Curriculum of Natural Resources and Environmental Management Programme (NREM)

A. General Infomation

  1. Name of Programe: Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  2. Name of Faculty: Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources –FENR
  3. Name of University that issues the degree: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) - Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM)
  4. Name of Training University: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) - Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM)
  5. Name of the degree: Bachelor of Engineering
  6. Major: Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  7. The admission criteria: Each year, HCMUT and FENR decide the Entry Benchmark for the candidates based on the results from the enrolment exam and the intake quota.
  8. Curriculum of Natural Resources and Environment Management programme

Curriculum of 130-credit Programme:

No.

ID

Course’s name

Number of credits

ECTS

(English translation)

Semester 1

1

LA1003

English 1

2

4

2

MI1003

Military training

0

0

3

PE1003

Physical Training 1

0

0

4

MT1003

Calculus 1

4

8

5

MT1007

Linear Algebra

3

6

6

PH1003

General Physics 1

4

8

7

PH1007

General Physics Labs

1

2

8

EN1001

Introduction to Engineering

3

6

Sum of sem. 1

 

17

34

Semester 2

1

LA1005

English 2

2

4

2

PE1005

Physical Training 2

0

0

3

MT1005

Calculus 2

4

8

4

CH1003

General Chemistry

3

6

5

EN1015

Microbiology and Experiment

4

8

6

CI1003

Engineering Drawing

3

6

Sum of sem. 2

 

16

32

Semester 3

1

LA1007

English 3

2

4

2

SP1007

Introduction to Vietnamese Law

2

4

3

PE1007

Physical Training 3

0

0

4

CH2009

Analytical Chemistry

3

6

5

MT2013

Probability and Statistics

4

8

6

EN1005

Ecology

3

6

7

EN2031

Chemistry for Environmental Engineering and  Science

3

6

Sum of sem. 3

17

34

Semester 4

1

LA1009

English 4

2

4

2

SP1031

Marxist - Leninist Philosophy

3

6

3

EN2033

Environmental Law and Policy

3

6

4

EN2035

Environmental Hydrology

3

6

5

EN2037

Environmental Processes

3

6

6

---

Elective subjects of group A

3

6

Sum of sem. 4

17

34

Semester 5

1

SP1033

Marxist - Leninist Political Economy

2

4

2

EN2013

Air Pollution Control

3

6

3

EN3069

Solid and Hazardous Waste  Management

3

6

4

EN3071

Environmental Systems Analysis

3

6

5

EN3073

Industrial Safety and Environemental  Hygiene

3

6

6

---

Elective subjects of group B1

3

6

Sum of sem. 5

17

34

Semester 6

1

SP1035

Scientific Socialism

2

4

2

EN3003

GIS and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources and Environmental Management

3

6

3

EN3075

Water and Wastewater Treatment  Technology

4

8

4

EN3047

Environmental Impact and Risk  Assessment

3

6

5

EN3335

Internship

2

4

6

---

Elective subjects of group B2

3

6

Sum of sem. 6

17

34

Semester 7

 

 

1

SP1039

History of Vietnamese Communist Party

2

4

2

EN3037

Environmental Management In Urban & Industrial  Park

3

6

3

EN3039

Water Resources Management

3

6

4

EN4023

Semester Paper

2

4

5

EN2039

Study Tour

1

2

6

---

Elective subjects of group B2

3

6

Sum of sem. 7

14

28

Semester 8

1

SP1037

Ho Chi Minh Ideology

2

4

2

EN4025

 

Basic Scientific Research Methods in Natural Resources and Environmental Managem

3

6

3

EN4337

Capstone Project

4

8

4

---

Elective subjects of group B2

6

12

Sum of sem. 8

15

30

Total

130

260

 

Curriculum of 142-credit Programme:

No.

ID

Course’s name

Number of credits

(English translation)

Semester 1

1

LA1003

English 1

2

2

MT1003

Calculus 1

4

3

MT1007

Linear Algebra

3

4

PH1003

General Physics 1

4

5

PH1007

General Physics Labs

1

6

EN1005

Ecology

3

7

EN1001

Introduction to Engineering

3

8

PE1003

Physical Education 1

0

9

MI1003

Military training

0

Sum of sem. 1

20

Semester 2

1

LA1005

English 2

2

2

MT1005

Calculus 2

4

3

CH1003

General Chemistry

3

4

CI1003

Engineering Drawing

3

5

CH2009

Analytical Chemistry

3

6

EN1015

General Environmental Microbiology

4

7

PE1005

Physical Education 2

0

Sum of sem. 2

19

Semester 3

1

LA1007

English 3

2

2

EN2007

Environmental Process 1

2

3

EN2005

Chemistry for Environmental Engineering & Science - 1

3

4

MT2001

Probability and Statistics

3

5

SP1003

Basic principles of Marxism-Leninism

5

6

IM2003

Engineering Economics

3

7

PE1007

Physical Training 3

0

Sum of sem. 3

18

Semester 4

1

LA1009

English 4

2

2

EN2009

Optimization and Environmental Statistics

3

3

EN2011

Environmental Process 2

2

4

EN2027

Chemistry for Environmental Engineering & Science - 2

3

5

EN2013

Air Pollution Control

3

6

EN2019

Environmental System Analysis

2

7

EN2023

Environmental Hydrology

2

8

SP1007

Introduction to Vietnamese Law

2

Sum of sem. 4

19

Semester 5

1

SP1009

Revolutionary Policies of the Vietnam Communist Party

3

2

EN3003

GIS Application and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources and Environmental Management

