Water, Sanitation & Health Sciences

In contrast to most ‘traditional’ degrees in environmental engineering, individuals in this program will need to have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assess the needs of a community, design, evaluate and implement technical solutions to the deficiencies of water supply and sanitation that are appropriate for a given community and sustainable, through a process of community engagement and mobilization, and in partnership with like-minded organizations whose focus is on health promotion and education.

Individuals trained in this program will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively with community and community-based organizations and the local political structure to effectively implement water and sanitation interventions, assess the functioning and impacts of these systems, and identify and implement solutions to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of existing systems.

Scheduling of Courses/Research for MS

Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
First Semester
1 Professional Development and Practice 3.0 Common
2 Water and Health 3.0 Core
3 Small Water System Design 3.0 Core
4 Chemistry & Biology of WaSH 3.0 Core
5 Graduate seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Second Semester
1 Water Law, Policy and Community 3.0 Core
2 WaSH and Community 3.0 Core
3 Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3.0 Core
4 Sanitation Systems, Waste Reuse and Hygiene 3.0 Common
5 Graduate Seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
6 Preparation of Thesis Research Proposal 0.0 Core
Total 12.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Third Semester
1 WaSH Assessment and Practical Management 3.0 Core
2 Graduate Seminar: Water Security in Pakistan 0.0 Common
3 Thesis Research, Data Collection & Processing etc 0.0 Common
Total 3.0
Sr.# Course title Credit hrs Course type
Fourth Semester
1 Research/ Data Collection & Processing, Thesis Write-up and Final Seminar 6.0 Elective
Total 33.0 - Total