The BS (Hons) Environmental Sciences degree program was introduced at FCCU under the Department of Biological Sciences in 2008. The subject of Environmental Science is interdisciplinary in nature, and the program was, therefore, managed by the core faculty with support from allied departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Physics. Catering to the increased demand by the students for postgraduate qualification, a full-fledged Department of Environmental Sciences was established in the university in 2016. The department has a highly experienced PhD faculty, including foreign faculty from Australia, Portugal and South Korea.

MPHIL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

The MPhil Environmental Sciences is a two year evening program consisting of 2 semesters of coursework of 30 credit hours followed by 2 semesters of research of 12 credit hours. To be eligible to undertake the research, a student must achieve a minimum of 2.75 CGPA in the coursework.  Current research themes include research on Life Cycle Assessment, Occupational Health & Safety, Membrane Biological Reactors, Nanotechnology, Carbon Sequestration, Bioremediation, and Climate Change etc. For their research work the students have access to laboratories with equipment like AAS, HPLC, GC-MS, UV-Vis Spectrometer, NMR, Ion Chromatography (IC), CHN Auto Analyzer, Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer etc.

Admission Criteria

  • A 4-year BS (Hons) degree from an HEC recognized University with major in Environmental Sciences or related fields such as Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry, MBBS, BDS, DVM, Pharmacy, or relevant Engineering disciplines with a minimum of 2.5 CGPA and 130 credit hours

    OR

  •  A Conventional MSc in Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology) with a minimum of 60% marks

NOTE: Acceptance is based upon the 1) departmental test, 2) interview and 3) an overall evaluation of the candidate, including: academic achievement, statement of purpose and English language proficiency.
Provisional admission can be sought by students awaiting final results. Their admission will only be confirmed once they have submitted their complete official Transcript within the due dates.

Dr Hamid Saeed

Acting Head of Quality Enhancement Cell, Professor Emeritus and Registrar Meritorious

PhD (Punjab University, Lahore)
Room # 112, Ahmad Saeed Administration Building
Ext: 306

Dr Sohaib Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, Paris, France)
MPhil in Earth Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soils, Water and Wastes (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Ext: 546
Room # 326, Armacost Science Building

Dr Shinho Chung

Associate Professor

PhD (University of Seoul, Korea)
Master of Engineering (University of Seoul, Korea)
Room # 310, Armacost Science Building

Dr Derk Machiel Bakker

Chairperson & Associate Professor

PhD Civil Engineering (University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia)
BEng Land and Water Management (College of Land and Water Management, Velp, The Netherlands)
Room # 121, Armacost Science Building
Ext: 540

Silvia Machado

Assistant Professor

MPhil (Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal)
Ext: 544

Sara Ali

Lecturer

 Current Research Themes:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Soil carbon stock estimation
  • Bioremediation / Phytoremediation of contaminated soil
  • Occupational health risk assessment
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR) use for wastewater treatment
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Impacts of climate change on Pakistan

Fee Structure 

MPhil Environmental Sciences
Program2019FA2020SPTotal Fee Year Excluding tax
Tuition FeeAdmission Fee for Fall AdmissionsSecurity for Fall AdmissionsTotalTuition FeeAdmission Fee for Spring AdmissionsSecurity for Spring AdmissionsTotal
MPhil Environmental Sciences128,00017,00015,000160,000128,00017,00015,000160,000288,000

Funding Options

  • Merit Scholarship (75% tuition fee waiver) available
  • Limited Teaching Assistantships (50% tuition fee waiver) available
  • PEEF Scholarships available for eligible students

Dr Sohaib Aslam

Assistant Professor

PhD in Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech, Paris, France)
MPhil in Earth Environmental Sciences with specialization in Soils, Water and Wastes (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Ext: 546
Room # 326, Armacost Science Building