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Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Environmental) with Honours

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)

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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)79200
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Green Technology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyEngineering & Engineering Trades

The UTAR Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Environmental Engineering is recognised by the following organisations.

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Course Description

The programme is an interdisciplinary discipline with a combination of civil engineering and chemical engineering. The programme aims to produce environmental engineer who will be successful in modern engineering practice, intergrate into the local and global workforce, and contribute to the economy of Malaysia and nation. 

The basic mission of the programme is to provide the fundamental intellectual knowledge, when supplemented by professional experience that will provide the technical and interpersonal skills required to conceive, plan, design, and implement the systems needed to provide and ensure environmental protection for human health and the sustainability of our natural ecosystem.  

Environmental engineers possess a strong commitment to the environment and they enjoy a career that allows them to improve it. The most successful environmental engineers have background in mathematics and science and are detail-oriented. Environmental engineers make significant contributions in the areas of civil, structural and waste resource engineering. Upon graduation environmental engineers will know how to communicate with engineering knowledge in a variety of problem areas in the engineering industry.


Year 1

  • Construction Materials
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • English for Professional Communications​
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Health and Sanitation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mathematics for Engineering I
  • Microbiology for Environmental Engineers
  • National Language/Other Language
  • Strength of Materials
  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Year 2

  • Contaminant Transport
  • Environmental Laboratories
  • Environmental Project Planning and Management
  • Fundamentals of Surveying
  • Introduction to Chemical Process Principles
  • Mathematics for Engineering II
  • MPU1*
  • MPU1* * 
  • Numerical Methods and Statistics
  • Open Channel Hydraulics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Theory of Structures
  • Wastewater Treatment

Year 3

  • Air and Noise Pollution Control
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Basic Economics, Accounting and Management
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Geotechnical Engineering for Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Training
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies​
  • Water Resources
  • Water Supply Engineering

Year 4

  • CAPSTONE Project
  • Elective I
  • Elective II
  • Engineer in Society
  • Environmental Management System
  • Highway and Transportation System
  • Law for Engineers
  • Project
  • Solid Waste Management

Elective I - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Green Chemistry in Engineering​
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Membrane Water Reclamation Technology
  • Smart Manufacturing​
  • Sustainable Green Technology
  • Renewable Fuel Energy and Resources

Elective II - Choose 1 course(s)

  • Experiential Research Skills (ERS)​
  • Introduction To Internet Of Things And Its Application ​
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management
  • Social Media Strategies for Business​
  • MPU I* - Choose 1 course

      • Falsafah dan Isu Semasa - For Local Students 
      • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2 - For International Students 


    • MPU 1** - Choose 1 course

        • Philosophy and Current Issues - For International Students 
        • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban  - For Local Students 

National Language/Other Language - Choose 1 course

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan (A) - For Malaysian only, without SPM-BM credit
  • Communication Tamil For Health Sciences
  • Introduction to Chinese Studies I
  • Introduction to French
  • Introduction to German Language
  • Introduction to Japanese
  • Introduction to Korean
  • Introduction to Tamil Language
  • Introduction to Thai Language

Co-curriculum - Choose 1 course

  • Arts and Cultural Performance
  • Community Project
  • Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Language, Culture and Social Study Abroad
  • Leadership and Teambuilding
  • Managing Personal Finance
  • Management of Martial Arts Activity
  • Management of Sports Activity
  • Music Performance
  • Oral Communication
  • Social Entrepreneurship Project
  • Study Soft Skills and/or Life Skills Abroad
  • Team Work and Collaborative Project
  • Work Ethics and EQ
Entry Requirements

STPM A minimum of Grade C in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject

A-Level A minimum of Grade D in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject 

UEC Grade B in 5 subjects including 1 Mathematics subject and 1 relevant Natural Science subject 

SAM Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) 70 and Grade B in Mathematics and 1 relevant Natural Science subject 

CPU An average of 70% in 2 Mathematics subjects, 1 relevant Natural Science subject and 3 other subjects


Foundation in Science, UTAR Matriculation / Foundation from other Institutions of Higher Learning in the relevant field Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in the relevant field: Minimum CGPA 2.00

Intake Months

January, June & October

Career Prospects
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Planner and Designer
  • Environmental Researchers
  • EIA Consultant
  • An Operator of Pollution Control Facilities
  • Various Governmental Departments Working towards Green Development

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

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