MSc Environmental Science

  • Sustainable Development

Introduction to the Programme

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering offers 2-year MSc degree in Environmental Science. This programme aims to equip students with multidisciplinary skills to solve environmental problems and find lasting solutions for environmental issues and climatic crises from regional to global scales. This programme not only provides insights into the causes and consequences of the most pressing issues our world is facing today (global warming and climate change, energy crisis, water scarcity, pollution, biodiversity loss, etc.), but also build necessary skills to find sustainable solutions through bioengineering, renewable energy technologies, techno-economic analysis, novel means of waste management, and conservation strategies. Our unique curriculum will enable students to find job opportunities in industries, consultancies or pursue further research with premier institutes/universities in India and foreign countries. Our faculty members have completed their PhD and postdoctoral research with premier Indian institutes (IIT, IISc), research organisations and universities abroad (Sweden, Japan, Canada, USA, Malaysia), and continue to have ongoing research collaborations with these institutes. Our students will have opportunities to get involved in the ongoing institutional and collaborative research programmes while pursuing MSc in Environmental Science.

Salient features:

  • Research-oriented curriculum
  • Industry-ready training
  • Skill-based learning
  • Application-driven problem-solving
  • Hands-on experience

Why Study MSc Environmental Science at SRM University-AP?

  • Build your own programme and specialisation by choosing electives based on your interests and career dream
  • Participate in ongoing research programmes with national and international collaborations
  • Opportunity to specialise in unique areas with global significance such as:-
  • Aquatic Biogeochemistry & Greenhouse gases (CO2. CH4, N2O) emissions
  • Techno-economic Analysis
  • Waste Management
  • Urban Mining
  • Biofuels, Bioenergy, Circular Economy and Carbon Capture
  • Ecology & Carbon Dynamics of Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems
  • Climate Change and Atmospheric Science

Career Prospects

  • Career in Industrial Research & Development Sectors
  • Career in Environmental Management
  • Environmental Regulatory Bodies
  • Higher Studies (PhD) in Eminent Indian and International Universities

Aims and Objectives

  • To create awareness and knowledge about sustainability.
  • To produce confident, technical, and creative postgraduates.
  • To create awareness and innovation to deal with environmental issues.
  • Integrate the knowledge of sciences to identify the solution for complex environmental problems.
  • Design or recommend sustainable solutions for efficient use of natural resources to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • To create awareness and knowledge about sustainability.
  • To produce confident, technical, creative, and employable postgraduates.
  • To create awareness and innovation to deal with environmental issues.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSO)

  • Identify the solution for complex environmental problems.
  • Analyse environmental issues and design necessary modules to arrive at optimised solutions.
  • Design/recommend sustainable solutions for efficient use of natural resources to meet sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Programme Outcomes (PO)

Capable of demonstrating comprehensive knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines that form a part of an undergraduate Programme of study.

Ability to evaluate the reliability and relevance of evidence; Capacity to extrapolate from what one has learned and apply their competencies to solve different kinds of non-familiar problems, rather than replicate curriculum content knowledge; and apply one’s learning to real-life situations.

Capability to apply analytic thought to a body of knowledge; analyse and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims, and beliefs based on empirical evidence; identify relevant assumptions or implications; formulate coherent arguments; critically evaluate practices, policies and theories by following a scientific approach to knowledge development. Critical sensibility to lived experiences, with self-awareness and reflexivity of both self and society.

Ability to analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from quantitative/qualitative data and evaluate ideas, evidence and experiences from an open-minded and reasoned perspective pertaining to incorporating into a system.

A sense of inquiry and capability for asking relevant/appropriate questions, problematising, synthesising, and articulating; Ability to recognise cause-and-effect relationships, define problems, formulate hypotheses, test hypotheses, analyse, interpret and draw conclusions from data, establish hypotheses, predict cause-and-effect relationships; ability to plan, execute and report the results of an experiment or investigation.

Capability to use ICT in a variety of learning situations; demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate, and use a variety of relevant information sources; and use appropriate software for analysis of data.

Understand the impact of scientific solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

Possess knowledge of the values and beliefs of multiple cultures and a global perspective; and capability to effectively engage in a multicultural society and interact respectfully with diverse groups; Ability to embrace moral/ethical values in conducting one’s life, formulate a position/argument about an ethical issue from multiple perspectives, and use ethical practices in all work. Capable of demonstrating the ability to identify ethical issues related to one’s work; avoid unethical behaviour such as fabrication, falsification or misrepresentation of data or committing plagiarism, not adhering to intellectual property rights; appreciating environmental and sustainability issues; and adopting objective, unbiased and truthful actions in all aspects of work.

Ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams; facilitate cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group and act together as a group or a team in the interests of a common cause and work efficiently as a member of a team.

Ability to express thoughts and ideas effectively in writing and orally; Communicate with others using appropriate media to confidently share one’s views and express herself/himself; demonstrate the ability to listen carefully, read and write analytically, and present complex information clearly and concisely to different groups.

Capability for mapping out the tasks of a team or an organisation, setting direction, formulating an inspiring vision, building a team that can help achieve the vision, motivating and inspiring team members to engage with that vision, and using management skills to guide people to the right destination, in a smooth and efficient way.

Ability to work independently, identify appropriate resources required for a project, and manage a project to completion; Ability to acquire knowledge and skills, including “learning how to learn”, that is necessary for participating in learning activities throughout life, through self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development, meeting economic, social and cultural objectives, and adapting to changing trades and demands of the workplace through knowledge/skill development.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Sustainability
  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Waste management
  • Techno-economic analysis