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The word environment has become a popular catchphrase in the global and national context. In Urban Design and Architecture, the environmental revolution manifests itself as sustainable design and planning. This program aims to take a holistic view of 'environment' examining both the physical and psychological aspects. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, fusing technical and scientific knowledge with philosophical and ethical issues. It is only through the sensitive consideration of the design of our cities and landscapes that we will create places that respond to both the spiritual/psychological and health/physical needs of all sectors of humanity. Good environmental design can generate economic development and embrace the best of technological innovation while recognizing and respecting the importance of cultural heritage and the obligation to address the ecological agenda.
The built environment is of major economic and social importance. Construction alone is one of the largest discrete industries in Pakistan and a major provider of employment. The built environment makes a vital contribution to the quality of life of all members of society. This program offers research based value added degree to upgrade professional practice of engineers, planners and designers and to provide better job prospects home and abroad

Eligibility Criteria

Professionals with PGD Environmental Design holding B.E. Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, BE Chemical, Transportation, Industrial and Environmental Engineering, B. Arch, Bachelor in Town Planning, Interior design, MSc Home Economics (Housing, Interior Design), Bachelor of Urban Engineering, Architecture Engineering, Interior Architecture, Art and Architecture with at least 2nd class are eligible for admission to MS in Environmental Design.
iii. B. Tech Civil, Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical (Hons.) and BS Geology, BS Environmental Engineering and BS Home Economics (Interior and environmental Design) will also be given chance to continue for MS after PGD Environmental Design.

Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be made strictly on the basis of merit/criteria laid down by the Department/ University.


Maximum 1 Years

Medium of Instruction


Teaching Methodology

Face to Face Classes.

AIOU Credits Required

36 Credit Hours

1. Introduction to Environmental Design-1575
2. Environmental Planning & Practice-1576
3. Environmental Psychology-1577
4. Research Methods-7773/1578


1. Evaluation of Built Environment for Physical Sustainability-1579
2. Environmental Aesthetics-1580
3. Women and Environment-1581
4. Appropriate Technologies-1582
5. Environmental Impact Assessment-1584














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