Diploma in Environment and Natural Resources Management
The Diploma in Environment and Natural Resources Management, or DENRM Program , is an exit program of the Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management (MENRM). It is designed to give professionals in environment-related activities a solid foundation in becoming competent practitioners in the field.
The MENRM Program is a single, completely ladderized post-baccalaureate degree program. All students will apply for admission into the MENRM Program and will be regarded as Master’s students while enrolled or in residence.
Students will have the option to earn the Diploma degree if they exit the program after completing 24 units of specified courses.
Students will select from two program tracks, either the Upland Resources Management (URM) Track or the Coastal Resources Management (CRM) Track, upon completion of two core courses. Those who will graduate with the Diploma degree will also have the advantage of specializing in one of the two program tracks.
Students can choose between the Diploma degree or the Master’s degree depending on their career goals:
- Those who want to become highly competent practitioners can aim for the Diploma degree.
- Those who, in addition to becoming highly competent practitioners, also want to contribute to the advancement of the environment and natural resources management field as researchers, can aim for the Master’s degree.
The program aims to:
- Equip students with a multidisciplinary perspective in dealing with environmental issues by providing solid grounding in both natural sciences and social sciences as these apply to environmental management.
- Enable students to become highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners in either upland or coastal resources management.
The requirement for admission into the MENRM Program, and the DENRM, will be a baccalaureate degree in any field.
An application form must be duly accomplished and submitted to the Office of the University Registrar, together with the following documents:
- Original copy of the official transcript of academic records stating degree obtained, date of graduation;
- Two letters of reference from former professors or supervisors, using UPOU standard format; and
- Official receipt of the application fee paid at any Philippine National Bank (PNB) branch.
Applicants are screened by the Program Admission Committee constituted by the FMDS Dean.
Mode of Instruction
Courses are delivered on a semestral basis using various technologies where appropriate. The virtual classrooms run in MyPortal, the learning management system of the UPOU. This is where class announcements are made, course materials uploaded, discussions held and assignments uploaded.
The DENRM program requires 24 units of courses comprising 6 units of core courses, 12 units of major courses, and 6 units of elective courses.
Program of Study
At the end of the first semester of the first year of study, the student will need to choose whether to pursue the Upland Resources Management Track or Coastal Resources Management Track. The second semester subjects will depend on which track will be selected. . This should be done prior to online registration for the second semester.
|Year||Semester 1||Number of Units||Semester 2||Number of Units|
|1||ENRM221||3 units||Major Course (CRM or URM)||3 units|
|ENRM223||3 units||Major Course (CRM or URM)||3 units|
|2||Major Course (CRM or URM)||3 units||Elective Course||3 units|
|Major Course (CRM or URM)||3 units||Elective Course||3 units|
Exit to DENRM
Students can exit the MENRM program and earn the Diploma degree (DENRM) if they have completed the 24 units of courses (which is comprised of 6 units of core courses, 12 units of major courses, and 6 units of elective courses)
Re-entry of DENRM graduates to the MENRM program
A DENRM graduate may seek re-admission to the MENRM program. Courses completed for the DENRM may be credited to the MENRM as follows:
- Up to 24 units if re-admitted within three years from graduation.
- Up to 9 units if re-admitted after three years but within five years from graduation.
For admission related details, please visit UPOU website.