Offered by the Department of Zoology and Environment Sciences
The existing warming trend of the earth surface and the unexpected extreme weather events have been attributed to anthropogenic (i.e human-induced) climate change. The main cause of recent climate change has been identified as the increased levels of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, resulting from fossil fuel burning and land use change activities.
BSc degree in any of the following fields: Biological Sciences, Forestry & Environmental Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Physical Sciences or any other relevant field, obtained from a recognized university
Equivalent qualification/s acceptable to the senate of the University of Colombo.
Application Fee: LKR 500/-
Course Fee: 90,000/- (Subject to change)
*The course fee cannot be paid as installments. However, students are eligible for Bank Ceylon Student Loan system. Please contact Bank of Ceylon, Thummulla Branch for more details.
Postgraduate Diploma in Climate Change and Environmental Management is a 1-year part-time study programme providing valuable information and learning experience in dealing with the issue of climate change locally and globally through environmental management.
The programme is specifically meant for graduates and professionals who wish to have an overall knowledge on the issue of climate change, its causes and impacts, and how to deal with the latter through overall environmental management. Since the programme is offered part-time (during weekends), it will give a valuable opportunity for the participants to continue studies with a minimum impact on their careers.
Lectures and laboratory sessions conducted on weekends (on Saturdays and some Sundays). The overall course aims at strengthening the capacity of those already working in the field of climate change (CC) and those hoping to move into this fast-developing field. The course will provide the participants an opportunity for interactive learning on the causes, impacts, and strategies to deal with human-induced climate change through environmental management
|Course Code||Course Name||No. of Credits||Note|
|PCE 01||Introduction to Environmental Management; Fundamentals of the climate system and climate change||2C||30 L|
|PCE 02||Global carbon cycle and climate change implications||3C||45 L|
|PCE 03||Climate change and human security (an overview)||1C||15 L|
|PCE 04||Policy, legal framework, strategies and institutional setup related climate change in Sri Lanka; International cooperation and basic economics in climate change management||3C||45 L|
|PCE 05||Overview of the national circumstances: Climate change in Sri Lanka- Current status and trends||2C||30 L|
|PCE 06||Impacts on major socioeconomic sectors and management strategies for mitigation of climate change in Sri Lanka||1C||15 L|
|PCE 07||Impacts of climate change on different key sectors and adaptation strategies for minimizing impacts on these sectors in Sri Lanka, with emphasis on Food Security (agriculture, livestock, fisheries, & water resources sectors) and other aspects (forestry & biodiversity, health, coastal)||3C||45 L|
|PCE 08||Field/laboratory practicals and assignments||6C||180 L|
|PCE 09||Seminar and written report||4C||120 L|
|Dr. E Lokupitiya||Senior lecturer||University of Colombo|
|Prof. Chandana Jayaratne||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Mr. Buddhika Hemashantha||Founder and CEO||Climate Smart Initiatives (Climate SI)|
|Prof. N Pallewatta||Professor||University of Colombo|
|Ms. Sardhanee Dias||Director||National Building Research Organization.|
|Dr. R A D B Samaranayake||Former Director||Coast Conservation Department|
|Mr. S A M Azmy||Former Head||Environmental studies Division, National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency|
|Dr. Thusitha Sugathapala||Director General||Sustainable Energy Authority of Sri Lanka.|
|Mr. Sena Peiris||Former CEO||National Cleaner Production Center|
|Mr. D N Sirisena||Former Deputy Director||Rice Research Development Institute, Batalagoda.|
|Prof. Sarath Kotagama||Emeritus Professor||University of Colombo|
|Dr. Shiromani Jayawardene||Director||Department. of Meteorology, Sri Lanka|
|Dr. Inoka Suraweera||Director||National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health|
|Dr. Upali Amarasinghe||Director||International Water Management Institute|
Further information regarding the MSc Program can be obtained by contacting the program coordinator
Contact details of the program coordinator are as follows.
|Name||Phone No||Mobile No|
|Dr. Erandathie Lokupitiyafirstname.lastname@example.org|