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Environmental Technology

Recent phenomena such as haze, poor drinking water quality, leachate contamination, improper disposal of solid waste and wastewater, and many others have attracted local, regional and global attention.

This programme aims to fulfil the country’s need to manage, conserve and protect the environment for sustainable use. The concept of ‘green technology’ under the National Green Technology Policy has been formed and adopted by the government to focus on four pillars – Energy, Environment, Economy and Social – in order to drive the national growth.

Moreover, ‘prescribed activities’ as classified under the Malaysian Environmental Quality Act 1974, require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports to be presented and approved by the authorities. They need to be monitored closely by various stakeholders in order to ensure that their implementation adheres to the stipulated regulations. The need for individuals trained in EIA and other environmental technology-related fields are in line with the government’s desire to improve the environmental quality and minimise the environmental impact on society.



Possess broad-based theoretical knowledge, analytical theories and application skills to meet environmental technology-related job specifications and organisation needs


Have the technical ability and operational skills to perform effectively and ethically within the specific fields of environmental technology


Possess leadership and decision-making skills by utilising appropriate digital and numerical applications in solving environmental technology-related problems


Possess environmental technology-related entrepreneurial skills and desire for self-directed life-long learning and career development



Demonstrate theoretical understanding and technical knowledge of environmental technology


Apply critical and analytical theories, skills and applications in environmental technology


Apply appropriate procedures, processes and practices in solving environmental technology related issues


Convey ideas and information both through written and oral methods to diverse groups of people


Demonstrate the extensive use of digital technology, numerical data and graphical media in solving problems


Display leadership, professionalism and decision-making ability in all activities


Develop self-directed life-long learning initiatives and interests for environmental related entrepreneurship


Demonstrate the adherence of professional ethics, values and norms of sustainable environmentally-friendly practices

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of our degree programme, students have a wide choice of career paths that they can take, including: 

  • Environmental Officer (Government) 
  • Research Officer (Government) 
  • Fisheries Officer (Government) 
  • Science Officer (Government) 
  • Environmental Consultant (Private) 
  • Environmental Auditor (Private) 
  • Environmental, Health and Safety officer (Private) 
  • Protected Area Specialist (Private) 
  • Field Coordinator (Private)
  • EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Manager (Private)
  • Environmental Manager (Private) 
  • Sustainability Quality Manager (Private) 
  • Environmental Officer (Private)  

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)


  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS)
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Communication Skills
  • Media and Community
  • Community Service

University Courses

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Device, Network and Application
  • Design Thinking
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Co-curricular Activities

Compulsory Courses


Year 1

Semester 1

  • General Chemistry
  • Principles of Environmental Physics
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Environmental Technology
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Device, Network and Application

Semester 2

  • Mathematics
  • Introductory Biology
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Management System
  • Physico-chemical and Biological Treatment Processes
  • Media and Community

Semester 3

  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Soil Science and Land Resources Management
  • Hubungan Etnik / Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2

Year 2

Semester 4

  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Air Pollution and Control Technologies
  • Water Pollution and Treatment Technologies
  • Environmental Impact Assessment – Theory and Practice
  • Sustainable Development and Beyond
  • Malaysia Environmental Law and Regulation
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) / Malaysian Studies 3

Semester 5

  • Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Noise and Vibration Control Technology
  • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • Research Methodology and Data Analysis
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A

Semester 6

  • Biostatistics
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology
  • Design Thinking

Year 3

Semester 7

  • Environmental Research Project I
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship

Semester 8

  • Environmental Research Project II
  • Community Service

Semester 9

Industrial Training

Elective Courses (Choose 4 out of 6)

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Renewable Energy Technology
  • Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
  • Environmental Ecology and Natural Resources
  • Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan  Malaysia (STPM) with two full passes in 2 subjects and with a credit in Mathematics and Science at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) level
General Certificate of Education Advanced (”A”) LevelPass A-Level with passes in 2 subjects including Sciences
New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC)Pass NSW HSC with passes in 2 subjects including Sciences
Foundation in Science / Matriculation / AsasiPass Foundation in Science / Matriculation / Asasi with a minimum CGPA pass of 2.0
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a minimum of Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics and Science
Diploma (Level 4, MQF)

Pass Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in related field of study with minimum CGPA of 2.0


Pass Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in any other field with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 and with a credit in Mathematics and Science at Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) (or equivalent) level

Other QualificationsOther qualifications will be assessed based on Senate’s recommendation and referred to MQA for approval on a case by case basis.

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3 intakes in each academic year

Mode of Study



3 years


Students' abilities are gauged through continuous assessments, final year examination and research project report. The continuous assessment comprises essays, presentations, tests and mid-semester examinations.


3 intakes in a year

Mode of Study

Full-time and Part time


Full-time: 3 years.

Part-time: 5 years.


Student’s ability is gauged through continuous assessments, final year examination and research project report. The continuous assessment comprises of essay, presentation, tests and mid-semester examination.

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