3

3

EN2017

Environmental Modelling

3

4

Elective subjects of group A (Select 3 credits)

3

5

IM3001

Business administration for engineers

3

6

IM2011

Project Management for Engineers

3

7

Elective subjects of group B (Select 4 credits)

4

8

EN3007

Basic scientific research methods in natural resources & environmental management

2

9

EN3009

GIS analysis for natural resources and environmental management

3

10

EN3011

Environmental toxicology

3

11

MT1009

Numerical Methods

3

12

EN2029

Study Tours

2

Sum of sem. 5

18

Semester 6

1

SP1005

Ho Chi Minh Ideology

2

2

EN3025

Economics for Environment and Resources

2

3

EN2025

Environmental Law and Policy

2

4

EN1013

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

4

5

EN3037

Environmental Management in Urban & Industrial Park

3

6

EN3039

Water Resource Management

3

7

EN3041

Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology

3

Semester 6 (summer)

1

EN3313

Internship

3

Sum of sem. 6

22

Semester 7

1

EN4003

Semester Paper

2

2

EN2021

Industrial Safety and Environmental Hygiene

2

3

EN3047

Environmental Impacts & Risk Assessment

3

4

Elective subjects of group C (Select 10 credits)

10

5

EN3017

ISO 14001 and environmental auditing

2

6

EN4013

Forestry management and biodiversity

2

7

EN4015

Green Technology

2

8

EN3049

Microalgae: benefit and harmful impacts on aquatic environment

2

9

EN3051

Aquatic biota and environmental management

2

10

EN4019

Clearer Production

2

11

EN3021

Climate Change

2

12

CI3137

Managing Urban Water Supply and Drainage System

2

13

EN3019

Environmental Monitoring

2

14

EN4005

Soil Pollution Management and Control

2

15

EN3045

Coastal Zone Management

2

Sum of sem. 7

17

Semester 8

1

EN4313

Thesis

9

Sum of sem. 8

9

Total

142

 

  1. Duration: 4 years
  2. Support and assistance: HCMUT and FENR have systems of consultations and support for students in every aspect of their student lives.

 

Services and Consultations for students at HCMUT

Services

Supporting bodies

  • Guiding candidates to submit application forms for National Entrance Exam at HCMUT, FAS and FENR.

-Academic Affairs Office -Student Services Office & Career Centre - FENR

  • Consultation for major selection, enrolments, using BK e-Learning

-Academic Affairs Office -Mentors - Lecturers

  • Scholarships, financial assistances for tuition fee payments

-Academic Affairs Office -Student Activities Office 

  • Career consultations
  • Soft skill development for students

-Student Services Office & Career Centre - FENR

  • BK e-Learning (online 24/7)

-Academic Affairs Office

  • Collecting student’s feedbacks and comments teaching and learning

-Quality Assurance Office

  • Supports for student’s scientific research

-R&D and Project Management Office

  • Supports for student’s accommodation

-VNU-HCM and HCMUT Management Board of Dormitories

  • Foods and Drinks

-Canteens 

  • Health

- Medical Centre

  • Sports, Leisure, etc

-Equipment & Facilities Management Office

-Student Activities Office

  • Supports for learning materials

-Libraries at HCMUT and VNU-HCM

 

 

B. Objectives and learning outcomes, Teaching Methods and Assessment Methods

 

  1. Ojectives

The main objectives of the NREM programme cover a wide range of characteristics to meet the requirements of stakeholders and the labour market, including general knowledge in mathematics and science, skill for analysis and evaluation, soft skills (independent working, teamwork, communication, and foreign language), socio-economic points of view, long-life study, and professional ethics.

