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Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Technology (ET) (4-year program)

Program of Study

Management of environmental resources and systems to support life and protect human health is one of the big challenges in modern society. Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Technology is designed for students interested in a scientific perspective of environmental issues. The academic program integrates concepts and principles of multidisciplinary sciences including physical, chemical, biological and information science to the study of the environment and the solution of environmental problems.

Studying environmental technology will provide graduates the broad set of transferable skills, including:

  • A broad understanding of local, national, region and global environmental issues;
  • Capability of conducting multidisciplinary environmental research;
  • Ability to plan and manage projects to prevent and repulse environmental pollution, natural resource deterioration and biodiversity degradation;
  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills developed from scientific, ethical and philosophical perspectives;
  • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret complex technical data in environmental science and engineering;
  • Flexibility to work in all kinds of environments, developed through field-work experience;
  • Numerical and IT skills, developed through the application of statistics and measurement techniques.

Programs and Classes

Both Thai and international students who can fluently communicate in Thai are welcomed to apply for the Environmental Technology programs.  All classes are taught in Thai and English.

Prerequisite courses in Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer System, and English are usually completed within the first two years of the program. In the third and fourth years, students will learn specific courses in these topics:

  1. Air Pollution and Control
  2. Environmental Management
  3. Occupational Health and Safety
  4. Water and Wastewater Characteristics and Treatment
  5. Water Purification
  6. Environmental Unit Operation
  7. Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
  8. Waste Utilization
  9. Environmental Impact Assessment
  10. Environmental Analysis and Instruments

The Division of Environmental Technology at KMUTNB makes great efforts to bring classroom learning to the real-world context using educational field trips, 240-hr summer internship program, a variety of special projects, and a seminar course.  The academic program has at least four field trips to provide a practical educational experience while working in an operation industrial plants or laboratories in both public and private sectors.  In the fourth year of study, each student will be trained to integrate and apply scientific knowledge, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to study the physical environment or solve the environmental problems through internship program and special projects related to a real or realistic industry-type situation.  The students will also acquire knowledge and gain professional skills in the oral presentation of current topics in environmental technology through the seminar course. In summary, the graduates will complete at least 144 credits during the four years of study.      

Examples of a 4-year B.Sc. study plan

This is just a general guidance, each student will develop personal study plan in consultation with the academic advisor. Example of a 4-year B.Sc. study plan.

Elective courses currently offered include:
  • Soil and Groundwater Pollution
  • Noise Pollution and Vibration 
  • Biodiversity
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Environmental Health Science and Toxicology
  • Industrial Sanitation
  • Radioactivity and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Introduction to Bioremediation
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Clean Technology and Life Cycle Assessment
  • Basic Composting
Download the Curriculum

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have Grade 12 from educational institutes with science-mathematics program or equivalent, which are certified by Ministry of Education.
  • Applications need to achieve the admission system from the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) and/or the KMUTNB admission.
  • Students are selected through CentralUniversity Admission System (CUAS) managed by Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC). In general, applicants must possess O-NET, A-NET and content subject scores according to requirements of each chosen program. CUAS website provides up-to-date information about the selection procedure and criteria as well as the time-table for each academic year
  • KMUTNB accepts a number of students through direct admission system for particular programs which need to recruit students with specific requirements. The KMUTNB Admission Office offers information about current admission offers, admission requirements as well as procedures and important schedule.
  • KMUTNB Admission for Special-Jointed Program
  • Quota Admission for Students with Special Proficiency (students in Science Olympiads, athletes, and students with art and cultural proficiency)

Academic Period: Mid August- December (1st semester), Mid January-May (2nd semester)

Tuition Fee

160,000 Baht/program/person for Regular Program and 240,000 Baht/program/person for Special-Jointed Program.

Scholarships (visit Faculty of Applied Science webpage for more information)

  • Partial Tuition Waiver Scholarships
  • Faculty of Applied Science Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Needy Students
  • Scholarships for Outstanding Students
  • Scholarships for Students in Special Program
  • Scholarships from External Institutes

Career Opportunities after Graduation

Environmental Technology graduates find career opportunities with the various types of industry, government and educational institutions.  Types of positions available to environmental technology graduates include but not limited to:

  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Education Officer
  • Environmental Project Manager
  • Natural Conservation Officer
  • Water Quality Scientist
  • Air  Quality Scientist
  • Environmental Toxicologist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant

Moreover, Environmental Technology graduates can continue their education for the higher degrees in various fields of study including Environmental Science, Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Health Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Engineering, etc.