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, 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)

Assistant Professor & Head

Adjunct Faculty Members

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


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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