Diploma in Environmental Technology JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6534)10/20

This programme is to fulfil the country’s need in managing, conserving and protecting the environment for sustainable use. Recently the concept of ‘green technology’ has been adopted by the government among other things to drive the national economic growth. Already there is a National Green Technology Policy formed to focus on four pillars; namely Energy, Environment, Economy and Social.

The awareness in environmental quality is increasing in Malaysia. Recent phenomena such as haze, bad water quality for drinking, leachate contamination, improper solid wastes and wastewater disposal, and many others have attracted public concern. Moreover, the ‘prescribed activities’ as classified under the Environmental Quality Act 1974 that require EIA report to be presented and approved by the authority needs to be monitored closely by experts so that its implementation adheres to the stipulated regulations. The need for individuals trained in EIA is in line with government’s desire to improve the environmental quality as well as minimizing the impacts on the society.

Programme content

The following courses are offered in Diploma in Environmental Technology (JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6534)10/20) programme:

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) Courses Local

  • Malaysian Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Creative Problem Solving
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Study of Moral & Ethics /
  • Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Skills / Creative Problem Solving
  • Study of Moral & Ethics /
  • Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • Practical English I
  • Practical English II
  • Co-Curriculum
Compulsory Courses YEAR 1

(Semester 1)

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Practical English 1
  • Malaysian Studies 2
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Basic Mathematics

(Semester 2)

  • Fundamentals of Physics
  • Practical English 2
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Microbiology
  • Food Technology

(Semester 3)

  • Land Use and Development
  • Wastewater Disposal System
  • Co-Curricular Activity


(Semester 4)

  • Community Service
  • Study of Morals and Ethics
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Water Quality and Surveillance I
  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Occupational Health  and Safety

(Semester 5)

  • Water Quality and Surveillance II
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
  • Environmental Management System

(Semester 6)

  • Energy and Environment
  • Operation and Maintenance of Environmental Facilities
  • Disaster Management


Industrial Training

Minimum entry requirement

Examinations Requirements
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Science Stream Students:
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with a minimum credit in 3 subjects and a pass in 2 science subjects (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science/Health Sciences)

Non-Science Stream Students:
Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent with a minimum credit in 3 subjects and a credit in 1 science subject (Biology/Physics/Chemistry/General Science/Applied Science/Health Sciences)
Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia (STPM) Pass with a minimum of Grade C (GPA 2.0) in any subject or its equivalent
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade of Maqbul
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

3 intakes in each academic year

Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time

Full-time: 2 1/2 years.
Part-time: 4 years.

Students’ ability is gauged through both continuous assessments and a final examination. The continuous assessment component comprises tests / quizzes, mid-term examination and projects / assignments.