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​MSc in Industrial Environmental Engineering

JPT/BPP(N/526/7/0146)07/24

Introduction

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS is offering MSc in Industrial Environmental Engineering (MIEE) from January 2020.   

This master's program is to provide graduates and practicing engineers with advanced knowledge for water, air, and solid waste management.  It includes the industrial design and operation in water and wastewater treatment plant as well as laboratory practical.

 

Programme Objective

The objective of the programme is to produce graduates who are technically competent, creative, innovative and specialized environmental engineers who contribute to the various industries and society.

 

Programme Outcomes

Upon graduation the candidates shall be able to:

  1. Appraise and synthesize available information and evidence in solving complex environmental problems.
  2. Provide sustainable engineering solutions through the application of appropriate tools and techniques.
  3. Provide design and conduct assessments on environmental engineering aspects of projects.
  4. Undertake lifelong learning and continuous improvement of technical solutions on environmental related issues through innovative research and development.

 

Why You Should Join Our MSc Programme

  • Students will be exposed to the advanced knowledge and skills focusing on industrial environmental engineering including wastewater treatment by physical, chemical and biological processes and technologist.
  • The students will have the ability to evaluate the actual issue or drawbacks and supported with technical knowledge and methodologies learned throughout the programme.
  • This programme will produce environmental engineers that meets industrial demand to handle and manage complex processes in industries using the knowledge and skills.
  • Capable to utilise environmental technologies or techniques effectively to curb environmental issue arising in the industries.
  • Most of the causes of major industrial accidents are due to lack of advance treatment technology and knowledge.
  • The aim of the programme is to reduce the competency gaps by providing
    • advanced knowledge on environmental technologies and processes to prevent losses,
    • enhance the reputation of the nation and
    • for career development
  • The programme will support the domestic Oil, Gas and Energy (OGE) National Key Economic Area (NKEA) within the government's economic transformation programme (ETP) in developing sufficient and competent human capital for the country's growing OGE industry.

 

Course Duration & Offering

This course is available in Full Time and Part Time.

Full Time Months
Minimum 12 months
Maximum 36 months

 

Part Time Months
Minimum 24 months
Maximum 48 months

 

Entry Requirements 

The entry level for admission to MSc in Industrial Environmental Engineering is shown as below:-

  • A good Engineering / Science Degree with minimum CGPA 3.00/4.00 or 75% or 2nd Class Upper Division or equivalent in the relevant field from a recognised university, and
  • Minimum 3 years working experience, and
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 or equivalent
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • Native English speakers or holding a degree with English as the medium of instruction may be exempted from this requirement.

 

Fee Structure

Local Students

International Students

  

Programme Curriculum Structure

Courses Credit Hours
Compulsory Core
Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment  3
Environmental Engineering Laboratory 2
Sludge Management and Disposal 3
Environmental Hazardous Substances and Waste Management 2
Advanced Physical-Chemical Treatment Technologies 3
Renewable Energy Technology 3
Air Pollution Prevention and Control 3
Technical Elective (Choose 3)
​Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Management ​3
​Environmental Impact and Risk Management ​3
​Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation ​3
​Spill Prevention and Control ​3
​Environmental Management System for Industries ​3
Project
​Research Project I ​3
​Research Project II ​7
University Requirement
​Research Methodology ​2

​Total Credit Hours

40​

 

Subject by Semester

Course Structure

 

SEMESTER 1 ​Group
Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment ​Core
​Environmental Engineering Laboratory ​Core
​Sludge Management and Disposal ​Core
​Environmental Hazardous Substances and Waste Management ​Core
​Research Methodology ​UR

 

SEMESTER 2 Group
Advanced Physical-Chemical Treatment Technologies ​Core
Renewable Energy Technology ​Core
Major Elective I ME​
Major Elective II ​ME
​Research Project I ​CD

 

SEMESTER 3 Group
Air Pollution Prevention and Control ​Core
Major Elective III ME
​Research Project II CD

  

ELECTIVES
Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Management
Environmental Impact and Risk Management
​Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation
​Spill Prevention and Control
​Environmental Management System for Industries

 

Programme Module Synopsis

Module

Advanced Biological Wastewater Treatment

No. of Credit

3 credits

​The course focuses on evaluating the sources, characteristics, classifications and quantities of various compounds in wastewater. It also focuses on the design of biological phosphorus removal facilities using anaerobic biological systems as well as design of biological nitrogen removal facilities using biological systems.

