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Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.

) in Environmental Science and Technology SYLLABUS

Four Years Bachelor of Science Degree In Environmental Science and Technology

Session: 2012-2013 (Academic Year: 2012-13; 13-14; 14-15; 1516)

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Department of Environmental Science and Technology Jessore Science and Technology University Jessore-7408, Bangladesh

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

Credits Outline for

Bachelor of Science Degree In Environmental Science and Technology


Jessore Science and Technology University

With effect from 2012-2013 Academic Session

Department of Environmental Science and Technology Jessore Science and Technology University

Jessore-7408, Bangladesh

Year First Year

Semester First Semester

Total Credit 20.5

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology


Second Semester Second Year Third Year Fourth Year First Semester Second Semester First Semester Second Semester First Semester Second Semester Total 21.5 20.5 20.5 21.5 19.5 21 15 160

The distribution of marks will be as follows: Course Theoretical/ Report & performances Quiz/ Viva/ Class Test Viva Voce Conduct ed Centrall y Class attendan ce Tota l mar ks Credi ts

Theoretic al

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20

08

100

Sessional 60 30 10 100 Undergra 100 duate Thesis Field 100 1.0 works Viva Voce 100 1.0 N.B. A student must register for the total credits prescribed. He/she must register for the prescribed Sessional courses in the respective term within the allowed credit hours.

3.0/2. 0 1.0 3.0

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

Syllabus for B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Technology

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER


Course No ESHM 1101 ESHM ESHM ESHM ESHM ESHM 1103 1105 1107 1109 1111 Course Title Theory Introduction to Environmental Science and Technology Earth Science I Biological Environment Chemistry I Mathematics I Communicative English Total ESHM 1104 ESHM 1106 ESHM 1108 ESHM 1120 Sessional Earth Science I Sessional Biological Environment Sessional Chemistry I Sessional Semester Final Viva Grand Total Cred it 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 17 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 3.5 20.5

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER


Course No EST 1201 EST 1203 EST 1205 EST 1207 EST 1209 EST 1211 EST 1213 EST Course Title Theory Environmental Pollution Physical Environment Environmental Sociology Chemistry II Mathematics II Environmental Physics Introduction to computer application Total: Sessional Physical Environment Sessional Cred it 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 19 1.0 4

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology 1202 EST 1208 EST 1220 ( field trip) Chemistry II Sessional Semester Final Viva Total: Grand Total 2.5 21.5

1.0 0.5

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER


Course No EST EST EST EST EST EST EST 2101 2103 2105 2107 2109 2111 2113 Course Title Theory Ecology Earth Science II Public Health and Environment Environmental Chemistry Environmental Economics Meteorology Statistics Total: EST 2108 EST 2112 EST 2120 Sessional Environmental Chemistry Sessional Meteorology Sessional Semester Final Viva Total Grand Total Cred it 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 18.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 2.5 20.5

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER


Course No EST EST EST EST 2201 2203 2205 2207 Course Title Theory Agriculture and Environment Environmental Hydrology Soil Environment Environmental Bio-Chemistry and Toxicology Water and Waste Water Treatment Biodiversity and Conservation Total: EST 2202 Sessional Agriculture and Environment Cred it 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 16.0 1.0 5

EST 2209 EST 2211

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology Sessional Soil Environment Sessional Environmental Bio-Chemistry and Toxicology Sessional Biodiversity and Conservation Sessional (Field Trip) Semester Final Viva Total Grand Total

EST 2206 EST 2208 EST 2212 EST 2220

1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 4.5 20.5

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER


Course No EST EST EST EST 3101 3103 3105 3107 Course Title Theory Energy and Environment Environmental Microbiology Epidemiology Coastal Environment and Flood plain Management GIS and Remote Sensing Gender and Environment Environment. Health & Safety Total: EST 3104 EST 3106 EST 3110 EST 3120 Sessional Environmental Microbiology Sessional Epidemiology Sessional GIS and Remote Sensing Sessional Semester Final Viva Total: Grand total Cred it 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 18.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 3.5 21.5

EST 3109 EST 3111 EST 3113

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER


Course No EST 3201 EST 3203 EST 3205 Course Title Theory Ecotourism Urbanization and Environment Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management Cred it 3.0 3.0 3.0

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology EST 3207 EST 3209 EST 3211 EST 3208 EST 3210 EST 3220 Environmental Impact Assessment Eco-toxicology Environmental Bio- technology Total: Sessional Environmental Impact Assessment Sessional ( field trip) Eco-toxicology Sessional Semester Final Viva Total Grand Total 3.0 3.0 2.0 17.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 2.5 19.5

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FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER


Course No EST 4101 EST 4103 EST 4105 EST 4107 EST 4109 EST 4111 EST 4102 EST 4108 EST 4112 Course Title Theory Waste Management Water supply, Health and Sanitation Environmental Ethics, Protocols and Laws Instrumental Analysis Research Methodology Environmental Modeling Total: Sessional Waste management Sessional Instrumental Analysis Sessional Environmental Modeling Sessional Total Grand Total Cred it 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 18.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 21.0

FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER


Course No EST 4201 EST 4203 EST 4205 EST 4207 EST 4200 Course Title Theory Environmental Management System Integrated Water Resource Management Industrial Pollution and Management Climate process and Change Total: Project work Grand Total Credit 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 3.0 15.0

Optional Course
Course No Theory 8 Course Title Credit

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology EST 4209 EST 4211 Seminar on Environmental Science Seminar on Environmental Technology 3.0 2.0

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER................................................4 FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER............................................4 SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER............................................5 SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER........................................5 THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER...............................................6 THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER...........................................6 FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER............................................8 FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER........................................8 Optional Course....................................................................8 FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER .............................................13
EST 1101: Introduction to Environmental science and Technology 13 EST 1103: Earth Science I...........................................................14 EST 1105: Biological Environment...............................................15 EST 1107 Chemistry I.................................................................16 EST 1109: Mathematics I............................................................17 EST 1111: Communicative English..............................................18 EST 1104: Earth Science I Sessional ..........................................19 EST 1106: Biological Environment SessionaL ..............................19 EST 1108: Chemistry I Sessional.................................................20

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER .........................................21


EST 1201: Environmental Pollution.............................................21 EST 1203: Physical Environment.................................................22 EST 1205: Environmental Sociology............................................23 EST 1207 Chemistry II................................................................24 EST 1209: Mathematics II...........................................................26 EST 1211: Environmental Physics...............................................27 EST 1213: Introduction to Computer Application .........................28 EST 1202: Physical Environment Sessional (field trip) .................29 EST 1208: Chemistry II Sesssionl ...............................................29

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER..........................................30


EST 2101: Ecology.....................................................................30 EST 2103: Earth Science II..........................................................31 EST 2105: Public Health and Environment ..................................32 EST 2107: Environmental Chemistry ..........................................33 EST 2109: Environmental Economics ..........................................34 10

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology EST 2111: Meteorology..............................................................35 EST 2113: Statistics...................................................................36 EST 2108: Environmental Chemistry Sessional............................37 EST 2212: Meteorology Sessional...............................................37

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER .....................................38


EST 2201: Agriculture and Environment......................................38 EST 2203: Environmental Hydrology ..........................................39 EST 2205: Soil Environment........................................................41 EST 2207: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology...............42 EST 2209: Water and Waste Water Treatment.............................43 EST 2211: Biodiversity and Conservation....................................44 EST 2202: Agriculture and Environment Sessional ......................45 EST 2202: Soil Environment Sessional ........................................45 EST 2208: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology Sessional45 EST 2212: Biodiversity and Conservation Sessional (field trip) . . .45

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER ............................................46


EST 3101: Energy and Environment ...........................................46 EST 3103 Environmental Microbiology........................................47 EST 3105: Epidemiology.............................................................48 EST 3107: Coastal Environment and Flood plain Management .....49 EST 3109: GIS and Remote Sensing ............................................50 EST 3111: Gender and Environment............................................51 EST 3113: Environment, Health and Safety.................................52 EST 3104: Environmental Microbiology Sessional ........................54 EST 3106: Epidemiology Sessional..............................................54 EST 3110: GIS & Remote Sensing Sessional.................................54

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER..........................................55


EST 3201: Ecotourism................................................................55 EST 3203: Urbanization and Environment....................................56 EST 3205: Environmental hazards and disaster management.......57 EST 3207: Environmental Impact Assessment .............................58 EST 3209: Eco-toxicology...........................................................59 EST 3211: Environmental Biotechnology.....................................60 EST 3208: Environmental Impact Assessment Sessional (field trip) .....................................................................................................61 EST 3210: Eco-toxicology Sessional............................................61

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER.........................................62


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Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology EST 4101: Waste Management...................................................62 EST 4103: Water Supply, Health and Sanitation ..........................63 EST 4105: Environmental Ethics, protocols and Laws...................64 EST 4107: Instrumental Analysis ................................................65 EST 4109 Research Methodology................................................66 EST 4111: Environmental Modeling ............................................67 EST 4102: Waste management Sessional....................................67 EST 4108: Instrumental Analysis Sessional..................................67 EST 4112: Environmental Modeling Sessional..............................67

FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER......................................68


EST 4201: Environmental Management System..........................68 EST 4203: Integrated Water Resource Management....................69 EST 4205: Industrial Pollution and Management..........................70 EST 4207: Climate Process and Change ......................................71 EST 4200: Project Work ............................................................71

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FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER EST 1101: Introduction to Environmental science and Technology
Course Number: EST 1101 Course Title: Introduction to Environmental Science and technology Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Historical and philosophical perspective of and definition of Environment and Environmental Science: The Earth Charter; The distinction of Environmental Science with other science subjects; the scope and importance of environmental science and environmental scientist in the Twenty first century; relation between environmental science and technology 2. Views on nature and the environmental attitudes/ethics: A brief outline on Societal Environmental Ethics; Corporate Environmental Ethics; Environmental Justice; Individual Environmental Ethics and Global Environmental Ethics. 3. Classical theories of Environmental Science: An Essay on the Principle of Population; On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; The Sociology of Nature; The Tragedy of Commons; The Strategy of Ecosystem development; The historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis; Gaia etc. 4. The Guiding Concepts on Environment: the Uniqueness of Earth; its surface processes; the land use and its cumulative affect etc. 5. The spheres of the earth: lithosphere; atmosphere; hydrosphere and biosphere) and their nature; organization and relationship (with emphasis on interaction between the physical environment and organisms 6. The Environmental Issues: Global Environmental Issues (Global warming; Climate Change; Ozone Depletion etc); Regional Environmental Issues (Acid Rain; Ground and Surface Water Contamination and Pollution; Water Management etc); Local Environmental Issues-Case studies (such as oil pollution; radiation pollution etc) and the reaction of environmental scientist with regard to environmental issues. 7. Principles and application of Environmental Technology: mass balance; conservation; energy; application of environmental technology for pollution management

Recommended References:
Enger ED and Smith BF (1995) Environmental Science a study of interrelationship; WmC Brown Publisher Jackson ARW and Jacson JM (1996) Environmental Science, Longman Keller EA (1985) Environmental Geology, CBS Publishers, Delhi Pickering KT and Owen LA (1997) An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues, Routledge Nelissen, N; Straaten, van der Jan and Klinkers (eds) (1997) Classics in Environmental Studies An Overview of Classic Texts in Environmental Studies, Utrecht International Books Ison, S; Peake, S and Wall, S (2002) Environmental Issues and Politics, Prentice Hall.

