Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)(Honours)

MoHE approval code: JPT/BPP(R/526/6/0144) 11/23

Location Malaysia
Study Method Full-time
Study Mode On-Campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 Years

*12 weeks industrial training is compulsory for all engineering programmes.



Within the broad scope of environmental engineering in Malaysia, areas earmarked for growth include water treatment, solid waste management (including industrial and hazardous waste management), and domestic and industrial waste water treatment.

Environmental engineers work to protect and manage natural resources, air, water and land. They are also highly sought after for areas such as environmental impact assessments, air pollution prevention and control, environmental monitoring/ management systems, environmental consultation, soil erosion prevention measures, noise monitoring/control, development of recycling systems and oil spill recovery.

First Year

The major has a common first year with all other engineering disciplines which builds a range of basic science skills and knowledge, with particular emphasis on physics, chemistry and mathematics.

Why Environmental Engineering?

  • Our degree will equip you with an integrated knowledge of multiple engineering fields such as Chemical and Civil & Construction engineering in order to provide you with an innovative and creative engineering experience.
  • Curtin’s bachelor of Environmental Engineering course is a good balance of theoretical background and practical experience throughout the four years of study.
  • You will experience great employment prospects as the demand for environmental engineers is growing rapidly in both the domestic and international market.

Minimum English language entry requirements

International English
Language Testing System
Overall 6.0
(no individual band
below 6.0)
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
68 (band minimum W-21,
L-13, R-13, S-18)
SPM 1119 English C
GCE ‘A’ Level E
GCE ‘O’ Level C


Cut-off scores

GCE-A Level/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) 8
UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) 22
IB 28
Ontario Gr (best of 6) & CPU 70
India/ Pakistan 76%
Sri Lanka 9

Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education
STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia
IB : International Baccalaureate
ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation
HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates.
Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1
The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject:
• Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting
• Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

Minimum academic entry requirements

Course Prerequisites

Mathematics (including calculus), physics and chemistry.

Click on the link below to view the Fees and Charges for the offered course.

Fees and Charges

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)
Engineers Australia (EA) (Provisional)
Washington Accord

Diploma applications will be treated on case to case basis.

Environmental Engineer, Environmental Quality Control Engineer, Health & Safety Engineer,
Environmental Enforcement Officer, Risk Assessment Engineer/ Executive, Consultant Engineer/ Executive, Site/ Resident Engineer, Public Health Engineer, Site Remediation Engineer, Landfill Engineer, Water Supply / Resources Engineer, Pollution Control Engineer, Sustainable Development Executive, Environmental Technical Contractor,
Sales Engineer/ Executive, Environmental Entrepreneur.

Year 1 Semester 1
Engineering Foundations: Principles &
Engineering Mechanics
Calculus for Engineering
Engineering Materials
Year 1 Semester 2
Electrical Systems
Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers
Engineering Foundations: Design and
Engineering Programming
2 optional units (Select optional Units to the total value of : 12.5 credits)
Year 2 Semester 1
Principles and Processes in Chemistry
Fluid Mechanics
Conservation Biology and Sustainability
Process Principles
Year 2 Semester 2
Climate Change and Adaptation
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Engineering Management
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Year 3 Semester 1
Pumps and Open Channel Flow
Green Engineering Principles and Applications
Environmental Impact Assessment
Groundwater Contamination
Fluid and Particle Processes
Year 3 Semester 2
Environmental Law and Regulations
Aerial Emissions and Abatement
Hydrology and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering Analysis
Year 4 Semester 1
Process Safety and Risk Management
Socio-Environmental Aspects of Mining
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Chemical Engineering Research Project 1
Year 4 Semester 2
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Environmental Principles and Design
Chemical Engineering Research Project 2
6 optional units (Select 2)

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