Environmental Engineering

Academics Environmental Engineering Master program in Environmental Engineering


1. Overview

The Master program in Environmental Engineering at Vietnam Japan University (VJU) has the following objectives:

- Equip students with the principles of environmental treatment technologies based on a fundamental knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biology, as well as the procedures and skills to analyze environmental parameters; 
- Equip students with an advanced knowledge of the environment that includes management, evaluation, and forecasting; and skills of designing and controlling environmental treatment units;
- Train students to be independent and creative thinkers, while developing their research abilities in the field of/or related to the environment.

Duration: 24 months

Training Method: Fulltime

Teaching languages: English and Vietnamese

Location: Vietnam Japan University - My Dinh Campus

2. Career Orientation

After graduation, students will have the skills needed to work for government agencies or enterprises, environmental treatment plants or foreign companies, or to become researchers or members of the teaching staff at universities or research institutes. Students would also be able to pursue PhD degrees at top universities in Japan or elsewhere in the world.

3. Advantages of the Program

- High quality, based on the curriculum of The University of Tokyo, modified to meet the requirements of the Vietnam context;

- International academic environment with a minimum 50 percent of lecturers from Japan; advanced laboratories and modern facilities; participation in projects with well-known professors;

- Substantially subsidized tuition fees; full scholarships for outstanding students based on performance;  

- Cost of three-month internship in Japan fully covered for 50 percent of students; 

- Modern knowledge and skills in a multicultural context, especially Japanese;

- Competency when applying for jobs at Vietnamese, Japanese enterprises and international organizations upon graduation.

4. Japanese Coordinating University

The 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 the Times 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.


5. Program structure 

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.


Course Code




General knowledge


PHI 5001



VJU 5001

Japanese Language



 Fundamental and specific knowledge



Compulsory courses


VJU 6001

Basics of Sustainability Science


VJU 6002

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science


VJU 6243

Environmental management systems


VJU 6244

Environmental analysis and measurement


VJU 6245

Environmental assessment and modeling


VJU 6246

Water and wastewater engineering


VJU 6247




 Elective courses


ENG 6001

Academic English


VJU 6248

Material cycles and solid waste management


VJU 6249

Environmental management in Japan


VJU 6250

Global environmental issues


VJU 6251

Advanced environmental analysis


VJU 6252

Environmental health


VJU 6253

Advanced environmental chemistry


VJU 6254

Air emission and quality control


VJU 6255

Industrial and Hazardous material management


VJU 6256

Environmental Biotechnology 


VJU 6257



VJU 6258

Chemical reaction engineering


VJU 6259

Advanced water treatment and wastewater reclamation


VJU 6260

Application of environmental technology in Asia countries


VJU 6261

Advanced computer application environment



VJU 7005

Master thesis


Total number of credits


6. Message from the Program 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cao The Ha

Director of Master's Programme in Environment Engineering, Vietnam Japan University


"This training programme has been developed on the basis of combination of achievements and experiences from leading Japanese education institutions (e.g. University of Tokyo, Ritsumeikan University) and top Vietnamese universities (e.g. Vietnam National University Hanoi, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and National University of Civil Engineering). The training contents cover all the latest global trends with updated learning resources to 2015. The programme also intensifies the development of skills through practices in the laboratory, thesis preparation, practices at universities, institutes, science-technology enterprises in Japan and Vietnam. The laboratory system for study and research is equipped with most modern instruments and the library has abundant and diversified learning resources.”


Prof. Jun Nakajima

Ritsumeikan University



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.”


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8. Admission information 

Admission capacity: 15 students per intake

Admission requirements:   


Applicants with GPA ≥ 2.5/4.0. One year of work experience is required for applicants graduated in the same or appropriate majors with GPA < 2.5/4.0. Two years of work experience is required for applicants graduated in the closely related majors with GPA < 2.5/4.0. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but have 03 years of work experience in Science/Environmental technology field will be considered by the Admission committee.

English proficiency requirements:

  • For official enrollment: Level 3/6 (IELTS 4.0-4.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.
  • After the first year: English proficiency must be at least Level 4/6 (IELTS 5.0-5.5)in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.


Entrance exam: Application screening and oral test. 

Deadline for Application submission

1st Admission: Mar 18th 2019

2nd Admission: July 19th 2019


Admission schedule and Admission documents (Please visit here)

Application document: Please click here to download 


Major Requirements:

Same majors

Relevant majors

Closely related majors

Environmental technology engineering 

Chemical engineering technology, Environmental engineering, Environmental science, Water resource engineering.

Chemical engineering, Pharmaceutical chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry teacher education, Natural resources and environmental management, Soil science, Biology, Geological engineering, Agriculture, Fishing technology, Food technology, majors belong to Applied Biology, Water supply and drainage engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Construction engineering technology, Biology teacher education.


     Admission Office

            Room 509, 5th Floor, My Dinh Campus

            Luu Huu Phuoc Street, My Dinh 1 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

            Tel: (+84-4) 73 06 60 01 (Ext: 5093)

            Hotline: (+84) 96 69 54 736; (+84) 96 96 38 426;

            Email: admission@vju.ac.vn