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Program Description

Master’s Degree will be the equivalent of 2 years (4 semesters) of full-time study or part-time equivalent (minimum 48 credit points, including course work and thesis). The program will be offered in a flexible delivery mode; that is in weekday and /or weekend or other intensive classes. Students who pass the final examination will qualify to complete a research report or a more detailed research thesis. The program comprises a core curriculum and a range of common courses, which are outlined in the following sections.

Curriculum Structure

The Master’s degree consists of minimum 48 credit points and is normally conducted over four semesters, that is, two years full-time or part-time equivalent. A course is generally three (3) contact hours per week over 15 weeks of teaching and is three (3) credit points. The examination period follows the end of the teaching period for each course.

The Master of Science in Climate Change curriculum will consist of:

  1. A preparatory bridging program of three courses (9 credit points) specifically designed to support non-science graduates. Students must pass all the bridging courses to progress. Students can use successful completion of the bridging course as credit towards the Master’s degree.

  2. A core curriculum of four (4) courses.

  3. Major subjects of six (6) courses.

  4. Eight (8) elective courses. The elective courses to be offered will vary from semester to semester depending upon the need of students and focus of the program.

  5. Students who successfully pass the final examination can choose to enroll in a research thesis (up to 100 page limit).

Courses Bridging (9 credits) Code Credits
General statistic for Climate Change (PRE-1) BCC001 3(3-0)
Climate and Weather (PRE-2) BCC002 3(3-0)
English for Climate Change (PRE-3) BCC003 3(3-0)
Master Courses
Semester 1 (15 Credits) Code Credits
Basic Science of Climate Change (C-1) CC2001 3(3-0)
Tropical Meteorology and Climate Projection (C-2) CC2002 3(3-0)
GIS and Remote Sensing in Climate Change (M-1) CC2003 3(3-0)
Issues in Climate Change and Development in Southeast Asia (C-3) CC2004 3(3-0)
Economics of Climate Change (E-1) CC2005 3(3-0)
Semester 2 (15 Credits) Code Credits
Research Methods in Climate Change (C-4) CC2006 3(3-0)
Integrated vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning (M-2) CC2007 3(3-0)
Climate Change and Agriculture (M-3) CC2008 3(3-0)
Ecosystem Services and Climate Change (E-2) CC2009 3(3-0)
Climate Change Mitigation (REDD+ and CDM) (M-4) CC2010 3(3-0)
Semester 3 (15 Credits) Code Credits
Climate Modeling and GHG Inventory (M-5) CC2011 3(2-3)
Climate Change and Water Resources (M-6) CC2012 3(3-0)
Energy and Climate Change (E-3) CC2013 3(3-0)
Climate Change: Politics and Governance (E-4) CC2014 3(3-0)
Low Emission Land Use Planning (E-5) CC2015 3(3-0)
Semester 4 (9 Credits) Code Credits
Climate Change and Disaster Management (E-6) CC2016 3(3-0)
Terrestrial Carbon: Modeling and Monitoring (E-7) CC2017 3(2-3)
Community Based Disaster Risk Management (E-8) CC2018 3(3-0)
Thesis* CC-TH 12
Total Credit: 48

Note: C-common cours, M-Major course, E-Elective course

*Students who opt for thesis project will take 36 credits of course work

Contact Info

Program Committee:

Tel: (855) 16-506-888
(855) 11-956-973
Email: mcc@rupp.edu.kh
Office: Room 317A, Building A

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