Professional Master Program in Environmental Engineering and Management (PM-EEM)

Seeks to contribute to sustainable and effective development actions those are equitable and respectful of cultural and social diversity

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New intake: January 2018

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INTRODUCTION

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with AITVN offers Professional Master Program in Environmental Engineering and Management (PM-EEM) in Vietnam aiming to provide middle and senior level managers and policy makers with advanced knowledge and skills in environmental engineering and management. The program looks for solutions to environmental problems, water supply and sanitation, wastewater treatment and disposal systems, air pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, waste minimization, and life cycle assessment, environmental impact assessment, and environmental toxicology in Vietnam and Asian region. The first batch (PM-EEM1) completed in May 2011, PM-EEM2 completed in December 2012, PM-EEM3 in May 2015 and PM-EEM4 will be in January 2018 in Hanoi.

PM-EEM is now recruiting students for a new intake of 2018-2019. For further information, please click here to download the brochure.

The program is conducted in one year. Students can obtain a Professional Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Management (PM-EEM) by completing a 33 credits curriculum work, consisting of 24 credits of 10 courses, 6 credits of research study and 3 credits of special study (internship/international field trip) within 1 year.

In the first two semesters, students will take basic and advanced courses selected in consultation with an academic/thesis advisor from among the regular courses offered at AIT. During the third semester, students will carry out their project study. Students will conduct international field trips:

– First trip: In order to extend knowledge of current situations related to environmental issues participants should attend seminars and study tours outside Vietnam, such as Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Taiwan or do internship in AIT Thailand.

– Second trip: Travel to AIT, Thailand to attend Graduation ceremony

Courses to be offered

  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Quality and Management
  • Toxic Organics and Trace Metals in Ecosystem
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Industrial Waste Abatement and Management
  • Water Quality Management
  • Hazardous Waste Technology and Management
  • Air Pollution Engineering and Management
  • Climate and Environment Co-Benefit
  • Cooperate Environmental Management

The program will take one year and consists of three semesters. Student will complete a 33-credit study program (24CR of coursework, 6CR of research study and 3CR of special study written based on the knowledge gained from the internship/international field trip).

Semester 1: (7 credits)

Environmental Quality Management (3CR)

The soil-engineering field of study involves three categories. The first category deals with the principles and mechanics of soil behavior both under laboratory and field conditions. The second deals with applied topics such as foundations and earth structures, while the third category is more advanced in nature and research oriented. This course on “Mechanics of Soils”, which belongs to the first category, deals with the fundamental principles of soil behavior as a prerequisite for courses related to the design of foundations and earth structures.

Catalog Description: Soil formations and their relevance to engineering properties, mechanical analysis, index properties and soil classifications, effective stress principle for saturated and partially saturated soils, permeability, seepage analysis, stress-history and compressibility of soils, stress distribution in soils, stress-strain behavior and strength characteristics, introduction of stress path method and stress-strain theories.

Instructor: Dr. P. V. Long /Prof. Jin Chun Chai

Air Pollution Engineering and Management (3CR)

Foundation Engineering is an important component of education and training of Civil Engineers. All super-structures are to be supported on well-designed foundations for their safety and subsequent performance. The course imparts the principles of foundation analysis and design.

Catalog Description: Design criteria, stability analysis based on plastic theorem, earth pressure related on foundation engineering, types of shallow foundations, bearing capacity of soils, settlement of foundations, type of pile foundations, bearing capacity of pile foundation, case histories

Instructor: Prof. Denes.T. Bergado/ Dr. Noppadol Phien-wej/

Corporate Environmental Management (1CR)

To provide a balanced and comprehensive understanding of the methods and approaches, which is useful in dealing with the great variety of geologic conditions encountered in engineering works.

Catalog Description: Qualitative and quantitative description of soils and rock masses with emphasis on the physical properties; identification of the influence of geological structures on engineering projects; geological processes, e.g. weathering that influence soil/rock engineering properties; practical application with case studies and histories

Instructors: Dr. Pham Huy Giao/ Dr. Thanu H.

Semester 2: (13 Credits)

Environmental Impact Assessment (3CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Industrial Waste Abatement and Management (3CR)

As more engineering structures are built, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a site with suitable soil properties. The properties at many sites must be improved by the use of some form of soil improvement methods, such as: static or dynamic compaction, reinforcement, drainage or by the use of admixtures. Thus, it is important for the soil engineers to know the different soil improvement methods; the degree to which soil properties may be improved; and the costs and benefits involved. In this way, the soil engineer can gain knowledge in order to design ground improvement projects as well as to advise the client regarding value engineering to save cost and obtain maximum benefits for the specific project. In this course, we will be studying the latest state-of the-art techniques of soil improvement including the following

Catalog Description: Surface compaction, deep compaction, preloading, vertical drains, vacuum drainage, mechanically stabilized earth (reinforced earth), granular piles, micropiles, lime stabilization, cement stabilization, chemical stabilization, grouting, geotextiles; lightweight embankment materials.

Instructors: Prof. Denes.T. Bergado/ Dr. P. V. Long

Hazardous Waste Management (2CR)

Rapid urbanization and the development of infrastructures in the Asian region, coupled with the increase in people’s environmental awareness have given a great impetus to the demand for underground space utilization and tunneling activities in the region, in line with the global trend in sustainable development of infrastructures.

