Master By Coursework

Master of Environmental Management ( Development Planning )

Sustainable Land Use and Natural Resource Management (SLUSE-M)


The SLUSE-Malaysia (SLUSE-M) Programme is designed for working professionals for the promotion of sustainable land use and natural resource management in Malaysia and othe developing contries in this region. The programme is modelled on and implemented in parallel to a similar programme initiated by a Danish consortium of universities.


Collaboration Framework

The SLUSE-Malaysia (SLUSE-M) programme was developed on a concept similar to that of the on-going SLUSE-Denmark (SLUSE-D) in which UNIMAS is a collaborator.


Programme Schedule

Class activities and instructions such as lectures, presentations and discussions are conducted on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Classes are conducted during the weekends as we take into consideration the needs of students who are mostly professional working people.


Programme Structure

The SLUSE-M structure comprises three major components, namely:

a) Joint SLUSE Module (15 credits)

b) Joint Experiential Module (9 credits), and

c) UNIMAS Core Modules (18 credits)


Component (a) is generic in nature. The courses to be addressed here include an introduction to the status if natural resource management in this region, followed by courses related to sustainable land use and natural resource management that are of common interest to students from the different core disciplines.

Component (b) deals with research concepts and field methodologies. This module is strengthened by an experiential study component in the form of a two-week field course in Sabah and/or Sarawak. The field course for the SLUSE-M is scheduled to coincide with the field course of the SLUSE-D students whenever possible. Such an arrangement provides the opportunity for international cross cultural experience and this benefits students of various backgrounds and disciplines.

Component (c) represents the core faculty courses that would stream the students into two possible majors, namely in:

  • Development Planning, leading to a Master of Environmental Management (Development Planning); or
  • Land Use and Water Resource Management, leading to a Master of Environmental Science (Land Use and Water Resource Management).


Joint Field Course (JFC) as an International Field Work Programme

The JFC is considered on of the highlights of the SLUSE programme where students are given the opportunity to apply their classroom interdisciplinary knowledge in research methodologies in the context of real-life problems/issues while allowing for intercultural exposure and academic discourse between international and Malaysia students


Master of Environmental Management (Development Planning): SLUSE (FSS) Program Structure





Joint SLUSE Module

JSM 6012

Ecological System: Concept and Issues


JSM 6022

Land Use and Natural Resource Management


JSM 6072

Community Livelihood Strategies and Agricultural Systems


JSM 6042

Applied Environmental and Resource Economics


JSM 6053

Monitoring Using Earth Observation (EO) and GIS


JSM 6064

Environmental Management Instruments and Systems


Joint Experiential Module

JEM 6014

Interdisciplinary Methodology


JEM 6025

Interdisciplinary Field Work and Report/Project Paper


Core Modules for Master of Environmental Management (Development Planning)

CMD 6013

Development and Society


CMD 6023

Development Economics


CMD 6033

Regional Development Planning


CMD 6043

Project Planning and Evaluation


CMD 6056

Research Project



SLUSE-M resource persons are sourced from among:

  • UNIMAS academic staff,
  • Local experts and academics from other Malaysian academic institutions and other collaborating international institutions,
  • Specialist from the relevant public and private sector agencies.


Duration of Programme

This Programme can be completed in a minimum period of 18 months.


Who Should Apply?

The SLUSE-M Programme is designed for the following candidates:

a) Graduates and professionals involved in resource and environmental management;

b) Senior government personnel who are presently assigned task directly related to resource and environmental conservation with the desire to improve their skills and enhance their knowledge in resource and environmental management; and

c) The general public with a relevant bachelor degree who wish to learn or update their knowledge in resource and environmental management.


Entry Requirement

Candidate must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Bachelor degree with a CGPA of 3.0 and above; or
  • A recognised Bachelor degree with a CGPA of 2.75 and above with at least two (2) years of relevant work experience; or
  • Any other equivalent qualifications as approved by UNIMAS Senate.
  • For international students, a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required.


How To Apply?

You may apply ON-LINE through UNIMAS Post-Graduate Programme website at and submit all certified copies of the relevant documents by post.


Course Fees

The SLUSE-M fee for Malaysian students is RM 17,000.00 and RM 24,000.00 for international students.




Mr. Mohd. Azizul Hafiz bin Jamian

Programme Coordinator

Master of Environmental Management (Development Planning) SLUSE-M FSS

Faculty of Social Sciences,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, MALAYSIA.

Tel : +60 82 581000 ext. 4133

Fax : +60 82 584163

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