About the program


About Environmental Engineering program

  • Program title: Environmental Engineering
  • Program Mode: 7520320
  • Type of Degree: Undergraduate
  • Mode of study: Full time
  • Study period: 4 years (8 semesters)
  • Language of study: English
  • Name of the final award: 

               – English: Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) – Major: Environmental Engineering

             – Vietnamese: Kỹ sư – Ngành Kỹ Thuật Môi Trường

  • Awarding body/institution: International University
Program structure: 141 credits
1.1  Social, Art and humanity science – Political theory: 10 credits
  • Compulsory: 10 credits
  • Elective: 0 credits
1.2   Natural science, Mathematics, Technology and Environment: 36 credits
  • Compulsory: 36 credits
  • Elective: 0 credits
1.3  Academic English: 08 credits

This cluster helps students to improve their academic writing, speaking, listening skills in English.

Note that all courses at IU (except political courses) are taught in English.

1.4  Physical training: 6 credits

1.5 Military training: 0 credits (only certificate)


    • Foundation cluster: 30 credits
    • Specialized cluster: 37 credits

(03 streams: water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control and solid waste treatment)

  • Compulsory: 24 credits
  • Elective: 13 credits

    • Internship: 02 credits
    • Thesis: 12 credits

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, hydraulics, hydrology, thermodynamics and heat transfer to environmental engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analysis and interpretation of data related to chemistry, analytical chemistry, biology, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, water supply engineering, air pollution control, air pollution modeling, waste management. Students can undertake environmental projects on air, water, sewage and solid waste.
  3. Ability to design environmental systems, components or processes such as environmental physiological processes, environmental biology processes, water treatment, wastewater treatment, and solid waste treatment, air pollution control, pipelines and equipment, water supply and drainage systems, noise and vibration control, ventilation, waste incineration, cleaner production.
  4. Ability to perform multidisciplinary functions related to environmental issues such as health and safety of the environment, water resources, sustainable development, environment, cleaner production, geographic in- formation systems (GIS), environmental law and policy, and environmental economics.
  5. Ability to identify, system and solve technical issues related to water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, air pollution control, and operate the treatment
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, law and environmental policy in
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in English, writing reports, and presenting technical topics
  8. Learning is broad enough to understand the impact of technical solutions in a global, economic, environmental and social context.
  9. Awareness of need and ability to participate in lifelong
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues related to environmental engineering.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills and modern technical tools needed for technical practice in the field of the environment.

Students are required to do an internship in environmental industry and management companies during summer. Students will have access to internship with diverse companies and institutes.

  • To develop skills in the application of theory to practical works situations;
  • To develop skills and techniques directly applicable to their careers;
  • To provide students the opportunity to get involve with industry before graduation

Registration: Students are allowed to register for summer internship before the academic year when they plan to do the thesis.

Duration: 8 weeks of full time working



  • Successfully accumulate at least 90 % of credit numbers of the academic curriculum and finish pre-thesis;
  • Do not under any academic admonishment

Duration: minimum 12 weeks

Evaluation: Thesis is evaluated by Advisor, Reviewer and the Defense Committee

Business section:
  • Environmental consultant companies
  • Utility service companies (water supply, wastewater treatment, waste management, air pollution control)
  • HSE (Healthy, Safety and Environment)
  • Environment department of industrial factories and manufacturers
Governmental section:
  • Governmental organizations
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Environmental management organizations and agencies
Institutional section:
  • Environmental organization and institutions
  • International organization and associations
  • NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
  • Research institutions
  • Universities

Notification for Intensive English course:

Please note that IU uses English as the primary language, except political courses. To test the English skills of students, IU organizes an English place- ment test modified according to the form of TOEFL iBT (for IU Training program) or IELTS (for Joint Program).

Based on the result of the test, students are classified into the following courses:

English Course TOEFL iBT IELTS
Intensive English Level 1 ≤ 34 ≤ 4.5
Intensive English Level 2 35-60 5-5.5
Academic English ≥ 61 ≥ 6.0

 Registration criteria (except for the final semester):

  • Register at least 12 credits/semester (average 18 credits)

For those  who  have  cumulative  GPA65:  can  register  maximum  of  24 credits/semester

How to?

  • Step 1: Login Edusoft on the website of IU: www.hcmiu.edu.vn
  • Step 2: On  the  tool  bar,  click  ‘Course  registration’.  You  will  see  a  list  of courses. Students can register courses with reference to time and lecturers
  • Step 3: Next, a table below the course list will display all the courses are registered and the total cred While registering, if you want to change the course or time or lecturers, you can click ‘delete’ on a line
  • Step 4: After finishing the registration, click ‘OK’.

Adding and Dropping Courses

After the first week, based on their timetables, ability and learning condi- tions, students can file for adding and dropping courses.

Approval: The subject registration form must be approved by the academic advisors.

For exceptional cases, students must file for the consideration by the Head of Department

Course grading structure:

  • Midterm exam: 20% – 30%
  • Final exam: 35% – 60%
  • Others (quizzes, homework, presentation, et): 10% – 30%


The final grade of a laboratory course includes:

  • Laboratory assignment: 70% – 80%
  • Laboratory final exam: 20% – 30%

 Grade criteria

Classification 100-point grading
Excellent 90 ≤ GPA ≤ 100
Very good 80 ≤ GPA ≤ 90
Good 70 ≤ GPA ≤ 80
Fair 60 ≤ GPA ≤ 70
Average 50 ≤ GPA ≤ 60
Weak 40 ≤ GPA ≤ 50
Very weak GPA < 40



Requirements to attend Tests and Final examinations

In the event that absence occurs more than 20% out of required class attendance, the student will be prohibited from final examination attendance, and the score of zero will be recorded.

On the examination date, the student who is late from 15 minutes onwards will not be allowed to enter the test/examination room and the score of zero will be recorded.

Incomplete grade (I grade):

A student will receive an incomplete grade from academic instructors under all following conditions:

  • Attended classes, taking mid-term tests, working on subjects in lab sections, and practicing
  • Paid the tuition for that semester
  • Got leave of absence for mid-term tests, and the final examination (due to illness, accidents…)
The below procedures must be completed to receive I grade:
  • Student fills in document to be properly submitted to the instructor of the course. With the course instructor’s and the Dean’s approval, the Office of Academic Affairs will decide whether the student is eligible for an I grade or not.
  • The appropriate document of enough reasons with evidence to the Office of Academic Affairs within three days of the examination date.
  • For special cases, students file the appropriate document to the Head of Department who will suggest to the Board of Rectors for their approval.

In order to remove incomplete grade, students need to file a proper form to retake the course examination.

If students do not get enough grades for their performance evaluation by the end of the next academic year, the I is changed to F (zero point) for grade point computation.