Department of Environmental Science


The present age is an age of environment as environmental issues top the agenda of all nations. The present Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are formulated exclusively based on environmental issues. Environmental Science deals with the problem of detection and solution of environmental problems. It examines the human impact on environment and biosphere especially in the areas of chemical and biological sciences. The MS in Environmental Science program aims at providing students with knowledge related to understanding and preserving environment. Independent research project is obligatory for the degree. Each course equips students with theoretical and quantitative research skills necessary for assessing environmental problems to enable them design and implement the scientifically feasible solutions.

Importance to have MS degree in Environmental Science

  • Provides academic tools needed to address fundamental and applied problems related to human interactions with natural systems for a 21st century workforce.
  • ‘Environment’ is a compulsory component of present day’s any development project.
  • Prepares graduates for teaching, research, consultancy and profession of public, corporate and development sectors.
  • Demand for environmental experts of all level is at rapid increase both at home and abroad.

Program Objectives

  • To enable the acquisition through complementary course work and independent research work for developing an in-depth understanding of the scientific basis of the environmental challenges;
  • To provide advanced skills for conducting sound scientific investigations and analysis of environmental problems and also for designing and implementing practical solutions to those problems;
  • To provide insight and understanding into the process and methods involved in assessing the impact of natural and anthropogenic events on the environment;
  • To develop independent and critical thinking and awareness of the current issues and developments within the field of Environmental Science and Management; and
  • To upgrade the background of the graduates and broaden their skills on environmental management issues of current time.

MS in Environmental Science – An Opportunity to Complete World Class Degree in 16 Months

Programs Duration Semesters Credits Students Intake
Master of Science in Environmental Science 16 months 4 48 Each Semester
Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Planning 16 months 4 48 Each Semester
Certificate Course on Environmental Science 12 weeks N/A N/A Each Semester or Less


Why to Study MS in Environmental Science at SUB

  • SUB is pioneer for introducing its MS in Environmental Science program not only among the private universities but also among public universities in Bangladesh in 2002.
  • Degree is widely accepted both at home and abroad.
  • Wi-Fi campus and state of the art well equipped classrooms with small class size.
  • Presence of overseas students.
  • Well maintained modern library with e-journals.
  • Spacious seminar room with Internet facilities in the dept as well as in the library.
  • Multidisciplinary cutting edge world class academic program with North American curriculum approved by the UGC.
  • Covers all major aspects of the discipline with flexible course load.
  • Supportive atmosphere with renowned teachers.
  • Individualized attention from each faculty.
  • Classes are held only on Friday at a prime location at the corner of Dhanmondi Road 27 and Satmasjid Road.
  • Organizes regular seminars on recent environmental issues.
  • Open for students from all background/streams.
  • Field visit; integrates and applies research.
  • Affordable tuition fee (provision of group, female, spouse/siblings, and ethnic minority waiver).
  • Assistance for higher studies, i.e. M.Phil and Ph.D (both at home and abroad).
  • Strong/active alumni body (i.e. SUBAA).
  • SUB environmental science graduates have already excelled in various positions of local, national, regional and international levels with remarkable reputation even top level of public organizations such as BADC, LGED and RAJUK.
  • Present students base includes government organizations such as Armed Forces, BCS (Administration, Foreign Service, Police, Ansar & VDP, Forestry and other cadres), BADC, BCSIR, BEPZA, BJMC, BMDF, BWDB, CEGIS, City Corporations and Municipalities, DoE, DWASA, LGED, NWPGCL, PHE, PKSF, PWD, RAJUK, Railway, REB, RHD, SDF, Seed Wing; international organizations such as ADB, World Bank, FAO, WFP, UN organizations, Development Partners; multinational organizations such as Chevron, GrameenPhone, KFC, Lafarge-Holcim Cement, Perfetti Van Melle and SGS; manufacturing sector such as ACI, power generation and real estate companies, footwear industries, NGOs, research institutions, both public and private universities, renowned English medium schools and also from overseas.


Admission Process

The university operates a round the year admission system divided into three semesters i.e. spring, summer and fall. The students are required to fulfill the university admission requirement in addition to the UGC guidelines. The admission forms and relevant information can be collected from the Admissions Office in the main building. Completed applications together with required documents should be submitted to the Admission Office as per deadlines.

For convenience of the graduate students seeking admission in the master programs, the admission office is also open on Fridays and Saturdays besides the normal university working hours.


