សញ្ញាបត្រវិស្វករផ្នែក វិស្វកម្មទឹកនិង បរិស្ថាន

Engineer's Degree in Water & Environmental Engineering

 

The rapid industrial development and urbanization side-effects cause an impact on urban environments and sanitation. Particularly in Cambodia, there is an urgent need for skilled people to tackle those environmental issues. In the context of ASEAN integration, Cambodia must have human resources in this sector in order to promote more market opportunities and reduce the free flow of foreign environmental engineers to Cambodia. Looking at the current and long term approach towards regional and local needs for solving environmental issues, the Faculty of Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering is focusing on human resources development and technology transfer from high tech-countries. Therefore, in 2018 WEE program was created to train the students to become the high capable engineers dealing with these issues. WEE program is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge on calculating, designing, planning, and operating water treatment and allocation systems, wastewater treatment and sewerage systems. The student will also gain knowledge and skill on building sanitation/plumbing and various environmental solutions. The program is adopting the green education strategies and Lab Base Education with Student Learning Centre approach for the maximum benefit of 4C's education and 21st-century skills. 


A professional laboratory called Water and Environment Laboratory "WE Lab" has been established to support this program. WE Lab is aimed to be a research hub for water and wastewater treatment technology under the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Cambodia. WE Lab has organized a regular weekly seminar for students to share and learn from each other and from professors which are used as a platform for student consultation. Research Unit Water and Environment under Research and Innovation Center plays an important role through coordinating all the water and environmental related research projects at ITC which support the curriculum improvement and build up more scientific capability of the lecturer/research. 

With WEE program, the students will have critical thinking on the solutions to environmental problems, such as global change impact, water crisis, water supply and sanitation, wastewater treatment and disposal systems, air pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, waste minimization, and environmental impact assessment and audit to promote sustainability in our business and in our community through the ongoing development of environmentally responsible practices.

 

THE PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Year 3, Semester 1:

Statistics

Fluid Mechanics

Soil Science

Strength of Materials

Meteorology

Hydrometeorology

Geology and Hydrogeology

Year 3, Semester 2:

Hydrology

Computer-aided Design (AutoCAD)

Soil Mechanics and Foundations

MATLAB

Surveying

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Year 4, Semester 1:

Chemistry for Environmental Engineering

Biology for Environmental Engineering

Unit Operations and Processes for Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Laboratory

GIS and Remote Sensing

Environmental Hydraulics

Year 4, Semester 2

Water Quality Analysis and Management

Water Treatment Processes and Design

Water Supply Engineering

Building Sanitation/ Plumbing Design

Hydro-informatics

Introduction to Integrated Water Resources Management

Environmental Pollution Control

Internship year 4

 

Year 5, Semester 1

Design of Wastewater Treatment and Collection System

Solid Waste Management

Urban Drainage and Sewage System

Environmental Engineering Project

Environmental Impact Assessment

Sustainable and Green Energy Systems

Work Safety

Research Methodology

 

Year 5, Semester 2

Final Year Internship + Thesis

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

The graduates from this program may work in the field/tasks such as:

  • Water Supply

  • Water treatment

  • Wastewater collection and drainage systems

  • Urban water management

  • Wastewater treatment

  • Water quality analysis and management

  • Groundwater resources and management including quantity and quality

  • Plumbing and fire protection system

  • Solid waste management/ Hazardous waste management

  • Ecology and natural resources engineering and management

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Atmospheric Environmental Engineering related

  • watershed and river basin management

  • Geographic Information System/ Remote Sensing

 

Students who graduated from WEE will have many opportunities to work for the following agencies:

Private and consulting companies

  • Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority

  • Water for Cambodia

  • GRET

  • Teuk Saat, 1001fontaines

  • Envicare Water Co., Ltd.

  • Komin Khmere CO., LTD

  • BORDA - Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association

  • IRE Technology Co., Ltd. - Phnom Penh

  • DEG - Dynamic E Group Ltd. (Detectomat)

  • Europ Continents SARL

  • Key Consultants (Cambodia) Ltd

  • Others…

Government Ministries

  • Ministry of Environment

  • Ministry of Rural Development

  • Ministry of Water Resource and Meteorology

  • Ministry of Energy and Mining

  • Tonle sap Authority

  • Cambodia National Mekong Committee

  • Others….

 

Non-Governmental Organization

  • Conservation International (CI)

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

  • Mekong River Commission  (MRC)

  • Flora and Fauna International (FFI)

  • International Union Conservation of Nature  ( IUCN)

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • World Bank (WB)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • Others…

 

Research Institutes and Universities

  • Cambodia Development Resources Institute (CDRI)

  • Learning Institute

  • Department of Environment from many universities

  • Others…