Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ChEE)

Master of Sustainable System

The academic curriculum of the programme is accredited by Malaysia Qualification Agencies which recognized by the Government of Malaysia. This programme provides students with the latest developments, knowledge and applications of sustainable systems. The programme’s strength lies in its multidisciplinary, arming students with the right tools to address the complex sustainability. MQA Reference No. MQA/SWA11763

This degree provides opportunities for continuing professional development, as well as the chance to interact with those at the cutting edge of sustainable systems.


Compulsory courses (5 courses):

  • Applied Sustainable Systems,
  • Life Cycle Assessment,
  • Sustainability Management and Policy,
  • Green Economy,
  • Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production.

Elective courses (3 selected courses):

  • Environmental Impact Assessment,
  • Smart Communities,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Sustainable Food Systems,
  • Integrated Water Science and Technology,
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management,
  • Low Carbon Cities.

University and Faculty Courses (Select 1)

  • Japanese Language,
  • Seminar Pembangunan Isu-Isu Sosial dan Ekonomi Global,
  • Philosophy of Science and Social Development,
  • Dynamic Leadership,
  • Organization Behavior and Development,
  • IT Project Management
  • Malaysian Society and Culture.

Semester Structure

Year Semester I Semester II Semester III
Code Course Credit Code Course Credit Code Course Credit
1   University and Faculty Courses 3 MMJS 1133 Sustainability Management and Policy 3 MMJS 1286 Master Project 2 6
MMJP 1183 Research Methodology 3 MMJS 1343 Elective 3      
MMJS 1113 Applied Sustainable Systems 3 MMJS 1353 Elective 3      
MMJS 1123 Life Cycle Assessment 3 MMJS 1363 Elective 3      
MMJS 1213 Green Economy 3 MMJS 1186 Master Project 1 6      
MMJS 1313 Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production 3            
  18   18   6

Bachelor degree in Science, Technology or Engineering or related fields with a CGPA of 3.0 (out of 4.00) from institutions of higher learning recognized by the UTM senate. For other degree than those mentioned above or CGPA of less than 3.0, the minimum working experience of two years in the related field is required. International students must obtain a minimum IELTS 6.0 or equivalent qualification (

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Transformation agent that capable to sustain the existing technologies and processes


Demonstrate innovative leadership skills that capable to lead the advancement of science and technology in all sectors related to sustainable systems.


Proactive members who engage in multidisciplinary teams and contribute towards a sustainable society.

PLO1 – Depth, complexity and comprehension of knowledge

Critically analyse complex information with originality and knowledge in specialised concepts, theories, methods and practice in sustainable systems.

PLO2 – Cognitive Skills

Construct solutions for solving complex issues using advanced approaches, knowledge, and innovative solutions for sustainable systems.

PLO3 – Functional Work Skills: Practical Skills

Conduct sustainability standard practical skills at its forefront knowledge and latest development tools.

PLO4 – Functional Work Skills: Interpersonal Skills

Work collaboratively with different people in learning and working communities ethically and professionally.

PLO5 – Functional Work Skills : Communication Skills

Communicate clearly the knowledge, skills, ideas, critique and conclusion with rationale using appropriate methods to peers, experts, and nonexperts.

PLO6 – Functional Work Skills : Digital Skills

Competently use a wide range of suitable digital technologies and appropriate software to enhance the solution of complex issues.

PLO7 – Functional Work Skills : Numerical Skills

Apply mathematical and other quantitative, qualitative tools to analyse and evaluate numerical and graphical for data interpretation.

PLO8 – Functional Work Skills : Leadership, Autonomy and Responsibility Skills

Demonstrate significant autonomy, independence, leadership and responsibility skills at unpredictable situations within collaboratively team to solve complex issues

PLO9 – Personal Skills

Recognise the need in continuous academic and professional development through self-advancement               

PLO10 –Entrepreneurial Skills

Initiate entrepreneurial projects by developing business plan for the related product.

PLO11 – Ethics and Professionalism Skills

Adhere to legal, ethical and professional codes of practice in every critical reflections and decision making as a field expert.