Admission Requirements

Graduates from any discipline with minimum second class in all the examinations from any recognized and reputed local or overseas institution (graduates from pass course and BOU are also accepted provided they have strong academic background/work experience).


Admission Eligibility

Faculty Members

Dr. Amir H. Khan

Ph.D (McGill, Canada)

Professor & Advisor

Khan Ferdousour Rahman

M.Phil (JU)

Associate Professor & Head

Adjunct Faculty Members

Dr. A. M. Shafiqul Alam

Former Professor, Dept of Chemistry, DU

Dr. Syed Hafizur Rahman

Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science, JU

Dr. Md. Younus Mia

Professor, Dept of Environmental Science and Resource Management, MBSTU

Muhammad Munir Chowdhury

Former Director (Enforcement), Dept of Environment

Research & Publications

List of Dissertation Thesis – From Fall 2015 Onward

SI. No. Title Department Date of Pub. Prepared By ID No.
1 Assessing Disaster Vulnerability according to PAR Model: A Case Study of Dhaka City Environmental Science 2015 Md. Shah Alam PG05-32-14-001
2 Re-emergence of Jute Sector in Bangladesh to ensure Environmental Sustainability Environmental Science 2015 Engr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin PG05-33-14-002
3 An Assessment of the Health Hazards faced by the Poor Disaster Migrants in Mohammadpur Slum Environmental Science 2015 Tamanna Hasan Tuly PG05-33-14-003
4 Water Quality Assessment for Mogadishu, Capital City of Somalia Environmental Science 2015 Mohamed Mohamud Sh. Ahmed (Shaakir) PG05-33-14-004
5 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the 110m Bridge on the River in Manda Upazila of Naogaon District Environmental Science 2015 Md. Banda Hafiz PG05-33-14-005
6 A Case Study of Pesticide Use in Horticultural Crops and Health Hazard in Tangail Sadar Upazila Environmental Science 2015 Md. Nurul Hoque PG05-33-14-006
7 Impact of Agrichemicals Use on Environmental Degradation in Amjupi Upazila, Meherpur Environmental Science 2015 Md. Mahbubur Rahman PG05-33-14-007
8 Environmental Management and Monitoring Plan on Sirajgonj 225 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (1st Unit) of North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL), Soydabad, Sirajgonj Environmental Science 2015 Mashiour Mahmud Khan PG05-33-14-008
9 Urban Environmental Status in Somalia – Solid Waste Management of Hawlwadag and Dayniile Environmental Science 2015 Mohamed Dahir Farah (Haile) PG05-33-14-009
10 Air Quality Up-gradation of Dhaka Metropolitan City by Horticulture Crops and Trees Environmental Science 2016 Md. Ataur Rahman PG05-34-15-001
11 An Assessment of Managing Solid Waste at Mohammadpur in Dhaka City Environmental Science 2016 Rahima Khatun PG05-34-15-002
12 Improving Urban Services Delivery of Rupsha Slum at Khulna City, Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Amir Faisal PG05-34-15-003
13 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study on the Construction of 416M Bridge Over the Pandab River in Bakerganj Upazila of Barisal Environmental Science 2016 Engr. Rabi Shankar Chowdhury, P.Eng PG05-34-15-004
14 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study on the Construction of 4.80 km of RCC Drain in Noakhali Municipality Environmental Science 2016 A.N.M. Nazrul Islam Mollah PG05-34-15-005
15 Resettlement Issues: 2nd Gumti Bridge Construction and Existing Bridge Rehabilitation Project Environmental Science 2016 Kabir Ahmed PG05-34-15-006
16 Strategies for Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Narayanganj City Environmental Science 2016 Md. Emdadul Hoque PG05-34-15-007
