Master's Program in Environmental Engineering

Master's Program in Environmental Engineering

The Master's 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


Awarded degree: The degree of Master in Environmental Technology

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.

  • 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 internship in Japan is partially or fully covered;
  • Modern knowledge and skills in a multicultural context, especially Japanese;
  • Competency when applying for jobs at Vietnamese, Japanese enterprises and international organizations upon graduation.


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 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

Environmental Engineering Laboratory



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


Admission capacity: 15 students per intake


Admission requirements:   

  • GPA: 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.

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. Dinh Dieu Anh

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


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