Available courses

Course image FAS5073 ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE
PUSAT PENGAJIAN SAINS MARIN DAN SEKITARAN

Environmental problems and global environmental change are complex and transboundary that need to be dealt with at all administrative levels and with an integrated method for the policymaking and implementation to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour through existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk in Malaysia. 

Course image FAS5063 ENVIRONMETRIC
PUSAT PENGAJIAN SAINS MARIN DAN SEKITARAN

The course is an introduction to statistical methods and data analysis with emphasis on applications for environmental studies. The course covers methods for designing experiments, pre-processing, and modeling measured data to extract useful information from possibly large data sets and use this for supporting decisions. Students will learn the following statistical themes: graphic descriptions and visualization of the dataset, correlation, and regression pre-processing (normalization, auto-scaling, convolution, etc), classification testing (principal component analysis, cluster analysis ), and validation of models (use of test sets, cross-validation). 

Course image FAS5033 ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND RESPONSE
PUSAT PENGAJIAN SAINS MARIN DAN SEKITARAN

Environmental Management System (EMS) and Occupational Health and Safety System (OHS) are two different set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts, continuously identify hazards, control risks in workplace and increase overall organization operating efficiency. In this course student will learn the clauses mentioned in ISO14001, ISO45001 ,OHSAS 18001 and how these standard works. Students also learned the PDCA approach, ISO auditing assessment process and the potential benefits of standards to uphold an organization's responsibility in economy, social, and environment. This course required students to engage in group discussions and assignments in which they have the opportunity to dialogue with industry practitioners to assess organisation key activities related to EMS and OHS.

Course image FAS5023 ENVIRONMENTAL TRACERS AND MOLECULAR MARKERS
PUSAT PENGAJIAN SAINS MARIN DAN SEKITARAN

Isotope and organic molecular markers sources are powerful tools that allow gaining a better understanding of a large range of environmental processes. This course will provide a general overview about common applications and the use of environmental tracers in the environmental studies. Students learn the basic facts and applications about the stable isotopes (d15N, d13C, d2H, d18O), radionuclides (e.g. 14C) and organic molecular markers (fatty acid, and other groups) in environmental forensic studies. They gain insights into the different detection techniques of these tracers and learn how to compute source apportionment mixing model using environmental tracers as model input . A selection of the numerous applications of the different environmental tracers in environmental as well as ecological processes will be studied.