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Bachelor of Environmental Science and Technology (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FacultyFaculty of Environmental Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEnvironmental Protection
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The Department offers a four-year programme leading to the bachelors degree in Environmental Science. This degree is at the honours level and is ecognised as a professional degree by the Malaysian Public Services Department.

A semester system is followed and there are two semesters a year, starting in July and December, each of 15 weeks duration. Students need to complete 100 credits of coursework which includes professional practical training (3 credits) and the completion of an independent study Project (6 kredit). One credit is the equivalent of a one-hour lecture or a three hour practical class per week. to graduate in three years the workload for each semester is approximately 15-18 credits. This normally involves taking five to seven subjects per semester.

The University practises a continuous assessment system. Approximately 60% of the total course grade is assessed by tests or coursework given during the semester. The remaing percentage of the grade is based on a Final Examination at the end of the semester.

This degree is assessed yearly by an independent External Examiner from another university. For example in previous years External Examiners have come from Imperial College, London; the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and the University of East Anglia,Norwich.


Course Offered

  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Measurement Technique and Method 1
  • Principles of Environemental Biology
  • Hydrology and Water Resource
  • Meteorology
  • Water Pollution Control Technology
  • Toxic and Hazardous Waste
  • Coastal Processes
  • Professional Training
  • Project
  • Hydrogeology
  • Man and Environment
  • Chemical Principles In The Environment
  • Principles of Environmental Physics
  • Principles of Drinking Water Treatment
  • Air Pollution and Noise
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid Waste Disposal Technology
  • Pollution Biology
  • Energy Systems
  • Environmental Seminar
Entry Requirements

i. Applicant with Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Qualification

1. Applicants should obtain at least C+ Grade (NGMP 2.33) in one (1) of the following subjects at the STPM level:

Math or Add Math or Science subject

ii.Applicant with Life Sciences/ Physical Sciences Matriculation Qualification

1. Applicants should obtain at least PNGK 2.30


2. The applicants should have passed with Gred C+ for Mathematics or Science subject

iii. Applicant with Equivalent Qualification

1. Applicants should possess a diploma or other qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University in a related field.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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