Environmental Management Courses in Nigeria

Management can be studied as an undergraduate course in the university. However, there are numerous options for those who want to further their career in this field. This article covers the admission requirements to study Environmental management in any institution in Nigeria, universities that offer this course, many other Environmental management courses available in Nigeria and their benefits.

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List of Universities that offer Environmental Management in Nigeria

Environmental management can be studied under the faculty of Environment & Technology in any of the universities below:

  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
  • Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  • Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
  • Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
  • Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
  • University Of Benin, Benin City

UTME subject combination for Environmental Management includes:

  • English language, Mathematics, Geography and anyone from Physics, Economics, and Chemistry

O’ level requirements for admission into Environmental management

  • Five SSCE credit passes to include English language, Geography and any other four relevant subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry and any one from Economics/Physic/Agricultural Science/Biology.

Direct Entry Requirements

In order to gain admission via direct entry to study Environmental management in the university, candidates must meet the requirement below:

Two ‘A’ level passes in Mathematics/ Geography and one of Economics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Centres that offer Environmental management courses in Nigeria

SGS Nigeria Limited

SGS Nigeria Limited offers a range of environmental management training options to ensure you stay up-to-date with the latest environmental and regulatory developments.

Work Health Safety and Environment (WHSE)

Work Health Safety and Environment (WHSE) is one of the most respected and highly recognized health, safety, environment, and quality management consultancies in Nigeria. The organization offers the following courses:

IEMA Associate Certificate in Environmental Management

This course is designed to train environmental practitioners as professionals in the field by assessing their knowledge and understanding of the course and its application. The course is suitable for those who already have a basic understanding of environmental issues and wish to expand their knowledge. On completion of the IEMA course, you will gain Associate Membership of the Institute of Environmental Assessment (AIEMA)

Courses under this script include:

Introduction to Environmental issues

Background to Environmental law

Controls on Emissions to Atmosphere

Waste Management

The water Environment

Land use and Contamination

Environmental Nuisance

Hazardous Materials Management

Framework for Managing Environmental Impacts

Producer responsibility

Environmental Communications

Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management (IEMA e-learning)

Introduction to Environmental Management Systems

This course is suitable for those who have only just begun to be involved in the field of environmental management or others who need knowledge of this field so as to function better in another crucial field. All who successfully complete this program are entitled to one year’s Affiliate Membership of the IEMA

NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

This course is suitable for managers, supervisors, and staff of all organizations who need a general understanding of environmental management issues. It is suitable for:

Managers and Supervisors who have the responsibility of managing environmental issues

Individuals interested in starting a career in environmental management

Courses under this program include:

Foundations in Environmental Management

Environmental Management Systems

Environmental Impact Assessments

Control of Emissions to Air

Control of Waste and Land use

Sources of use of Energy and Energy Efficiency

Control of Environmental noise

Planning for and dealing with environmental emergencies

Entry requirements

This course has no requirements for admission. Students who want to study for the NEBOSH International Certificate must meet the standard of English required to understand what is being taught in the syllabus.

IEMA Practioner Membership Certificate in Environmental Management by Aecogreen International

Aecogreen International is a provider of internationally accredited training courses in environmental and waste management both in Nigeria and abroad.

This program entails the following:

Fundamentals of sustainability, business and governance

Environmental principles, policy and legislation

Environmental Management/Assessment Tools and Skills

With IEMA, candidates can take part in any course of the module as a certificate course on its own. On successful completion of the course, an IEMA certificate will be awarded to participants.

Participants can also take part in all of the modules and then take an Assessment test of competence. If you are successful in the assessment, you will become a Practitioner member of IEMA Practitioner membership and a part of the IEMA community.

Environmental Laboratories Limited, Lagos offers the following trainings:

  • Training on Environmental Quality Monitoring Instrumentation
  • Training on Environment-oriented cost Management (EOCM)
  • Training on Quality, Health, Safety and Environment

Specialized Training Programs by Rainforest

Rain Forest Limited in collaboration with GMP Environmental Consultants (Malaysia) offers Environmental management training that meets international standards.

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University

Postgraduate Programmes offered by the institute include:

Ph.D in Environmental Control and Management

(MEM) Executive Master of Environmental Management

(M.Sc.) Master of Science in Environmental Control and Management

(PGD) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Control and Management

Executive Master of Environmental Management – (Mem)

Admission requirements

An applicant for admission to the Master degree programme must meet the following requirements:

Be a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University or any other approved university

Must have obtained honours degree in any of the following: Natural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Education (Science), Technology/Engineering, Medicine or Environmental Design and Management or other relevant social disciplines.

Master of Science in Environmental Control And Management – (M.Sc.)

Admission requirements

Candidates must meet any of the qualifications below:

  • Applicants must have a degree not lower than a Second Class Lower Division Honours degree in the Natural Sciences, Agricultural Science, Social Science, Education (Science) Technology/Engineering, Medicine and Environmental Design and Management.
  • A holder of the Post Graduate Diploma of the course or any other related course of the Institute with a minimum weighted average score of 60 B+

Course outline

  • Management of municipal, industrial and mining activities
  • Agricultural and land resources management
  • Water resources management
  • Energy and the environment
  • Human health and ecology

(PGD)Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Control and Management