Bachelor of Technology (Environmental) with honours

Environment

BTech (Hons)

Overview

Bachelor of Technology (Environment) is an undergraduate program that was first introduced in the year 2000. This four-year program is designed for preparing the graduates with environmental knowledge with a combination of science, management, and technical skills. The following objectives will be achieved through this undergraduate program:

  1. Develop essential knowledge and technical skills in science, technology, engineering, and environmental management.
  2. Capable of providing creative and innovative solutions for sustainable environmental problems.

This course integrates the lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air) concepts in providing students with ample knowledge of the environment. In line with the United Nations’ sustainable development, the graduates are shaped to conquer the Sustainable Development Goals, including clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, and partnership for the goals.

The courses taught in this program are designed with current local regulations and guidelines from the Department of Environment, the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Energy Commission. Besides, internationally from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States of Environmental Protection Agency, the World Health Organization and the ASEAN Center for Energy.

The 24 weeks industrial training is compulsory for preparing graduates with real work experiences. The combination of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective is ensemble through lectures, tutorials, assignments, quizzes, and laboratory works to prepare the graduates with proficiency for data collection, analysis, and presentation with appropriate modeling and software.

Entry requirements

Home Student

STPM Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00 with grade C in three (3) subjects including General Studies; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) in any one of the following subjects: Mathematics (T) / Mathematics (M) / Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology at STPM level, 

                     OR

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) in any of the following subjects: Mathematics (M) / Economics / Business Study / Visual Arts / Sports Science / Information Technology and Communication / Accounting / Geography at STPM level,

AND

    • Obtain at least grade C in any of the following subjects: Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Science / Additional Mathematics at SPM level,

OR

    • Obtain at least grade C in any of the following subjects: Science / Additional Science / Mathematics / Engineering Drawing / Mechanical Engineering Studies / Civil Engineering Studies / Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies / Invention / Basics of Sustainability / Computer Science / Domestic Construction / Technical Communication Graphics / Domestic Wiring / Domestic Electrical Appliances Servicing / Computer Graphics / Entrepreneurial Studies / Commerce / Principles of Accounting / Economics / Geography / Visual Arts Education at SPM level,

                   AND

    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Matriculation / Foundation Programme Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Pass Matriculation-KPM / Foundation Science in UM / Foundation in UiTM and obtain at least CGPA 2.00; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) in any of the following subjects; Mathematics / Physics / Physics (Engineering) / Basic Engineering at Matriculation or Foundation level, AND
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Diploma Graduates

General Entry Requirements

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain a Diploma or other qualification recognize as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Public University Senate;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least grade C (NGMP 2.00) on three (3) subject included General Studies;

OR

    • Pass the Matriculation / Foundation exam in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least CGPA 2.00;

OR

    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) in 2017 or earlier and obtain at least Jayyid Stage;

AND

    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00 recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University, AND
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

STAM Graduates

    • Passed at the STAM examination with at least Jayyid; 

AND

    • Obtain at least grade C in any of the following subjects; Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Science / Additional Mathematics at SPM level;

OR

    • Obtain at least grade C in any of the following subjects; Science / Additional Science / Mathematics / Engineering Drawing / Mechanical Engineering Studies / Civil Engineering Studies / Electrical and Electronic Engineering Studies / Invention / Basics of Sustainability / Computer Science / Technical Domestic Construction / Communication Graphics / Domestic Wiring / Domestic Electrical Appliances Servicing / Computer Graphics / Entrepreneurial Studies / Commerce / Principles of Accounting / Economics / Geography / Visual Arts Education at SPM level, AND
    • Band 2 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

International Students

General Entry Requirements

  • Senior High School / Senior Secondary School / Other Certificates from the government schools (with the period of at least 11 to 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary); or
  • GCE ‘A’ Level examination obtained at one sitting; or
  • Any other certificate that is recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above; and 

English Language Requirements

  • Pass the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at least 550; or
  • Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at least 5.5; or
  • Pass the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) at least Band 3.

Our International Centre office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Centre website for further information for international students.

