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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.
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