The PhD programme in Environmental Engineering offered by the Department of Environmental Engineering at NED University of Engineering & Technology has been accredited by the Higher Education Commission vide NOC HEC ref: No. 1-114/2017/QAD-NOC/HEC/NEDUET/878, Dated 16th September 2020.

Department of Environmental Engineering offers Ph.D Programme in Environmental Engineering discipline. Presently, the programme is carried out as;

  • Ph.D Programme Environmental (Fulltime)

The Ph.D Programme which is stretched Full time provides specialization in the following area:

  • Environmental Engineering

General Scheme of Studies

The postgraduate taught programme is based on Semester system.
The scholar shall be required to register and qualify in six courses of PhD level – each equivalent to three credit hours. These courses are to be designed by the Supervisor or any other senior faculty member, reviewed by BOS and approved by ASRB of the university.
The scholar is required to successfully pass these courses within a twelve- month period. This period can be extended by a further six months with approval of concerned Dean on the recommendations of Supervisor and Chairperson.

Regulations for Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Approved Ph.D. Courses for Environmental Engineering Department, NEDUET

Sr. No.

Course Code Course Name Course Content


EN-603 Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Design  Review of biology, chemistry and physics of treatment processes; Emerging technologies for municipal wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, wastewater reclamation and reuse and desalination; Nano filtration; Reverse osmosis; Aerobic and anaerobic membrane bioreactors; Denitrification and phosphate removal processes; Ozonolysis, UV photolysis, Photocatalysis, Sonolysis; Microbial fuel cells and Electrochemical wastewater treatment.


EN-604 Environmental Biotechnology Biology for the environment; Role of microorganism in environment; Stoichiometry and bacterial energies; Microbial kinetics; Detoxification of hazardous chemicals; Role of biotechnology in biodegradation of complex environment contaminants; Biooxidation and bioreduction; Biotechnological processes; Bioagents of environmental and engineering bioprocess; Application of biotechnology in environmental pollution control, water treatment and bioremediation; Advances in biotechnology.


EN-605 Natural Treatment Systems Design Types of natural treatment systems; Application and limitation; Transformation and removal of pollutants in these systems; Design aspects; Operation of treatment facilities; Comparison with conventional mechanistic wastewater treatment plants.


EN-606 Sustainable Energy Technologies Energy supply, storage, security and environment impacts; Comparison of different forms of energy producing technologies, Solar and wind energy resources, characteristics and its application; Hydropower energy development and environmental implications; Wave and Tidal energy production methods and applications; Bioenergy resources, production methods and application; Energy efficiency of non-renewable resources; Waste heat energy recovery methods.


CH-603 Advanced Analytical Techniques Molecular Spectroscopy, Ultraviolet-Visible and Infrared Spectroscopy, vibrational Atomic Absorption and Atomic Emission Spectroscopies, Mass Spectrometry _Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Gas Chromatography, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy.


ME-603 Advanced Experimental Design Statistics & Probability; Distributions; Sampling Distributions; Hypothesis Testing; Single Factor Experiments; Randomized Block, Latin Square & Graeco- Latin Square Designs; Experiments Involving Two and More Factors; Factorial Designs, 2k Factorial Designs; 3k and Mixed Level Designs; Two-level Fractional Factorial Designs; Regression Analysis; Response Surface Methodology (RSM); Central Composite Design; Box-Behnken Design; Evolutionary Operations; Multiple Responses in Experimental Designs, Desirability Function.


CT-646 Research Methodologies Introduction to Research: Nature, scope and purpose, developing the research question and establishing the framework, research process, Ethics and considerations.
Type of Research: Types of Data and sources of data collection, aims of research and its classification, place & time dimension in research.
Research Methods: Scientific research design, experimental designs, causal comparative & correlational design, survey research, qualitative research designs, historical research, methods and tools: instrumentation, sampling, validity & reliability.