Course structure

Duration: 4 years full-time
Total Credit: 137

University Core modules include 

BBB3013 – Academic Writing Skills (3 Credits)  
BBB3033 – English for Occupational Purposes (3 Credits) 
MPU3142 – Philosophy and Current Issues (2 Credits)    
MPU3132 – Appreciation of Ethics & Civilization (2 Credits)
MPU3223 – Basic Entrepreneurship (2 Credits)
MPU3312 – Natural Appreciation and Marine Heritage (2 Credits)
NCC3053 – Malaysian Nationhood (3 Credits)
CCXXXXX – Co-Curriculum (2 Credits)

Program Core modules include

  • Basic concepts of environmental technology
  • Air, water and soil pollution control technology
  • Pollution prevention and control strategies
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Water treatment and distribution techniques 
  • Compliance with standards, regulations, laws and guidelines
  • Design of water treatment technology is also studied
  • Wastewater treatment technology 
  • Treatments and disposal of treated wastewater. 
  • Method of sludge removal resulting from the proper wastewater treatment system
  • Air pollution sources and effects
  • USEPA sampling methods
  • Spatio-temporal modelling
  • Data analysis in air quality
  • Accidents at work and nature of hazards
  • Techniques for evaluating and assessing hazards 
  • Management of safety and health in the workplace
  • Introduction to environmental law
  • Issues related to the environment 
  • Environmental Quality Act 1974 (Regulations, rules, and orders)
  • Pollution management and control 
  • Environmental protection
  • Impact on humans and the environment. 
  • Audit and environmental assessment 
  • Introduction to hydrologic cycle, hydrological components 
  • Hydrograph and statistical analysis in hydrology
  • Water resources, flood control and catchment management
  • Design of water treatment systems 
  • Pollution design and air control systems. 
  • Economic analysis
  • Local and domestic waste
  • Integrated waste management in Malaysia
  • Treatment of solid waste
  • Theory and principles of hazardous and schedule waste 
  • Waste control technologies. 
  • Legislation, policies, sampling and managerial procedures of waste storage. 
  • Pre, During and Post Assessment
  • Environment Response Plan
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Decision Making for Pollution Control
  • Industrial training at various sectors 
  • 24 weeks (8th semester). 
  • Problem-based learning – in completing the mini-projects 
  • Skill development: critical thinking, effective communications, social and management, entrepreneurial skill
  • Propose research related to environmental technology 
  • Prepare a research proposal
  • Develop and organize the research topic under a minimum supervision 
  • Skills: communication, creative and critical thinking.
  • Conduct a research project on Environmental Technology
  • Present the findings of the study
  • Thesis completion
  • Exposed to scientific equipment, application, and computer software
  • Introduction to the structural-property relationship of materials
  • The mechanical properties, failures, and phase diagram
  • Composition, properties, application, and manufacturing materials
  • The corrosion, reactions, and its control measures 
  • Basic concepts of fluid mechanics, fluid properties, and transport properties.
  • Pressure and static fluid. Immortality of mass, Bernoulli equation, and energy.
  • Internal laminar, turbulent, and loss inflow. Measurement of velocity and flow rate. 
  • Flow measurement: Orifice, venturi, and pitot tube.
  • Process variables, mass balance, and properties of pure substances.
  • First law of thermodynamic, energy balance, and basic concepts of heat transfer.
  • Route for a process/chemical engineer career.
  • Geometry, orthographic and isometric, intersection, development
  • Cross-sectional drawing and working drawing
  • Computer aided command and computer aided design.

