1. PROGRAM MISSION
The main goal of the undergraduate program in Applied Environmental Sciences at USTH is to bring our students to an internationally recognized level in the field of Environmental Sciences applied to research or industry applications. The program was built by top scientists and lecturers from Vietnam and France aiming at training highly qualified engineers and researchers.
Through this specialty, the program will provide the necessary background and knowledge to the students on the current environmental issues (climate change, industrial and agricultural pollution of water, soil, and air). After the three years of the bachelor’s program, the graduated students will be specialized in bio-physical-chemistry processes that respect our environment and will be able to improve processes and chemical reactions that they may face in the industry. Graduates will be known for their commitment to lifelong learning, social responsibility, and professional and ethical responsibilities in implementing sustainable solutions; they will also excel in critical thinking, problem-solving and effective communication.
With a strong scientific background associated with practical classes and applied techniques, graduated students will have the opportunity to carry on their studies for master’s degree or to join public or private companies.
2. PROGRAM CURRICULUM
The Bachelor curriculum – Science and Technology – is managed by USTH and follows strictly the Bologna process (3 years with 180 ECTS). The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits represent the workload of a full-time student in one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study program in Europe amounts in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year, therefore 1-credit is equivalent to 25-30 working hours (in class, practice, homework, assignment). The first 2-semesters constituted the foundation year, including the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology), informatics and English courses.
From the second year, students will be provided with a solid foundation in chemistry, physics, mathematics and communication. The program also builds a core of knowledge on environmental sciences (ecology, environmental water chemistry, soil science, oceanography and hydrology) and offers to the students to master environmental methods and chemical processes to assess environmental impacts, water, soil and air pollution. To complete and open their background in environmental sciences, students will complete a “group project”, realize a 3 months internship, and will participate in elective courses.
Practice and Final Internship
In parallel with lectures, the students also have hours of practice in the fully equipped laboratory of the department located in the USTH building. Via these activities, students will master necessary laboratory skills, deeply understand lectures’ knowledge as well as develop problem-solving capabilities in real cases. The students also have opportunities to join various field trips where they have a chance to apply theory into practice and gain a comprehensive and synthetic view of how to deal with different environmental problems. During the final internship, students of WEO also have many chances to work at top research institutions in Vietnam and abroad on the hottest environmental issues. (See more photos)
3. PROGRAM OUTCOMES
The Applied Environmental Sciences program outcomes include the ABET outcomes as well as the program-specific outcomes. These outcomes are detailed for each course in the next section of this document and are all listed here:
Solid professional knowledge to adapt to various working positions:
- Ability to research, test, improve, design and develop technology solutions in the field of environment
- Understanding and be able to develop the influence of science and technology to deal with environmental issues in the context of globalized society
- Consulting and supervising management in the field of Environmental Science
Personal skills and competencies:
- Ability of reasoning, evaluating and solving problems effectively
- Being dynamic, creative in experimenting and decoding knowledge
- Having professional ethics, integrity, seriousness and responsibility
Teamwork and interpersonal skills in an international environment:
- Having effective leadership and teamwork skills
- Be able to communicate using various methods such as text, electronic/multimedia communication, presentation, persuasive argument, effective negotiation
- Fluently English skills, IELTS ≥ 6.5
4. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
4.1 Higher studies and research careers
This Bachelor’s degree will entitle you to enroll the “Master in Water Environment Oceanography” at USTH or any of the master’s degree courses offered in environmental sciences. The Master program will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the specialized subject. This will lead you to various higher studies and research careers in related fields such as water resources management, water pollution and treatment, biogeochemical and ecological processes, oceanography and hydrology. In addition, we offer many opportunities for internships or higher studies in more than 60 universities and research institutions in France. Graduates will have a great chance to become advisors, teachers or researchers at one of our partners’ establishments.
4.2 Business and industrial careers
The career potential for graduates of the program in Applied Environmental Sciences is promising. Graduates would be ideal candidates for jobs in most organizations where a major emphasis is on the environmental aspect that will be more and more critical. With a strong scientific background associated with practical class and applied techniques in environmental sciences, you will be able to take up entry-level job positions in business and industry, especially in:
- Climate change and related environmental issues
- Environmental impact assessment
- Green chemistry applied to chemical industry
- Water and air quality monitoring and treatment
- Recycling and waste and soil treatment
- Sustainable development
- Any career in the environment within national and international companies based in Vietnam such as Veolia, Compagnie National du Rhône, Bosch, Sanicon, SEEN, or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)…
5. CONTACT INFORMATION
– About the training program:
Department of Water – Environment – Oceanography (WEO)
Tel: (+84-24) 37 91 72 06
Add: Room 306, 3rd floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
– About Admission:
Department of Academic Affairs (DAA)
Tel:+( 84-24) 7772 7748
Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi