About the Course

Environmental engineering is a rapidly growing branch of engineering, which is concerned with devising, implementing and managing solutions to protest and restore the environment within an overall framework of sustainable development. Environmental engineers are involved in soil, air, water contamination and pollution control, liquid and solid waste management systems, alternative energy resources, human and environmental health concerns etc. As environmental problems are complex and multifaceted, environmental engineering is a highly interdisciplinary endeavour.

The four-year undergraduate Environmental Engineering Program 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, Program Requirements and Unrestricted Elective Modules. The Program Requirements are made up of general Faculty Requirements and Major Requirements of the Program 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 technologies. 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 Program 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.


Program Educational Objectives

The B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering) curriculum is designed to meet student needs in the context of the mission of the Program, the Department 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.


Learning Outcomes

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.


Admission Requirements

The curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering would require the student to fulfil 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).


Programme Structure

For admission to the Environmental Science and Engineering Programme, a candidate must fulfill the following requirements:

University Level Requirements 20MCs
Programme Requirements 108MCs
Unrestricted Elevtive Modules 32MCs
  Total 160 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 Capital in Organisations Discipline-specific modules for various programmes  
Breadth Modules(outside student's Faculty (8MCs) Engineering Professionalism
  • Bioengineering,
  • Chemical Engineering,
  • Civil Engineering,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Electrical Engineering,
  • Environmental Engineering,
  • Industrial System & Engineering,
  • Materials Science & Engineering,
  • Mechanical Engineering,
Sub-Total = 20 MCs (12.3%) Sub-Total = 6 MCs (3.8%) Sub-Total = 102 MCs (63.8%) Sub-Total = 32 MCs (20.0%)
      Minumium MCs required for graduation = 160 MCs

For further information, please refer to NUS Bulletin


Minor Programmes

All engineering undergraduates can opt to study a Minor Program to gain skills and knowledge beyond their major disciplines. The faculty offers a list of minor programs but there are many programs offered by other faculties as well. Please refer to minor listing website

CEE Department offers a minor, in Civil Infrastructure for EVE students as of cohort AY2013/2014 onwards. For more details, please refer to this document.


Enhancement Programmes

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......]


Special Programmes

  • 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


Academic Calendar

Please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/calendar.htm


Tuition and Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees

Please refer to: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/fees.html


Career Prospects

Our graduates are trained with solid foundation to become high-level specialists working in various sectors of environmental engineering. Imbued with a globalized outlook, our graduates can also opt for careers in multidisciplinary fields to become policymakers, entrepreneurs in engineering as well as leaders of established multinational companies and various government authorities.

The followings are potential career opportunities for our graduates:
Public sector engineers
Engineering educators
Environmental consultants
Health & safety engineers

Please refer to Engineering Undergraduates

For graduates who are interested to be accredited as Chartered Engineers by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), information is available at http://www.charteredengineers.sg/.


Contact Person

(i) Course curriculum
Professor Hu Jiangyong
Programme Manager, BEng(Environmental)
Tel: 6516-4540
Email: ceehujy@nus.edu.sg

(ii) Student Exchange Program (SEP) and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program(UROP)
Associate Professor Chen Jia-Ping, Paul
Tel: 6516-8092
Email: ceecjp@nus.edu.sg

(iii) Industrial Attachment (IA) and Vacation Internship (VIP) Programmes
Dr Chew Soon Hoe
Tel: 6516 6472
Email: ceecsh@nus.edu.sg

Administrative Staff for (i) and (ii)

Ms Lim Chi Cheng, Christina
Tel (65) 6516-4270
Email: ceelccc@nus.edu.sg

Mdm Sarimah
Tel (65) 6516-4656
Email: ceesm@nus.edu.sg

Administrative Staff for (iii)

Ms Leong Peggy
Tel (65) 6516-5831
Email: ceelp@nus.edu.sg

Mrs Yap-Chong Wei Leng
Tel (65) 65164321
Email: ceecwl@nus.edu.sg



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Information for International Students

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