Module

Advanced Physical-Chemical Treatment Technologies

No. of Credit

3 credits

​The course focuses on discussing treatment methods in physical-chemical treatment.

It also teaches to apply the theory and practice of the treatment methods and design a physical-chemical treatment system.

Module

Air Pollution Prevention and Control

No. of Credit

3 credits

​The course focuses on characterizing the elements of air pollution and their impacts. It also describes the current air pollution issues at all scales (from local to global). It enables solving simple problems related to dispersion and air quality modelling. Moreover, it enable us to develop a broad overview understanding of the strategies and methodologies for control, and prevention of air pollution to meet the standards and regulations within realistic constraints.

Module

Environmental Hazardous Substance and Waste Management

No. of Credit

3 credits

By learning this course, one is able to evaluate the sources, characteristics, classifications and quantities of wastes in the environment. It also teaches us to forecast the fate, transport and toxicity of contaminants in the environment. Apart from that, it teaches us to conduct pollution prevention activities for hazardous wastes as well as design and evaluate various hazardous waste treatment methods.

Module

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

No. of Credit

3 credits

By participating this course, one is able to work in a team to perform laboratory experiments and collect data. Besides, one is able to analyse and interpret experimental data and relate results with fundamental theory as well as ability to use wastewater treatment plant design software.

Module

Sludge Management and Disposal

No. of Credit

3 credits

By learning this course, one is able to evaluate the sources, characteristics, and quantities of the wastewater sludge. It also proposes sludge treatment methods based on understanding of treatment mechanisms and introduces design sludge treatment systems for complex treatment problems. It also enable us to select suitable methods for complex sludge disposal situations.

Module

Climate Change and Green-house Gas Management

No. of Credit

3 credits

By participating this course, one is able to explain how the climate system works and the physical basis of climate change. It also teaches us to describe and investigate human activities and its projection that influence greenhouse gas emissions and future climate change. Apart from that, this enable us to assess the impacts of climate variability and climate change on agriculture and food systems, water, health, ecosystems, industry, settlement and society as well as identifying and evaluating responses to climate change under mitigation and adaptation.

Module

​Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation

No. of Credit

3 credits

With this course, one is able to evaluate the sources, characteristics, classifications and quantities of soil and groundwater contamination due to various types of pollution. The outcome of the programme which includes appreciation of the legal frameworks and regulations related to soil and groundwater remediation, ability to develop the remediation strategies and procedures for contaminated land and groundwater as well as forecast the fate, transport and toxicity of soil remediation.

Module

​Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment

No. of Credit

3 credits

By participating this course, one is able to explain the major principles and steps of environmental impact and risk assessment (EIRA), communicate both orally and verbally the key aspects of environmental impact and risk assessment as well as understand how to liaise with and the importance of stakeholders in the EIRA process.

Module

​Environmental Management System for Industries

No. of Credit

3 credits

With this course, one is able to develop environmental management plan, recognize environmental impact in industries and apply the principles to actions and policies related to sustainable development. It also teaches to formulate an audit and monitoring program leading towards the process for certification.

Module

​Spill Prevention and Control

No. of Credit

3 credits

By participating this course, one is able to evaluate the type and factors which can lead to oil spills in industries. This will enable us to implement suitable spill prevention techniques and measures in the operation system as well as conduct spill cleanup and spill removal as well as preparing spill plan.

Module

Integrated Solid Waste Management

No. of Credit

3 credits

The outcome of this course includes identifying key sources, typical quantities generated, composition, and properties of solid wastes. It also teaches us in assessing waste generation, collection, handling, separation, transfer and transport. Moreover, one is able to select transformation, recycling and biodegradation methods for solid waste treatment.

Module

Integrated Solid Waste Management

No. of Credit

3 credits

The outcome of this course includes identifying key sources, typical quantities generated, composition, and properties of solid wastes. It also teaches us in assessing waste generation, collection, handling, separation, transfer and transport. Moreover, one is able to select transformation, recycling and biodegradation methods for solid waste treatment.

                                                                                                                           

Career Opportunities
  • PETRONAS operating companies
  • Academics from local and overseas universities
  • Government representatives
  • Industry practitioners
  • Representative from accreditation & statutory bodies.
  • Local & International experts
  • Consultants

 

Contact

Programme Manager

Prof Dr Shamsul Rahman Mohamed Kutty

Email: shamsulrahman@utp.edu.my