17 A Study on Dying Mongla-Gashiakhali Canal an Environmental Degradation in the Dependent Area, Rampal Upazila, Bagerhat Environmental Science 2016 A T M Kamal Hossain PG05-34-15-008
18 Study of the Comparison of Noise Level and Corresponding Human Health Situation between Urban and Rural Settings in the District of Khulna, Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Ferdousi Jahan Chowdhury PG05-34-15-011
19 .Study on Environmental Issues of Introducing Mobile Toilet in Dhaka North City Corporation Environmental Science 2016 Monira Jahan PG05-35-15-01
20 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Status: A Study of Goalmari Union under Daudkandi Upazila of Comilla District Environmental Science 2016 Mahbub Alam PG05-35-15-02
21 Waste Management of Ceramic Tiles in Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Maniruzzaman PG05-35-15-03
22 Environmental Analysis of the Satellite Town in Greater Dhaka: A Case Study of Purbachal Satellite Town and Surroundings Environmental Science 2016 Dr. Md. Jahurul Haque PG05-35-15-04
23 Environmental and Developmental Planning: A Case Study of Narayanganj City Environmental Science 2016 Md. Abdul Aziz PG05-35-15-06
24 Environmental Education and Awareness among Secondary Level Students in Dhaka City Environmental Science 2016 Syed Kaif Hassan PG05-36-15-001
25 Selection of Effective Dredging Method for Storm Water Drainage Networks (Canals and Box Culverts) within Dhaka City Environmental Science 2016 Md. Zaki Mostafa Chowdhury PG05-36-15-002
26 Study on Effluent Treatment Plant by Biological Treatment Process of Akij Food and Beverage Ltd, Dhamrai, Dhaka Environmental Science 2016 Md. Yearul Islam PG05-36-15-003
27 E-Waste Management in Bangladesh and its Impact on Environment and Health Environmental Science 2016 Sk. Abdul Malek PG05-36-15-004
28 Source and Control Procedure of Noise Pollution in Pharmaceutical Industry in Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury PG05-36-15-006
29 Study on Wetland Degradation in Haor Area of Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Saniul Haque PG05-36-15-007
30 Study on Gender and sanitary Issues in Cyclone Shelters of Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Rina Khanam PG05-36-15-008
31 Impact and Performance Improvement of Rubber Dam Construction in Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Mohammad Sohrab Hossain PG05-36-15-009
32 Industrialization and Environment: Identifying the Effect of Adamjee Export Processing Zone on Surface Water at Adamjeenagar, Narayanganj, bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Ismail Hossain Khan PG05-36-15-010
33 Baseline Survey of Ishwardy Municipality: Environmental Issues Environmental Science 2016 Md. Golam Moazzem PG05-36-15-011
34 Impact of Noise Pollution and Corresponding Human Health Situation: An Analytical Study in Mirpur Area of Dhaka City Environmental Science 2016 Mohammad Nur-A-Ferdous PG05-36-15-012
35 Improving Early Warning System of Natural Disasters: An Analysis of Community Perspectives at Mathbaria Upazila of Pirojpur District Environmental Science 2016 Md. Habibur Rahman PG05-36-15-13
36 Study on Secondary Transfer Station in Solid Waste Management in Dhaka North City Corporation Environmental Science 2016 Md. Arman Ali PG05-36-15-14
37 PET Bottle Recycling in Akij Food and Beverage in Bangladesh Environmental Science 2016 Md. Asraful Islam PG05-36-15-015
38 Change of Diseases Pattern due to Environmental Pollution in Dhaka City Environmental Science 2016 Safiul Azam PG05-36-15-016
39 Status of ‘Heavy Metals in Deep Tube Wells Water’ at Kachua Upazila under Chadpur District Environmental Science 2016 A.M. Sirajul Alam PG05-36-15-017


