Master's Program in Environmental Engineering

 

Training philosophy

Slogan: Meet social requirements toward sustainable environment

Core Values:

In accordance with VJU’s educational philosophy “Combination of Sustainability and Liberal Art”, VJU-MEE has developed its own training philosophy, which includes the core values as follows:

High Quality: MEE ensures the high quality education and the advanced research in the field of environmental engineering to meet the demands of learners and requirements of society toward a sustainable development.

Social Responsibility: MEE commits to foster lecturers and students to contribute to solving both global and local environmental issues. Lecturers and students always respect the spirit of serving society to actively contribute to the sustainable development in Asia.

Internationality: MEE provides international learning and working environment with the cooperation of well-experienced lecturers and experts from different nationalities. Innovations toward an international environment are created by all lecturers and students with understanding and respect for the cultural diversity.

Learning in Practice: MEE provides practical learning environment, in addition to theoretical contents, through experience-based activities including internship and fieldwork. The program ensures abundant opportunities for students to enhance their research capacity.

Educational objectives

  • Provide students with the fundamental and specialized knowledge in different aspects of the field of the environmental technology and engineering, initially orients research for students through the graduation thesis.
  • Train students with hard skills (professional skills) related to environmental analysis and environmental treatment as well as soft skills (generic skills) to support them in the process of research and work.
  • Provide the society with high quality human resource, who possess good morals and characters, high responsibility in work,  positive and creative work attitude.
  • Provide the society with high-quality human resources in research, supervision, management, and environmental treatment,  meeting the entry requirements of doctoral training programs of prestigious universities in the world, especially Japanese universities; and requirements of domestic and foreign agencies, organizations and enterprises, especially Japanese enterprises in Vietnam.

See MEE's poster and flyer for more details about the program.

 

Facts and numbers

MEE - 5 years of development (2017-2021)

Messages from MEE Directors and Scientific Advisor

Dr. Nguyen Thi An Hang

Program Director

"The Master program in Enviromental Engineering (MEE) at Vietnam Japan University, VNU, Ha Noi brings you attractive lectures on environmental technologies and their practical applications. Additionally, you will experience wonderful practice and internship activities in both Japan and Viet Nam. Moreover, as MEE's students, you can join in doing research projects with the leading Japanese and Vietnamese professors. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop the research capacity, become a co-author of high quality publications in prestigious peer-review journals, and be sponsored to attend national and international scientific conferences. These are essentials for those who wish to persue PhD study after graduation. Especially, we strongly support you in career orientation with useful information on Japanese employers. With advanced learning curriculum and bright career opportunities, MEE at VJU can be a master choice for your future."

 

Prof. Jun Nakajima

Program Co-Director

"MEE is one of the master programs in VJU that are most powerfully promoting research activities and aiming for VJU to be a Strong Research University. The lectures on environmental engineering are so attractive by Vietnamese and Japanese famous professors including theoretical as well as practical contents. The MEE students also have joined in the internship in Japan and the field trip in Vietnam. Environmental engineering is aiming to solve global or local environmental issues in the world. The research topics are widespread in water resource, air pollution, solid waste, wastewater, biodiversity, chemicals, energy saving, material recycle, etc. They are all carried out for the purpose of human happiness and environmental protection in the world. Please join MEE to understand the attractive joy and valuable task of research activities. In addition, after completing MEE study, many students continue their research in PhD programs around the world on scholarships."

 

Prof. Kensuke Fukushi
University of Tokyo

"The environmental engineering programme at Vietnam Japan University is preparing attractive lectures and exercises for you, including practices, internships and studies in Japan. You will understand the technologies and their application concerning environmental engineering successfully improved in Japan. This exciting master’s programme is constructed through collaborative teaching from Vietnamese and Japanese professors. Please join our programme and open the door to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and establishment of a sustainable society in the future. After completion of the programme, you will play an important role in various workplaces, not only in Vietnam but also other countries.”

Advantages of MEE

  • High-quality lecturer organized by excellent professors from Vietnamese and Japanese partner university
  • Many opportunities for participating in collaborative research projects
  • Dedicated laboratory facilities with advanced analysis instruments and eduactional spaces
  • Warm relationship between faculty and students
  • Full and partical scholarship and internship activities in Japan for outstanding students
  • Competitive advantage in future career

Career oppoturnities

Goverments responsible for environmental issues

Researchers in universities and private sectors

Excellent JP and VN companies in environmental engineering

PhD in leading universities in JP and other countries

 

Partner universities

 

University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo is ranked first among the most reputable and prestigious universities in Japan and 23rd in the world according to theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015.

 

 

Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University is one of the finest Japanese private universities, especially in terms of education and research quality.

