This course is a multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programme
in Conservation, Management and Utilization of Forest Resources and Preventive
Environmental approaches (Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization).
The overall objective of the Masterís programme is to develop decision-making
knowledge and skills required to manage forest resources and the natural
environment. The course will train professionals and would be professionals
to undertake tasks in forest management, conservation and utilization,
and to manage water, soil and air pollution.
The target groups for the Masterís programme are those who are employed
in forestry, environmental, and natural resource sectors, and others who
wish to follow career in these sectors.
The course consists of 4 semesters, each of 15 weeks duration.
In addition, Field classes will also be conducted.
Rs 35,000 for private candidates
Rs 50,000 for candidates who are sponsored by their employers
US $ 2700 per semester for Foreign students and Non-citizens
(US$ 1350 for students from SAARC countries)
Degree in Agriculture, Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences
or have a special degree in Geography or Geology.
Request for Applications
Application forms can be requested from the University by e-mail, phone
Course co-ordinator, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: http://www.sjp.ac.lk/forestry.htm
The Course consists of Core course, Assignments and Research project
The Core course consists of 28 subjects in six modules. Each subject unit
consists of lectures, practicals and/or field classes. At the end of each
unit there will be an unit examination.
MODULE 1 - INTRODUCTORY SCIENCES
Pre-course Mathematics or Biology
Forest Disease and Pest Management
Statistics and computing
Geology and soil science
MODULE 2 - ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY
Taxonomy and Dendrology
Tropical Forest Ecology
MODULE 3 - SILVICULTURE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
Forest Inventory and Mensuration
Tree breeding and Improvement
Forest products and technology
Multiple-use forest management
MODULE 4 - RURAL DEVELOPMENT FORESTRY
Social forestry and Rural sociology
MODULE 5 - NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Hydrology and Climatology
Watershed and water resource management
Natural Resources Mapping
(Surveying, photo-interpretation and mapping)
Remote sensing and GIS
Land use planning and management
Resource and Environmental economics
Environmental policy and planning
MODULE 6 - POLLUTION PREVENTION AND WASTE MINIMIZATION
Environmental chemistry, microbiology and epidemiology
Pollution control and waste management
Environmental Legislation and Impact assessment
Corporate Environmental Management (Integration of environmental management
with other business functions)
Global and National Environmental Trends
There are four types of assignments:
and Field diaries
Each student is required to carry out a research project in line with
national and departmental research goals, and submit a dissertation at
the end of the course. The dissertation is assessed by internal and external
examiners and students will be asked to defend their work in a viva voce
Department of Forestry and Environmental Science,
of Sri Jayewardenepura,Sri Lanka. 1999. All rights reserved.