The nature of natural resources management is a science that is compiled using cross-scientific principles from four pillars: ecological, economic, social and management aspects. This requires students to look at the problems of natural resource management from various aspects. Therefore, the curriculum and learning process always include holistic, scientific, contextual, effective, and collaborative nature with students as the subject of learning actors. Before the courses begin, students do matriculation, which is conducted to deliver and prepare new students to learn in this study programme. It is also conducted to provide an overview of natural resources and the environment by considering the diverse backgrounds of students that come from the fields of public health, social, and engineering. It is held for two days and covers the academic material, introduction to natural resources and environment, and scientific writing.

The interactions in MNR are both inside and outside the classroom and both face-to-face and through media. The messaging and emailing among lecturers, students and staff prioritise communication ethics and manners that contain eastern cultural values. The academic atmosphere is not only built by the interaction in the classroom but also by visiting places or objects related to the natural resources and environment management. The activity that have been regularly done is the field trips to the agro-industry areas to observe the environmental management, areas related to the natural resource management, and areas that are related to the Environmental Impact Assessment (henceforth AMDAL –Analisis Dampak Lingkungan) topics. Additionally, the public lectures with  national and international speakers are also a regular agenda.

Assessment of student achievement is conducted through UTS, UAS, and assignments. Assignments are given to measure students; analytical and synthesis skills according to the learning material. The assignments are completed both in groups or independently. The weighting of student report assignments is adjusted to the weight of the assessment system that has been set. The assessment also includes the evaluation of postgraduate thesis proposal seminars, research results seminars and postgraduate thesis exams as outlined in the MNR operational standards which cover the implementation, process and assessment (Appendix 47).

Based on the student assessments of the lecturers, the performance, pedagogic, professional, personality, and social grades in the learning process in odd and even semesters are higher than the standard grade (see the following figure).