Diploma in Environmental Technology JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6534)10/20




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This programme provides you with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for success in the growing field of environmental technology. Graduates will acquire skills and techniques in environmental sampling, monitoring, data analysis and information technology tools. They will be familiar with applying the principles of ecosystem-based management for sustainability and have the ability to manage environmental projects from planning to implementation and maintenance.


The awareness in environmental quality is increasing globally. The concept of ‘green technology’ has been adopted and emphasized by the government  to drive national economic growth with the National Green Technology Policy formed to focus on four pillars; Energy, Environment, Economy and Social.


QIUP’s programme provides an opportunity for students to apply their skills through partnerships in the community and stresses the need for designing and implementing systems to prevent, control and clean-up environmental contamination.


Laboratory practice in water quality testing, groundwater movement, computer-aided environmental audits and the chemistry of pollutants provides you with the skills needed to analyse and remediate the urban environment. This is to eradicate recent global phenomena such as haze, bad water quality for drinking, leachate contamination, improper solid wastes and wastewater disposal, and many others which have attracted public concern.


The unique combination of technical skills in this diploma program will greatly increase your career options.

Programme Content

The following courses are offered in Diploma in Environmental Technology (JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6534)10/20) programme:


Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) Courses Local

  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Study of Moral & Ethics /
  • Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Skills
  • Study of Moral & Ethics /
  • Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service


University Courses
  • Practical English I
  • Practical English II
  • Co-curricular Activities
Compulsory Courses YEAR 1
Semester 1

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Introduction to Environmental Science & Technology
  • Introduction to Geospatial Technology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Practical English 1
  • Malaysian Studies 2

Semester 2

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Introduction to Environmental Physics
  • Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
  • Fundamental of Industrial Hygiene
  • Environmental Pollution and Solution
  • Practical English 2

Semester 3

  • Environmental Ethics, Policies and Planning
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Community Service
Semester 4

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
  • Introduction to Soil Science and Land Resources Management
  • Water Quality Technology and Monitoring

Semester 5

  • Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Wastewater Disposal System
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Noise Pollution and Control
  • Environmental Management System
  • Building Construction Technology

Semester 6

  • Energy Resources Management
  • Disaster and Risk Management
  • Study of Morals and Ethics
Industrial Training
Examinations Requirements
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Science Stream Students:

Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with a minimum credit in 3 subjects and a pass in 2 science subjects (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science/Health Sciences)

Non-Science Stream Students:

Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with a minimum credit in 3 subjects and a credit in 1 science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science/Health Sciences)

Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any subject or its equivalent
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Mode Study:

Full-time and part-time



3 intakes in each academic year



Full-time:  2½ years

Part-time: 4 years



Students’ ability is gauged through both continuous assessments and a final examination. The continuous assessment component comprises tests/quizzes, mid-term examination and projects/assignments.