Faculty Of Environmental Sciences

 

Introduction

Omdurman Ahlia College (OAU) was the first to introduce an undergraduate program in Environmental Studies in 1986. The program was promoted to a Faculty status in 1998 within OAU.

Mission and Objectives

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences was established to address the environmental problems of the Sudan. Since the agricultural and Industrial development, as well as the increase in population, witnessed by Sudan in recent years evoked serious environmental changes in all aspects of life, this has created an urgent need for a scientific instrument to face and tackle these problems and to find feasible solutions for them.

The main objectives of the Faculty include the following:

  1. To provide students with knowledge and intellectual skills through its interdisciplinary program.
  2. To design courses in compliance with the philosophy that the environment is a central theme around which an educational program can be unified.
  3. To graduate students who are sufficiently capable of bridging the gap in the Civil Service, where environmental consultants and researchers are badly needed.

The Departments

The Faculty is composed of three Departments:

1.  Department of Environmental Technology

ii.   Department of Environmental Management.

III. Department of Earth Science.

 

Currently enrollment is possible in the first two departments. We expect to start the department of Earth Science in the coming years following the procurement of the necessary specialized equipment.

 The curricula in the Faculty of Environmental Sciences cover three levels:

  1. Basic Environmental Science courses, for First and Second years.
  2. Natural resources science and management, for Third Year
  3. Specialized environmental science courses, for Fourth and Fifth years students. Other subordinate subjects, intermingle throughout the study program

The Study Plan

The plan is conducted on a semester-based system whereby each academic year is divided into two semesters. A semester consists of 15 weeks with an average of 16 teaching hours per week plus two weeks for examinations. This makes a total of 17 weeks per semester.

The duration of study:

  1. B.Sc. (general) degree: minimum 4 years (8 semesters), maximum 6 years (12 semesters).
  2. B.Sc. (Honors) degree:  5 years (10 semesters.

The courses studied in the first 6 semesters are common for all students in each department and are devoted primarily to the basic Environmental Sciences and Principles of Environmental Management. Special attention is given to the holistic interdisciplinary approach to environmental problems. Successful completion of courses and passing all examinations, will qualify students to compete for proceeding to the honors degree, which depends largely on their academic performance.

In semesters 7 and 8, the Honors students have special courses, in addition to those shared with the B.Sc. general students, which are designed by the relevant departments.

After successfully passing all examinations and after complying with all requirements set for graduation, the B.Sc. General Degree students sit for State Examinations, which is a prerequisite for the award of the B.Sc. General Degree in Environmental Technology or Environmental Management.

The honors students proceed to the 9th & 10th semesters, where they receive intensive training in specialized courses and technical skills. Much attention is given to problem solving techniques. The final examinations are followed by the submission of a dissertation as a partial fulfillment for the award of the B.Sc. (Honors) Degree in Environmental Technology or Environmental Management.

Study Courses

Undergraduate Programs

 

N.B. Two hours lecture for each course plus varying numbers of practical hours per week for 15 weeks per semester, followed by two weeks examinations.

Postgraduate Programs

The Faculty offers postgraduate Programs at two levels:

  • Higher Diploma Degree in Environmental Technology and in Environmental Management
  • Master of Science Degree in Environmental Technology or Environmental Management.

Postgraduate Diploma:

The duration of program is a complete one academic year, divided into two semesters. Each semester covers 15 teaching weeks dedicated to intensive Lectures and handouts on experience activities.

1. Postgraduate Diploma Program

COURSE OUTLINE FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAINENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

First Year

1st. Semester

2nd. Semester 

Courses

Teaching hrs.

Courses

Teaching hrs.

1.Arabic (A.S.P.)

2. English (E.S.P.)

3.Islamic Studies

4.Sudanese Foundation I

5. Physics 1

6. Mathematics 1

7. Zoology 1

8. Botany 1

9. Chemistry 1

10. Introduction to Env. Sc. 1

11. Study Skills

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

1.Arabic (A.S.P.)

2. English (E.S.P.)

3.Islamic Studies

4.Sudanese Foundation II

5. Physics II

6. Mathematics II

7. Zoology II

8. Botany II

9. Chemistry II

10. Introduction to Env. Sc. II

11. Study Skills

30

30

30

 

30

30

30

30

30

30

 

30

30

  • This is in addition to various visits to environmentally important sites and environmentally oriented institutions.

