Why do we offer Environmental Engineering for You?

The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Study program in "Environmental Engineering" provides all necessary skills for young Mongolians, who want to protect our natural environment. Students receive a thorough understanding of how natural ecosystems work and which role water, air and soil resources play for environmental sustainability and socio-economic development. Graduates of this study program have an expertise in technical measures of pollution control and remediation, and know how to apply them in various contexts, e.g. in specific industries, the mining sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations. 

Why shall you study Environmental Engineering?

The Bachelor degree Study program in Environmental Engineering provides to its students' essential knowledge of environmental sciences and engineering in order to prepare them for a multitude of employment opportunities. The approach of environmental engineers differs from other engineering disciplines by looking beyond purely technical aspects. Even though technical expertise is one important learning outcome, environmental engineers develop integrated solutions which also consider the ecological side-effects of technology implementation. 

GMIT’s study program on Environmental Engineering includes a wide variety of disciplines, including geosciences and ecology, the management of natural resources such as water, soil and air (with a specific focus on pollution control technologies), recycling, and solid waste management, and remediation techniques for polluted environments. Environmental engineers are prepared to develop holistic solutions for the environmental challenges we face today and in the future.
As all-rounders,  the graduates of this Bachelor Study program have the knowledge and the ability to become acquainted with relevant specializations in their future professional or academic life. They have a broad understanding about technical solutions for environmental problems in Mongolia and elsewhere, but are also aware of negative environmental impacts of techno-centric approaches. Based on their knowledge of various scientific and engineering disciplines, they are able to work together with specialist engineers, scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers. By coordinating the work of such experts, they ensure that interdisciplinary collaborations turn out successful.  
Why to get your Engineering degree from GMIT? 

Teaching and research at GMIT are characterized by strong practice-orientation and dedication to foster creative and critical thinking. This practice-orientation, the promotion of professional and personal development of its students, and the international character of our university, makes GMIT a model university in Mongolia. The Bachelor of Science in “Environmental Engineering” is following a four years (eight academic semester) undergraduate education program with 240 Credit Points (ECTS), according European standards. The international accreditation also provides to students the flexibility of continuing their studies in the European Union and other countries later on. Because the language of instruction is English (German language comes later on, too), students are fully qualified to work in international contexts later on. Furthermore, the study programs have a strong-practice orientation. Besides lectures, students are trained in the lab as well as in the field. Excursions, meetings with practitioners and professional internships connect students to potential employers and provide insights into future career options. Last but not least, educating students who can apply international (German) expertise to local (Mongolian) context and thereby create added value is the core of engineering education at GMIT.

Due to growing concerns about the degradation of our natural environment, numerous employment opportunities for environmental engineers have emerged in Mongolia as well as abroad. Today, all major and even most medium- and small-sized industrial companies proactively address their ‘corporate environmental responsibility’ (CER). Because industrial production in any field has some effects on the environment, it is necessary for environmental engineers to assess and minimize such impacts. 

In Mongolia, the raw materials sector offers numerous career opportunities for environmental experts. Apart from this, environmental engineers are sought after by industry, regional and national governments and authorities (e.g. environmental ministries or pollution control agencies) and by various national and international NGOs (e.g. in projects related to air pollution control, improved sanitation, etc.). Many basic services, such as municipal water supply and wastewater treatment, depend on well-trained environmental engineers. Even major banks and insurance companies employ environmental engineers who have the expertise to assess the environmental risks of major projects funded or insured by them. 

GMIT’s Environmental Engineering Study program exposes students to a vast variety of environmental science and engineering disciplines, preparing them for a multitude of specializations in their future jobs. Modules are taught by internationally trained Mongolian professors and lecturers, as well as by experts from Germany and beyond. The fact that the Study program is accredited by ACQUIN does not only warrant an education that follows international quality standards, but provides to students the flexibility of continuing their studies in the European Union and other countries later on. Because the language of instruction is English, students are fully qualified to work in international contexts later on. 

Our Study program in Environmental Engineering has a strong-practice orientation. Besides lectures, students are trained in the lab as well as in the field. Excursions and professional internships connect students to potential employers and provide insights into potential career options. 

Following requirements are needed to join the Bachelor program at GMIT:
  • Completed secondary education;
  • GMIT English Language Examination C1 (advanced) and B2 (upper intermediate);
  • Mongolian General Entrance Examination (GEE) score 650 or above in both Mathematics and Physics.
If your GEE and English language exam results are under following requirements, you can join the Basic Engineering program (BEP): The Basic Engineering Program requires a score higher than 600 in Mathematics of GEE and an English language proficiency of minimum B1 (intermediate). The Basic Engineering Program helps you to improve your natural science, English and soft skills. The BEP guides you into GMIT's B.Sc. programs.

Tuition fees:

B.Sc. degree program: MNT 108,000 per credit point
Accommodation on Campus (shared 4-bed room): MNT 520,000 per year

During the first four semesters, students receive a general background knowledge in science and basic engineering approaches as well as technical English. Modules in geosciences, geo-ecology and on rock properties prepare them for their future specialization in environmental topics. Building on this solid basic understanding, the students specialize in environmental science and technology from the 5th to the 8th semester, including the following modules:
5th semester 7th semester
  • Soil Science
  • Principles of Water Management
  • Air Pollution
  • GIS
  • Raw Materials and Recycling
  • Health-Safety-Environment
  • Electives
  • Water Supply
  • Solid Waste Technologies
  • Scientific Writing
  • Electives
6th semester 8th semester
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Mining and the Environment
  • Energy Systems
  • Industrial Internship
  • Electives
  • Remediation of Contaminated Sites
  • Final Study Project
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Electives

The strong practical focus of this Study program is underlined by modules such as the 14 week industrial internship during the 6th semester and the final study project in the 8th semester, in which GMIT students work in a group to solve a complex challenge which is defined by Mongolian industry.

  1. Care about the state of our environment;
  2. Feel fascinated by technologies which reduce environmental pollution;
  3. Have a good background knowledge in the Geography, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics;
  4. Commit yourself to continuous learning;
  5. Focus on long-term goals;
  6. Consider business, technology, and environmental protection in an integrated way;
  7. Feel interested in natural resources such as air, water, and soil;
  8. Be determined to work hard;
  9. Value the cooperation with people of different backgrounds;
  10. Critically question the technologies that are state of the art today, think about the world of the future.