 

 

The Master's Program in Environmetal Engineering is promulgated under the decision No. 4294/QĐ-ĐHQGHN dated on October 30, 2015 of the President of VNU

Duration: 24 months

Training method: Fulltime

Teaching languages: English and Vietnamese

Location: Vietnam Japan University - My Dinh Campus

Awarded degree: The degree of Master in Environmental Engineering

Program Specification 2015

Program Specification 2021

Expected learning outcomes (PLOs):

PLOs of MEE (2021)

Generic subject outcomes

Subject specific learning outcomes

PLOs of knowledge

 

 

General knowledge

 

 

PLO1. Apply basic knowledge and methodology of Marxist - Leninist philosophy to solve general and professional problems.

x

 

PLO2. Have the minimum English proficiency certificate at 4/6 level according to the 6-level foreign language capacity framework for Vietnam or equivalent.

x  

Fundamental and specialized knowledge

 

 

PLO3. Analyze comprehensive knowledge of the law, environmental management, environmental protection, and sustainable development.

 

x

PLO4. Develop research methods in the field of environment (assessment, control, management, handling of environmental problems) to solve practial environmental issues.

 

x

PLO5. Apply the specialised knowledge of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Sustainability Science, and Technology in environmental treatment processes including recovery and regeneration of waste resources; typical technologies in the treatment of supply water, wastewater, solid waste, and exhaust gases in environmental treatment systems.

  x

PLO6. Evaluate procedures for environmental assessment, analysis, monitoring, and prediction.

  x

PLO7. Evaluate environmental pollution and select appropriate technology and management solutions to solve the environmental problems.

  x

PLOs of skills

 

 

Hard skills (professional skills)

 

 

PLO8. Apply laboratory skills, environmental analysis and monitoring procedures; operate advanced analytical equipment, environmental management and simulation softwares.

 

x

PLO9. Design basic environmental treatment units.

 

x

PLO10. Develop research plans to solve practial issues in the field of environmental engineering.

 

x

PLO11. Evaluate the specialized documents on environmental engineering (both Vietnamese and English).

 

x

Soft skills (general skills)

 

 

PLO12. Have a ability of verbal and written communication, logic and critical thinking, self-study, planning, time management, independent and team work, group leading, mobilizing collective intelligence to solve environmental problems, making decision, starting up the business

x

 

PLO13. Have a crtical thinking in daily life and professional works.  

x

x

PLO14. Master office softwares and data analysis skills in professional careers.

x

x

PLO15. Demonstrate ability to communicate in Japanese language

x

 

PLO of ethics

 

 

Personal qualities

 

 

PLO16. Have enthusiasm, discipline, motivation, high adapability to multicultural environments and new circumstances, respect the cultural diversity

x

 

Professional ethics

 

 

PLO17. Demostrate high responsibility for work, be ready to cope with difficulties and pressure at work, be able to work independently and in groups, lead professional groups, show passion, honesty, creativity in research, abide research ethics, have a desire to apply what have learnt to solve practical environmental problems, and contribute to developing work conducts.

 

x

Social ethics

 

 

PLO18. Demonstrate the right awareness of environmental protection, have high responsibility towards society, and strictly comply with the law.

x

 

Curriculum (2015-2020)

The curriculum consists of a total of 64 credits, including core courses of fundamental and professional knowledge, as well as elective courses in each specified field.

 

No

Course Code

Courses

Credits

I

 

General knowledge

9

 

PHI 5001

Philosophy

3

 

VJU 5001

Japanese Language

6

II

 

Fundamental and specific knowledge

41

II.1

 

Compulsory courses

20/41

 

VJU 6001

Basics of Sustainability Science

3

 

VJU 6002

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

 

VJU 6243

Environmental management systems

2

 

VJU 6244

Environmental analysis and measurement

2

 

VJU 6245

Environmental assessment and modeling

2

 

VJU 6246

Water and wastewater engineering

2

 

VJU 6247

Internship

6

II.2

 

Elective courses

21/41

 

ENG 6001

Academic English

4

 

VJU 6248

Material cycles and solid waste management

3

 

VJU 6249

Environmental management in Japan

2

 

VJU 6250

Global environmental issues

2

 

VJU 6251

Advanced environmental analysis

3

 

VJU 6252

Environmental health

2

 

VJU 6253

Advanced environmental chemistry

3

 

VJU 6254

Air emission and quality control

3

 

VJU 6255

Industrial and Hazardous material management

2

 

VJU 6256

Environmental Biotechnology 

3

 

VJU 6257

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

3

 

VJU 6258

Chemical reaction engineering

3

 

VJU 6259

Advanced water treatment and wastewater reclamation

3

 

VJU 6260

Application of environmental technology in Asia countries

3

 

VJU 6261

Advanced computer application environment

2

III

VJU 7005

Master thesis

14

 

 

Total number of credits

64

 

Curriculum 2021

The Master's Program in Environmetal Engineering after adjustment is promulgated under the decision No.551/QĐ-ĐHVN dated on July 30, 2021 of the Rector of VJU

No

Course Code

Courses

Credits

I

 

General knowledge

7

 

PHI 5001

Philosophy

3

 

ENG5001

Basic English

4

II

 

Fundamental and specialized knowledge

43

II.1

 

Fundamental knowledge

8

 

VJU 6001

Basics of Sustainability Science

3

 