 

Admission Requirements

The acquisition of B.Sc. (General or Honors) Degree in Industrial or Applied Sciences from a recognized University

 MASTER OF SCIENCE PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

First Semester

Second Semester L

1. Contemporary Env. Problems

2. Environmental Sociology

3. Environmental Economics

4. Environmental Geology

1. Environment& Philosophy

2. EIA

3. Urbanization & Environment

4. Gender, Family & Environ.

5.Environmental Remote Sensing

 

5. Water Resources Management

 

15 Weeks teaching + two

15 Weeks teaching + two

weeks Examinations

weeks Examinations

 

Admission requirements

The acquisition of B.Sc. (General or Honors) Degree in Sciences or Humanities from a recognized University

 

This semester is dedicated to group seminars, group and/or individual reporting, presentation of cases, learning technical skills, field work investigation, and preparation of dissertation, which are a prerequisite for the award of the Master Degree.

COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE MASTER DEGREE IN
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

 

First Semester

 

Second Semester

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Climate

imate Change

Ecotoxicology

Biodiversity

Land Use Planning

Environmental

Philosophy

Environmental Law

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Applied Remote Sensing & GIS

Arid-land Ecology

Disaster & Disaster Mitigation

Molecular Biology

Pollution Control Technology

Scientific Communication Skills

Semester Examinations

Semester Examinations

Each subject 3 hours per week for 15 weeks per semester

 

COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

 

First Semester

Second Semester

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Management of Aquatic

system

Rural Development

Climate Change

Disaster Management

Land Use Planning

Communication Skills

1. Biodiversity Management

2. Development, Technology &

Environment

3. Gender Planning

4. Sustainable Development

5. Environmental Pollution

6. Manaqement of Arid Ecosystem

Semester Examinations

Semester Examinations

Each subject 3 hours per week for 15 weeks per semester.

 

This semester is dedicated to seminars, group and individual reporting on current environmental problems at the Regional and Local Levels. Special emphasis will be on the socio-economic impact of all human practices; North-South dialogue, the racial, tribal, regional and cross-border conflicts; gender problems; field surveys and the preparation of a dissertation as a partial fulfillment for the award for the Master of Science.

3. Ph. D. Program: This program is still under study.

6.5) Graduate Program: Diploma/M.Sc. Degree in E.M.

BLOCK A

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE

Contac

Cre.

COLIRSE TITLE

Contact

Cre.

~

hrs.

hrs.

 

hrs.

hrs.

 

(L+P)

   

(L+P)

 

nContemporary

   

• Env.

(3+1)

3

Env. Problems

(3+1)

3

Philosophy.

(2+2)

3

•Env. Sociology

(3+1)

3

• E.I.A.

   

•Env. Economics

(3+1)

3

• Urbanization

(3+1)

3

nResearch Meth.

(3+2)

3

& Environment

   

nResource Mgt.

(3+0)

3

• Gender, Family

and Environment.

(3+1)

3

     

• Environmental

Remote Sensing

(2+2)

3

Total

(15+5)

15

Total

(13 +7)

15

 

A semester examination plus presentation of a limited dissertation in one of the topics tackled in the program, which carries a two credit hours weight. This makes Block A 32 credit hours.

BLOCK B

THIRD SEMESTER

FOURTH SEMESTER

COURSE TITLE

Contact

Cred.

COURSE TITLE

Contact

Cred.

 

hrs.

hrs.

 

hrs.

hrs.

 

(L+P)

   

(L+P)

 

• Mgt. of Aquatic

   

1. Biodiversity

odiversity Mgt.

(3+0)

3

System.

(3+1)

3

2.Development Tech. &

   

• Rural Develop

(3+0)

3

Environment

(3+0)

3

• Climate Change

(3+0)

3

3. Gender Planning

(3+1)

3

• Disaster Mgt.

(3+0)

3

4. Sustainable Dev.

(3+0)

 

• Land Use &

   

5. Env. Pollution

(3+1)

3

Planning

(3+0)

3

6.Management of Arid

   

• Communication

(2+2)

3

Ecosystem

(3+0)

3

Skills

         

Total

(17+3)

1S

Total

(1S +2)

15

 

Fifth SemesterThis semester is to se seminars,gro group and

individual reporting on current environmental problems at the Regional and Local Levels. Special emphasis will be on the socio-economic impact of all human practices; North-South dialogue, the racial, tribal, regional and cross-border conflicts; gender problems; field surveys and the preparation of a dissertation as a partial fulfillment for the award of the Master of Science (12 credit Hrs.). This makes a total of 48 hrs. for BLOCK B.

