Bachelor in Applied Environmental Sciences





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The main goal of the undergraduate program in  Applied Environmental Sciences at USTH is to bring our students to an international recognized level in the field of Environmental Sciences applied to research or industry applications. The program was built by top scientists and lecturers from Vietnam and France aiming at training highly qualified engineers and researchers.

Through this specialty, the program will provide the necessary background and knowledge to the students on the current environmental issues (climate change, industrial and agricultural pollution of water, soil and air). After the three years of bachelor program, the graduated students will be specialized in bio-physico-chemistry processes that respect our environment and will be able to improve processes and chemical reactions that they may face in industry. Graduates will be known for their commitment to lifelong learning, social responsibility, professional and ethical responsibilities in implementing sustainable solutions; they will also excel in critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication.

With a strong scientific background associated with practical classes and applied techniques, graduated students will have the opportunity to carry on their study in master degree or to join public or private company.


Program Overview

This Bachelor curriculum - Science and Technology - is managed by USTH and follow strictly the Bologna process (3 years with 180 ECTS). The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits represent the workload of a full-time student in one academic year. The student workload of a full-time study program in Europe amount in most cases to around 1500-1800 hours per year, therefore 1-credit is equivalent to 25-30 working hours (in class, practice, homework, assignment). The first 2-semesters are constituted the foundation year, including the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology), informatics and English courses.

From the second year, students will be provided with a solid foundation in chemistry, physics, mathematics and communication. The program also builds a core of knowledge on environmental sciences (ecology, environmental water chemistry, soil science, oceanography and hydrology) and offers to the students to master environmental methods and chemical processes to assess environmental impacts, water, soil and air pollution.  To complete and open their background in environmental sciences, students will complete a “group project”, realize a 3 months internship and will participate to elective courses.

Practice and Final Internship

In parallel with lectures, the students also have hours of practice in the fully equipped laboratory of the department located in the USTH building. Via these activities, students will master necessary laboratory skills, deeply understand lectures’ knowledge as well as develop problem-solving capability in real cases. The students also have opportunities to join various field trips where they have a chance to apply theory into practice and gain a comprehensive and synthetic view on how to deal with different environmental problems. During the final internship, students of WEO also have many chances to work at top research institutions in Vietnam and abroad on the hottest environmental issues. (See more photos)

Year     Name of course ECTs
B2 Semester 3 Management sciences Law on Intellectual Right 1
Project Management 1
French French 8
Core courses Probability and Statistics 3
Advanced Thermodynamic 3
Fluid mechanic 3
Organic Chemistry 4
Environmental water chemistry 3
Analytical chemistry 3
Ecology and Biodiversity 3
Semester 4 Core courses Fundamental microbiology 3
Hydrology 3
Oceanography 3
Soil science 3
Sustainable development 2
Environmental impact assessment 2
Climate change 3
Water pollution 3
Data treatment 2
Selective courses (choose 2 of 5 courses) Atmospheric pollution 2
Soil Pollution 2
Geographic Information system 2
Environmental Toxicology 2
Frontiers in Marine Biology 2
      TOTAL OF ECTs 60
B3 Semester 5 Management Sciences Scientific Writing 2
French French 7
Core courses Numerical methods for engineers 4
Ecosystem Modelling 3
Ocean Dynamics 2
Instrumental Analysis in Chemistry
_Analytical separation methods
_Basic spectroscopy and analyses
Photochemistry 2
Semester 6 Core courses Metal and catalysis 4
Recycling and waste treatment 2
Water treatment
_Drinking water treatment
_Waste water treatment
Environmental management 2
Advanced Oceanography 3
Selective courses (choose 2 of 4 courses) Air treatment 2
Soil treatment 2
Biological indicators for environment 2
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 2
      TOTAL OF ECTs 60


The  Applied Environmental Sciences program outcomes include the ABET outcomes as well as the program-specific outcomes.  These outcomes are detailed for each course in the next section of this document and are all listed here:

Solid professional knowledge to adapt to various working positions:

  • Ability to research, test, improve, design and develop technology solutions in the field of environment
  • Understanding and be able to develop the influence of science and technology to deal with environmental issues in the context of globalized society
  • Consulting and supervising management in the field of Environmental Science

Personal skills and competencies:

  • Ability of reasoning, evaluating and solving problems effectively
  • Being dynamic, creative in experimenting and decoding knowledge
  • Having professional ethics, integrity, seriousness and responsibility

Teamwork and interpersonal skills in an international environment:

  • Having effective leadership and teamwork skills
  • Be able to communicate using various methods such as text, electronic/multimedia communication, presentation, persuasive argument, effective negotiation
  • Fluently English skills, IELTS ≥ 6.5

4.1 Higher studies and research careers

This Bachelor’s degree will entitle you to enroll the “Master in Water Environment Oceanography” at USTH or any of the master’s degree courses offered in environmental sciences. The Master program will provide students with in-depth knowledge of the specialized subject. This will lead you to various higher studies and research careers in related fields such as water resources management, water pollution and treatment, biogeochemical and ecological processes, oceanography and hydrology. In addition, we offer many opportunities for internships or higher studies in more than 60 universities and research institutions in France. Graduates will have a great chance to become advisors, teachers or researchers at one of our partners’ establishments.

4.2 Business and industrial careers

The career potential for graduates of the program in Applied Environmental Sciences is promising. Graduates would be ideal candidates for jobs in most organizations where a major emphasis is on environmental aspect that will be more and more critical. With a strong scientific background associated with practical class and applied techniques in environmental sciences, you will be able to take up entry-level job positions in business and industry, especially in:

  • Climate change and related environmental issues
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Green chemistry applied to chemical industry
  • Water and air quality monitoring and treatment
  • Recycling and waste and soil treatment
  • Sustainable development
  • Any career in environment within national and international companies based in Vietnam such as Veolia, Compagnie National du Rhône, Bosch, Sanicon, SEEN, or Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO)...


-  About the training program: 
   Department of Water - Environment - Oceanography (WEO)
   Tel: (+84-24) 37 91 72 06
   Email: [email protected]        
   Add: Room 306, 3rd floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

- About Admission: 
  Department of Academic Affairs (DAA) 
  Tel:+( 84-24) 7772 7748 
  Email: [email protected] 
  Add: Room 102, 1st floor, A21 building, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi