Postgraduate Programme (Master
M.Engg. Day Programme
M.Engg. Evening Programme
Nature of Degree
The degree to be awarded under the postgraduate programme
leading to the degree of Master of Engineering will be abbreviated
as M.Engg. in Environmental Engineering. The programme was
initiated in the 1999-2000 academic session and enrollment
on the programme has continued successfully till the last
academic session (2006-2007). New regulations are effective
from the academic session 2007-2008. Currently the department
is administering both day and evening programmes successfully.
General Scheme of Studies
i. The student shall have an option to enroll either in day or evening programme.
ii. Instructions in all classes and laboratories shall be
carried out in English language.
iii. Each programme shall be of thirty credit hours.
iv. The programme shall be conducted under Semester System.
There should be two semesters in one calendar year, namely;
Spring Semester and Fall Semester.
v. In order of merit of selection, each candidate shall have
the option to enroll either in the day programme or in the evening programme.
vi. Any student enrolled in the day programme may complete
all requirements in three semesters or within maximum of six
semesters (three years) including withdrawal; if any.
vii. Any student enrolled in the Evening programme may complete
all requirements in five semesters or within maximum of ten
semesters (five years) including withdrawal; if any.
viii. Students may however also be allowed by the Chairman
to register for dissertation based on an analytical and/or
experimental work. This dissertation shall be equivalent to
six credit hours. Each such student will also be assigned
one supervisor for guidance. The dissertation work has to
be carried out in the ‘day time’.
Duration of Course and Time Schedule
1. Each semester shall have at least sixteen weeks instruction
time followed by semester examinations.
2. In the day programme, courses up to maximum of twelve
credit hours and in the evening programme courses up to maximum
of six credit hours shall be allowed in each semester. However,
the Chairman may allow one additional course to any such student
who otherwise might require one more semester to complete
thirty credit hours requirement for the degree.
Registration in Semester / Courses of Study
i. Registration in any semester requires registration either
in at least one course or for dissertation.
ii. Courses of study for the semester shall be as offered
by the department.
iii. Each student may be allowed to take one course of three
credit hours offered under any other area of specialisation
in the same department with the approval of the Chairman and
/ or in any other department of the University with the approval
of both Chairmen.
iv. Registration of students in any course may be subjected
to the maximum number of students in the class.
v. Any student may be allowed to change a course within two
weeks after the date of the commencement of the classes with
permission from the Chairman.
Exemption from Courses
A student may apply for exemption from course(s) of the
programme against course(s) which he/she has passed earlier
i. Application must be submitted before the completion of
ii. Discontinuation of his/her studies has not exceeded two
iii. Subject to equivalence exemption may also be granted
by the Chairman; in any number of non-credit courses but not
more than two compulsory credit courses with at least in B
grade. However, grades of exempted course(s) shall not be
counted towards GPA / CGPA and the thirty hours requirement
for the degree shall be reduced by the credit hours of the
iv. Necessary notification towards grant of exemption shall
be issued in each case.
Cancellation of Admission
The admission of a student enrolled in any programme will
be cancelled under the following circumstances:
i. If the student is involved in any serious indiscipline.
ii. If a student fails to register in any semester without
being officially allowed withdrawal either from the Semester
or from the programme.
iii. If a student has secured less than 2.0 GPA on completion
of twelve credit hours; Grade F, if any, shall also be counted
Withdrawal from a Semester
Permission to withdraw from any semester may be given under
exceptional circumstances by the Chairman and shall be notified
accordingly. However, fees paid shall not be refunded.
Withdrawal from Programme
A student, who is unable to continue his/her studies because
of unavoidable circumstances on his/her part and desires withdrawal
from the programme, should apply to the Chairman. If allowed,
necessary notification shall be issued.
Re-Admission in the Programme
A student who has officially withdrawn from the programme
may be readmitted in the programme provided that the period
of absence together with period of study shall not exceed
maximum permissible period as given.
i. A student may be registered for dissertation in any semester
only after having completed twelve credit hours courses with
at least 2.0 GPA.
ii. Towards the end of semester, the student shall be required
to submit three copies of the dissertation to the department.
iii. A panel of two examiners shall examine and grade the
dissertation: ‘S’ for satisfactory without any
corrections or with minor corrections; otherwise ‘U’
Award of Degree
Any student who has fulfilled following conditions shall
be eligible for the award of Master’s Degree in Environmental
i. Passed all non-credit courses, if required.
ii. Passed all credit courses counted towards degree with
minimum 2.75 CGPA.
iii. Satisfactorily completed all other requirements.
For a complete list of courses offered for the programme,
Postgraduate Programme (Master of Engineering Management)
(Offered from Fall 2011 Semester)
MEM Day Programme
MEM Evening Programme
Environmental Management draws its knowledge across a spectrum of disciplines – the natural, social and
medical sciences, the humanities and engineering. Environmental
Management has the potential to play a pivotal role in the
financial, social and developmental pace of a country. It
aims to maintain a harmonious relationship between the environment
and human society and in its approach to this, adopts a holistic and interdisciplinary stance. The growth of interest in Environmental
Management started since the late 1990s. It reflects a widely
held perception of accelerating environmental deterioration
caused by the pressure of human activities, as evidenced by
worsening problems of pollution and the destruction of natural
landscapes and habitats. Understanding and management of air,
water and land resources require that a wide range of inter-disciplinary
perspectives should be included in the curriculum.
Improving the quality of life of citizens is the main policy
objective of socio-economic development in all countries of
the world. Hitherto most countries have been attempted to achieve
this by formulating and implementing development plans without
any serious effort to integrate environmental considerations
into the process. However, in order to ensure that human activities
interfere only to an acceptable degree with the functioning
of life support systems or natural ecological processes, environmental management and planning is now becoming an increasingly important
imperative in the rapidly growing liberalised world economy.
Pakistan, a developing country is presently on the pace of
urbanisation. Increasing population and industrial growth
in turn result in an increase in environmental pollution.
Solutions to mitigate environmental pollution lie in the awareness and proper management of environmental resources.
Environmental management is a key to identify, monitor and
control the environmental problems. In order to manage the
environmental problems trained and qualified manpower is required.
Generally, personnel dealing with environmental management
problems in Pakistan are not qualified in this area. The Environmental Management Programme at NED University provides an opportunity
to train the existing manpower and to provide fresh graduates
having master’s degree in the Environmental Management.
Some of the broad objectives of the programme should be to
equip students and future environmental managers with the
- Understand the concepts of the environment and pollution;
- To understand the linkage between environmental management
and other relevent areas;
- To provide knowledge, skills and understandings of rapid
evolution of environmental problems, together with greater
public awareness and concern;
- Acquire an overview of both development planning and environmental
- Understand the need for the various actors and the public
to participate in both environmental planning and management
of environmental health and gain an insight into their respective
roles in the participatory process;
- To provide confidence to bring the environmental problems
at government and management level;
- To help the controlling authorities to develop more credible
environmental planning and management systems;
- Establish a link between development, environmental planning
and environmental management.
The course combines a set of key
subjects that contain information on the nature of environmental
problems together with engineering techniques for their solution.
This is supplemented by management and policy subjects to
empower the engineer, or technical specialist, to lead multidisciplinary
teams working in the field of Environmental Engineering.
The course has been designed from a combination of degree
courses being offered by 18 well reputed universities and
academic institutions around the world. Overall, the
courses listed below have been selected from various internationally
acclaimed universities, keeping in mind the background of
potential students in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Environmental Systems Engineering will equip the student
with a clear concept of environmental engineering as a base.
The knowledge of environmental engineering is vital to the
successful implementation of environmental management principles.
The course has been adopted from that being offered by Middle
East Tech. University, Ankara, Turkey.
- Environmental Quality Management will introduce the student
to the heart of environmental management and will cover
all the basic grounding needed for a successful grasp of
the core concepts. This course has been adopted from the
programme being offered by AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Civil Systems and the Environment is an amalgamation of civil and environmental engineering and will be of benefit
to those with a background or interest in the application of civil engineering to environmental management. This course
has been adopted from the University of Toronto, Canada.
- Environmental Risk Assessment will equip students with
the importance of environmental impact assessment (which
is of a growing stature in the fledgling field of environmental management in Pakistan). The course has been adopted from
New Mexico Tech., USA.
- Environmental Law and Policy Development will equip students
with an understanding of laws and policies related to the
field of Environmental Management and give an insight into
the practical implementation of such policies for the benefit
of Pakistan’s ailing environment. This course has
been adopted from the National University of Singapore.
- Ecology and Sustainability is a course based on the popular
concept of “sustainable development”. The impact
of anthropogenic activities on the environment and how it
can be modified for the benefit of the ecology (basically
the natural environment) is the core theme of this course.
This course has been adopted from the University of Technology,
- Waste and Pollution Management is based on the waste management
principles of environmental pollution in general. Several
state-of-the-art technologies will be taught in this course
to equip students with the latest developments in the fields
of waste management and subsequently waste minimisation.
This course has been adopted from the University of Technology,
- Water Quality Management is based on the management of
natural and artificial water resources for the benefit of
Pakistan and borrows some of its concepts from Quality Management principles. This course has been adopted from New Mexico
- Principles of Air Quality Management is based on the management
and maintenance of the quality of the ambient air. This
is of vital importance to Pakistan considering the enormous
amount of air pollution being generated by various industries
and automobiles throughout the country. This course has
been adopted from the University of Maryland, USA.
- Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing Countries
is an important topic considering the mismanagement of the
sanitation infrastructure of Pakistan. Students will be
equipped with core concepts of infrastructure planning,
development and management and will also focus on case studies
with examples from Pakistan to improve their understanding
of the subject. This course has been adopted from M.I.T.,
Benefits of Degree
This program is designed to enable engineers and other technical
specialists to take a leadership role in the field of Environmental
Engineering. Increasing demand of environmental management
personnel will be congregated with the graduates of this program.
Career options of potential graduates from Environmental Management
include positions in government agencies or private corporations,
or as consultants. Concerned departments such as the Health,
Safety and Environment would also benefit from having
educated managers in this respect.
First class degree is required in the fields of Civil, Chemical,
Mechanical, Environmental, Agricultural, Textile and other
allied engineering disciplines.
For a complete list of courses offered for the programme,