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EST 1103: Earth Science I


Course Number: EST 1103 Course Title: Earth Science I Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Physical environment; internal and surface process; definition; the significance of physical environment as life support system; the solar system; Origin of the Universe; Earth in comparison to other planets in the Solar system; the uniqueness of Earth. 2. The Earths interior: structure; dimensions of earth; Earths internal structure; Rock deformation (stress and strain); geologic structures (folds; faults and joints); seismic waves; velocity variations within the earth; isostasy; gravity measurement; Earths magnetic field; 3. Minerals: definition; classification; physical and chemical properties; major rock-forming minerals; classification of silicates; minerals of environmental significance (such as clay minerals etc. 4. Rocks: definition; classification; occurrence; formation; mineralogical and chemical composition of major rock types such as Igneous; Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks; Rock Cycle and its environmental significance. 5. The Theory of Plate Tectonics: Plate Tectonics; Forerunners of modern tectonic thoughts; the Theory of Continental Drift; Sea-floor spreading; Paleomagnetism; the Plate Tectonics Synthesis Mechanisms of Plate Movement; The Quaternary Plate Movements and its environmental significance 6. Earthquakes: Definition; causes of earth quakes; seismic waves; locating and measuring effects of earth quakes; earth quakes motion; earth quakes prediction 7. Volcanism and volcanoes: Debris and lava flow; living with volcanoes; extrusive rocks and gases; extrusive rocks; types of volcanoes; lava floods; submarine eruptions 8. Geological Time: concept and principles: Concept (of time and space) and evolution; interpreting the sedimentary rock records; The Law of Uniformiterianism; The Law of Fossil Succession; Development of Geological Time Scale; Measuring geological time; description of major time and rock units (with emphasis on the Cenozoic Era).

Recommended References:
James S. Monroe & Reed Wicander. 2006, The changing earth exploring geology and evolution 4th edition, Books/Cole Cengage Learning Thomson and Turk , Introduction of Physical Geology ( chapter 1 & 5) Plummer C.C., Carlson D.H. and Mc Geary. 200, Physical Geology, 11 th Edition, McGraw Hill ( chapter 2,3,4, 6, 7 &8) Davidson, Reed and Davis, 1997, Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Prentice Hall, USA. ( chapter 2 & 5)

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EST 1105: Biological Environment


Course Number: EST 1105 Course Title: Biological Environment Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Perspectives on Biology: The Basic Organizations of Living Forms; Hierarchy of life; Evolution; Taxonomy; Interaction of living things with the Environment; Brief history of life. 2. The Substances of life: Basic organic chemical structure; Chemical bonding; Acid-base reaction; Physico-chemical interactions; Composition of living things. 3. The cell: the common Denominator of living things; Prokaryotes and eukaryotes; the biological membrane; Membrane transport; Eukaryotic cell structure and function; Cell Reproduction. 4. Energy and Metabolism: Bioenergetics; Elementary and enzyme kinetics; Biochemical pathway. 5. Genetics: Heredity; Molecular biology; genetic variation. 6. The Plants: Plant diversity and classification; structure and physiology of Angiosperms; 7. The animals: Animal diversity and classification; Reproductive strategies; 8. Microbial groups: Microbial diversity and taxonomy; Diversity of Microbial activity,

Recommended References:
David A. Vaccari; Peter F. Strom; James E. Alleman, 2005 Environmental Biology for Engineers and Scientists, Jhon wiley and sons publisher.

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EST 1107 Chemistry I


Course Number: EST 1107 Course Title: Chemistry I Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Atoms, ions and molecules: The molecular theory of matter; the discovery of molecular structure; the modern view of atomic structure; atomic weights; the periodic table; molecules and molecular compounds; ion and ionic compound; naming inorganic and organic compounds 2. Chemical equations and reactions/ Stoichiometry: Chemical equations; some simple patterns of equations; formula weight; Avogadros number and the mole; 3. Reactions in aqueous solution: general properties of aqueous solutions; precipitation reactions: acids, bases; and neutralization reactions; oxidationreduction reactions; concentrations of solutions; solution stoichiometry and chemical analysis 4. Thermo chemistry: The nature of energy; the first law of thermodynamics; enthalpy; enthalpy of reactions; caloromeitry; Hesss law; enthalpies of formation; food and fuels 5. Gases: Characteristics of gases; pressure; the gas laws; the ideal gas equation; further applications of the ideal gas equation; gas mixtures and partial pressure; the kinetic-molecular theory of gases; molecular effusion and diffusion; real gases: deviations from ideal behavior 6. Liquid and intermolecular forces: A molecular comparison of gases; liquids and solids; intermolecular forces; select properties of liquids; phase change; vapor pressure; phase diagram; liquid crystals 7. Solid and modern materials: classification of solids; structure of solids; metallic solids; metallic bonding; ionic solids; molecular solids; covalent network solids; polymeric solids; nano-materials 8. Properties of Solution: the solution process; saturated solutions and solubility; factors affecting solubility; expressing solution concentrations; Colligative properties; Colloids and crystalloid

Recommended references
Brown; Lemay, Bursten, Murphy & Woodward, (2012) Chemistry: the central science, 12th edition, Prentice Hall, USA. Raymond Chang, 2010, Chemistry; 10th edition; Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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EST 1109: Mathematics I


Course Number: EST 1109 Course Title: Mathematics I Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Differential Calculus: Limit; Continuity and differentiability; n-th derivatives of standard functions; Leibnitz theorem; Rolles theorem; Mean value theorem; Expansion in finite and infinite forms; Indeterminate form; Partial differentiation; Eulers theorem; Tangent and Normal Subtangent and subnormal in partial and polar co-ordinates; Maxima and minima of functions of single variables. Curvature. 2. Integral Calculus: Integration by parts. Standard integrals. Integration by the method of successive reduction. Definite integrals. Improper integrals. Beta function. Gama function. Multiple integrals. Area; Volume of solids of revolution 3. Matrices: Definition of matrix; Algebra of matrices; Multiplication of matrices; Transpose of a matrix and inverse of matrix; Rank and elementary transformation of matrices; Solution of linear equations; Linear dependence and independence of vector; Quadratic forms; Matrix polynomials; Determination of characteristic roots and vectors; Null space and nullity of matrix; Characteristic subspace of matrix.

Books Recommended:

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EST 1111: Communicative English


Course Number: EST 1111 Course Title: Communicative English Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Reading Comprehension 2. Vocabulary building 3. Prcis/summarizing 4. Development of writing skill 5. Paragraph development 6. Report writing 7. Letter writing ( formal/informal) 8. Basic grammar

Recommended Books:
Advancing language skills-Clive Tailor. The Oxford Guide to writing and speaking-John Seely. Report writing in business-T.J. Bently

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EST 1104: Earth Science I Sessional


(Credit: 1.0) 1. Maps and map reading- Topographic maps and topographic features; symbols for topographic map reading; Enlargement and reduction of maps; map projection: longitude and latitude 2. Representation of geographic data: cartographic methods; Interpretation of physical environment from a map. 3. Identification of major rocks and minerals: Identification of major sedimentary; igneous and metamorphic rocks in hand specimen.

Recommended references
Lindholm RC (1987) A Practical Approach to Sedimentology. Allen and Unwin, London Carver RE (1971) Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology. Wiley Interscience

EST 1106: Biological Environment SessionaL


(Credit: 1.0) 1. Field survey on Environmental Biology. 2. Collection and methods of study of biological specimens 3. Identification and characterization of 15 Phytoplankton and 10 Zooplankton. 4. Study of plant population by Quadrate method. 5. Study of ecosystem composition in JSTU Campus and surrounding areas. 6. Ecological survey of plant and animal population e.g. phytoplankton and zooplankton. 7. Preparation of Field and laboratory note book.

Recommended references
Sharma OP (1980) A manual of Practical Botany. Pragoti Prakashana, Meerut, India Gosner KL : Guide to Identification of Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates

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EST 1108: Chemistry I Sessional


(Credit: 1.0) 1. Introduction: Laboratory protocol; code of conduct; laboratory wears; safety rules; laboratory waste disposals; laboratory log book; acquaintance with common laboratory glassware and apparatus; characteristics of corrosive; hazardous and flammable liquids; primary and secondary standard substances; minimization of parallax; operational and personal errors; representative data; laboratory data interpretation; dimensional analysis (factor-label method); calculation of equivalent weights of oxidizing agents; mass percentage; theoretical and percentage yield; calculation of strengths of standard solution; percentage of error calculation. 2. Preparation of Solutions: Preparation of normal and molar solution of common acid and bases; preparation of normal solution of oxidizing and reducing reagents (e.g. potassium dichromate; sodium thio-sulfate; ferrous ammonium sulfate); preparation of dilute solutions; series dilution and strengths calculation of primary standard substances. 3. Lab work: Acid-Base Reaction: Standardization of base against standardize acid; Standardization of acid against standardize base. Oxidation-Reduction Reaction: Determination of ferrous iron; ferric iron and total iron by oxidation with standard potassium dichromate solution.

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FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER EST 1201: Environmental Pollution


Course Number: EST 1201 Course Title: Environmental Pollution Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to Environmental Pollution: Science and Pollution; Global Perspective of the Environment; Pollution and Population Pressures; Overview of Environmental Characterization: Soil and the Subsurface; Water and Air 2. Characterization of the Environment: Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Soils and the Subsurface; water; and atmosphere; Biotic Characteristics of the Environment 3. Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate: Chemical Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate; Chemical Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate; Biological Processes Affecting Contaminant Transport and Fate 4. Contaminants: Physical contaminants; Chemical Contaminants; Microbial Contaminants 5. Soil and Land Pollution: Surface Mining; Deforestation; Soil Acidity Salinity; Soil Erosion; Agricultural Activities; Animal Wastes; Industrial Wastes; Invasive Species 6. Water Pollution: Groundwater Pollution; Point and diffuse Source Contamination; Sources of Surface Water Pollution; Metals as Surface Water Contaminants; Nutrients and Eutrophication of Surface Waters; Organic Compounds in Water; Enteric Pathogens as Surface Water Contaminants; Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs); Quantification of Surface Water Pollution 7. Atmospheric Pollution: Sources of Indoor Air Pollutants; Factors Influencing Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution; Air Pollution Concepts; Sources; Types; and Effects of Air Pollution; Weather and Pollutants 8. Sensory Pollutants: Sources; effects and controlling of Heat Islands; Sources; effects and controlling of Light Pollution; Noise Pollution; The Physics of Sound; How We Hear Noise; Sources; effects and controlling of Noise; Odor as a Sensory Pollutant; Sources of Odor; Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequency Radiation

Recommended references
Ian L. Pepper; Charles P. Gerba and Mark L. Brusseau (editors); 2006. Environmental and pollution science, 2nd ed. 2006), Elsevier Inc Stanley E. Manahan.1997. Environmental Science and Technology. Lewis Publishers, NewYork.

Trivedi PR and Raj G (1992) Noise Pollution. Akashdeep Pub, New Delhi

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EST 1203: Physical Environment


Course Number: EST 1203 Course Title: Physical Environment-II Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks]

1. Introduction to physical environment of the subcontinent: physiographic divisions, hydrology; climate; mountains; glaciers; waterfall; rivers and river basins such as the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna; origin of the Himalayan and Gangetic flood plains. 2. Major tectonic features of the subcontinent: the origin of Himalayas and the Gangetic Flood plains; the contribution of physiographic to the environment 3. The worlds major sedimentary basins: Brief discussion of the worlds major sedimentary basins such as the Amazon; the Congo; the Mississippi; the Orinoco etc and a comparative study focusing on their physical environment. 4. Geo-environment of Bangladesh (Bengal Basin): General introductory remarks - area; population; physiography; hydrology; climate and vegetation; Major structural elements of Bengal basin; General stratighraphy and paleogeography of Bengal basin. Recommended books
Reimann KU (1993) Geology of Bangladesh. Gebrder Borntraeger; Berlin Khan FH (1991) Geology of Bangladesh. Wiley Eastern; New Delhi Rashid Haider (1991) Geography of Bangladesh. Univ Press Ltd, Dhaka Rogers JJW and Feiss PG (1998) People and the Earth basin issues in the sustainability of resources and environment. CUP Krishnan MS (1982) Geology of India and Burma. CBS Pub and Distributors, India

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EST 1205: Environmental Sociology


Course Number: EST 1205 Course Title: Environmental Sociology Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Nature and scope of sociology: Development of sociology as a science; Relation of sociology with other disciplines; Importance of sociology from environmental science point of view; Society; Community; Group; Association; Institution; Culture and Civilization 2. Social Structure: Concept; views and elements of social structure; Social stratification and its different forms; Social mobility; Social Institutions; its Characteristics and role of Social institutions and Social Change : Concept; sources and consequences of social change; Major theories of social change; Urban ecology 3. Culture and Civilization: Social Problems Meaning and nature of social problem; Major social problems in the context of Bangladesh - Population explosion; Poverty; Slum; Beggary; Woman torture and Dowry. 4. Environment and Social Ecology: Population and ecology; Contemporary major environmental issues-Industrialization; Urbanization; Land Use and Agriculture; Energy Consumption 5. Social Control: Definition and types of social control; Agencies of Social control 6. Environmental Awareness: Environmental awareness and its implications need for Environmental awareness; Awareness creation as a tool for disaster management; Environmental awareness creation and disaster management 7. Informal Environmental Education: Awareness Development: Individual and Public; Social Mobilization and Leadership; Children and Gender in Informal Environmental Education; Coordination and Information Management 8. Environmental Education Movement: Organizational Development in National and International level; Youth in Action; Environmental Education and Economics; Environmental Education and Politics; Role of Govt. and NGOs

Recommended References
Bottomore, T. B., 1975, Sociology: A Guide to Problems and Literature, Blackie and Son (india) Ltd. Hanningan, J. A., 1995, Environmental Sociology, Routledge, London Planning Commission, Taskforce Report on Urbanization and Industrialization Rahman, Atiqur et al, Environment and Development in Bangladesh Robertson, I., 1977, Sociology, Worth Publishers, Ince. New York WL Filho,J Padgham, JU Ahmed, A.H. Khan and A.H. Ullah,1994, Communicating Environmental risks: Education as tool for Environmental Disaster Management, CES, Jahangirnagar University.

