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Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering | KU

Kathmandu University (KU) has been offering the Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering degree since 2005. This program is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of various environmental issues and equip them with the necessary skills to address these issues using environmentally friendly technologies.

The BTech in Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that covers a wide range of subjects, including basic sciences, socioeconomic and legal aspects, applied sciences, specialized courses, and elective subjects. Students are required to complete a total of 150 credit hours of study to fulfill the degree requirements.

In order to successfully complete the BTech Environmental Engineering program, students must achieve a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0. It is important to note that students who receive an 'F' grade in any subject will not be eligible to graduate. Additionally, if a student fails to maintain a CGPA of 2.0 in each subject within a period of seven years, they will be required to restart the degree program from the beginning level.

These guidelines ensure that students meet the necessary academic standards and demonstrate a sufficient level of understanding and competence in the field of environmental engineering.

Objectives of Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

Upon completion of the  BTech Environmental Engineering program, graduates are expected to exhibit the following:

  • An understanding of the various effects of engineering technology and its solutions in a global context.
  • The capability to work efficiently as a leader or member of a technical team.
  • The capability to recognize, analyze, and resolve engineering technology-related issues.
  • The ability to adapt to changing technologies and continue learning.
  • The capability to select and apply skills, knowledge, modern tools, and techniques to engineering technology activities.
  • The ability to fulfill ethical and professional responsibilities.

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for admission:

  1. Applicants must have passed the intermediate level.
  2. Applicants must have secured a minimum of 50% marks and completed Higher Secondary Level Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
  3. Applicants are required to take the entrance exam followed by a personal interview with a representative of the college administration.

Application Checklist:

When applying for admission to colleges affiliated with Kathmandu University (KU), applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Verified copies of academic certificates.
  2. Verified copy of citizenship certificate or verified copy of passport.
  3. Character certificates from the institution last attended.
  4. Official documents showing the marks obtained in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.

Career and Scope

Upon completion of a BTech Environmental Engineering from Kathmandu University (KU), students can pursue careers in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector, graduates can find employment opportunities in various industries such as food processing, mines, textile mills, refineries, water treatment, fertilizers plants, and distilleries. In the public sector, they can work in departments related to urban development, forestry, water resources, industries, and agriculture. Additionally, B. Tech Environmental Engineering degree holders can also work as journalists or teachers. They can find employment in both state and central population control boards. Some potential roles for degree holders include:

  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Hydrologists
  • Environmental Scientists and Specialists
  • Environmental Engineering Technicians
  • Civil Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers