School of Environment and Climate Change (SECC)
“STRIVING TOWARDS CLIMATE COMPATIBLE DEVELOPMENT”
To help increase national, regional, and international efforts in combatting climate change by building capacity for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures. We aim to contribute solutions to the enormous resource and environmental challenges faced globally in the present and in the years to come.
1.Bachelor in Environment and Climate Change (BECC)
The Bachelor in Environment and Climate Change (BECC) program will provide students with the fundamentals of climate change science, including the astrophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial processes that drive natural climatic variability and anthropogenic climate change. The program will also encourage student learning on the current and likely future impacts of global warming on ecosystems and human activities are considered, including biodiversity, system buffering and resilience, and regional inequality and vulnerability.
Courses will also explore communication, denialism, ethics, and the roles of academia and scientific research. Finally, the Bachelor program in Environment and Climate Change, will provides the students with the essential programs in the Climate Physical Science, Impacts & Adaptation, Mitigation Approaches to Climate Change, as well as Fundamentals and Risk, Business Communication, Ecological Economics, Sustainability and Critical Perspectives of Natural resource Management.
2.Bachelor in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (BREEE)
The Bachelor in Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering (BREEE) will train and develop professionals who will be able to develop, design, undertake and implement research in renewable energy and environmental solutions in the society. The program shall emphasize on natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change, building on the current and future impacts of global warming on ecosystems and biodiversity.
In the renewable energy space, students will be taught to design and implement renewable energy solutions such as solar power, hydropower, wind energy and bioenergy systems. The program also teaches the basic principles of electrical engineering. These principles include electrical circuit theories and analysis, power generation, transmission and distribution and the hybridization of the different renewable energy systems.
The environmental engineering aspects of the program seeks to develop the skills and knowledge to design and implement environmental solutions such as waste management, water supply systems, waste water treatment, groundwater management and the governance of river basins and watersheds.