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Masters in Environmental Science & Management

 

Overview

The Masters in Environmental Science and Management programme offer at The University of Trinidad and Tobago is designed to prepare professionals to become leaders and/or researchers in the areas of Environmental Science and Management and meet current, future national, regional and international needs for environmental specialists. Graduates of the M.Sc in Environmental Science and Management will be able to apply scientific principles and technical knowledge to the management of environmental issues that may present themselves as Trinidad and Tobago moves towards its sustainable development goals. This programme provides graduates with the breadth and depth to compliment their undergraduate training in core science or engineering disciplines; breadth in terms of exposure to the range of environmental issues, tools, techniques and bodies of knowledge; and depth in terms of application of core specialist knowledge to specific "real-life" research questions. It is envisioned that the M.Sc. graduates will play pivotal roles in Trinidad and Tobago's industrial growth and development, while the M.Phil. graduates will play proactive roles in building national, scientific, technical research and developmental capacities including expert representation on global arenas.

The benchmark qualification for entry into the programme is in accordance with UTT Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures for Post Graduate Programmes. The programme consists of eleven courses, a programme project and mandatory attendance at university sponsored or external seminars that cover the elements of study in the programme. Courses are taught using problem based and critical learning techniques. Students are guided to think critically and make judgments; solve problems; perform procedures and demonstrate techniques; access and manage information; design, and develop solutions, and effectively communicate with relevant persons in related fields. The techniques for assessment will be a combination of individual and team projects, class and home exercises, oral presentations and written examinations as determined by the instructor. The pass mark for all courses is 60% which is consistent with UTT's passing system. Students on completing the programme except the Programme Project, with a grade point average of 3.0, and with interest in research will be offered the option to pursue the M.Phil. This option requires the student to complete a thesis equivalent to 18 credit hours instead of the 3 credit hours Programme Project.

The programme is expanding and deepening its coverage to meet the needs of the nation and region by the introduction of concentrations such as marine studies, health and safety, and energy studies. These concentrations will require the completion of six core environmental courses, five specialized courses and a programme project related to the specialization.
 

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