Special Topics IIENVS 5913
Independent ResearchENVS 6063

Free Electives

All students are required to complete three free electives (9 credit hours) to be chosen from any academic department or program in the University, including the Environmental Sciences Program, provided the courses are 400-500 level courses or above and according to the approved degree plan of the student. It is recommended to select a business course from this category.

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Total Credit Hours: 33
First Year
ENVS 5xxCore Course I**303ENVS 542Concepts of Environmental Management303
ENVS 5xxCore Course II**303ENVS 599Seminar100
ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective I303ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective II303
XXX xxxFree Elective I303
9091009
Second Year
ENVS 546Environmental Impact Assessment303ENVS 600ENVS Masters' Report003
ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective III303XXX 5xxFree Elective III303
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
909306

** Select two core courses from a pool of three based on the area of concentration. The three core courses are: ENVS 510, ENVS 522, and ENVS 532.

Total credit hours required for the Master of Environmental Sciences is 33 credit hours. This option is designed particularly for part-time students and not applicable to full-time graduates. The distribution of credit hours is as follows:

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Environmental Sciences Core Courses12
Environmental Sciences Elective Courses9
Free Elective Courses9
Environmental Sciences Masters' Report3
Total Credit Hours33

The Free Elective courses can be taken from any academic department or program (including Environmental Sciences Program) provided the courses are 400-500 level or higher and approved by the student’s academic advisor. Student can take only one 400-level course as free elective according to KFUPM’s regulations. Students are allowed to pursue master report in any Environmental Sciences area or discipline of their interest. Environmental Sciences Program disciplines are:

  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Management

The concentration areas or disciplines are designed to assist students to choose his area of interest in consultation with his advisor. At least one Environmental Sciences elective course from the area of interest should be taken by the candidate. Only part-time students have the right to switch between the thesis Master of Sciences and Master of Environmental Sciences options after securing necessary approvals.

The following courses are required for the degree of Master of Environmental Sciences:

(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Advanced Environmental Geology*ENVS 5103
Environmental Chemistry*ENVS 5223
Environmental Biology*ENVS 5323
Concepts of Environmental ManagementENVS 5423
Environmental Impact AssessmentENVS 5463
SeminarENVS 5990
ENVS Master ReportENVS 6003

*As the students are required to take four core courses, they have the freedom to select two courses out of a pool of three based on their areas of concentration, which are ENVS 510, ENVS 522, and ENVS 532. ENVS 542 and ENVS 546 are mandatory core courses.

Students are required to attend and pass the ENVS 599 Seminar, which carries no credit. The student must satisfy the ENVS 600 ENVS Master Report requirement (3 credit hours). He must complete the Master Report on an approved topic under the supervision of his advisor. The student must maintain a cumulative and major GPA according to KFUPM graduate regulations.

A candidate of a Master of Environmental Sciences is required to take at least 9 credits from the following Environmental Sciences elective courses list:

(B) Environmental Sciences Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Environmental Geology Discipline
DesertificationENVS 5143
Environmental HydrogeologyENVS 5153
Groundwater Resources ManagementENVS 5163
Geophysics for Environmental ApplicationsENVS 5183
Environmental Remote SensingENVS 5193
Environmental Chemistry
Advanced Analytical GeochemistryENVS 5233
Advanced Environmental PollutionENVS 5253
Air PollutionENVS 5263
Environmental ToxicologyENVS 5283
Environmental Biology Discipline
Advanced Environmental EcologyENVS 5333
Environmental BiotechnologyENVS 5353
Environmental MicrobiologyENVS 5363
Marine PollutionENVS 5383
Environmental Management Discipline
Management of Marine EnvironmentENVS 5433
Environmental Risk Assessment and ModelingENVS 5453
Industrial Waste ManagementENVS 5483
Environmental SustainabilityENVS 5493
Other Electives
Statistical Methods in Environmental ResearchENVS 5643
ENVS Special Topics IENVS 5903
ENVS Special Topics IIENVS 5913
Independent ResearchENVS 6063

Free Electives

All students are required to complete three free electives (9 credit hours) to be chosen from any academic department or program in the University, including the Environmental Sciences Program, provided the courses are 400-500 level courses or above and according to the approved degree plan of the student. It is recommended to select a business course from this category.

 

COURSETITLELTLBCRCOURSETITLELTLBCR
Total Credit Hours: 33
First Year
ENVS 5xxCore Course I**303ENVS 542Concepts of Environmental Management303
ENVS 5xxCore Course II**303ENVS 599Seminar100
ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective I303ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective II303
XXX xxxFree Elective I303
9091009
Second Year
ENVS 546Environmental Impact Assessment303ENVS 600ENVS Masters' Report003
ENVS 5xxEnvironmental Sciences Elective III303XXX 5xxFree Elective III303
XXX xxxFree Elective II303
909306

** Select two core courses from a pool of three based on the area of concentration. The three core courses are: ENVS 510, ENVS 522, and ENVS 532.

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