 

(6.6) The Academic Staff

Name

Title /

position

Academic Qualifications

Dr. Buthyna

Hassan Al El-

Magid

Dean,

Assistant Prof.

• B.Sc., (Econ. & Soc. Studies), U.

of K., 1974.

• M.Sc., (Env. Studies), Institute of

Env. Studies, U. of K., 1982.

• Ph. D., (Administrative Science),

U. of K., 2000.

Dr. Awad

Ibrahim AI-Biely

Assoc. Prof.

n B.Sc., (Honors), Geochemistry,

Moscow University, 1969.

n DITC Higher Dipl., Geochem., Dell.

Univ., Netherland, 1973.

n M.Sc., Mining. Exploration, Lieden

U., Netherland 1974.

• Ph.D., (Petrochemistry), Vierna

University of Austria, 1983.

Prof. Mohammed

Ahmed Khlifa

Coordinator of

the Postgraduate

program,

Prof.

n B.Cs., Agic. U. of K. 1958

n P.C. Dip., Agic. U. of Wales 1958.

• M.Sc., Agic. U. of Wales , 1961.

• Ph. D. (Genetics) USA 1972.

Dr. Saffa

Mahmoud

Head Dept. of

ET.

Assistant Prof.

• B.Sc., (Hon.), Agriculture, U. of K.,

1984.

• M.Sc., (Env. Studies), U. of K., 1988.

• Ph. D., (Integrated Pest Mgt.), U. of

K., 2007.

Dr. El Hag Abu

Gabr El Hag

Associate Prof.

• B.Sc,. (Hons), Agriculture, U. of K.,

1984.

• M.Sc., (Zoology), U. of K., 1988.

n Ph.D., (Marine Biology), Queens'

University, U. K., 1981.

Dr. Abu Baker El

sidig Ahmed

Head Dept. of

EM.

Assistant. Prof.

n B.Sc., (Hon.), Agriculture, U. of K.,

1982.

• P.G.Dip., (Rural-Sensing Techniques,

ITC, Netherlands, 1989.

• M.Sc., (Env. Studies), U. of K., 1993.

• Ph.D., (Rural Economics), U. of K.

1999.

Ihab Mohammed

Salih

Lecturer

n B.Sc., (Hons), (Chemical Engin.), U.

of K., 1993.

n M.Sc., (Env. Studies), U. of K., 1998.

 

Name

Title /

position

Academic Qualifications

Khalid Mohammed

Al Hassan

Lecturer

n B.Sc., (Hons), Env. Studies, D.A.U.,

1993.

• P.G.Diploma (Env. Studies), O.A.U.,

   

2000.

   

• M. Eng. (Env. Planning & Mgt.),

   

EUNESD-IHE, 2006.

Alssadig Elzain

Eltayeb

Mohammed

Lecturer

• B.Sc., (Hons), Env. Health, U. of K.,

1998.

n P.G.Diploma (Env. Science), D.A.U.,

2003.

• M.Sc., (Env. Science), OAU, 2005.

• M.Sc., (Env. Health), U. of K., 2007.

Charles Mahmoud

Lecturer

n B.Sc., (Env. Science), O.A.U., 1998.

• P.G. Diploma (Env. Science), O.A.U.,

2004.

• M.Sc., (Env. Tech.), O.A.U., 2007.

 

Faculty Re4istrar

Name

Title /

position

Academic Qualifications

Siddig Al Awad

Siddig

Faculty Registrar

• B.Sc., (Env. Studies), O.A.U., 1993.

n M.SC., (Disaster & Refugees

Studies), Africa International

University, 2007.

 

(6.7) STUDENTS: 2007/2008

CLASS

Department of EM

Department

of EM

total

Males

iemalej

MaleJ

J1a

 

First Year

42

23

11

9

75

Second Year

6

7

8

10

31

 

CLASS

Males

Females

Total

Third Year

6

17

23

Fourth year

2

10

12

Fifth Year

2

5

7

 

Male students: 77 Female students: 81

 

Total No. of students 158

Omdurman Ahlia University

138

Contact us

Location and Address
P.O. Box 786- Omdurman - SUDAN
Tel: + 187-571127, +187-566116, +187-566118 Fax: +187-553447

Email: info@oau.edu.sd

 

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