Programs and admission requirement

Center for Environmental Science Program Objectives:

The overall objectives of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs are to train environmental science professionals who can lead, support and advance training, Research for Development and management of natural resources and solve environmental problems in Ethiopia.

Programs currently offering by the Center

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Environmental Science
  2. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Environmental Science

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Environmental Science

The M.Sc. program normally requires duration of two years. Each student in the M.Sc. program must complete a minimum of 90 ECTS.

Core course modules to all streams

Module code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 601 Environmental Change and Sustainable Development    5
Ensc 603 Environmental Pollution and Waste Management    5
Ensc 605 Environmental Impact Assessment    5
Ensc 607 Environmental Policy and Management Systems    5
Ensc 673 GIS and Remote Sensing for Environmental Science    5
Ensc 609 Research Methods    5
Ensc 701 Thesis   30
Total 60

Environmental resource management stream course modules

Module code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 611 Taxonomy for Environmental Science     5
Ensc 613 Biodiversity Management     5
Ensc 615 Land Degradation and Rehabilitation     5
Ensc 612 Environmental Geology and Surface Processes     5
Ensc 614 Environmental Ecology and Ecosystem Management     5
Ensc 616 Watershed and Water Resources Management     5
Total 30

Environmental Pollution and Sanitation stream course modules

Module code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 621 Environmental Chemistry 5
Ensc 623 Environmental Toxicology 5
Ensc 625 Integrated Solid Waste Management 5
Ensc 622 Environmental Microbiology 5
Ensc 624 Wastewater Treatment and Sanitation 5
Ensc 626 Biodegradation and Bioremediation 5
Total 30

 Atmosphere, energy and climate change stream course modules

Module code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 631 Environmental Physics     5
Ensc 633 Physical and Chemical Aspects in the Atmosphere     5
Ensc 635 Air Pollution and Control     5
Ensc 632 Energy and Climate Change     5
Ensc 634 Renewable Energy Resources and Management     5
Ensc 636 Environmental Modeling     5
                         Total    30

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Environmental Science

A PhD program normally requires 4 years period during which students will concentrate on taking advanced courses both from the core and specialty areas as well as work on their thesis.

Core course modules to all streams

Module Code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 801 Trends in Global Environmental and Sustainability Issues   7
Ensc 803 Advanced Environmental Management Tools   7
Ensc 800 Seminar I  2.33
Ensc 811 Seminar II  2.33
Ensc 813 Seminar III  2.33
Ensc 879 Independent Study   7
Ensc 802 Advanced Research Methods   7
Ensc 890 Thesis
Total (except Thesis) 35

Environmental resources conservation and management stream course modules (Two elective courses)

Module Code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 812 Environmental Degradation and Restoration Ecology   7
Ensc 814 Vegetation Ecology and Protected Area Management   7
Ensc 816 Advanced Hydrology and Watershed Management   7
Ensc 824 Wetland and the Lake Ecosystem Management   7
Total (Two elective courses) 14

 Environmental Pollution and Sanitation stream course modules

Module Code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 822 Advanced Waste Water Treatment   7
Ensc 824 Integrated Solid and Liquid Waste Management   7
Ensc 885 Advanced Environmental Biotechnology   7
Ensc 878 Advanced Environmental Toxicology   7
Total (Two elective courses) 14

 Atmosphere, energy and climate change stream course modules

Module Code Module Title ECTS
Ensc 833 Advances in Air Quality Analysis and Monitoring   7
Ensc 834 Atmospheric Environmental Processes   7
Ensc 837 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation   7
Ensc 839 Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies   7
Total (Two elective courses) 14

 Admission Requirements:

  1. Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Environmental Science

The MSc program is designed for those who have a first degree in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Geography, Chemical Engineering, Land Resource Management, Environmental Health, Water Resources and related fields. Admission will be granted to applicants showing high promise of success as per admission criteria of the University and performance in the entrance examination.

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Environmental Science

The PhD Program is designed for those who have a recognized MSc degree in environmental science or related fields such as chemistry, biology, earth sciences, natural resource management, environmental health, environmental engineering, water resources management, environment and development, geography and environmental studies, etc. Admissions will be granted as per the University regulation for graduate studies. A candidate who has a high scholarly standing, whose professional experience has been superior, who has passed center entrance examination and synopsis presentation shall be given priority for PhD program in Environmental Science. An applicant for admission to a PhD program must have an MSc degree from accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum academic standing of 2.00 and 3.00 CGPA in their undergraduate and post-graduate studies, respectively. Candidates will be expected to present a focused research proposal to the Centre as part of their application.

Current number of students

No. Program Number of students
1 M.Sc 50
2 Ph.D. 70