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Master of Water Resource Management

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Master of Water Resource Management KPT/JPS(PA 5546)04/21

Water is the world’s most precious natural resource. The Water Resources Management program prepares students to face the complexities of managing this critical natural resource and their use in the urban, industrial, and agricultural environment. Water is the world’s most precious natural resource. This program provides advanced knowledge and skills in making sound, independent judgments about the best way to manage water resource and an understanding of the latest developments in the field. The Master of Water Resource Managements is designed to make the students ready for jobs in fields of water resource along with specialization in management, administration, resource study, and agricultural environment. The course will also provide additional opportunities to enhance their credentials in the service. The outcomes of the proposed program, as envisaged, would certainly contribute significantly towards a societal outlook and responsibility to improved quality of resources and the environment. After completion of this course, the students can opt for research work that will provide them with in-depth knowledge and skills to advance their career in research or they can even pursue further Ph.D. programmes in the related fields.

For successful completion of Masters degree in LUC, each candidate should publish minimum of Two research articles in scopus indexed journals, with Lincoln affiliation.

The programme of Master of Water Resource Managements is intended for those, who desire to pursue a career in the natural resources conservation and Management. Students would learn in detail about the varied aspects of Water Resource Managements. Knowledge acquired through this programme, would help the students to implement effectual methods conservation, management of the environment. The aims of this programme are:

  • To provide the knowledge to describe and predict for a given water resources system the main hydrological, hydraulic, chemical and biological processes and how these processes are dynamically linked with aquatic ecosystems as well as with human activities such as land and water use and pollution;

  • To train the students to describe and explain the main concepts and instruments for analyzing & influencing formal and informal arrangements for water quality management, including policies, laws and institutions, and by adopting a historical perspective;

  • To provide concepts to explain the key concepts for integrated, multidisciplinary & interdisciplinary analyses of aquatic ecosystems and describe the challenges of such approaches;

  • To design, apply and evaluate models for institutional arrangements with emphasis on institutional reforms, policy development and good governance;

  • To Describe the concepts to determine the value of water for various uses and users in (amongst others) economic and ecological terms and explain how these concepts can be used in water resources planning at various spatial and temporal scales.

The Master of Water Resource Managements programme prepares students with career opportunities in government agencies, faculties of colleges and universities; in the private sector with environmental or engineering consultants; with environmental groups; and with companies that use significant water resources in their manufacturing or extracting processes. They may also proceed with applied research, product development, teaching or management professions.

Some careers that graduates can attain once they complete the course are:
· Geological Survey
· Bureau of Reclamation
· Environmental Protection Agency
· Fish and Wildlife Service
· National Park Service
· Agricultural Research Service
· Bureau of Land Management
· Army Corps of Engineers
· Forest Service
· Natural Resources Conservation Service

Minimum Duration : 18 Months.
Maximum Duration : 30 Months.

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 WRM1134 Groundwater Hydrology and Management 4
2 WRM1114 Water, Sustainability and Development 4
3 WRM1124 Principles of Irrigation 4
4 WRM1214 Waste Water Treatment 4
5 WRM1224 Aquatic Ecosystem 4
6 WRM1234 Water Quality and Treatment 4
7 WRM1314 Water Governance and Policy 4
8 MGT507 Research Methodology 4
9 WRM1334 Environmental Economics 4
10 WRM1344 Remote Sensing of the Environment 4
11 WRM1354 Environmental Management of Mine Sites and Contaminated Lands 4
12 WRM1364 Environmental Law and Management 4
13 WRM1374 River Hydrology and Geomorphology 4
14 WRM1384 River Restoration and Protection 4
15 WRM1394 Coastal Flood Defense 4
16 WRM2414 GIS Applications in Environment 4
17 WRM2428 Project Report 8

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 MOH) with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as acceptable by the HEP Senate; or
  2. Bachelor's Degree (Level 6 KKM) or equivalent CGPA of 2.50 cannot achieve acceptable subject to 5 years of working experience in the related field.

For non-Malaysian citizens, please refer to the Malaysian Qualification Agency's (MQA) List of Overseas Qualifications & its equivalency with Malaysian Education System to see if you qualify for this course.


Duration : 18 Months.


University : Lincoln University College


Level : Master