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EST 1207 Chemistry II


Course Number: EST 1207 Course Title: Chemistry II Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Chemical Kinetics: Factors that affects reaction rates; reaction rates; concentration and rates; the change of concentration with time; temperature and rate; reaction mechanism; catalysis 2. Chemical Equilibrium: The concept of equilibrium; the equilibrium constant; understanding and working with equilibrium constant; heterogeneous equilibrium; calculating equilibrium constant; Application of equilibrium constant; Le-Chatelier Principle; Applications of principle of mobile equilibrium to reaction of industrial importance 3. Acids-Base Equilibrium: A brief review of Acids & bases; Br sted-Lowry Acids & bases; the auto-ionization of water; the pH scale; strong acids and bases; weak acids; weak bases; Acids & bases properties of salt solutions; Acids & bases behavior and chemical structures; Lewis Acids & bases 4. Additional aspects of aqueous Equilibrium: The common ion effect; buffered solutions; acid-base titrations; solubility Equilibrium; factors that affect solubility; precipitation and separation of ions 5. Chemical thermodynamics: Spontaneous process; entropy and the second law of thermodynamics; molecular interpretation of entropy; entropy changes in chemical reactions; Gibbs free energy; free energy and temperature; free energy and the equilibrium constant 6. Electrochemistry: Oxidation states and oxidation reduction reactions; voltaic cells; cell potential under standard conditions; free energy and redox reactions; cell potential under nonstandard conditions; batteries and fuel cells; corrosion; electrolysis 7. Nuclear Chemistry: Radioactivity; Patterns of Nuclear Stability; Nuclear Transmutations; Rates of Radioactive Decay; Detection of Radioactivity; Energy Changes in Nuclear Reactions; Nuclear Fission; Nuclear Fusion; Isotopes; Isobar; Isomers; Methods of Separation of Isotopes; Applications of Radioisotopes; Biological Effects of Radiation. 8. Organic Chemistry: General characteristics of organic molecules; introduction of hydrocarbons; alkenes; alkynes and aromatic hydrocarbons; organic functional groups; chirality in organic chemistry

Books Recommendation
Brown, Lemay, Bursten, Murphy & Woodward, (2012) Chemistry: the central science, 12th edition, Prentice Hall, USA.

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EST 1209: Mathematics II


Course Number: EST 1209 Course Title: Mathematics II Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Three Dimensional Co-ordinate Geometry: System of co-ordinates; Projection; Direction Cosines; Equations of planes and lines; Angle between lines and planes; Distance from a point to a plane; Co-planar lines; Shortest distance between two given straight lines; Standard equation of conicoids; sphere ellipsoid; Hyperboloid of one sheet; hyperboloid of two sheets; Tangent planes; Normal lines; Condition of tangency. 2. Vector Analysis: Scalars and vectors; equality of vectors; Addition and subtraction of vectors; Multiplication of vectors by scalars; Position vector of a point; Resolution of vectors; Scalar and vector product of two vectors and their geometrical interpretation; Triple products and multiple products; Application to geometry and mechanics; Linear dependence and independence of vectors; Differentiation and integration of vectors together with elementary applications; Definition of line; surface and volume integral; Gradient, divergence and curl of point functions; Various formulae; Gausss theorem; Stokes theorem; Greens theorem and their applications

Books Recommended

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EST 1211: Environmental Physics


Course Number: EST 1211 Course Title: Environmental Physics Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Environmental Physics: process and issues: Introduction; principle interlocking themes; what is Environmental Physics; scope of environmental physics; physics in the environment; Environmental Physics and global Environmental agenda 2. The human environment: Laws of thermodynamics; Laws of thermodynamics and human body; energy transfer; Survival in cold climates; Survival in hot climates 3. Atmosphere and radiation : Solar energy; Structure and composition of the atmosphere; Atmospheric pressure; Escape velocity; Ozone; Terrestrial radiation; Earth as a black body 4. Water : Hydrosphere; Hydrologic cycle; Water in the atmosphere; Clouds; Physics of cloud formation 5. Wind: Measuring the wind; Physics of wind creation; Cyclones and anticyclones; Global convection; Global wind patterns 6. Physics of ground: Soils; Soil and hydrologic cycle; Surface tension and soils; Water flow; Water evaporation; Soil temperature 7. Energy for living: Fossil fuels; Nuclear power; Renewable resources; Energy demand and conservation; 8. Observing the Earth's weather : Observing the weather ; Global weather monitoring network; Weather forecasting; Cloud physics; Physics of cloud formation; Snow crystals; Atmospheric electricity

References
John Monteith and Mike Unsworth , Principles of Environmental Physics, Third Edition, Academic Press 2008 Nigel Mason and Peter Hughes: Introduction to Environmental Physics: Planet Earth, Life and Climate, Taylor and Francis, 2001. Gaylon S. Campbell and John M. Norman An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics,

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EST 1213: Introduction to Computer Application


Course Number: EST 1213 Course Title: Introduction to Computer Application Credit: 3[3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Computer Generations and Classification: Definition; functions and characteristics of computers; Block diagram; Computer Generations; Moores Law; Classification of Computers; Hardware; Software and Firmware; Computers impact on society. 2. Data representation: The decimal; binary; octal and hexadecimal number systems; Binary arithmetic in computers; Conversion Algorithms. Binary Codes; Weighted binary codes; Non-weighted binary code; Error detecting and correcting codes; Representation of characters; integers; and fractions in computers; Alphanumeric codes. 3. Hardware Components: Input/output units; Memory units; CPU; Logic Circuits; Machine architecture; Distributed Computer system; Parallel Computer System; 4. Software Components: Programming languages and their classifications; Assembler; Compiler and Interpreter; Structured and blocked structured languages; procedural and non-procedural programming; Types of software: Systems software; Application packages. 5. Operating Systems: Need for an Operating System (OS); Types of OS; Example of Operating Systems: DOS; Windows and Linux. 6. Computers and Communications: Types of Communications with and among computers; Need for Computer Communication Networks; Internet and the World Wide Web; Introduction to HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Web page. 7. Application Software: MS Word; MS Excel; MS Access etc.

References
P. K. Sinha Fundamentals of Computer V. Rajaraman Fundamentals of Computers Jain, Satish Introduction to Computer Science Vol. I & II Balasubramanian Elements of Computer Science Vol. I Lutfur Rahman Fundamental of Computer

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EST 1202: Physical Environment Sessional (field trip)


(Credit: 1.0) 1. Maps and map reading- Topographic maps and topographic features; symbols for topographic map reading; Enlargement and reduction of maps; map projection longitude and latitude 2. Representation of geographic data: cartographic methods; Interpretation of physical environment from a map. 3. Environmental Surveying; Topo-sheet and map reading. 4. Field visit

Recommended references
Lindholm RC (1987) A Practical Approach to Sedimentology. Allen and Unwin; London Carver RE (1971) Procedures in Sedimentary Petrology. Wiley Interscience

EST 1208: Chemistry II Sesssionl


(Credit: 1.0) 1. Preparation of Solutions: Preparation of normal and molar solution of common acid and bases; preparation of normal solution of oxidizing and reducing reagents (e.g. potassium dichromate; sodium thio-sulfate; ferrous ammonium sulfate); preparation of dilute solutions; series dilution and strengths calculation of primary standard substances. 2. Lab work: Acid-Base Reaction: Standardization of base against standardize acid; Standardization of acid against standardize base. Oxidation-Reduction Reaction: Determination of ferrous iron; ferric iron and total iron by oxidation with standard potassium dichromate solution.

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SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER EST 2101: Ecology


Course Number: EST 2101 Course Title: Ecology Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Ecology: definition; scope and importance; significance in environmental science 2. Concept of Ecosystem: Principles and concept pertaining to the ecosystem the biological control of the chemical environment production and decomposition in nature homeostasis of the ecosystem 3. Principles and concepts pertaining to energy in ecological systems : fundamental concepts relating to energy; the energy environment; concept of productivity; food chain; food webs; trophic levels; metabolism and size of individuals; trophic structure and ecological pyramids 4. Principles and concept relating to biogeochemical cycles: patterns and basic types of biogeochemical cycles; quantitative study of biogeochemical cycles; the sedimentary cycles; cycling of non-essential elements; cycling of organic nutrients; nutrient cycling in the tropics; recycle pathways. 5. Principles pertaining to limiting factors: Liebigs Law of Minimum; Shelfords Law of Tolerance; Combined concept of limiting factors; brief review of physical factors of importance as limiting factors; ecological indicators. 6. Principles and concepts pertaining to organization at the Community level: the biotic community concept; intercommunity classification and the concept of ecological dominance; community analysis; species diversity in communities; pattern in communities; ecotone and the concept of edge effect; community structures during the Quaternary Period. 7. Principles and concept pertaining to organization at the Population Level: population group properties; population density and the indices of relative abundance: basic concept regarding rates; natality; mortality: population age distribution; the intrinsic rate of natural increase; population growth form and concept of carrying capacity; population dispersal; bioenergetics; types of interaction between two species; negative interactions; positive interactions 8. The ecosystem: concept of habitat and ecological niche; ecological equivalents; character displacement sympatry and allopatry; natural selection; artificial selection; social behavior; The concept of climax; relevance of ecosystem development theory to human ecology; evolution of the ecosystem; co-evolution; group selection; biogeography

Recommended References:
Odum EP (1996) Fundamentals of Ecology Nataraj Pub; India Krebs CJ (1994) Ecology; Benjamin Cummings Chapman JL and Reiss MJ (1997) Ecology: Principles and Applications, Cambridge Univ Press Tivy J (1993) Biogeography, Longman

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EST 2103: Earth Science II


Course Number: EST 2103 Course Title: Earth Science II Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Weathering and Soil: Weathering; erosion and transportation; weathering and earth systems; effects of weathering; physical and chemical weathering; mechanical and chemical weathering operating together; factors affecting weathering; soil and soil forming factors 2. Mass wasting: Definition; Selected mass wasting; their cause; and deaths; What factors influence mass wasting; Triggering factors; Classification of mass movement and their characteristics; How can we recognize and minimize mass movement 3. Stream action: Water on Earth; running water; Drainage Basins; Drainage Patterns; factors affecting stream; stream erosion; stream transportation; stream deposits; down cutting and base level; floods; estimating the size and frequency of floods; flood management; steam valleys development? Lakes; the life cycle of lakes; 4. Wind action and deserts: Wind transportation; wind erosion landforms; types of wind deposits; air-pressure belts and global wind patterns; where do deserts occur? Why do deserts exist? Distribution of deserts; characteristics of deserts? Deserts landforms; dunes; 5. Glaciers and glaciations: Glaciers and ice age; formation of glaciers; types and motion of glaciers; glaciers movement; glaciers erosion; glaciers deposits; glaciers and ice age; 6. The sea floor : The earths oceans; studying the sea floor; sea-floor magnetism; the mid-oceanic ridge; sediment and rocks of the deep sea floor; continental margins; island arcs; 7. Shorelines and Shorelines processes: Waves; tides; and currents; the waters edge; deposition along shorelines; emergent and submergent coastlines; sandy and rocky coastlines; development of coastlines; global warming and sealevel rise; how are coastal areas managed as sea level rises? 8. Geologic structure; mountains ranges and continents: Mountains and mountain ranges; island arcs: mountain building during convergence between two oceanic plates; the Andes subduction at a continental margin; the Himalayan mountain chain: a collision between continents; the origin of continents;

Recommended References:
James S. Monroe & Reed Wicander. 2006; The changing earth exploring geology and evolution 4th edition; Books/Cole Cengage Learning Mark J. Crawford. 1998, Physical Geology, 1st edition, Cliffs notes Ins. USA Plummer C.C., Carlson D.H. and Mc Geary. 200, Physical Geology, 11th Edition, McGraw Hill Davidson, Reed and Davis, 1997, Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, Prentice Hall, USA.

