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  M.Sc. PROGRAMME IN
FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

This course is a multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programme in Conservation, Management and Utilization of Forest Resources and Preventive Environmental approaches (Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization).

Overall Objective
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.

Target groups
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.

Course structure
The course consists of 4 semesters, each of 15 weeks duration.
In addition, Field classes will also be conducted.


Course fees
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)

Admission Requirements
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 or letter.
Mailing address:
Course co-ordinator, Department of Forestry and Environmental Science,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
Phone: 94-1-854685
E-mail address: hiran@sjp.ac.lk
Web Site: http://www.sjp.ac.lk/forestry.htm or http://members.tripod.com/ybiol/forest

COURSE OVERVIEW
The Course consists of Core course, Assignments and Research project

CORE COURSE
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
Tree Physiology
Statistics and computing
Geology and soil science
MODULE 2 - ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY
Taxonomy and Dendrology
Tropical Forest Ecology
Biodiversity Conservation
MODULE 3 - SILVICULTURE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
Forest Inventory and Mensuration
Forest Management
Silviculture
Tree breeding and Improvement
Forest products and technology
Multiple-use forest management
MODULE 4 - RURAL DEVELOPMENT FORESTRY
Agroforestry
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

ASSIGNMENTS
There are four types of assignments:
Seminar presentations Seminar and Field diaries
Case study Management Plan

RESEARCH PROJECT
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 examination.



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