Diploma in Environmental Science

The Department of Botany wishes to announce the commencement of a new Diploma Programme in Environmental Science in 2017. This programme is designed to suit those who are already employed in various fields related to the Environmental Science to upgrade their knowledge and skills; for those who wish to find employment in this field; and for the general public to acquire knowledge in this area. It is a thirty (30) credit programme at Levels 3 as per SLQF guidelines.

Aims of the Programme

The broad aim of the programme is to educate the interested members of the public on environment and human interactions with it as well as the current trends of environmental degradation, with a view to enhancing the public awareness on these aspects.

The specific objectives of this Diploma Programme in Environmental Science are to:

  • provide basic knowledge to the interested personnel on environment in general and other related issues and also to upgrade the knowledge of those who are already employed in related sectors
  • improve the skills of students in holistic appraisal of environmental issues
  • develop skills in identifying the causes of environmental degradation and develop sustainable measures
  • To develop enthusiasm and improve knowledge among personnel on conserving natural resources, environment management programmes, planning projects, financial management, implementation and extension and conducting research on relevant issues.
Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Diploma Programme
Conducted by :
Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Programme Duration :
One year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Environmental Science






  • Three (03) passes at the GCE (A/L) Examination in any stream, or
  • Successful completion of any Foundation Programme/Certificate Programme in Environmental Science/Certificate programme in Wildlife Conservation and Management, conducted by The Open University of Sri Lanka and
  • At least a Credit pass (old scheme) or B pass (new scheme) in the English Language at the GCE(O/L) Examination or
  • Any other qualification accepted by the senate of The Open University of Sri Lanka
Issuing of Applications :
29th January 2018
Closing Date for Applications :
Programme commencing date :

Application Fee: Rs. 350/=
Course Fee: Rs. 44,000/=

This Diploma programme is conducted by the Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences. Contact the coordinator, Dr. T.K. Weerasinghe for further details.

Address :
Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, P.O. Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
011 288 1452
Email :

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