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EST 2105: Public Health and Environment


Course Number: EST 2105 Course Title: Public Health and Environment Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Concept of health & diseases: the concept of health; dimensions of health; indicators of health; concept of disease and causation; types of causes of diseases; Recognized the changing pattern of Diseases in the developed and developing world. 2. Nutrition and Health: nutrition and infection; nutrition in global context; human nutritional requirements; growth; measuring nutritional requirements; measuring body mass; recommended dietary intakes; balanced diet; nutritional problems in public health; nutrition in pregnancy and lactation; nutritional surveillance social aspects of nutrition 3. Environment and Health: light; noise; radiation; meteorological environment; housing 4. Epidemiology: the epidemiology and natural history of infectious and noninfectious diseases; dynamics of disease; transmission; modes of transmission; susceptible host, host defense 5. Community health: mental health; mental disability; oral health; physical disability; special group health needs ( prisoners, migrants, homeless, refuges; military) 6. Communication for Health education: health appraisal; healthful school environment; principles of health education; health culture; practices associated with food and water; practices associated with excretory functions; practices associated with some other activities 7. International Health: World Health Organization (birth; objectives; work); other United Nations agencies e.g. UNICEF; UNDP; FAO; ILO; WB; health work of bilateral agencies e.g. The Colombo Plan; SIDA; DANIDA; CARE; Red Cross. 8. Disaster and Health: hazard and disaster; disaster impact and response; disaster mitigation in health service; disaster preparedness:

Recommended reference
K. Park; (2007), Preventive and social Medicine, M/S Banarsidas Bhanot, Jabalpur, India. Tulchinsky, T. H., Varavikova, E. A. (2009) The New Public Health 2nd ed., Elsevier Academic Press,USA

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EST 2107: Environmental Chemistry


Course Number: EST 2107 Course Title: Environmental Chemistry Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Chemistry of the Universe: Cosmic abundance of elements; the Solar System, the physical and chemical properties of the solar system; chemistry of the terrestrial and extra-terrestrial planets, their chemical similarities and differences; the causes. 2. The Earth: chemistry of the earth as whole; chemistry of the lithosphere; the composition of the crust (oceanic and continental); the geochemical classification; distribution of elements in igneous rocks (their regularities), sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks; introductory chemistry related to magmatism and igneous rocks, sedimentation and sedimentary rocks, carbonates and silicates; isotope geochemistry 3. Chemistry of the Atmosphere: composition of the atmosphere; the evolution of the atmospheric chemistry; constancy of atmospheric composition. 4. Chemistry of the Hydrosphere (ocean water): the composition of sea water; spatial and temporal variation of sea water chemistry; gain and loss in the oceans; the balance of dissolved matters in the oceans; the history and evolution of the oceans; the causes and the drivers. 5. Chemistry of the Hydrosphere ( terrestrial water): the composition of the terrestrial waters (rivers, lakes etc); estimation procedure of the average composition; classification of rivers on chemistry; the influence of lithosphere on terrestrial water chemistry; the composition of atmospheric chemistry; the environmental significance of the chemistry of hydrosphere. 6. Chemistry of the Biosphere: the mass of the biosphere; composition of the biosphere; the biogenic deposits; the origin of coal and petroleum; the environmental significance of the biospheric chemistry. 7. Chemical Processes of Environmental Significance: Photosynthesis; fermentation; biodegradation etc. 8. Chemistry of the Pollutants: Surfactants; Pesticides; Sewage etc.

Recommended References:
Mason B and Moore CB (1982) Principles of Geochemistry, John Wiley and Sons Krauskopf KB and Bird DK (1995) Introduction to Geochemistry, McGraw-Hill International Holland HD (1978) The Chemistry of the Atmosphere and Oceans, Wiley Interscience, NY Berner EK and Berner RA (1987) The Global Water Cycle geochemistry and environment, Prentice Hall ONiell P (1998) Environmental Chemistry, Blackie Drever JI (1998) The Geochemistry of Natural Waters Prentice Hall, NJ

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EST 2109: Environmental Economics


Course Number: EST 2109 Course Title: Environmental Economics Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: what is environmental economics? Economic analysis; incentives; a simple household example; incentives in industry incentives in transportation; the design of environmental policy; macroeconomic questions; environment and growth; cost-effectiveness analysis; benefit-cost analysis; international issues; economics and politics. 2. The economy and environment: natural resource economics; the fundamental balance; the environment as an economic and social asset; terminology: emissions, ambient quality, and damages; types of pollutants; short run and long-run choices. 3. Benefits and costs, supply and demand: willingness to pay-aggregate demand/willingness to pay-benefits-costs-technology-the equi-marginal principlemarginal cost and supply. 4. Economic efficiency and market: economic efficiency- efficiency and equity- markets-markets and social efficiency- external costs- external benefits. 5. The economics of environmental quality: pollution control- a general model- pollution damages-abetment costs-the efficient level of emissions; emforcement costs; the equimarginal principle applied to emission reductionslong-run sustainability. 6. Framework analysis: impact analysis- cost-effectiveness analysis-damage assessment-benefit-cost analysis-risk analysis. 7. Benefit - cost analysis (benefits): measuring damages directly- willingness 8. Benefit- cost analysis (cost): the cost perspective; general issues; opportunity costs; cost of single facilities- costs of a local regulation-costs of regulating an industry-costs at the national level.

Recommended References:
Field, Barry C: Environmental Economics: An Introduction Second Edition McGraw-Hill International editions, 1997 Wonnacott Paul; Wannacott, Ronald: Economics, third edition, McGraw-Hill International edition, 1986 Callan SJ and Thomas JM (1996) Environmental Economics and Management. Irwin Inc Co Mather AS and Chapman K (1995) Environmental Resources. Longman

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EST 2111: Meteorology


Course Number: EST 2111 Course Title: Meteorology Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to Meteorology: Definition, Scope and Sub-classifications, History of meteorology, Nature, origin and composition of the atmosphere, Vertical divisions of the atmosphere; Meteorological equipment and Weather forecasting: Surface measurements, Application of remote sensing, Satellite observation. 2. Importance of the Atmosphere: Physical Characteristics, Energy transfer, Particles in the atmosphere, Physical & Chemical processes for particle formation, Composition of organic particles, Effects on biota, Mitigation measures, 3. Hydrostatic equation: Laws of Thermodynamics, Adiabatic Processes, Concept of Stability, equilibrium conditions, Chemical, photochemical, photosensitized reactions in the atmosphere. Photochemical smog, mechanisms of smog formation. Effects of smog, thermal inversion. 4. Heating Earth's Surface and Atmosphere: Solar Insolation of the earth and heat budget, Variability of insolation, World distribution of insolation, Vertical distribution of temperature 5. Water balance of the atmosphere: Humidity, Physical changes of state of water Processes of cooling to produce condensation and sublimation, Clouds formation and classification, Fog formation and type, Precipitation, causes, forms and types. 6. Air Pressure and Winds: Pressure, vertical distribution of pressure, Pressure gradient and wind, Factors affecting wind speed and direction; General atmospheric circulation, Seasonal changes in the general circulation, Oceanic circulation, Monsoon, local winds, mountain and valley breeze; Stability and instability, air masses sources region and classification, Extra tropical cyclone, anti cyclone, Thunderstorms. 7. Anthropogenic change in the atmosphere: gaseous inorganic and organic air pollutants, reactions, effects and fate of air pollutants in the atmosphere; Greenhouse gases and Global warming, Acid rain, Ozone layer destruction, Nuclear winter, El nino, Asian Brown Haze

Recommended References:
Franklyn W. Cole, Introduction to Meteorology, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons. Atmosphere, weather and climate, 7th Edition, Roger G. Barry and R. J. Chorley. Edward Bryant, Climate Process and Change, Cambridge University Press, 1997. Trewartha and Horn, An Introduction to Climate, 5th Edition. IPCC report (recent edition)

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EST 2113: Statistics


Course Number: EST 2113 Course Title: Statistics Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Frequency distribution: Mean, median, mode and other measures of central tendency; 2. Standard deviation and other measures of dispersion : Moments, skewness and kurtosis 3. Elementary probability theory and discontinuous probability distribution: binomial, poison and negative binomial; Continuous probability distributions, e.g. normal and exponential. Characteristics of distributions; 4. Elementary sampling theory; Estimation; Hypothesis testing and regression analysis

Books Recommended
Weatherburn, C. E. A First Course in Mathematical Statistics Marek Fisz. Probability and Mathematical Statistics Gupta, S. C. and Kapoor V. K. Fundamentals of mathematical Statistics Manindra Kumar Roy Fundamentals of Probability & Probability Distributions

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EST 2108: Environmental Chemistry Sessional


(1 credit) 1. Water: Sampling, Storage, analysis -pH, DO, TSS, TDS, BOD, COD, N-species, P-specis, salinity 2. Air: sampling for particulate and gaseous pollutants analysis, PM-analysis, Gaseous pollutants analysis 3. Soil and solid waste: sampling, extraction of pollutants from soil or solid waste.

EST 2212: Meteorology Sessional


(1.0 credit) 1. Meteorological data analysis 2. Identification and application of meteorological instruments 3. Filed visit to near meteorological park and instrumental knowledge

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SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER EST 2201: Agriculture and Environment


Course Number: EST 2201 Course Title: Agriculture and environment Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to agricultural sciences: Historical perspective of agriculture; Environmental factors and adaptation of agricultural plants; Concept and basic principles of crop, forestry, fishery and livestock management; Soil, land and cropping pattern in Bangladesh; agro-ecological zones in Bangladesh. 2. Agro-meteorology and environment: Introduction, objectives, data sources; How to monitor and use meteorological data for agricultural purpose; Speculation of future trend of agricultural changes 3. Agrochemicals and environment: Historical perspectives of agrochemical; Types of agrochemicals; Effect of agrochemicals on soil, fresh water and plant kingdom; Agrochemical residues and misuse of agrochemicals; Pollution control in agriculture through integrated pest management (IPM). 4. Natural problems in agricultural practices: Flood, drought, cyclone and rainfall; Stalinization, pest and disease; Mitigation of natural hazards, Bangladesh and global perspectives; Option for mitigation of the impact of climate changes; Environmental changes and food security in Bangladesh and other densely populated countries. 5. Agricultural practice and technology transfer: Choice of technology for sustainable agriculture; Agricultural technology transfer systems in Bangladesh; Import of environmental friendly technology from other Asian countries; Sustainable agricultural development in Bangladesh 6. Production of transgenic plants: Micro propagation; Secondary metabolites production; Impact of genetically modified food and bio-safety

Recommended References:
Mishra, S.J. and Mani D. 1994. Agricultural pollution. Ashish Pub., New Delhi. Whyte R.O. 1980. Crop Production and Environment. Faber and Faber Ltd, London. Hugh Brammer. 1999. Agricultural Disaster Management in Bangladesh. UPL, Dhaka. Chawla H.S. 2002. Introduction to plant biotechnology. 2 nd Ed. Oxford & IBF publishing Company.

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EST 2203: Environmental Hydrology


Course Number: EST 2203 Course Title: Environmental Hydrology Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Hydrology: the study of water, Importance of Water, Worlds water resource, A brief history of development hydrology, Major aspects of hydrology, Hydrological data, Scope of hydrology, Application of hydrology to environmental problems 2. Hydrologic cycle: hydrologic cycle and its components and process; system concept, water balance, world's surface water: precipitation, evaporation and runoff, metrological parameters affecting hydrologic cycle, water shed, hydrologic equation, 3. Precipitation and interception: water vapor and precipitation; precipitation formation; types of precipitation, precipitation distribution; static influences on precipitation distribution; measurement of precipitation; forest rainfall measurement; point and areal precipitation; moving from point measurement to spatially distributed estimation; rain-gauge density; rainfall intensity and storm duration; surrogate measures for estimating rainfall; precipitation in the context of water quantity and quality 4. Evaporation and transpiration: evaporation, evaporation as a process, evaporation from water surfaces and soil, evaporation above a vegetation canopy: transpiration, measurement of evaporation, estimation of evaporation, remote sensing of evaporation, evaporation in the context of water quantity and quality 5. Storage and ground water: water beneath the earths surface, water in the unsaturated zone, water in the saturated zone, aquifers and aquitards, groundwater flow, measuring water beneath the surface, measurement of infiltration rate, estimating water beneath the surface, storage in the context of water quantity and quality 6. Run off and flooding: types of flow, runoff mechanisms, groundwater contribution to stormflow, measuring streamflow, measuring hillslope runoff, estimating streamflow, floods, influences on flood size, runoff in the context of water quality 7. stream flow analysis and modelling hydrograph analysis; the unit hydrograph; flow duration curves; frequency analysis; limitations of frequency analysis; computer modelling in hydrology; flow assessment for stream ecology. 8. Water quality and its potentials and problems in Bangladesh: physical parameters chemical parameters; water-quality measurement; proxy measures of water quality; potentials and prospects. sources of pollution in ground water; arsenic contamination of ground water; its geochemistry and remedial measures; other possibilities of ground water contamination; sea-water intrusion in coastal aquifers,

Recommended references
Tim Davie (2002) Fundamentals of hydrology, Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd ed. Routledge 270 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 39

Syllabus for B. Sc. (Hons.) in Environmental Science and Technology Viessman, W., Jr., and G.L. Lewis, 2003. Introduction to Hydrology, 5th Edition. Harper Collins College Publishers, New York, NY. Raghunath, h.m.,(2006) hydrology: principles, analysis and design . 2nd ed. New age international (p) limited, publishers 4835/24, ansari road, daryaganj, new delhi - 110002

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EST 2205: Soil Environment


Course Number: EST 2205 Course Title: Soil Environment Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Soil as a medium for plant growth: factors of plant growth, plant roots and soil relations ; soil fertility and soil productivity 2. Soil as a natural body: the parent material of soil ; soil formation; soils as natural bodies 3. Soil physical properties: soil texture; soil structure; soil consistence; density and weight relationships; soil pore space and porosity; soil color; soil temperature 4. Soil taxonomy: diagnostic surface horizons; diagnostic subsurface horizons; soil moisture regimes; categories of soil taxonomy; the abac soils; the pedon; classification of soils of Bangladesh and their correlation with other systems of classifications; 5. Soil water and management: soil water energy continuum; energy and pressure relationships; the soil water potential; soil water movement; plant and soil water relations; soil water regime; water conservation; soil drainage; irrigation 6. Soil chemistry: chemical composition of soils; ion exchange; soil pH ; significance of soil pH , management of soil pH; the liming equation and soil buffering ; soil acidulation 7. Soil erosion and conservation: predicting erosion rates on agricultural land; application of the soil-loss equation; the soil loss tolerance value; water erosion on urban lands; wind erosion; factors affecting wind erosion 8. Soil nutrients and fertilizer: the organic matter in ecosystems; chemical and mineralogical composition of the earth's crust; soil macronutrient and micronutrients; plant nutrient relationship; fertilizer; soil fertility evaluation and fertilizer use

Recommended References: Henry D. Foth (1990). Fundamentals of Soil Science . 8th ed. John Wileys & Sons Inc. New York. Nyle C. Brady & Ray R. Weil (2008). The Nature and Properties of Soils. 14th ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458. Brammer H (1996). The Geography of the soils of Bangladesh . University Press Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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EST 2207: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology


Course Number: EST 2207 Course title Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology Credit-3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3 13 hours) week] 1. Environmental Biochemistry: Environmental Biochemistry, identifying characteristics of the living matter, the cells and the bio-molecules e.g. proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids, modified DNA, recombinant DNA and genetic engineering, metabolic processes 2. Metabolic Processes: Metabolism in Environmental Biochemistry, Digestion, Metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins, Energy Utilization by Metabolic Processes, Using Energy to Put Molecules Together: Anabolic Reactions. 3. Metabolism and Toxicity: Environmental Biological Processes, Toxicants and its Pathways into Ecosystems, Bio-concentration, Bio-transfer Factors, Biodegradation, Biomarkers 4. Environmental toxicology: Kinds of Toxic Substances, Toxicity-Influencing Factors, Exposure to Toxic Substances, DoseResponse Relationships, Relative Toxicities, Reversibility and Sensitivity, Xenobiotic and Endogenous Substances, Kinetic and Nonkinetic Toxicology, Phases of Toxicity, Toxification and Detoxification 5. Toxicological Chemistry: Chemical Nature of Toxicants, Biochemical Transformations, Metabolic Reactions of Xenobiotic Compounds, Phase I Reactions, Phase II Reactions of Toxicants, Biochemical Mechanisms of Toxicity, Biochemistry of Mutagenesis, Biochemistry of Carcinogenesis 6. Toxic Responses: Genetic Aspects of Toxicology e.g. Destructive Genetic Alterations, Toxicant Damage to DNA, toxic responses on respiratory system, skin, the liver, blood and the cardiovascular system, immune system, endocrine system, nervous system, reproductive system, developmental toxicology and teratology, kidney and bladder 7. Toxicological Chemistry for chemical substances: Uses, sources of exposure, metabolism, toxicity and biochemical effects of Environmental metals, Pesticides and related materials, volatile organic compounds, air pollutants (inorganic gases and particulate maters); Toxic Natural Products 8. Analysis of Xenobiotics : Indicators of Exposure To Xenobiotics, Determination Of Metals, Determination Of Nonmetals And Inorganic Compounds, Determination Of Parent Organic Compounds, Measurement Of Phase I And Phase II Reaction Products, Determination Of Adducts

Reference Books
Stanley E. Manahan, (2003), Toxicological chemistry and biochemistry, Lewis Publishers Ming-Ho-Yu (2005) Environmental Toxicology: Impacts of Environmental Toxicants on living system, Lewis Publisher, New York.

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EST 2209: Water and Waste Water Treatment


Course Number: EST 2207 Course Title: Water and Waste Water Treatment Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Water treatment: Water source and demand; Water treatment: screening, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection; organics, inorganic, metals removal; arsenic removal technologies. 2. Wastewater treatment: source, characteristics, collection, screening, grit removal, primary clarification, biological secondary treatment, secondary clarification, disinfection; pond treatment, constructed wetland, lagoon; water reuse

Recommended References:
Hammer M.J. and Hammer M.J Jr. 1996. Water and Waste Water Technology, Printic Hall.

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EST 2211: Biodiversity and Conservation


Course Number: EST 2211 Course Title: Biodiversity and Conservation Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Concepts and Overview of Biodiversity: Current state of Biodiversity in global and regional context, Value of Biodiversity, Human Dependence on Biological Diversity, genetic variations within flora and fauna. 2. Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity: The richness of species, IUCN categories of species, Factors of species richness, Elements/Articles of the convention of biodiversity, methods for measurement and monitoring of species diversity. 3. Threats to Biodiversity: Biodiversity and extinction, extinction as a natural process, anthropogenic losses of species richness, Unsustainable exploitation, Species made extinction, habitat destruction. 4. Approach and methods to Biodiversity conservation: Rationalization of the conservation of species, conservation activities, Conservation in captive environment, ex-situ and in-situ conservation, participatory approach in the biodiversity conservation, ecosystem approach to conservation, bio diversity friendly practices and technologies, developing and implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plan in Bangladesh and South-East Asian countries, World heritage and the Sunderbans, Genetic resources conservation and utilization in Bangladesh. 5. Efforts towards Biodiversity Conservation: Biodiversity policy and legislation; Biodiversity and intellectual property right; Wildlife conservation and management; Status of biodiversity conservation in Bangladesh; 6. Convention on biodiversity: Agenda 21; Institutional framework for biodiversity conservation; National and International efforts, NGO, community and individual efforts.

Recommended References
Joshi P.C. and Joshi N.2009. Biodiversity and conservation.APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. Rao P.V. 2009. Environmental Science and Engineering. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Mahesh Prasad Singh.2009. S.Chand and Company Ltd., New delhi. Agarwal, S.K. Tiwari,S. and Dubey, P.S. 1996. Biodiversity and Environment. A.P.H. publication, India. Boyle, T.J.B. and Boontawee, B.(eds.), 1994. Measuring and monitoring biodiversity in tropical and temperate forest. Proceedings of TUFRO symposium, Thailand Howksworth DL (1995) Biodiversity measurement and estimation. Chapman and Hall

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EST 2202: Agriculture and Environment Sessional


(1.0 credit)

EST 2202: Soil Environment Sessional


(1.0 credit)

EST 2208: Environmental Bio-chemistry and toxicology Sessional


(1.0 Credit) 1. Isolation and purification of protein, lipids, and carbohydrate 2. Determination of glucose, creatinine and bilirubin.

Recommended Reference
Lehninger AL, Nelson DL and Cox MM (1993) principles of Biochemistry. CBS Pub & Distributor.

EST 2212: Biodiversity and Conservation Sessional (field trip)


(1.0 credit) 1. Estimation of biodiversity of various species by using various methods. 2. Study of museum specimen and gene bank: population census

Recommended references
Howksworth DL (1995) Biodiversity measurement and estimation. Chapman and Hall Gaston KJ (1996) Biodiversity biology of numbers and difference. Blackwell Science

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THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER EST 3101: Energy and Environment


Course Number: EST 3101 Course Title: Energy and Environment Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to Energy and Environment: Definition, classification and sources of Energy, Importance and Energy use, Energy demand and energy supply, Transformation of primary energy to secondary energy, final energy, Automobile; major source of Environmental pollution. 2. Fossil Fuel (Biomass, Oil, Natural Gas) : Source, Reserve of Fossil fuel, Formation and Extraction procedure, Environmental Problem associated with Fossil fuel, Transboundary effect related to fossil fuel burning; depletion of Sunderbans 3. Nuclear Energy: Source and nuclear process; Fission, Fussion, Nuclear power plant, Environmental Problem associated with Nuclear Power Plant (Potential Impact on Environment), Safety of Nuclear Power Plant 4. Solar Energy: Definition and classification of solar energy, Sustainable uses of Solar Energy, Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar energy 5. Geothermal Energy: Definition and Sources of Geothermal energy, Application or uses of Geothermal Energy, Limitations and Environmental consideration of geothermal energy 6. Hydro and wind power Energy: definition of hydro, tidal and Wind power energy, hydroelectric power plant, Wind mill, Advantages and disadvantages of Hydro and wind power Energy 7. Energy Conversion: Properties of fuels, Combustion processes (Complete, Incomplete, Internal), Basic gas laws and combustion equations, Measurement of energy conservation, Energy Efficient Technologies 8. Energy Scenario of Bangladesh: Sources, Reserve and uses of Energy, Energy Strategy of Bangladesh, Energy, Environment and Politics;

Recommended References
Godfrey Boyle ed. Renewable Energy 2nd edition, Oxford University Press Carla W. Montgomery. Environmental Geology, 6th edition, McGraw Hill Sukatme: Solar energy. Tata McGraw-Hill Pub Blahden JR (1996) Energy Resources and Environment. Hadder and Stonghton, The Open Univ Bala BK (1997) Energy and Environment Modeling and Simulation. NOVA Sci. Pub Bala BK: Solar Drying systems modeling and simulation

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EST 3103 Environmental Microbiology


Course Title: Environmental Microbiology Course Number: EST 3103 Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: definition, scope, environmental microbes, importance to environmental sciences; Structure and dynamics of microbial population; introduction to microbial metabolism; microbial growth kinetics; modeling suspended and attached growth; 2. Biogeochemical role of microorganisms: biogeochemical transformation of nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and other nutrients, biodegradation of pollutants; Microbes in domestic and waste water - indicator organisms, coliform bacteria, bacteriological techniques, in waste water treatment process Identification techniques of microorganisms.

