Programme Specification of 142 credits

Specification

142-credit EE program implemented since 2014

Program title:

Environmental Engineering

 

Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

Department managing the program:

Environment Engineering

Awarding institution:

Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Teaching institution:

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Final award:

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Major: Environmental Engineering

Mode of study:

Full time

Language of study:

Vietnamese for the regular EE program,

English for the HQ EE program that will be implemented since September 2016.

MOET Code of area:

52 52 03 20

Relevant subject benchmark statement:

Engineering

Accrediting organization:

Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Quality management system:

ISO 9001:2008

Admission requirement:

The applicants have to satisfy the following requirements:

(1)  Graduated from Vietnamese high school education system;

 (2)  Achieved the minimum enrolling score of the national high school final exam which is screened by HCMUT. 

Selected key subject blocks:

A block: Math-Chemistry-Physics

A1 block: Math-Physics-English (since 2012)

D7 block: Math-Chemistry-English (since 2015)

B block: Math-Chemistry-Biology (since 2016)

Enrollment quota:

Since the year 2016, the maximum quota:

- 50 for the regular EE 142-credit program;

- 30 for the HQ EE 142-credit program.

 Study period:

4.0 years (8 semesters)

(since 2014)

Program objectives:

The objectives of the EE programs are described as follows:

  1. Graduates are competent to deal with professional activities by applying (i) general knowledge including mathematics, physical and natural sciences, (ii) the fundamental and professional knowledge and (iii) practical working skills for various working positions at universities, colleges, research institutes, government agencies and environmental consultancy service companies (General, fundamental and professional knowledge/ Practical working Skills).
  2. Graduates are capable of analysis, evaluation and design of municipal/industrial waste treatment plants, environmental pollution controls and environmental management systems. They can use appropriate approaches that intended to be functional, aesthetic, safe, efficient, economic and environmental friendly.
  3. Graduates are able to work independently or ready for higher education in the environmental engineering or other related fields.
  4. Graduates have a good understanding and appreciation of contemporary issues in political, legal, society and career ethics.
  5. Graduates are fully equipped with communication skills, teamwork, and group management in order to gain leadership position in professional career as well as in the related fields.

Potential employers

Graduates with BEng degree who are fully capable of working for enterprises, industries, research institutions, governmental authorities and agencies related to environmental pollution controls, water and wastewater engineering, air pollution controls, clean water/air supply and solid waste disposal and treatment.

Besides environmental engineering field, graduates can have potential opportunity to work in private and public sectors which have functions of environmental consultancy, business or trading equipment treating wastewater/polluted air/contaminated soil, environmental management, water supply and sewage management, natural resources preservation and HSE (health, Safety and Environment).

Expected learning outcomes:

Graduates from both EE programs are able to:

-       Apply general knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering to solve problems in EE field,

-       Organize and conduct experiments for waste, water, air pollution treatment systems, as well as to analyze and interpret results,

-       Select feasible technology and design a full-scale technical system, components, or process to meet desired needs include costing, manufacturability, environmental, societal, ethical, sustainability and other constraints,

-       Work as a successful team member on multi-tasking and multi-disciplinary issues by leading, scheduling, operating, reporting, discussing, solving, interpreting and explaining innovative ideas.

-       Recognize, classify, and solve environmental engineering problems,

-       Aware profession, career ethics and responsibilities,

-       Communicate effectively in terms of describing, interpreting/presenting, reporting and translating,

-       Recognize and use knowledge to solve environmental engineering issues in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context,

-       Recognize the needs and motivation to engage in life-long learning,

-       Use broad knowledge on contemporary issues and update technologies based on knowledge and skills obtained from theoretical and practical courses at the University, and

-       Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools (CAD, laboratory analysis, GIS, Environmental Modeling) necessary for environmental engineering practice.

Teaching and learning strategy

The strategy of both EE programs is illustrated as follows:

-       To maintain continuous improvement of standards and performance in teaching, learning and assessment,

-       To ensure teaching, learning and assessment provides students with appropriate learning methods, soft skills which can promote individual development, achievements and progression,

-       To promote professional skills supporting progression into the future jobs and higher education,

-       To develop an eLearning approach that facilitates lecturers and students to become independent users of information learning technologies,

-       To ensure equality and diversity in teaching, learning and assessment. 

Assessment methods:

Students can expect to experience a selection of the following assessment methods:

-       Individual coursework assignments

-       Group work assignments

-       Individual presentations

-       Group presentations

-       Written reports

-       Seminars

-       Laboratory log books

-       In class tests

-       Mid-semester or final exams

Student advice and Support:

During the learning process at FENR, students are provided necessary advices by academic advisors from the first year. Seniors, alumni and supporting staff will assist students during their progression. Besides, students can visit the Student Activities Office (http://www.ctct.hcmut.edu.vn) and/or Student Services & Career Center (http://www.bktphcm.net) for further advices and supports.

Curriculum:

The CDIO-based curriculum was developed. The detailed information of the curriculum has been provided to students via the website of Academic Affair Office and FENR:

http://www.aao.hcmut.edu.vn/v_old/docs/ctdt_2013/mo/mo_kt.html (Vietnamese)

Graduation requirements:

To graduate, students need to meet all these requirements:

  • To complete National defense education certificate
  • To get at least 450-score TOEIC certificate or equivalence for the regular program and obtain 6.0 IELTS for the HQ program.
  • To enroll to social activities with the minimum duration of 15 days of participation.
  • To complete at least 142 credits
  • His/her cumulative GPA of whole program must be equal or higher 05/10.

Graduation requirements:

To graduate, students need to meet all these requirements:

  • To complete National defense education certificate
  • To get at least 450-score TOEIC certificate or equivalence.
  • To enroll to social activities with the minimum duration of 15 days of participation.
  • To complete at least 151 credits.
  • His/her cumulative GPA of whole program must be equal or higher 05/10.

Ranking levels:

Students are ranked based on the 10-score based GPA as follows:

Rank

Cumulative GPA

Excellent

From 9.0 to 10

Very good

From 8.0 to less than 9.0

Good

From 7.0 to less than 8.0

Fairly good

From 6.0 to less than 7.0

Fair (Average)

From 5.0 to less than 6.0