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Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering | Kathmandu University

Kathmandu University (K.U) has been offering Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering degree, since 2005. This degree generally focuses on the primary understanding of the various environmental issues and their reduction through appropriate environmental friendly technologies. Additionally, this degree intends to provide further skills and knowledge that graduates need in order to work on environmental issues.

B. Tech in Environmental Engineering is an interdisciplinary academic program that includes courses like basic sciences, socioeconomic & legal aspects and applied science along with other specialized courses and elective subjects. Students are expected to complete 150 credit hours of full study.

To successfully complete B. Tech in Environmental Engineering, a student needs to acquire at least 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Students with 'F' in any subjects won't be able to graduate. If a student could not acquire 2.0 CGPA in each subject within seven years, they have to re-start the degree program from the initial level.

List of Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

Objectives of Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

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

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

Admission Requirements in Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for admission:

  • Applicant must have to pass intermediate level.
  • Applicant must have to secure minimum of 50% marks and must have to complete Higher Secondary Level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • Applicant should take the entrance exam followed by the personal interview with the representative of college administration

Application Checklist:

While applying for the admission in colleges affiliated to Kathmandu University (K.U), the applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Verified copy of academic certificates.
  • Verified copy of citizenship certificate or Verified copy of passport.
  • Character certificates given by the institution last attended.
  • Official documents that show the marks in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Biology.

Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering Syllabus


Below is the detailed K.U Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering Syllabus.

First Semester

  • Introduction to Environ-mental Engineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Info. System Technology
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Engg. Project Preparation
  • Communication Skills I
  • Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • Mechanics & Optics

Second Semester

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Project
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Communication Skills II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introd. to Environmental Science

Third Semester

  • Engineering chemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Practical and project I
  • Human Ecology and Sociology
  • Practical and project I
  • Natural resource Mgmt.
  • Differential equation and complex variable
  • Ecological Principles
  • Principles of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Fourth Semester

  • Microbiology
  • Quantitative Analysis II
  • Numerical Methods
  • Applied civil engineering
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Thermodynamics
  • Practical and Project II
  • Quantitative analysis Practical II

Fifth Semester

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Geology & Geomorphology
  • Climatology & Meteorology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Practical and project III
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Instrumental Analysis Lab

Sixth Semester

  • Pollution monitoring and control
  • Environmental policy, law & sustainable development planning
  • Hydrology & Water Resources
  • Heat Transfer
  • Industrial Pollution and Control
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Practical and Project IV

Seventh Semester

  • Waste Management I (municipal)
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Water & Waste Water management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Electives
  • Practical & project V

Eighth Semester

  • Electives
  • Electives
  • Project Work
  • Waste management II (Toxic/Hazardous)
  • Entrepreneurship development

Scope and Career Prospects

Upon completion of B. Tech Environment Engineering from Kathmandu University (K.U), the students can make career both in private and public sector. Talking about the private sectors, graduates can find jobs in food processing industries, mines, textile mills, refiners, water treatment industries, fertilizers plants and distilleries. In the public sector, they can find work in urban development, forest department, water resources, industries and agriculture. B. Tech Environmental Engineering degree holder can work as a journalist or teacher as well. They can find jobs in both state and central population control boards. This degree holder can serve as:

  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Hydrologist
  • Environmental Scientist and Specialists
  • Environmental Engineering Technicians
  • Civil Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers

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