Recommended references
Mitchell R (1997) Environmental Microbiology. McGraw-Hill Book Co

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EST 3105: Epidemiology


Course Number: EST 3105 Course Title: Epidemiology Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to epidemiology: The historical context; Origins, Recent developments in epidemiology; Definition, scope, and uses of epidemiology; Epidemiology and public health; Causation of disease; Natural history of disease; Evaluating interventions; Achievements in epidemiology. 2. Measuring health and disease: Defining health and disease; measuring disease frequency; using available information to measure health and disease 3. Types of studies: Observational epidemiology; Experimental epidemiology; Potential errors in epidemiological studies; Confounding. 4. Basic biostatistics- concepts and tools: Means, medians and mode; Variances; standard deviations and standard errors; Using samples to understand populations; Confidence intervals; Hypothesis tests, p-values, t-tests , Chi-squared tests for cross tabulations; Correlation; Regression - Linear regression, Logistic regression; Survival analyses and Cox proportional hazards models; Kaplan-Meier survival curves; Sample size issues; Meta-analysiss 5. Causation in epidemiology; 6. Epidemiology and prevention: chronic non-communicable diseases; Communicable diseases; epidemiology surveillance and response; 7. Environmental and occupational epidemiology 8. Health policy and planning

Recommended References:

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EST 3107: Coastal Environment and Flood plain Management


Course Number: EST 3107 Course Title: Coastal Environment and Management Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Characteristics of Bangladesh coastal zone, Topographical changes, climate of coastal zone, soils of coastal zones and floodplain, Coastal embankment project, sea level rise and its implication for Bangladesh 2. Flood plain: Introduction location & climate of flood plain, geomorphology, hydrology, biological agents, physiographic Units of the flood plains, Soil formation of seasonally flooded land (e.g. Ganges & Meghna flood plain) & non flooded land, Agriculture development on flood plains and its effect on environment. Human settlement & plantation management on flood plain and Char land. 3. Flood plain management: soil in relation to environment, soil erosion & conservation problems in Bangladesh floodplain and coastal areas. 4. Coastal environment: Introduction, definition & importance, classification of coastal system: estuaries, tidal wetlands, coral reefs, beaches and shoreline, Description & categorisation of coastal ecosystem: Anthropogenic & natural disturbances of coast, environmental perturbation of coastal aquatic habitat: Impact of coastal aquaculture on environment (e.g. shrimp culture), 5. Coastal resource and livelihood: Coastal resource evaluation of vital area; Resource capability use allocation; Diversification, Livelihood groups: Salt farmer, Fisher man and Small farmer, Poverty, Vulnerability to environmental change; regional and global perspectives 6. Coast protection and management: Multi-structure embankment, groans etc, their problems & remedies, Development options in the coast: tourism and recreation (Coxisbzar & Kuakata ) fisheries resources, Nature conservation, Infrastructure development. Guidelines for coast development & management; Policy analysis & case studies. 7. Mangroves and its problems: Sunderbanes and other mangroves of the world; problem and prospects

Recommended References:
Coastal environmental management plan for Bangladesh, Volume 2 Final report, Economic social commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand. An introduction to coastal ecology by PJS Boaden and R Seed (1985) Policy & Practice in the management of Tropical water shed by HC. Pereira (1989) Balhaven press, London. Soil and Water conservation by FR Troch (1991) Prentice Hall. NJ.

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EST 3109: GIS and Remote Sensing


Course Number: EST 3109 Course Title: GIS and Remote Sensing Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: different branches of Geographic Information Sciences (Global Positioning System (GPS), Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)): Definition, history, functions and uses. 2. Global Positioning System (GPS): Simplified method of operation, System segmentation (Space segment, Control segment, User segment), Calculating positions, Accuracy and error sources (Atmospheric effects, Multi-path effects, Ephemeris and clock errors, Selective availability, Relativity), and its Applications . 3. Remote Sensing: Fundamentals of RS, Types, Data acquisition techniques (Applications of Multispectral data, Geodetic, Acoustic and near-acoustic), Aerial photographs; various types of satellite, sensors and their characteristics and functions, 4. RS Data analysis: Data processing and Image analysis, Remote Sensing software, Potentials of remote sensing for agriculture, environment and resource monitoring and management. 5. Geographic Information System (GIS) : Techniques used in GIS, Data creation, Relating information from different sources, Data representation (Raster, Vector, Advantages and disadvantages, voxel, Non-spatial data), Data capture, Raster-to-vector translation, Projections, coordinate systems and registration, 6. Spatial analysis with GIS: Data modeling, Topological modeling, Networks, Cartographic modeling, Map overlay, Automated cartography), GIS software, GIS and Society, Database management systems (DBMS), data quality and errors in GIS. 7. Application of GIS: Knowledge-based approaches in GIS, information management and environmental research, application of GIS in socio-economic and environmental science, ecological models and GIS, hazard model and GIS, Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and its Applications.

Recommended References:
Martin, D. 1994. Geographic Information Systems and their Applications, London: Routledge. Peuquet, D.J. and Marble, D.F. 1993 Introductory Readings in Geographic Information Systems, London: Taylor and Francis. Michener, W.K., Brunt, J.W.and Stafford, S.G. 1994. Environmental Information management and Analysis, Ecosystem to Global Scales, London: Taylor and Francis. Maguire, D.J., Goodchild, M.F. and Rhind, D.W. (eds) Geographical Information Systems, Vol. I and II, London: Longman. Text Book on Remote Sensing, C.S. Agorwal, 1 st edition 2000, Wheeler Publishing.

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EST 3111: Gender and Environment


Course Number: EST 3111 Course Title: Gender Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Concept of Gender: Concept and meaning of sex and gender; Gender roles and needs; Status of women in society; Triple burden of women in relation to environment; Role of women in environmental management and legal perspectives. 2. Approaches to Development and Gender: Women in Development (WID); Gender and Development (WAD); GAD; sustainable development; gender mainstreaming (GM); Agenda 21 and gender. 3. Gender planning and Management: Concept of gender planning; Tools; sex-disaggregated data, Gender sensitivity in environmental projects; Urban environment and gender; Women and social forestry program; Community based forest management, Watershed management, Participatory approach in waste management, forest and aquatic resources, community based resource management, social afforestation 4. Gender issues and Environment: Poverty reduction strategy and gender; Feminization of poverty; Environmental impacts on gender; Disaster management; Gender and institutions; participation of women in environmental management.

Recommended References
Riley N.E; Gender, 1997, Power and Population Change, Population Bulletin, Vol. 52. No. 1 Zwingle, E. Women and Population, 1998, National Geographic.

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EST 3113: Environment, Health and Safety


Course Number: EST 3113 Course Title: Environment, Health and Safety Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: the importance of safety and health for engineers; safety and health professions; fundamental concepts and terms laws; regulations, and standards federal agencies, laws, and regulations; other laws, regulations, standards, and codes; workers compensation; product liability; record keeping and reporting 2. Hazards and their control: general principles of hazard control mechanics and structures; walking and working surfaces; electrical safety; fire protection and prevention; explosions and explosives; heat and cold; pressure; visual environment; noise and vibration; chemicals; ventilation; biohazards; hazardous waste; personal protective equipment; emergencies; facility planning and design 3. Health and safety management: Accident prevention; Safety monitoring; Hazard identification and risk assessment; Safe systems of work; Competent persons; Emergency procedures; Vulnerable groups ; Accident and ill-health reporting and recording requirements; The investigation of accidents and incidents; The costs of accidents; incidents and ill health; The provision of information, instruction and training ; Joint consultation and health and safety 4. Occupational health: Introduction to occupational health; Occupational health practitioners; Classification of occupational health risks; Reportable diseases; Prescribed diseases; The principal occupational diseases and conditions; Occupational health practice; First aid; Manual handling operations; Noise; Display screen equipment; Stress at work; A healthy lifestyle; Occupational health-related legislation 5. The working environment: Introduction; The workplace requirements; Safety signs and signals in the workplace; Management systems 6. Human factors: Introduction; People at work; The perceptual, physical and mental capabilities of people; Human error; The influence of equipment and system design on human performance; Organizational characteristics which influence safety-related behaviour; Communication; Health and safety training; Ergonomics; The total working system; Anthropometric studies; The right safety culture; The role of the supervisor; Atypical workers; Lone working; Vulnerable groups at work

References Asfahl, C. Ray (2003). Industrial Safety and Health Management. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. Nims, D (1999). Basics of Industrial Hygiene. John Wiley & Sons, New York. Noll, Greg and Hildebrand, Michael (2005). Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident. Maryland: Red Hat Publishing, Chester.

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EST 3104: Environmental Microbiology Sessional


(1.0 Credit) 1. Preparation of different types of culture media, Techniques of isolation, identification and Culture of microorganisms, 2. Quantitative and qualitative study microorganisms from water, Soil, Fish, Shrimp and Other fisheries products and, 3. Growth study ( factors affecting the growth of microorganisms, Temperature, Salinity, Osmotic pressure, pH)

Recommended readings
Alexander. Soil Microbiology EJF Wood, 1965, Marine microbial ecology Nester et al, 1973, Microbiology PL Carpenter, 1967, Microbiology

EST 3106: Epidemiology Sessional


(1.0 credit) 1. Sampling, data collection and analysis, results presentation, 2. Basic concepts of statistical inference : Using samples to understand populations ,Confidence intervals , Hypothesis tests, p-values, 3. Basic methods: t-tests ,Chi-squared tests for cross tabulations , Correlation ,Regression , Linear regression , Meta-analysis 4. introduction to epi-info,

EST 3110: GIS & Remote Sensing Sessional


(1.0 credits) 1. Application of GIS and ArcInfo Software for Agriculture, Landuse, and Forestry. 2. Interpretation of Aerial Photography and Satellite Images for Environmental Applications including Coastal, Fluvial, and Urban Preparation & geoenvironmental map from imaging. 3. Digitizing Geographical features like points, lines and polygons 4. Conversion of Vector data into Raster data and vice versa 5. Unsupervised and Supervised Image Classification technique to classify various land use pattern (water body, mangrove, other forested land and agricultural crop separation technique) 6. Land use change detection over time (Time series analysis) 7. Geohazard and Risk Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS data.

Recommended references
Bonham-Carter GF (1994) Geographical Information System for Geoscientistsmodeling with GIS. Pergamon Burrough PA (1986) Principles of Geographical Information Systems for Land resource Assessment. Clarendon

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THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER EST 3201: Ecotourism


Course Number: EST 3201 Course Title: Ecotourism Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction to Eco-tourism: Definition and basic concept of eco-tourism 2. Potential spots of eco-tourism: natural and manmade; World and Bangladesh 3. Values of Eco-tourism: Aesthetic, scientific and educational; Economical; Tourism and recreation 4. Protected areas and Parks: History, concept and objectives of park; Status of parks (IUCN categories, Program activities); Parks and protected areas in Bangladesh and neighboring countries. 5. Eco-tourism planning and Management: Planning and design; Administration and maintenance; Management capacity; Problems and prospects 6. Institutional framework for development of eco-tourism in Bangladesh 7. Eco tourism in global approach.

Recommended References
Mc.Geary MGH and Lynn Jr. LE (1988) Urban Change and Poverty. National Academy Press, USA. Fujita M (1990) Urban Economic Theory Induce and city size, Cambridge University Press. More reading materials will be supplied at the classroom.

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EST 3203: Urbanization and Environment


Course Number: EST 3203 Course Title: Urbanization and Environment Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Urbanization; Causes; Objectives and Mechanisms of urbanization. 2. Human Migration: Migration. Cause of migration, consequences of migration in bangladesh, Methods for the measurement of migration, Factors and Determinants of migration, 3. Pattern of Urbanization: a brief historical view; recent urbanization in the world; urbanization pattern in the developing countries; cities in developing countries, urbanization pattern in Asia, Africa, USA 4. Urban area and service: Urban area. Classification of urban area; Services of a planned urban area; Slum and squatter settlement, Urban planning organization in Bangladesh; Paurashava; Good governance; Urban plan preparation and implementation process in Bangladesh; Urban planning and good governanace in Bangladesh 5. Urbanization and environmental problems: Environmental impacts of urbanization from production activities, industrialization, consumption activities and distribution activities; Physio-chemical of urbanization from air, water, land, noise and odour pollution, and depletion of ground water. 6. Urbanization and socio economic problems : Socio-economic impacts of urbanization from population displacement, congested living condition, traffic congestion, urban poverty and deterioration of health. 7. Urban Environment in Bangladesh : Urban environmental issue faced by a mega-city. (Dhaka). Requirements needed for urban sustainable development. Case study: Urbanization pattern in Khulna, Bangladesh. 8. Urban Planning System and Local level Planning in Bangladesh : Urban planning organization in Bangladesh; Paurashava; Good governance; Urban plan preparation and implementation process in Bangladesh; Urban planning and good governanace in Bangladesh 9. Sustainable urbanization:

Recommended references
Alan Gilbert and Josef Gugler, Cities, Povcrty and Development: Urbanization in the Third World, 2nd ed, 1992. Jihn Kasarda and Alan Powell, Third World Cities, Problem, Policies and Prospects, 1993.

