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International Master Degree Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Teaching Medium: English
Degree Awarded: Master's Degree
Entry Requirements: Bachelor's Degree
Duration: 2 Years
Starting Date: Sep 02, 2024
Application Deadline: May 30, 2024
Tuition Fee:
CNY 39,000 per year
Application Fee:
150 USD (Non-Refundable)
Schools: College of Environmental Science and Engineering

The program provides students with the opportunity to broaden their academic and research experience. IESD offers courses on fundamentals of environmental science and technology, and courses on planning, management and development as well. The academic program is flexible to a large extent, tailored to the educational goals of the individual student and emphasizes problem-oriented learning, field-based learning, and systems approach to sustainability and interdisciplinary study. A research investigation producing a scholarly contribution to the particular area of study is necessary.

The program aims to educate students and prepare them for leadership roles at the local, national and regional levels on sustainable development. Students are expected to master various concepts and gain knowledge on economic progress, social systems, environmental protection and resource conservation issues. The three dimensions of human, environment and the economy form the basis of the program.

1. All the students must have “Public Compulsory Courses”

Course Chinese students International students Hours per week Credits
Language[1] English Chinese 3 3
Culture Political Economics China Outlook[2] 3 3

[1] The language courses and China Outlook last one semester. There're three levels to choose in Chinese language courses.

[2] “China Outlook” is for all foreign students. There will be 8 courses offered in English to international students by the University as follows:
1. China’s Socio-Economic Development
2. The Shape and Growth of the Town & Village in China
3. Chinese History and Culture
4. Intercultural Communication
5. Sustainable Development in China
6. China’s Foreign Affairs and International Relation
7. Chinese Intellectual Property Protection
8. Cultural Heritage Conservation in China
2.Professional Courses
The following list of elective courses is not exhaustive. There are elective courses that may become available for students for students to take, and they will be announced accordingly.
Code Attribute Course Name Credit Teachers
2050141 core Environmental Ethic 2
LU Yongsen
2050142 core Environmental Sociology 2
QIU Huafei
2050143 core Environmental Science 2
Prof. Dahe JIANG
2050144 core Environmental Economy and Circular Economy 2
Leina Wang
2050145 core Social Practice (for Chinese students only) 2
Prof. Dongjie Niu
2050146 core Framework and Tools for Sustainable Development 2
Bao, Cunkuan
2050147 core Environmental Management and Policy 2
Yanling Qiu
2050090 core Global Environmental Changes 2
Zhang Haiping
2050148 core Environmental Project Management 2
Wenying Xu
2050149 core Atmospheric Science and Climate Change 2
Prof. Dahe JIANG
2050160 core Environmental Ecology 2
2050169 core Professional Foreign Language 2
WU Bing
2900002 c Thesis Proposal 1
2900004 c Seminar 1

1. Non-Chinese citizens
2. In good health

1.  Photocopy of valid passport
With photo, passport number &expiration date and name included.

2 Passport-sized photo
A passport-sized photo taken recently of the applicant.

3.  Bachelor's degree diploma
Graduation certificate should be in Chinese or English.If not, it should be translated into Chinese or English and be notarized.

4.  Transcript of undergraduate school

5.  HSK Certificate (No need for English-taught program)
Level 3 or above

6.  Two recommendation letters
From professor,associate professor or equivalents.

7.  Copy of article or papers published 
Catalogue and abstract of published paper, and other documents that can prove academic ability, and special documents required by the target college.

8.  Study plan 
Research or study plan in China