Upon the completion of the major in NREM programme, graduates are able to meet the following objectives:

  • Objective 1. To apply general knowledge of mathematics, natural science, technology, and management in the field of natural resources and environment management for solving concerning issues in their professional practices.
  • Objective 2. To perform skills in analysis and evaluation by applying approaches and solutions to environmental issues effectively, efficiently, and sustainably.
  • Objective 3. To work independently and to pursue higher education in natural resources and environmental management.
  • Objective 4. To have a good understanding and recognition of contemporary issues in politics, legislation, society, and career ethics.
  • Objective 5. To have a fully equipped communication skill, teamwork, and foreign language (English) to gain leadership positions in professional careers.
  1. Learning Outcomes
  • An ability to apply general knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences, and technology to solve problems in the field of environmental and natural resources management (Understand and Apply).
  • An ability to organise and conduct experiments on waste treatment systems (solid waste, wastewater, and air pollution) for analysing and interpreting results (Analyse).
  • An ability to evaluate and adjust feasible technology and to design a full-scale technical system to meet desired needs include manufacturability and other constraints in terms of finance, environment, society, and ethics (Evaluate and Create).
  • An ability to work as a successful team member on multi-tasking and multi-disciplinary issues by leading, scheduling, operating, reporting, and interpreting data (Understand, Apply and Analyse).
  • An ability to identify, classify, and solve environmental and resources management problems (Understand and Apply).
  • An ability to recognise career ethics and social responsibilities (Understand and Apply).
  • An ability to use foreign language (English) to communicate effectively in terms of describing, interpreting/presenting, reporting and translating (Apply).
  • An ability to recognise and apply knowledge to solve natural resources and environmental issues in the context of economic, environmental, and social considerations (Understand and Apply).
  • An ability to recognise the need for and motivation to promoting life-long learning (Understand).
  • An ability to apply broad knowledge on contemporary issues and latest technologies based on knowledge and skills obtained from theoretical and practical courses (Apply).
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools (including AutoCAD, laboratory analysis instruments and equipment, GIS/RS software (MapInfo, ArcGIS), and environmental modelling software) necessary for the management practices of environment and natural resources (Apply).
  1. Career Opportunities

Natural Resources and Environmental Management Engineers can meet the recruitment needs and work at the national and local state agency on environment, projects management board, manufacturing enterprises, industrial areas, non-governmental organizations, domestic and foreign environmental consulting firms and centers, research institutes and universities specialized in environmental resource management.

  • State management offices often recruit engineers of Environmental Management and Technology Science graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, such as Provincial Ministry and Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Provincial Conservation Department; Environmental Monitoring Center of the province; Ministry and Department of Science and Technology; Ministry and Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; District-based Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management…
  • Management Board of national, provincial, municipal, local projects such as of environmental sanitation and drainage basin improvement, renovation of river-basin water in quality, provincial management of solid waste, industrial zone and EPZ management, etc.
  • Companies often recruit engineers of Environmental Management and Technology graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, including: SEEN, Energy Development Center (EDEC), Nike Vietnam, Clover Technologies Group, and the environmental consulting firm with advisory functions in setting up feasibility report for projects relating to the environment, natural resources, report for environmental impact assessment and for local / national / regional development planning, etc.
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) often recruit engineers of Environmental Management and Technology graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, including: IUCN Vietnam, CARE Vietnam, and foreign NGOs such as WWF, Save the Children, ENDA, social organizations such as Water and Environmental Conservation Unions, Environmental Conservation Association, etc
  1. Teaching Methods and Assessment Methods

Teaching Methods

  • Lecture
  • Lesson
  • Lab works
  • Project
  • Seminar
  • Discussion
  • On-site training

Assessment Methods

  • Mid-term test
  • Final test
  • Quizzes
  • Assignment
  • Homework assignment
  • Self-written
  • Projects: teamwork, oral presentation

C. The Curriculum Structure

  1. The Curriculum Structure

The Curriculum Structure of 130-credit Programme:

Skill

Obligation

Programme

Credit

% credit

ECTS

A. General

1

Maths & natural science knowledge 

30

23

60

2

English

8

6.1

16

3

Political, economic, cultural and social knowledge

16

12.3

32

B. Engineering knowledge

4

Projects/Internship/Final thesis

8

6.1

16

5

Core and engineering foundation

47

36.1

94

6

Major knowledge

7

Specialised knowledge

6

4.6

12

8

Elective knowledge 

15

11.5

30

The Curriculum Structure of 142-credit Programme:

Knowledge blocks

Number of credits (%)

Obligation

(Mandatory)

1

Maths & natural science knowledge 

32 (22.5%)

2

English

8 (5.6%)

3

Political, economic, cultural and social knowledge

21 (14.8%)

4

Internship/Final thesis

15 (10.6%)

5

Core and engineering foundation

42 (29.6%)

6

Major knowledge

7

Specialised knowledge

9 (6.3%)

Option (Selection)

8

Elective knowledge 

15(6.3%)

Total number of credits

142 credits

D. The Assessment Regulations

The Assessment Regulations

The student assessment process is undertaken based on the regulations of higher education issued by Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the training regulations of the VNU and the teaching regulations of the HCMUT.

E. Handbook of Staffs and Modules

17. Handbook of Staffs and Modules

Staff Handbook:

Module Handbook: