Programme

 

Scheme of Studies BS (4 Years Program)

 Environmental Sciences

 

First Semester

 

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENG101

English-I (Functional English) (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 0 3)

2

PS101

Pak Studies (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 0 3)

3

MATH101

Calculus -1 (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 0 3)

4

ENS101

Introduction to Environmental Science (Major)

(3 0 3)

5

ENS121

General Biology-I (Major)

(2 3 3)

6

CHEM102

Essentials of Chemistry

(Minor)

(2 3 3)

Total Credit Hours

(16 6 18)

 

Second Semester

 

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENG134

English-II (Communication Skills) (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 0 3)

2

RS101

Islamic Studies (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 0 3)

3

CS101

Introduction to Computing (Multi-disciplinary)

(3 3 4)

4

ENS102

Introduction to Earth Science (Major)

(2 0 2)

5

ENS122

General Biology-II (Major)

(2 3 3)

6

SWS101

Introduction to Sociology (Minor)

(3 0 3)

Total Credit Hours

(16 6 18)


Third Semester

 

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

CHEM361

Environmental Chemistry (Major)

(2 0 2)

2

ENS212

Environmental Physics (Major)

(2 0 2)

3

ENS223

Fundamentals of Ecology (Major)

(3 0 3)

4

STAT101

Statistics-I (Elements of Statistics)

(Minor)

(3 0 3)

5

MIC101

Fundamentals of Microbiology (Minor)

(3 3 4)

6

Hum-123

Philosophy (Minor)

(3 0 3)

Total Credit Hours

(16 3 17)

 

Fourth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS231

Environmental Pollution (Major)

(3 0 3)

2

ENS232

Climatology (Major)

(3 0 3)

3

ENS224

Environmental Microbiology (Major)

(2 3 3)

4

ENS104

Introductory Economics (Major)

(3 0 3)

5

STAT102

Statistics-II (Minor)

(3 0 3)

6

SWS231

Social Psychology (Minor)

(3 0 3)

Total Credit Hours

(17 3 18)


Fifth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS324

Applied Ecology (Major)

(3 0 3)

2

ENS341

Environmental Toxicology (Major)

(2 3 3)

3

ENS342

Population and Environment (Major)

(3 0 3)

4

ENS353

Environmental Profile of Pakistan (Major)

(3 0 3)

5

ENS371

Analytic Techniques in Environmental Science (Major)

(1 6 3)

6

 

Elective-I (Major)

(3 0 3)

Total Credit Hours

(15 9 18)

 

Sixth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS325

Biodiversity  and Conservation (Major)

(2 3 3)

2

ENS351

Environmental Monitoring (Major)

(2 3 3)

3

ENS352

Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) (Minor)

(2 3 3)

4

ENS361

Environmental Economics (Major)

(2 0 2)

5

ENS362

Environmental Management Systems (Major)

(3 0 3)

6

 

Elective-II (Major)

(3 0 3)

Total Credit Hours

(14 9 17)

  

Seventh Semester

    

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS463

Environmental Impact Assessment (Major)

(2 3 3)

2

ENS464

Natural Resource Management (Major)

(3 0 3)

3

ENS472

Research Methods in Environmental Science (Major)

(3 03)

4

ENS481

Climate Change (Major)

(3 0 3)

5

 

Elective-III (Major)

(3 0 3)

 

ENS491

Elective-IV (Major)/Senior Design Project-I

(3 0 3)/ (0 9 3)

Total Credit Hours

(17 3 18/14 12 18)

 

Eighth Semester

S.No.

Course Code

Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS432

Public Health and Environment (Major)

(3 0 3)

2

ENS433

Pollution Control Technologies (Major)

(2 3 3)

3

ENS482

Environmental Governance and Laws (Major)

(3 0 3)

4

ENS492

Elective-V (Major)/Final Year Project/ Internship/)/Senior Design Project-II

(3 0 3)/ (0 9 3)

Total Credit Hours

(11 3 12/8 12 12)

The Project ENS /Internship will be offered to those students who have secured a minimum CGPA of 2.5 till 6th Semester. Other students will study optional courses (Total Credit Hours: 6).

 

 List of Elective/ Optional Courses

S.No.

Course Code

Optional Subject

TCH  LCH  CrH

1

ENS313

Soil and Environment

(3 0 3)

2

ENS314

Hydrology

(3 0 3)

3

ENS327

Cell and Molecular Biology

(3 0 3)

4

ENS328

Plant Physiology

(3 0 3)

5

ENS427

Agro-ecology

(3 0 3)

6

ENS428

Environmental Biotechnology

(3 0 3)

7

ENS433

Occupational Safety, Health and Environment

(3 0 3)

8

ENS434

Pollutant Movement in Soil

(3 0 3)

9

ENS435

Air and Noise Pollution

(3 0 3)

10

ENS465

Water Resource Management

(3 0 3)

11

ENS466

Disaster Risk Management

(3 0 3)

12

ENS467

Solid Waste Management

(3 0 3)

13

ENS468

Project Planning and Management

(3 0 3)

14

ENS469

Renewable Energy Resources

(3 0 3)

15

ENS473

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

(3 0 3)

16

ENS483

Energy and Environment

(3 0 3)

17

ENS484

Ecotourism

(3 0 3)

 

 

 

 

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Mailing Address: BS Environmental Sciences Program, Kohat University of             

                                Science and  Technology Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Coordinator Message

We are delighted to announce the most awaited and time-needed discipline in order to make our younger generation aware of the importance of our ecosystem. The newly introduced discipline will expand knowledge of the physical, chemical, biological and human components of the Earth System, through cutting edge research, rigorous student training and service to the community. Our undergraduate program will expose our students to a wide array of environmental science disciplines and prepares them for careers in State/Federal resource agencies, private consulting and for graduate education. Our undergraduate study program will focus on developing understanding of our students regarding basics of chemistry, physics, statistics and mathematics. They will be educated how to assess the environmental degradation by offering subjects like environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology etc. The enrolled students will be quite enable to remediate the degraded environment by studying environmental microbiology,  environmental biotechnology, geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS) etc. using hands –on experiences in our state of the art laboratories.

Faculty

Currently the program is being offered by the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the related faculty will be responsible for the smooth running of the program. We have well qualified teachers and researchers.

  • Muhammad Daud, Associate Professor/Coordinator
  • Azizullah, Assistant Professor
  • Imran Ali, Lecturer

About Dept.

Understanding environmental issues like global warming, drought, salinity, flooding, heavy metals pollution are the need of the hour. Such issues have got much importance in developing countries like Pakistan, where environmental resources are under direct threat due to various anthropogenic activities. These activities need to be properly and wisely handled in order to ensure environmental protection and its resource conservation. This is only possible to educate the community by properly providing the essential resources in terms of establishing of Environmental Science disciplines in teaching institutes in country over. Our newly established Environmental Sciences discipline at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, KUST will be focusing on these issues. The interdisciplinary and integrative curriculum of its BS degree programs have been designed to equip students with key skills and knowledge to understand and confront complex environmental issues in cost effective manner.

Vision

Our vision comes under the overall KUST vision i.e. Top class education in a vibrant environment driven by research and innovation. We further envision producing qualified graduates better equipped with the updated knowledge and enhancing their capacity to excel well in education, training, research, outreach or consultancy services.

Mission

The overall mission of Environmental Sciences Discipline (ESD) is to provide the quality education and produce human resources specialized in environmental sciences. In addition, ESD is committed to be a competent and qualified partner of research institution, national and international public and private sectors institutes.

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