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Bachelor of Environmental Technology (Honours)

QIU’s Bachelor of Environmental Technology (Hons) degree programme aims to fulfil the country’s need to manage, conserve and protect our 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 that drive national growth – energy, environment, economy and social.


The awareness of environmental quality is increasing in Malaysia. Recent phenomena such as haze, poor drinking water quality, leachate contamination, improper solid waste and wastewater disposal are some of the issues that have attracted public concern.


As our society becomes more environmentally-conscious, there is a need for individuals trained in Environmental Technology. Under the Environmental Quality Act 1974, prescribed activities require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports to be presented and approved by the authorities. These need to be monitored by experts who ensure that they are implemented according to the stipulated regulations. The need for individuals trained in EIA is in line with the government’s desire to improve environmental quality and minimise the impact on society.



PEO1Possess broad-based theoretical knowledge, analytical theories and application skills to meet environmental technology-related job specifications and organisation needs
PEO2Have the technical ability and operational skills to perform effectively and ethically within the specific fields of environmental technology
PEO3Possess leadership and decision-making skills by utilising appropriate digital and numerical applications in solving environmental technology-related problems
PEO4Possess environmental technology-related entrepreneurial skills and desire for self-directed life-long learning and career development


PLO1Demonstrate theoretical understanding and technical knowledge of environmental technology
PLO2Apply critical and analytical theories, skills and applications in environmental technology
PLO3Apply appropriate procedures, processes and practices in solving environmental technology related issues
PLO4Convey ideas and information both through written and oral methods to diverse groups of people
PLO5Demonstrate the extensive use of digital technology, numerical data and graphical media in solving problems
PLO6Display leadership, professionalism and decision-making ability in work related activities
PLO7Develop self-directed life-long learning initiatives and interests for environmental related entrepreneurship
PLO8Demonstrate 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)

General Studies Subjects 



  • Hubungan Etnik
  • 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
  • Devices, Networks & Applications
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking
  • Co-curriculum
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 with grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two (2) subjects and pass in SPM or equivalent in credit in Mathematics and Science.

General Certificate of Education Advanced (“A”) LevelPass with passes in 2 subjects including Science
Foundation in Science / Matriculation / Asasi 

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.0


Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)


Pass with a minimum of Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics and Science

Diploma (Level 4, MQF) 

Pass Diploma (Level 4, MQF) in a related field of study with a

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 the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) (or equivalent) level

Other Qualifications 

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

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