Electives modules may include

  • Concept of drainage and sewage systems
  • Storm flow quantity and flow in the sewers
  • Sewerage system design
  • Flood detention ponds, concrete basins
  • Sedimentation and erosion control.
  • Limitations for conventional treatment, removal of microbiological and chemical elements. 
  • Removal of suspended solid and removal of micropollutants
  • Membrane technology, advanced filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, advanced oxidation, distillation and recycling methods and recycled wastewater.
  • Introduction to wetlands
  • Methods of determining and classifying wetlands
  • The role of science in land recognition and mapping wetland
  •  Wetland problems and management issues.
  • Basic principles, theories, and methods of monitoring treatment operations for biological activated sludge processes.
  • Route for environmental professionals in biological processes of industrial effluents.
  • Particulate and gaseous pollutants 
  • Types of control technology
  • Designing air pollution control technology
  • Industrial Code of Practice for IAQ
  • Physical, Chemical and Biological Parameters
  • Sampling and Data Analysis for IAQ
  • Ambient pollutants
  • Emissions from motor vehicles
  • Modeling source emission
  • Classification of soil, silt, and clay
  • Concept of compression, shear, strain, and stability
  • Slope analysis and stability
  • Occupational injury, illness, and diseases
  • Risk and exposure assessment 
  • Environmental hazard
  • Emergency management method
  • Safety management audit
  • Environment Management System (ISO14000)
  • Introduction to groundwater
  • Groundwater hydraulics
  • Well hydrodynamics
  • Groundwater flow models
  • Groundwater quality and pollution
  • Seawater penetration
  • Surface water concept and process
  • Catchment area hydrological data analysis 
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Introduction to theories of waves and tides
  • Designing structure for the purpose of detention of beach erosion caused by wave attack
  • Coastal environmental problems and the importance of the environment
  • Specific environmental movement processes such as water, gas, heat, and pollutants in the soil.
  • Physical processes of fluids occurred naturally in the soil.
  • Unit Operations for chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and petrochemical industries.
  • Basic unit operation: Cyclone, Membrane, Filtration, and ion exchanger.
  • Separation process of Vapor-Liquid, Fluid-Solid, and Mechanical-physical.
  • Chemical kinetics, reactor types and reactor design. 
  • The relationship between chemical kinetics and reactor design.
  • Ideal and non-ideal reaction and effect of catalysis, temperature, and pressure.
  • Basics of transport mechanisms, internal and external flow, diffusion transport
  • A combination of convection and diffusion equations in two dimensions and heat exchanger equipment in engineering systems.
  • Economic calculation in solving engineering problems. 
  • Investment selection techniques, equations, interest and financial mathematics, current and annual values.
  • Inflation and risk assessment.
  • Safety aspects of chemical processing plant
  • Hazard evaluation techniques 
  • Risk assessments
  • Theory of solar energy (thermal and photovoltaic), hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, ocean thermal, wave, tidal, and biomass. 
  • Hybrid system technology
  • Application of hydrogen as fuel cell technology and energy storage.
  • Membrane transport theory, separation process, and materials.
  • Membrane fabrication techniques, characterization, and their properties.
  • Membrane fouling and defouling, module types, and their application in the industry.
  • Technology sustainability impact from pollution and environmental industry development. 
  • Clean technology, production, and green chemistry for bio-refinery processes and renewable energy.
  • Quantitative assessments such as Pinch Analysis, input/output analysis, exergy analysis, and semi-quantitative.

 

  • Introduction to basic principles of polymer chemistry
  • Environmental stability of polymer materials
  • Applications of polymeric materials
  • Methods of recovery and recycling of polymeric materials
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Principles and application of nanotechnology in environmental field
  • Introduction of nanoscience and technology 
  • Application of nanotechnology in environmental field
  • Ethics in nanotechnology
  • Thermochemical technologies for the treatment and recovery of wastes and biomass such as combustion, pyrolysis, gasification, torrefaction, hydrothermal and carbonization.
  • Design, operation and products of those technologies.
  • Process design and efficiency, operating parameters, technical considerations, distribution and product compositions.
  • Air Quality Monitoring Stations (AQMS) in Malaysia
  • Instrumentations for Particulate and Gases
  • Data Analysis for Air Quality
  • Sources and Effects of Noise and Vibration
  • Sampling Campaign for Noise 
  • Spatial and Temporal Analysis for Noise
  • Environmental movement processes such as water, gas, heat and pollutants in the soil
  • Physical processes of fluids occurred naturally in the soil.
  • Sampling activity and computer modelling in watershed management
  • Water quality
  • Runoff management
  • Drought management
  • Soil erosion
  • Rainwater harvesting and watershed modelling
  • Reactor and digester effective monitoring methods for mesophilic and thermophilic condition.
  • Importance of pH, temperature, COD, BOD and oxygen-free condition.
  • Route for a professional plant operator
  • Introduction to Renewable and Conventional Energy
  • Carbon Elements
  • Climate change occurrence and solution
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Introduction to Renewable and Conventional Energy
  • Energy Management Gold Standard
  • Efficient use of electricity
  • The electricity bill for domestic, commercial, and industry

Fees and funding

Fees

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home                              MYR 1,960
International full-time   MYR 8,560

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 

Funding

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching hour varies according to the number of courses taken by each individual student. On average, teaching amounts to approximately 18 hours of lectures and classes per week. Courses that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.

The majority of courses are assessed throughout the semester which normally counts 60% for continuous assessment and the remaining 40% for final exam.

Career

Graduates of this program have the opportunity to pursue careers in various sectors. Among the prominent careers are: 

Contact

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asmadi Bin Ali @ Mahmud
Email : asmadi@umt.edu.my
Phone (office): +609-6683833