VJU 6002

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

  VJU 6003 Japanese language 2
II.2   Specialized knowledge 35
    Compulsory courses 14

 

MEE6010

Environmental management systems

2

 

MEE6011

Environmental analysis and measurement

3

 

MEE6012

Environmental assessment and modeling

2

 

MEE6013

Water and wastewater engineering

3

 

MEE6014

Internship

4

 

 

Elective courses

21/38

 

VJU6004

Japanese language

4

 

MEE6015

Environmental engineering laboratory

3

 

MEE6016

Material cycles and solid waste management

3

 

MEE6017

Environmental management in Vietnam and Japan

2

 

MEE6018

Environmental health

2

 

MEE6019

Air emission and quality control

3

 

MEE6020

Environmental biotechnology

3

 

MEE6021

Chemical reaction engineering

2

 

MEE6022

Advanced computer application in environment

3

 

MEE6023

Global environmental issues 

2

 

MEE6024

Waste to energy

2

 

MEE6025

Data analysis in environmental engineering

3

 

MEE6026

Seminar 1

2

 

MEE6027

Seminar 2

2

 

MEE6028

Seminar 3

2

III

VJU 7001

Master thesis

14

 

 

Total number of credits

64

Book of Syllabi 2021

Lecturers and staffs at MEE office

Prof. Jun Nakajima

Co-Director

(See full CV)

 

Nguyen Thi An Hang

Program Director

(See full CV)

Assoc. Prof. Cao The Ha

Scientific Advisor

(See full CV)

 

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Dr. Tran Thi Viet Ha

Lecturer cum Coordinator

(See full CV)

Dr. Taishi Yazawa

Lecturer cum JICA expert

(See full CV)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang

Program Assistant

Visiting lecturers

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ADMISSION 2021

See MEE's flyer 1 and 2 for detailed admission information.

See scholarships and Financial aids here

1. Admission schedule

No.

Content

1st admission

2nd admission

3rd admission

  1.  

Application period       

From Jan 2021 to 25/03/2021

From 26/03/2021  to 18/06/2021

From 19/06/2021  to 25/08/2021

  1.  

Announcement on the list of candidates for interview

26/03/2021

23/06/2021

25/08/2021

  1.  

Interview (*)

27 - 28/03/2021

26 - 27/06/2021

28 - 29/08/2021

  1.  

Announcement of admission results and enrolment

April 2021

July 2021

September 2021

  1.  

Opening ceremony

September 2021

 

2. Application method: Application documents screening and interview.

3. Interview method

The candidate may choose one of the two following interview methods:

  - On-site interview: Candidates are requested to go to VJU campus to participate in a face-to-face interview with the admission committee;

  - Online interview: Only those candidates who cannot join on-site interview at VJU campus due to geographical or work conditions may propose the admissions committee to allow them to take online interview via Internet connection.

See Detailed VJU's postgraduate admission 2021

Application Package 2021 to download

The related issues such as Appropriate majors, Relevant related majors, English requirements and admission quota for each Master programs, please see at Admission website: http://admission.vju.ac.vn/en/homepage/

Research Directions of MEE's lecturers

New approach in environmental engineering

Prospective research directions on the environment

Research Achievements

 

MEE's publications

Lecturers' awards

Students' awards

See students' list of dissertations

Scientific conferences

International Conferences Organized by MEE:

 

ADMISSION 2021

1. Admission schedule

No.

Content

1st admission

2nd admission

3rd admission

  1.  

Application period       

From Jan 2021 to 25/03/2021

From 26/03/2021  to 18/06/2021

From 19/06/2021  to 25/08/2021

  1.  

Announcement on the list of candidates for interview

26/03/2021

23/06/2021

25/08/2021

  1.  

Interview (*)

27 - 28/03/2021

26 - 27/06/2021

28 - 29/08/2021

  1.  

Announcement of admission results and enrolment

April 2021

July 2021

September 2021

  1.  

Opening ceremony

September 2021

 

2. Application method: Application documents screening and interview.

3. Interview method

The candidate may choose one of the two following interview methods:

  - On-site interview: Candidates are requested to go to VJU campus to participate in a face-to-face interview with the admission committee;

  - Online interview: Only those candidates who cannot join on-site interview at VJU campus due to geographical or work conditions may propose the admissions committee to allow them to take online interview via Internet connection.

See Detailed VJU's postgraduate admission 2021

Application Package 2021 to download

The related issues such as Appropriate majors, Relevant related majors, English requirements and admission quota for each Master programs, please see at Admission website: http://admission.vju.ac.vn/en/homepage/

 

MASTER THESIS DEFENSE 2021

MEE program organized final defense for 7 students of MEE batch 4 students on 21st June 2021

 

Program Office

Room 507, 5th Floor, My Dinh Campus

My Dinh Campus, Luu Huu Phuoc Road, My Dinh 1 Residential Area, Cau Dien Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam. View google map

Program Assistant: 

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang

Tel: (+84) 247306 6001 (Ext: 5072)

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