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


First Semester

  • ENVE 101: Introduction to Environ-mental Engineering
  • CHEM 101: General Chemistry
  • COMP 101: Info. System Technology
  • EDRG 101: Engineering Drawing I
  • ENGG 101: Engg. Project Preparation
  • ENGT 101: Communication Skills I
  • MATH 101: Calculus and Linear Algebra
  • PHYS 101: Mechanics & Optics

Second Semester

  • MATH 102: Statistics and Probability
  • PHYS 112: Electricity and Magnetism
  • COMP 102: Computer Programming
  • ENGG 102: Engineering Project
  • EDRG 102: Engineering Drawing II
  • ENGT 102: Communication Skills II
  • CHEM 102: Inorganic Chemistry
  • ENVS 101: Introd. to Environmental Science

Third Semester

  • CHEM 203: Engineering chemistry
  • ENVS 201: Environmental chemistry
  • ENVE 201: Practical and project I
  • ENVS 213: Human Ecology and Sociology
  • ENVS 205: Practical and project I
  • ENVS 207: Natural resource Mgmt.
  • MATH 207: Differential equation and complex variable
  • ENVS 211: Ecological Principles
  • ENVE 204: Principles of Biological and Chemical Engineering

Fourth Semester

  • BIOL 207: Microbiology
  • CHEM 209: Quantitative Analysis II
  • MCSC 202: Numerical Methods
  • ENVE 205: Applied civil engineering
  • ENVS 204: Environmental Pollution
  • ENVE 203: Environmental Thermodynamics
  • ENVS 210: Practical and Project II
  • CHEM 211: Quantitative analysis Practical II

Fifth Semester

  • ENVS 303: Environmental Economics
  • ENVS 332: Environmental Geology & Geomorphology
  • ENVS 333: Climatology & Meteorology
  • ENVS 313: Energy and Environment
  • INAN 301: Instrumental Analysis
  • ENVE 304: Practical and project III
  • MEEG 301: Fluid Mechanics
  • INAN 302: Instrumental Analysis Lab

Sixth Semester

  • ENVS 311: Pollution monitoring and control
  • ENVS 331: Environmental policy, law & sustainable development planning
  • ENVS 335: Hydrology & Water Resources
  • MEEG 306: Heat Transfer
  • ENVE 302: Industrial Pollution and Control
  • ENVS 306: GIS and Remote Sensing
  • ENVE 305: Practical and Project IV

Seventh Semester

  • ENVS 411: Waste Management I (municipal)
  • ENVS 401: Environmental Biotechnology
  • ENVS 432: Water & Waste Water management
  • ENVS 402: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • : Electives
  • ENVE 404: Practical & project V

Eighth Semester

  • ENVS 433: Electives
  • : Electives
  • ENVE 421: Project Work
  • ENVS 431: Waste management II (Toxic/Hazardous)
  • MGTS 402: 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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