This is the chemistry that looks into the effects of chemicals on the soil, air and water. New areas introduced include air chemistry, environmental geology, industrial ecology, biotechnology, fuel science, risk assessment management and project management.The aim of this postgraduate program is to produce graduates who are well grounded in environmental science, project management and research skills.
Graduates find employment in various government departments, parastatals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and intergovernmental bodies involved in environmental management, research and development. In industry, opportunities exist in product marketing, process control, quality assurance, product design, wastewater management, risk assessment in various industries (eg construction, aviation, tanning, textile, cement, paints), forensic science, water and wastewater purification, toxicology, oceanography, just to name a few.
Course Structure and Duration
The programme lasts for a minimum of two academic years and is offered by coursework, examination and thesis. Coursework consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and seminars.
In the first year all students are required to take eight courses. Six of these are the Core courses and the remaining two chosen from the elective courses. On successful completion of the first year, students devote the second year to research and writing up of an MSc Thesis.
In the first year all students are required to take ten units. Eight of these are the Core Units and the remaining two chosen from the elective units. On successful completion of the first year, students devote the second year to research in a given area and writing up of an MSc Thesis.
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Last updated September 29, 2017