Catalog Description: Types of underground opening; elastic and elasto-plastic stresses and displacements around underground openings; ground reaction curve; tunnel ground condition; excavation methods (drill-and-blast and machine); excavation systems for large openings and difficult ground conditions; supports and linings; determination of rock loads; exploration and instrumentation; case histories.

Instructors: Dr. Noppadol Phien-wej/ Dr. T.T.Van

Research methodology: proposal and research report writing (1CR)

In planning, designing, construction, and maintenance/management stages, characteristics of the ground condition is one of the most important geotechnical issues. There are many techniques to investigate/explore the soil stratigraphy and depth profile of soil parameters to meet the required quality and quantity in engineering sense. This course provides the students and practical engineers with the updated and advanced techniques of in-situ geotechnical investigation of soft clay ground. In addition, shallow exploration geophysics as a powerful tool to add the soil investigation will be taught to equip the student with the latest development in geoexploration technology.

Catalog Description: physical and mechanical properties of soils; effect of soil survey and in-situ test on soil parameters; ground survey and design; experiences in Japan on soil survey; surface and borehole geoelectric survey; seismic refraction and reflection survey, surface wave seismic survey, downhole and cross hole seismic; ground penetration radar (GPR); magnetic and magnetic susceptibility; electromagnetic survey; case studies of shallow exploration geophsyics.

Instructors: Dr. Yoichi Watabe/ Dr. Pham Huy Giao

Design of water supply treatment system (1CR), elective

Instructors: Prof. Yusuke Honjo/ Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu

Design of wastewater treatment system (1CR), elective

Instructors: Prof. Yusuke Honjo/ Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu

Design of air pollution control system (1CR), elective

Instructors: Prof. Yusuke Honjo/ Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu

Research study part 1 (2 CR)

Instructors: Prof. Yusuke Honjo/ Prof. Hiroyasu Ohtsu

Semester 3: (13 credits)

Solid Waste Management (3CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Water Quality Management (2CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Climate and Environment Co-benefit (1 CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Research study part 2 (4 CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Internship / International Field (3CR)

Geotechnical testing and instrument monitoring play a crucial role in the field of geotechnical engineering for both design and construction. It is important for the geotechnical engineers to have a good knowledge on what the testing methods and tools are available, so that appropriate design soil parameters can be obtained. For ensuring construction safety and performance, geotechnical instrumentation is commonly implemented to monitor the ground movement during construction. Understanding of the operating principles of various testing equipment and instruments is essential for practising geotechnical engineers, which is emphasized in the course.

Catalog Description: Engineering properties of soils; constant rate of strain consolidometer, advanced triaxial testing, direct simple shear, electronic instruments, static and dynamic cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, vane shear, dilatometer, seismic test, settlement measurements, inclinometer, extensometer, piezometers, pressure cell, strain gauges

Instructor: Dr. Tian. Ho. Seah

Faculty is from Environmental Engineering and Management (EEM) Field of Study, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). We have excellent faculty members who act as course instructors and research supervisors in an environment rich with intellectual challenge and with outstanding laboratory and support facilities.

EEM is highly experienced in environmental engineering and management education, from short training programs to master programs, doctoral programs and post-doctoral programs. So far, there are more than 1,400 masters and 140 doctors graduated in Environmental Engineering and Management program. EEM also have its strong partnership with international organizations and government’s environmental engineering and management organizations in providing consultancy services and professional researches to enhance the quality of environmental management projects.

Prof. C. Visvanathan
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh
Prof. Ajit P. Annachhatre
Dr. Thammarat Koottatep
Dr. Ngo Tho Hung
Dr. Ekbordin Winijkul

Admission Schedule

Intake January 2018

Intensive English training (if need) November 2017

Deadline for application 15 December 2017

Entry requirement

– Bachelor degree (normally from a four-year program), or its equivalent, in an appropriate field of study

– Minimum of 4-5 years working experience

– Certified proficiency in English

English requirement

  1. IELTS (4.5)
  2. TOEFL (Paper -based: 500; Computer – Based: 173; or Internet – based: 61)
  3. AITEIT (4.5)

Applicants who do not have proof of English language proficiency (equivalent to paper based TOEFL 500) can apply for the English Test offered by AIT. Test fee is US$20.

An English bridging course will be organized by AIT-VN for those who need more English and Academic Skills before joining the program.

Fee

Application processing fee: 20

Tuition Fe(3 instalments): 13,800

including

Registration fee: $ 500

Tuition fee ($350/credit): $ 11,550

International field trip: $ 1,750

CONTACT

Dr. Ngo Tho Hung

Head of Environment and Development Section

Asian Institute of Technology Center in Vietnam

Mobile: +84 913 586 886

Email: hung@aitcv.ac.vn

Our Renowned Professors

Chettiyappan Visvanathan

Prof.

Specialization in Cleaner production, Industrial Environment Management, Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Solid Waste Management. Nationality: Thailand

Ajit P. Annachhatre

Prof.

Specialization in: Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment, Biofilm Processes, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Mathematical Modeling. Nationality: Thailand

Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh

Prof.

Specialization in: Air Pollution Engineering and Management, Transboundary Pollution, Air Pollution and Climate Interaction, Environmental Monitoring and Modelling, Exposure Assessment, Integrated Industrial Environment Management. Nationality: Vietnam

Thammarat Koottatep

Dr. /Associate Professor

Specialization in Waste and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Eco-engineering Technology for Waste and Wastewater Treatment and Management, Environmental Health and Sanitation. Nationality: Thailand

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