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Bachelor of Technology (Environmental)(Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration7 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)USD3889/Year
FacultyApplied Sciences - School of Industrial Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

The aim of the program is to produce graduates with expertise in environmental technology to meet the national needs in various industries.

 The objectives of the program are to produce:

  • Graduates who are competent and professional in their respective fields.
  • Graduates who are mature, ethical, with analytical skills and ability to plan and communicate well.
  • Graduates with leadership and social skills and able to propose solutions to specific problems encountered.
  • Graduates who are able to identify the importance of lifelong learning to meet professional and personal goals.
  • Graduates with high entrepreneurial skills, with the ability to venture into new innovative businesses.

Courses Offered

The program consists of courses that fall into technology (blue), science (green) and management (red) themes as shown in the pie chart below. The three area sizes of the chart correspond to emphasis given to each theme.

Core Courses

  Introduction to Environmental Science
  Introduction to Environmental Technology
  Chemical Process Calculations
  Process Fluid Mechanics
  Process Heat Transfer
  Mass Transfer and Separation Processes
  Environmental, Safety and Health Legislation
  Treatment and Management of Solid Waste
  Treatment and Management of Scheduled Wastes      
  Environmental Technology Laboratory
  Air Pollution Control Technology
  Noise and Vibration Control Technology
  Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Design
  Equipment Design for Water Treatment

Elective Courses

  Basic Ecology 
  Environmental Management
  Environmental Audit
  Hydrology of Catchment Area 
  Geographical Information Technology
  Society and Environment Project
  Environmental Forensics
  Environmental Bioindicator
  Indoor Environment
Entry Requirements

SPM+STPM+MUET or its equiv.

Career Prospects

There are many careers that require knowledge in this area,  from the highly specialized and technical environmentalists who work in the field, to those who partake in decision-making and enforcement, which massively affect the society. Field workers comprise of environmental evaluators, assessors, auditors, consultants, and researchers. Environmental decision-makers include regulatory and government officials, environmental system managers, as well as advisors to various environmental NGO's.

The table below shows some examples career prospect for Environmental Technology graduates.

Job titles/options

Environmental officer, Engineers, Managers, Advisors, Consultants, Assessors, Auditors, Researchers, Environment and Safety officer.

Typical job responsibilities

Depending on the job title, the environmentalist is engaged in various aspects of the chosen environmental concern. For example, as an Environmental Auditor, the environmentalist’s job is to audit facilities in accordance to related environmental regulations. This may include taking samples and sending them for analysis. The environmental auditor may also be engaged in auditing environmental management systems. In many industrial sectors, the environmental manager is the one in charge of ensuring that compliance to regulations are met. Hence, the environmental manager is usually the one who initiates projects that make certain that the facility complies to the rules. For instance, the environmental manager may design, implement and monitor conservation program for the organization.

Typical requirement

a)B.Sc or B.Tech Degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Technology

b)Passion for the environment, problem solving skills, attention to detail, creativity, curiosity, honesty, optimism and leadership qualities.

Examples of hiring companies

Petrochemical, printing, textile to wood, food and other sectors in between. Regulatory bodies such as Department of Municipal Councils, Department of Drainage and Irrigation, Indah Water Consortium and Kualiti Alam.

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

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