About the Course
The four-year undergraduate Environmental Engineering Programme has been designed to provide a more complete learning experience by incorporating the three essential ingredients of the University Curriculum Structure, namely, the University Level Requirements, Programme Requirements and Unrestricted Elective Modules. The Programme Requirements are made up of general Faculty Requirements and Major Requirements of the department that is granting the degree. For a breakdown of the requirements, see Table a.
The requirements for a major in Environmental Engineering ensure a balanced exposure to science, engineering principles as well as contemporary technology. Besides education in science and technology, the students will broaden their University experience by taking supporting modules that constitute University Level Requirements and Faculty Requirements. The Unrestricted Elective Modules enable students to take modules that complement individual professional career plans or to simply pursue personal curiosity and interest.
In summary, the four-year undergraduate Environmental Engineering Programme will provide greater flexibility in the choice of career paths of the graduates. It is anticipated that the students will be more motivated in their learning endeavors to make themselves well prepared to pursue their professional interests in a knowledge-based economy.
The B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) curriculum is designed to meet student needs in the context of the mission of the Division and the Faculty of Engineering. The program educational objectives established in 2007 by ESE faculty are focused on the capabilities of its B.Eng. graduates in the 3-5 years and beyond timeframe of employment. They are:
- Graduates will be technically competent. This is to include having the ability to analyze and solve environmental engineering problems by applying mathematics, engineering principles, computer skills, and natural sciences to environmental engineering practice and using modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools to identify, formulate and solve environmental engineering problems;
- Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills from a broad education in order to understand impacts of environmental engineering solutions in a global, societal, and environmental context consistent with principles of sustainable development;
- Graduates will be prepared for professional practice in environmental engineering and will demonstrate abilities to communicate and work effectively in an ethical manner on professional teams, exhibiting a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development in industry, government, and /or academia
The B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) program aims to achieve the following learning outcomes. These outcomes were established in 2007 and are focused on assessments needed as students progress through the B.Eng. curriculum in years 1 through 4:
- An ability to apply scientific and engineering principles as well as contemporary technology to the discipline.
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, in several areas which can include air quality and resources, water and land quality and resources, energy systems and environmental and human health impacts.
- An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems and to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
- An ability to convey technical material through oral presentations and written communications.
- A knowledge of contemporary and emerging environmental issues and a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice with an integrated understanding of professional, societal, and ethical responsibilities and the importance of, and role for, multidisciplinary teams in professional practice.
The curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering would require the student to fulfill the following requirements:
- Passes in Chemistry and Mathematics or Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics at advanced level.
- Pass in Physics at least at ordinary level (taken at advanced level examination).
For admission to the Environmental Science and Engineering Programme, a candidate must fulfill the following requirements:
|University Level Requirements||20MCs|
|Unrestricted Elevtive Modules||20MCs|
|Total 162 MCs|
* Note that the programme requirements could be more for some engineering programme
Below figure shows an overview of the Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum structure.
|UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS (ULR)||Faculty Requriements:||Foundational Requirements including:||UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE MODULES (UEM)|
|General Education Modules(GEMs)(8 MCs)||Critical Thinking & Writing||Mathematics I & II, Programming Methodology and others||Unrestricted Elevtive Modules(UEMS)|
|1 Singapore Studies(ss) modules(4MCs)||Human Capotal in Organisations||Discipline-specific modules for various programmes|
|Breadth Modules(outside student's Faculty (8MCs)||Engineering Professionalism||
|Sub-Total = 20 MCs (12.3%)||Sub-Total = 10 MCs (6.2%)||Sub-Total = 112 MCs (69.2%)||Sub-Total = 20 MCs (12.3%)|
|Minumium MCs required for graduation = 162 MCs|
For further information, please refer to NUS Bulletin
All engineering undergraduates can opt to study a Minor Programme to gain skills and knowledge beyond their major disciplines. The faculty offers a list of minor programs but there are many programmes offered by other faculties as well.
The Faculty of Engineering offers a host of enhancement programmes (EP) aimed at broadening our engineering students' education. Students are encouraged to register for the various enhancement programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering and various departments. [Read more......]
- University Scholars Programme
- NUS Overseas Colleges
- NUS/Georgia Tech Special Term Programme
- Double Degree Programme with French Grandes Ecoles
- Student Exchange Programme
For further information, please refer to Engineering Undergraduates
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Tuition and Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees
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|Areas of Specialisation||Industries|
|Air and Water Pollution Abatement||Petroleum Industry|
|Industrial Safety and Health||Petrochemical Industry|
|Solid Waste Management||Process Industry|
|Environmental Management||Safety, Health and Environmental Consulting Industry|
Please contact the following academic staff, for more information on:
(i) Course curriculum
Associate Professor R Balasubramanian
Programme Manager, BEng(Environmental)
(ii) Student Exchange Program (SEP) & Undergraduate
Research Opportunities Program(UROP)
Associate Professor Chen Jia-Ping, Paul
Contact Person (Administrative Staff)
Ms Lim Chi Cheng, Christina
Tel (65) 6516-4270
Tel (65) 6516-4656
Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/apply.html
Information for International Students
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