Course Synopsis

The study of basic ecology in understanding nature and environment and the relationship between the organism and the environment. Students will understand the effect of global environmental changes to the environment and how to preserve the environment. The syllabus covers on ecology, ecosystems, population, community, biogeochemical cycles, global environmental changes and microbiology.

Course Outcomes

CO1:  Ability to define and describe basic concept of ecology and environment.

CO2:  Ability to define and describe the energy flow in ecosystems.

CO3:  Ability to define and describe the relationship among the organism in ecosystems.

CO4:  Ability to describe the basicconcepts of soil composition, biochemistry and metabolism pathways of microorganisms in soil, water and wastewater treatment.


  1. Smith T.M. and Smith R.L. (2006) Elements of Ecology, 6th Edition, Pearson.
  2. Black, J.G. Microbiology, 7th Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  3. David, E.V. (2005) Environmental Biology for Engineer and Scientist, Wiley.