Bachelor of Science in Climate Change

SUMMARY

Level
Bachelors Degree(MNQF Level 7)
Duration
3 years(6 Semesters)
Modes
Available Modes (Full-Time)
Course Fee
Course FeeMVR 29,880 (Applicable for Free First Degree Scheme)

current Intake

current Intake
August Intake 2024
Campus
Male' (Full-Time)

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Climate Change will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the science behind climate change, its impacts on the environment and human health, and the strategies and tools for mitigating and adapting to its effect. Maldives is a country entirely build by coral reefs and surrounded by oceans and seas rich in marine life, climate change has a significant impact on the future survival of the country. Hence, training on climate change is much needed for developing climate-change leaders in the Maldives. This is the first time a BSc in Climate Change degree is offered in Maldives. At present, the Maldives is very much in need of technical expertise in this area and this degree can play a crucial role in filling the gaps of training needs of the Maldivian youths in areas related to climate change.

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • i) 2 passes in GCE A' level including a pass in a science subject OR
  • ii) 2 passes in GCE A' level and a GCE O level pass in a science subject OR
  • iii) Attainment of a Level 4 qualification in a related field OR
  • iv) Attainment of a Level 4 Foundation Study for Science

Language Requirements

  • i) Certified proficiency in English (GCE O' level English pass/ IGCSE English pass/ MNU English Language Competency Test or equivalent)

General Notes

  • Entry requirements are indicative. Depending on the sequence and the number of applications received, all qualifying students may not gain entry.
  • Circumstances may require the University to defer or cancel some courses, especially when the minimum class size (10 for certificate & diploma courses, 15 for Degrees courses) is not achieved.
  • Passes at GCE OL/SSC and HSC is considered to be grades "C" or above and passes at GCE AL is considered to be the grades "E" or above.

Structure

Semester 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ENV113
Introduction to Climate Change Science (CORE)
1,245
ENV103
Introduction to Earth and Marine Science (CORE)
1,245
SCI107
Scientific and Analytical Skills (CORE)
1,245
BIO123
Life on Earth (CORE)
1,245
Semester Total 60
4,980

Semester 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ENV111
Field Techniques (CORE)
1,245
STA123
Statistics and Data Analysis for Climate Science (CORE)
1,245
ENV115
Atmosphere, Weather and Climate (CORE)
1,245
ENV117
Principles of Ecology and Conservation (CORE)
1,245
Semester Total 60
4,980

Semester 3

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ENV215
Geographic information system (CORE)
1,245
ENV225
Protected area management and Marine Spatial Planning (CORE)
1,245
ENV227
Climate Change and Public Health (CORE)
1,245
Elective 1 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
SOC015
Maldivian Studies (CORE)
0
Semester Total 60
4,980

Semester 4

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SCI205
Research Methods and Experimental Design (CORE)
1,245
ENV229
Sea Level Change and Coastal Evolution (CORE)
1,245
ENV231
Blue Economy and Ocean Sustainability (CORE)
1,245
Elective 1 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Semester Total 60
4,980

Semester 5

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ENV337
Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (CORE)
1,245
ENV339
Environmental Impact and Sustainability Assessment (CORE)
1,245
Elective 2 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Elective 2 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Semester Total 60
4,980

Semester 6

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
SCI325
Capstone Project (CORE)
1,245
ENV341
Climate Change and Urbanization (CORE)
1,245
Elective 2 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Elective 2 (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Semester Total 60
4,980

Elective 1

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
ENV233
Sustainable Development Theories and Practices (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV235
Integrated Water Resource management (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV203
Integrated waste management (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV237
Climate change and Agriculture (ELECTIVE)
1,245

Elective 2

Name Credit Points Fee (MVR)
PHY307
Renewable Energy (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV343
Mitigation and Adaptation in Practice (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV345
Climate Communication and Advocacy (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV347
Environmental Ethics and Justice (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV307
Environmental Economics, Policy, and Law (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV349
Ecotoxicology (ELECTIVE)
1,245
BIO313
Environmental microbiology (ELECTIVE)
1,245
ENV303
Pollution Prevention and Control (ELECTIVE)
1,245
Course Total 360 CP
Total: 29,880

Careers

Environmental Scientist; Conservation Scientist; Climatologist; Sustainability consultant; Environmental Lawyer; Renewable Energy Scientist; Hydrologists; Ecologist; Climate change analyst; Geoscientist; Environmental Engineer; Climate policy analyst