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EST 3205: Environmental hazards and disaster management


Course Number: EST 3205 Course Title: Environmental hazards and disaster management Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: definition, natural processes, human activities: 2. Hazard assessment: Hydrological Hazards (River & Coastal Floods, Tropical Cyclones, Tsunamis), 3. Geological Hazards Earthquakes, volcanic hazards, Erosion and landslides; 4. Vulnerability analysis: vulnerability analysis areas affected by hydrological and geological hazards 5. Risk assessment: Specific risk and measurement methods, risk reduction measures for areas affected by hydrological and geological hazards, cost of risk reduction measures. 6. Disaster Management measures: Prevention, Mitigation, Preparedness, Response Recovery and Logistic supports (Training, Public awareness, Research); The significance of disaster; The disaster threat 7. Disaster management Policy : National Disaster management Policy; Major requirements for coping with disaster; The disaster management cycle; Disaster legislation; Counter Disaster Resources; 8. International response against disaster: International Disaster Assistance; Leadership, plans and utilization of resources.

References:
GOB 1999. Standing orders on Disaster, Min of DM & RDMB, Dhaka. Carter, W. Nick. 1999. Disaster management; A disaster managers handbook, ADB, Manila, Philippines. UNDRO, 1991. Mitigating Natural Disasters Phenomena, Effects & Options a manual for policy makers and planners, United Nations, New York.

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EST 3207: Environmental Impact Assessment


Course Number: EST 4201 Course Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. International study of the effectiveness of Environmental assessment: Historical background of EIA, NEPA and its implementation, Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ regulations), Challenges to contemporary practice 2. Foundations of Assessment: Purpose and Aims of EIA, Principles of EIA, EIA procedures Environmental Assessment in prospective (Legal Mandate, EIA process roles and responsibilities of National and international bodies involved in the EIA system). 3. Methods for EIA: Categorizing methodologies: Adhoc, Checklists, Matrices, Network diagrams, Overlays, Mathematical modeling); Risks and uncertainties in EIA 4. Social Impact assessment: Basic model for SIA, Identification of SIA variables, steps in SIA; Vulnerable groups 5. Economic analysis: valuation methods for economic damage to ecosystem, Role of economics in EIA, steps in Economic valuation of EIA, taxonomy of the valuation methods, guidelines for economic valuation of EIA, issues in the incorporation of environmental values into cost benefit analysis, methods for economic valuation of environmental impacts 6. Environmental monitoring program: Implementing an environmental monitoring program, designing environmental monitoring program, examples of monitoring from developing country EIAs, post audit and evaluation 7. Environmental Management Plan: Implementing an EMP, Preparing an EIA report, reviewing and evaluating EIA report, strategic environmental assessment 8. ISO : The ISO 9000; The ISO 14000; Integration of Environmental and Quality management System; 9. Case studies: MB, Rupsha Bridge, Bangladesh Gas Rehabilitation and expansion project; Farraka barrage and Tipaimuk dam, India; Forestry Sector Project, Pakistan; Arun III Project, Nepal

References: Canter, L.W. 1996. Environmental Impact Assessment, McGraw Hill Inc. (2nd ed.). Vanclay, F & Bronstein, DA. 1996. Environment & Social Impact Assessment, Joha Witey & sons, New York. Ortolano, L, 1997. Environmental Regulations & Impact Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York Treweek, Jo, 1999. Ecological Impact Assessment, Blackwell Science Ltd. UK Saha, S K .Environmental Impact Assessment for changing World, AHDPH, Dhaka.

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EST 3209: Eco-toxicology


Course Number: EST 3209 Course Title: Eco-toxicology Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Pollutants and their fate in ecosystems: major classes of pollutant; routes by which pollutants enter ecosystems; long-range movements and global transport of pollutants; the fate of metals and radioactive isotopes in contaminated ecosystems; the fate of organic pollutants in individuals and in ecosystems; 2. Effects of pollutants on individual organisms: toxicity testing; biochemical effects of pollutants; physiological effects of pollutants; interactive effects of pollutants; biomarkers; in situ biological monitoring 3. Effects of pollutants on populations and communities: changes in numbers: population dynamics; evolution of resistance to pollution; changes in communities and ecosystems; biomarkers in population studies

Recommended references
Sharma PD: Molecular Basis of Environmental Toxicity. Ann Arbor Sci Pub Rose J (1998) Environmental Toxicology. Gordon and Beach Sharma PD (1995) Environmental Biology and Toxicology. Ann Ar bor Sci Pub

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EST 3211: Environmental Biotechnology


Course Number: EST 3211 Course Title: Environmental Biotechnology Credit: 2 [2 hours per week for a period of 13 (2X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Basic concepts of Biotechnology: Genetic mutation, Recombinant DNA, GMO`S, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), concepts of Environmental Biotechnology: Interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology; Historical development of Biotechnology; The main areas of application of environmental Biotechnology. 2. Features of biotechnological importance to Microorganisms: Techniques of Microbial Culture, Fermentation, Media design for fermentation; The development of inocula for fermentation; Design of a bioreactor/ fermenter; Solid substrate fermentation; The recovery and purification of fermentation products; microbial Kinetics, Monod Equation, Metabolic Pathways in Microorganisms, Aerobic biofilm process 3. Biotechnology and Waste: Bioreactors for waste water treatments; Landfill technology; Composting; anaerobic digestion and other biotechnologies for waste treatment. 4. Biotechnology approaches to pollution detection : General bioassay in pollution monitoring; Cell biology in environmental monitoring; Molecular biology in environmental monitoring; Biosensors in environmental analysis. 5. Biotechnology and pollution control: Bioremediation: bioremediation of hydrocarbons, bioremediation of industrial wastes, and bioremediation of Xenobiotics; Biofiltration: Removal of Fe, As from drinking water; Biological Purification of Contaminated air 6. Biotechnology & Energy: A renewable source of energy, biomass conversion; Biomass energy: Energy plants, Petroleum plants, Alcohols; the liquid fuel, Gaseous fuels 7. Biomining: Bioleaching, Biosorption; Bioabsorbent microbial groups; Macrophytes. 8. Eco-friendly Bioproducts for Environmental Health: Biopesticides; Biofertilizers; Bioenergy and Biofuels; Biodegradable plastics.

Recommended References:
Introduction to Environmental Biotechnology. A.K. Chatterji. 2005 Prentice Hall of India Pvt. Ltd. Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application. G.M. Evans and J.C. Furlong. 2003 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Environmental Biotechnology (Industrial Pollution Management), 3rd edition, 2006. S.N. Jogdand. Himalaya Publishing Ltd. Biotechnology, 3rd edition, 1996. J.E. Smith. Cambridge University Press. A Text Book of Biotechnology. R.C. Dubey. 2nd edition, 1995. S. Chand and Company. Ltd, India.

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EST 3208: Environmental Impact Assessment Sessional (field trip)


1.0 credit

EST 3210: Eco-toxicology Sessional


(1.0 credit) 1. Toxicity test methods: Bacteria - Microtox acute toxicity test Micro-algae and aquatic macrophytes : a. Algal microplate toxicity test b. Lemma minor growth inhibition test Micro-invertebrates : c. Rotifer ingestion test for rapid assessment of toxicity. d. Acute and chronic toxicity testing with Daphnia sp.

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FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER EST 4101: Waste Management


EST 4101: Waste Management Course Number: EST 4101 Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: definition, sources and types of waste; physical and chemical properties of waste; general aspect of waste managements 2. Solid waste management: Definition and types of solid waste; Composition of solid waste, On-site handling, storage and processing of solid waste; collection, transfer of municipal and domestic solid waste (with special reference to Bangladesh); 3. Disposal of municipal and industrial waste: Disposal design, recovery and recycling of household wastes, domestic garbage, bulk treatment on commercial scale, recycling of paper; different disposal methods; sludge treatment and disposal facilities 4. Hazardous waste: Types of hazardous waste, Identification and characteristics of hazardous waste; risk perception and risk assessment, toxicity consideration, one-hit mode, reasonable maximum exposure, risk characterization and risk management, transport regulations, disposal protocols. 5. Hazardous waste management: disposal, reuse and management; cleanup of hazardous waste contaminated sites; physical and chemical methods, biological detoxification and application of biotechnology, institutional and legal framework. 6. Radioactive Waste Management: Definition, sources and characteristics of radioactive wastes, effects of radiation on living organism, acute effect and delayed effect, risk estimates, radioactive waste management techniques, safe disposal, long term assessment, case study. 7. Processing and treatment of hazardous waste : Biological, physical and chemical treatment, batch distillation and fractionation techniques, ion-exchange techniques, electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, waste incineration, land disposal and ground impounding. 8. Natural systems for hazardous waste treatment: waste stabilization pond, aquatic weeds and constructed wetland system;

Recommended References:
Introduction to Environmental Engineering, M. L. Davis, D. A. Cornwell, 3rd edn, McGrawHill, 1998. Environmental Chemistry, S. E. Manahan, 7th end, Lewis Publishers, 2000. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science, G. M. Masters, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1991. Wentz CA (1989) Hazardous Waste Management. McGraw-Hill Book Co Peavy HS and others (1985) Environmental Engineering. McGraw-Hill Book Co

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EST 4103: Water Supply, Health and Sanitation


Course Number: EST 4103 Course Title: Water supply, Health and Sanitation Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Definition of health, health and development : health problems in Bangladesh and developing countries and developed countries, morbidity and mortality pattern in national, regional and international perspectives. 2. Water born disease: sources of safe water and supply in rural and urban areas, proper sanitation, Disease due to poor sanitation, personal hygiene and cleanliness, housing pollution/causes and its clinical care and prevention. 3. Infectious and non-communicable disease: Infectious/communicable (Diarrhoeal, STD, AIDS) and non-communicable disease, (Cancer, cardiovascular), emerging and none merging disease, tropical disease, population growth and control, nutrition and health. 4. Risks factor for diseases: information, education and communication (IEC) public voice for ensuring health, proper sanitation and safe environment. 5. Health services: Public health services, private for profit and non-profit health services, public and out of pocket health expenditures, economic impact on health, safety net for the health care of poor. 6. Health policy: National health policy, role of UN (e.g. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and world bank) and other international agencies in public health, 7. curative and preventive health care system and services, primary health care. 8. Research and management: Management information system, research methods for assessment and evaluation of the health status and services, report writing.

Recommended References:
Textbook of preventive and social medicine. JE Park and K park, Banarsidas Bhanot publishers, India. Fundamental of community medicine, Sufi M Anawarul Islam and quazi Emadadual Huq, Dhaka Textbook of international Health, Paul F Basch, Oxford international press, oxford.

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EST 4105: Environmental Ethics, protocols and Laws


Course Number: EST 4105 Course Title: Environmental Ethics, protocols and Laws Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: history and relation among law, protocol and ethics: 2. Legal aspects of environmental resource management: concepts and principles of environmental law, its legislative development, environmental law and its crisis, 3. Legal aspects of land, air, water and biological resource management: property rights; traditional/indigenous knowledge and management of common resources: ethics of resource management; selected social and moral problems with respect to environment, obligation to future generation, the Lane Ethics, responsibilities of developed and developing countries, foundation for an environmental ethics: factors influencing environmental conflict and conflict resolution. 4. Conventions, protocols and treaties: International environmental conventions, protocols and treaties and their implementation in Bangladesh: 5. International organization: environmental law, protocols, conventions and treaties (UNEP, UNDP, Green peace, IUCN, etc): 6. A comparative study: environmental laws in developed and developing countries and its enforcement.

Recommended references
Warren LM and Gibson J (1999) Environmental Law and Policy. Blackwell Science UNEP (1997) Handbook of Environmental Law. UNEP, Kenya Elliot R (Ed) (1995) Environmental Ethics. OUP Sattar SA: Introduction to Environmental Laws of Bangladesh.