Core Courses: 27 Credit Hours

Elective Courses: 15 Credit Hours

Thesis: 6 Credit Hours

Total: 48 Credit Hours


Group A: Core Courses (9 Courses)

ES 501: Fundamentals of Environmental Science

ES 502: Ecology

ES 503: Environmental Chemistry

ES 504: Atmospheric Pollution Management

ES 521: Biodiversity and Conservation

ES 523: Natural Resource Conservation

ES 531: Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

ES 532: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

ES 533: Environmental Law and Enforcement


Group B: Elective Courses (5 Courses)

ES 505: Water Resource Management

ES 520: Environmental Policy and Planning

ES 522: Environmental Analysis and Interpretation

ES 525: Solid Waste Management

ES 535: Environmental Toxicology


Group C: Independent Research

ES 599: Thesis

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Notable Alumni

Mr. Md. Abdur Rahman Chairman (Additional Secretary) Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha (RAJUK)
  Mr. Shyama Prosad Adhikary Chief Engineer, LGED
Mr. G.M. Jainal Abedin Bhuiya Former Chairman, RAJUK
Mr. Md. Shah Alam Team Leader, Municipal Governance and Services Project, BMDF (Former Chief Engineer, Khulna City Corporation)
Mr. Md. Amir Faisal Former Additional Chief Engineer, BWDB
Mr. Md. Anwar Hossain Additional Chief Engineer, LGED
Mr. Md. Iman Ali Sardar Former Additional Director Department of Agricultural Extension
Mr. Md. Jahurul Hoque, Ph.D Former Chief Town Planner, RAJUK (Former Project Director, Detailed Area Plan, RAJUK)
Mr. Md. Rezaul Islam Deputy Director Integrated Pest Management Section, Plant Protection Wing Department of Agricultural Extension
Mr. Md. Abdul Aziz Chief Engineer Narayangonj City Corporation
Mr. Tushar Mohon Sadhu Khan Superintendent Engineer Department of Public Health Engineering
  Mr. Ahmad Kamruzzaman Majumder, Ph.D Associate Professor and Head Department of Environmental Science Stamford University Bangladesh
  Mr. Rifaque Ahmed Lead Engineer, Energy Management and Power System Department Grameenphone
  Mr. Muhammed Ali Hossain Additional Superintendent of Police
  Mr. Dewan Matlubor Rahman Deputy Director Bangladesh Ansar
  Mr. Mamun Rashid Health, Safety and Environmental Executive Perfetti Van Melle Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd
  Mr. Md. Nur-E-Alam Scientific Officer Leather Research Institute, BCSIR
  Mr. Md. Rakibul Hassan Lecturer and Head Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University Trishal, Mymensingh
  Mr. Mashiour Mahmud Khan Assistant Manager (Environment) North-West Power Generation Company Limited
  Mr. Mohamed Dahir Farah Lecturer, Department of Social Science Somali University Mogadishu, Somalia
  Mr. Mohamed Shaakir Ahmed Lecturer, Department of Public Health Mogadishu University, Somalia
  Captain Mahbubur Rashid, psc, BN Director, Naval Information Technology Naval Headquarters
  Engr. Mohammad Nasir Uddin Manager (Mechanical) Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporations (BJMC)
  Ms. Carina Tasneem Environmental Consultant New York, USA
  Mr. Mohammad Zahirul Haque, Ph.D Assistant Conservator of Forests
Ms. Israt Jahan Tatia Coordinator, Capacity Building Bangladesh National Women Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)
  Ms. Adiba Jamal Esa Adjunct Faculty, Department of Architecture Stamford University Bangladesh  
  Engr. Mohammad Zakir Hossain Khan, Ph.D Deputy Manager; Environment, Health and Safety; SGS Bangladesh Limited
  Ms. Tabassum Dana Education Assistant, Toronto District School Board East York, Ontario, Canada
  Engr. Kazy Mohammad Iqbal Hossain South Asia Regional Sustainability Manager Lindex HK Ltd
Mr. Shyama Prasad Bepari Project Director (Joint Secretary) Higher Secondary Female Stipend Project
Ms. Marzia Shafin Research Associate Training and Technology Transfer (TTT)
Engr. Syed Tawhidur Rahman Project Director (Joint Secretary) National Oceanographic Research Institute
Engr. Md. Zaki Mostafa Chowdhury Additional Chief Engineer, Sheltech Engineering Limited (Former Additional Chief Engineer, Dhaka WASA)
Ms. Taslima Akter Lecturer (Adjunct), Institute of Lecther Engineering and Technology University of Dhaka
Mr. Md. Golam Mostafa Customer Service Specialist Dhaka WASA
Mr. Abdul Hakim Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Department of Agricultural Extension
Mr. Md. Mozadded Hossain Coordinator, JAICA Consulting Bangladesh Bank
Mr. Syed Zahurul Islam Director Traffic Bangladesh Railway
Mr. Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Environmental Specialist, World Bank Funded Ghorashal Unit-4 Repowering Project Polash, Narsingdi
Engr. ATM Kamal Hossain Specialist; River, Delta and Coastal Morphology Division Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS)
Engr. Kabir Ahmed Resident Engineer; Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti Second Bridges Construction and Existing Bridges Rehabilitation Project
Engr. Md. Emdadul Hoque Assistant Director, BCL Associates Ltd
Mr. Sk. Abdul Malek Former Joint Chief (EPCS, Economic Cadre)
Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman General Manager (Retired) Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation
  Mr. Md. Nurul Hoque General Manager (Retired) Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation
  Mr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman Additional General Manager Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation
  Mr. Md. Ali Jansher (Rezwan) Health, Safety and Environment Specialist Omera Petroleum Ltd.
  Mr. Mahbub Alam Senior Health, Environment and Safety Specialist Chevron, Bibiyana Gas Field, Habiganj


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