M.Tech. Environmental Engineering - Kathmandu University


Kathmandu University

Engineering

2 year(s)


The sustainable development of any country needs to recognize the intimate and intricate relationship between the human activities and the environment. With the rise in haphazard development processes, we risk irrecoverable damage to our environment through urgent and pervasive problems like pollution and impact of the built environment on our ecosystem. Hence, this program aims to equip the students with a sound knowledge-base of technical and engineering principles to assess and eliminate the environmental pollution in the environmental media, viz., air, water and soil. This task involves the techniques to increase the quality of life and sustainably protect the environment through integration of diverse domains of science and engineering, with focus on mass and energy principles, and the understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes in the natural and engineered environments.

The graduates have diverse job opportunities, such as government jobs, environmental impact assessments, pollution control in process industries, environmental consultancies, non-governmental organizations associated with environmental protection, wastewater treatment plants, water supply facilities, sewage treatment plants, air pollution control, solid waste management, sustainable energy development, urban planning, and so on.

The graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Understand the processes governing the transport and transformation of the environmental pollutants from the source of emission to the receptor of the pollution.
  • Understand the present and the future behavior of the environmental systems under the influence of anthropogenic activities and the ensuing engineering interventions.
  • Propose the most appropriate control technologies to minimize the waste and pollution after quantitatively assessing the environmental impacts and the broader implications of anthropogenic and engineering activities such as infrastructure projects and engineering structures.
  • Specialize in water treatment, air quality improvement and waste management.
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Admission criteria

  1. The general admission requirements of Kathmandu University for the master's degree must be fulfilled.
  2. The prior educational degree should be a four-year undergraduate degree in Engineering with minimum 50% aggregate or CGPA of 2.0 from any recognized university.
  3. There will be entrance exam and screening interview.

Salient features

Evaluation Scheme

The academic performance of the students will be judged through:

  • Continuous assessment, and
  • Final assessment

The continuous assessment of the student will be made by the concerned faculty member in any or a combination of the following:

  • Written tests
  • Assignments and reports
  • Seminars
  • Term papers
  • Any other deemed suitable by the concerned faculty member.

The final assessment will normally be conducted according to the examination schedule notified by the concerned office for a distributed course and at the end of course for an intensive type course.
The mode of evaluation in a given course is decided by the concerned faculty member who may assign varying weights to one or more of the evaluation modes. The faculty member shall normally announce such weights in the beginning of the course.


Curricular structure

Code Name of the course Cr. Type of Course
Year I Semester I
ENVE 501 Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology 3 Core
ENVE 502 Computational Tools and Techniques for Environmental Engineers 3 Core
ENVE 503 Environmental Dynamics 3 Core
ENVE 504 Water Quality Engineering 3 Core
ENVE 505 Air Pollution Engineering 3 Core
Total Credits 15
Year I Semester II
ENVE 506 Solid Waste Engineering 3 Core
ENVE 507 Green Engineering 3 Core
ENVE 508 Environmental Process Modeling 3 Core
ENVE 53* Elective I – Pool A 3 Elective
ENVE 53* Elective II – Pool A 3 Elective
Total Credits 15
Year II Semester I
ENVE 601 Environmental Economics, Policies and Legislations 3 Core
ENVE 602 Environmental Impact and Risk Assessments 3 Core
ENVE 603 Colloquium in Environmental Engineering 1 Core
ENVE 604 Directed Study and Research Method for Thesis 2 Core
ENVE 53* Elective III – Pool A 3 Elective
ENVE 63* Elective IV – Pool B 3 Elective
Total Credits 15
Year II Semester II
ENVE 699 Thesis Research 15 Core
Total Credits 15
Code Name Cr.
Electives – Pool A
ESEE 548 Aerosol Science and Technology 3
ESEE 532 Air Pollution Modeling 3
ESEE 534 Atmospheric Chemistry 3
ESEE 533 Atmospheric Science 3
ESEE 535 Climate Change: Mitigation Technologies and Policies 3
ESEE 536 Climate Dynamics and Modeling 3
ESEE 537 Design of Water Supply and Wastewater Systems 3
ESEE 531 Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 3
ESEE 547 Bioseparation and Bioremediation 3
ESEE 539 Energy System Design Engineering 3
ESEE 540 Engineering System Design for Sustainability 3
ENVE 533 Hazardous Waste Technology and Management 3
ESEE 542 Indoor Air Pollution and Energy Analysis 3
ESEE 543 Industrial Processes and Pollution Control 3
ESEE 544 Vehicular Emission Control Engineering 3
ESEE 545 Waste Reduction and Recycling 3
ESEE 546 Water Resources Engineering 3
Electives – Pool B
ESEE 631 Environmental Health and Safety in Industries 3
ESEE 632 Human Values and Personal Transformation 3
ESEE 633 Economic and Financial Analysis of Environmental Projects 3
ESEE 634 Principles of Cleaner Production 3
ESEE 635 Sustainability for the Environment 3
ESEE 636 Sustainable Industrial Systems 3
ESEE 637 Urban Energy and Environmental Planning 3
ESEE 638 Environmental Risk Analysis 3