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EST 4107: Instrumental Analysis


Course Number: EST 3203 Course Title: Instrumental Analysis Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction of instrumental analysis: Analytical chemistry; its scope and application; instrumental analysis; instruments for analysis, representative sample; sample storage, its pre-treatment and preparation, sample pretreatment, calibration of instrumental methods; selecting an analytical methods 2. Principles of Spectroscopy: Electromagnetic radiation; general and wave properties; symbols of EMR; Electromagnetic spectrum; interaction of light with matter; Beer-Lamberts law and its limitations; measuring absorbance; optical systems used in spectroscopy 3. UV-Visible Spectroscopy: General concept, molecular absorption; transition probability; the chromophore concept; absorption and intensity shift; solvent effect; Woodward Fieser rules; UV spectrometers; absorption by organic species, inorganic species and charge transfer complex; absorption standards, Baseline correction; qualitative and quantitative applications 4. Infrared Spectroscopy: Molecular vibrations; vibrational frequency; number of fundamental vibration; factors influencing vibrational frequencies; instrumentation; sample techniques, finger print region; application of IR spectroscopy; advantages of FT IR 5. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy: Theory of AAS, atomization techniques, methods of calibration, standard addition, scope, sensitivity and application of ICP-AAS, ICP-AES, ICP-MS techniques in environmental analysis 6. Application of NMR and Mass Spectroscopy: Principle and application of NMR, application of NMR to other nuclei, Mass spectra, ion sources, Mass spectrometer, application of molecular mass spectrometry, environmental application of NMR and mass spectrometry 7. Chromatographic Method (GC and HPLC): Principles of chromatography, instrumentation and applications of chromatography, chromatographic optimization, matrix preparation, HPLC in biological and forensic analysis, chromatographic separation of DDT and PCBs 8. Other techniques: Concepts of X-ray absorption and emission and their analytical use, Thermogravimetric methods (TG), electroanalytical techniques; potentiometry, coulometry

Recommended References
Skoog, Holler & Crouch 2007, Instrumental Analysis, Brooks Cole Cengage Learning, USA. James W Robinson, 1995. Undergraduate instrumental analysis, Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, USA. Francis Rouessac and Annick Rouessac, 2007, Chemical Analysis-Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques, 2 nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, England Daniel C. Harris , 2010, Quantitative Chemical Analysis , 8 th edition, W. H. Freeman and Company 41 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010

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EST 4109 Research Methodology


Course Number: EST 4109 Course Title: Research Methodology Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: what is research? the general process of research, the purpose of research or study, formulate the research question, research question to hypotheses, measurement of variables 2. Methods of data collection: introduction, sampling method, survey and designing the sample, planning of survey, survey methods, primary research methods, guide to preparation of questionnaires 3. Research proposal: research proposal for academic degree, research proposal for professional purpose, research visualization 4. Research documentation: introduction, thesis structure, order of writing, editing of thesis, formatting of thesis 5. Research communication: general format for a term paper, innovating a scientific paper, review article, conference paper, oral paper presentation, speaking at meeting, poster preparation, index cards, internship report, preparation of paper or assignment 6. Bibliography and quotation: bibliography, the chicago manual of style, modern language association (mla style), american psychological association (apa style); quotation (quoting passages using mla style)

References
Cochran, W. G. and Cox, G. M. (1957): Experimental Designs; John Wiley and Sons, London. Blalock, H.M.Jr.(1979): Social Statistics, MacGraw Hill Book Company , New Delhi. Bishop, (1992) ON.19. Statistics for Biology , A practical guides for the experimental Bilogists , Longman, , UK. Cochran, W. G. (1963). Sampling Techniques (second edition), John Wiley & Sons, NY

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EST 4111: Environmental Modeling


Course Number: EST 4111 Course Title: Environmental Modeling Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: The environment; reasons for concern; pollution; the necessity of chemical pollution; transport of pollutants in the environment; approaches to their analysis. 2. Water: analysis of major constituents; sampling, measurement of water quality; techniques for analysis of common ions, trace pollutants, organic trace pollutants, metal ions, soils, solids and wastes. 3. Analysis of Atmospheric Constituents and Pollutants: Gases and particulates; ultra trace analysis. 4. Mass balance: concept; biogeochemical cycling and mass conservation in rivers, flood plain and in society; modeling the fate of pesticides, pollutants. 5. Ecosystem Modeling: principles; energy in ecosystem; energy budgets for animals and plants. 6. Global energy balance and climate change : energy conservation in production systems 7. Environmental System analysis: principles of system analysis; flow diagram and energy structure in environmental systems.

Recommended References:
Reeve RN (2002) Introduction to Environmental Analysis, John Wiley and Sons, England Bala BK (1996) Principles of System Dynamics, Agrotech Pub Academy, Kolkata Gillman M and Hails R (1997) Introduction to Ecological Modeling putting theory into practice, Blackwell Science

EST 4102: Waste management Sessional


(1.0 credit)

EST 4108: Instrumental Analysis Sessional


(1.0 credit)

EST 4112: Environmental Modeling Sessional


(1.0 Credit)

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FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER EST 4201: Environmental Management System


Course Number: EST 4201 Course Title: Environmental Management System Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Environmental Management System: Scope and objectives of EMS, Key Concepts of Industrial Environmental Management, Environmental Management Approaches. 2. Terminology: Auditor, continual improvement, corrective action, document, environment, environmental aspect, Environmental Balance, environmental impact, environmental objective, environmental performance, environmental policy, environmental target, interested party, internal audit, nonconformity, organization, preventive action, prevention of pollution, procedure, record. 3. General requirements of EMS : Applicability of environmental policy, Environmental aspects; legal and other requirements; objectives, targets and program(s). 4. Implementation and operation: Resources, roles, responsibility and authority; competence, training and awareness; communication; documentation; control of documents; operational control; emergency preparedness and response. 5. Checking: Monitoring and measurement; evaluation of compliance; nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action; control of records; internal audit. 6. Relationships among other standards: EMS and ISO 9000 (QMS), ISO 14000 (EMS) and OSHAS 18000 (Occupational health, safety and environment).

Recommended References:
Environmental Management Systems- Requirements with guidance for use Published by International Organization for Standardization, 2004. Environmental Laws in Bangladesh Published by Environment & Development Alliance, June 1999. Application for certification to ISO 14001:2004 by Bureau Veritas (Bangladesh) Private Limited, July 2007. Descriptive Law on Pollution & Environment by Akalank Kumar Jain, 9th edt, June 2000. A compilation of Environmental Laws published by DoE & BEMP (Bangladesh Environmental Management Program). December, 2002.

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EST 4203: Integrated Water Resource Management


Course Number: EST 4203 Course Title: Integrated Water Resource Management Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Basic concept of water resource : Wetlands & water resources, Soil water relationship, Human impact on water resources: Irrigation & flood control system strategic planning; Economic, environment and institutional aspects of water resources planning and management; Participation of beneficiaries, formation of users group: 2. Water Resources planning & management: Water, and its impurities, criteria of water quality, characteristics of domestic industrial & Irrigation water; Estimation & Collection system of surface & ground water, Effluent disposal, reuse & misuse of water 3. Conceptual framework and models: Analytical techniques: Operation and maintenance of water resource system; Watershed management of urban ( Municipal ) & Rural area emphasis on drinking water (urban) & Irrigation water (Rural) 4. Planning fundamentals and processes: Water resource systems; Sustainable development and uses of water; Agricultural perspectives and flood control systems; Watershed management 5. Water supply: Importance, objectives and elements of water supply; Sources of supply and distribution system; Planning and design consideration 6. Financial aspects from supply side: Cost of water supply systems; Cost sharing; Financing of water supply systems; Willingness to pay. 7. Bangladesh Perspective: Water policy of Bangladesh; Ground water in Bangladesh; Environmental and Institutional aspects of water resource planning and management; Problems regarding water management in Bangladesh 8. International linkage: Water sharing treaty with India-analytical perspective; Plausible impacts of Tipaimukh dam & Farakkah barrage in Bangladesh; By lateral and multilateral agreement in water sharing

Recommended references
Pereira HC (1989) Policy and Practice in the Management of Tropical Watershed. Belhaven Press, London Troch FR, Hobbs JA and Donahue RL (1991) Soil and Water Conservation. Prentice Hall, NJ

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EST 4205: Industrial Pollution and Management


Course Number: EST 4205 Course Title: Industrial Pollution and Management Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Industrial Pollution Emissions and Standards: Industrial EmissionsLiquids and gases, Criteria and Standards, Air pollution Quality Standards, Water Quality Criteria and Standards for Industrial Effluents 2. Industrial Waste: Social, Economic, Technological and environmental perspectives of Industrial waste, physical, Chemical and Biological, Characteristics of wastewater methods of analysis of waste water, Principal constituents of concern in wastewater treatment, Reuse of treated wastewater in society, Reducing quality and toxicity of wastewater. 3. Pollution control in Tanning Industries: Historical background of tanning industries in Bangladesh, Tanning processes, Chemicals used in the Tanning industries, Desired limits of pollutants, Origin and Characteristics of the effluents, Polluting effects of waste water in the environment, Methods of pollution abatement. 4. Pollution control in Pulp and paper Industries: Historical background of pulp and paper industries in Bangladesh, Manufacture processes and characteristic of liquid effluents, Pollution control for liquid effluents, Pollution control of gaseous effluents. 5. Pollution control in Fertilizer industries: historical background of fertilizer industries in Bangladesh, Classification of fertilizer plants, Nature, sources, concentration, adverse effects and tolerance limits of effluents from fertilizer industries, Effluent separation and treatment of liquid effluents, Pollution control of gaseous effluents. 6. Pollution control in Textile dyeing Industries: historical background of fertilizer industries in Bangladesh, Manufacture processes and sources of effluents, Quantities of effluents, Characteristics of effluents from different sections, Harmful effects of textile effluent, Pollution control in textile effluents. 7. Pollution control in Food and Beverage processing Industries: historical background of sugar industries in Bangladesh, Characteristics of liquid effluents of food and beverage processing industries, Pollution control in food and beverage processing Industries. 8. The role of Government for industrial pollution control : Industrial facility, Pollution prevention plan, Implementation of pollution prevention plan, Laws, Regulations, Programs and strategies, state

Recommended references:
Industrial pollution Control Hand book, Herbert F. Lund, McGraw Hill Book Company, New York. Industrial pollution privation Handbook, Herry M. Freeman, McGraw -Hill professional, New york Understanding Environment pollution, Mereuita K- Hill, Cambridge University Press. Industrial and Hazardous Wastes, Rajiv K, Sinha and sunil Herat, Pointer Publishers Jaipur, India. Documents from DoE, Bangladesh.

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EST 4207: Climate Process and Change


Course Number: EST 4207 Course Title: Climate process and Change Credit: 3 [3 hours per week for a period of 13 (3X13 hours) weeks] 1. Introduction: Definition, production of climates, Climatic classification of the world and Worlds climatic regions, the role of oceans, El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, La Nina events, preliminary concepts of climate change. 2. Climate process and Meteorology: Greenhouse gas emission: Sources, Cycles, Problems and Emission Controls; Current Understanding of Key Climate Issues and its impacts; Global Temperature and Greenhouse Effects; 3. Atmospheric circulation during the Quaternary: Present day circulation pattern; Global palaeo-hydrology and links between oceanic and atmospheric circulation. 4. Three-dimensional climate modeling: Physical description of the climate system, Basic model equations, Basic methods of solving Model equations, Examples of simulations of present Day climate 5. Climate change and its effects: Detection of the global warming signal and climate impacts, Vulnerability, Adaptation and Societal Response to Climate Change; Policy and Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Recommended References
J.T. Houghton, Y. Ding, D.J. Griggs 2007. Climate change, Cambridge University press. H.J. Critchfield 2009. General Climatology, PHI learing Private Ltd, New Delhi. Ashok Malik, 2008. Causes of Climate Change, Rajat Publications, New Delhi. Edward Bryant 1997. Climate Process and Change by, Cambridge University Press,. Ahmed, A. U., (2006) Bangladesh: Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability a Synthesis, (Dhaka: GoB, MoEF, Department of Environment, Climate Change Cell, July);

EST 4200: Project Work


3.0 credits 10 hours per week Students would be required to submit a thesis on particular topic, the thesis involves literature review, experimental work, and result interpretation. Students would be present their work orally.

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