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Your guide to become a Environmental Engineer in Malaysia

Average Salary

RM 3,000 - 4,000

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Who is a Environmental Engineer?

An Environmental Engineer is tasked with reducing the effects of human pollution on the environment by using principles of engineering.

Have you always wanted to make a change and ‘save the environment’ but don’t know where to start? Good in science but clueless on which field to contribute to? If you’re sick and tired of people complaining about the problem but you want to find a solution. Then you will enjoy being an Environmental Engineer. Your tasks include estimating the risks new developments may pose to nature, providing options in order to reduce the damage of existing facilities, and for area...

Have you always wanted to make a change and ‘save the environment’ but don’t know where to start? Good in science but clueless on which field to contribute to? If you’re sick and tired of people complaining about the problem but you want to find a solution. Then you will enjoy being an Environmental Engineer. Your tasks include estimating the risks new developments may pose to nature, providing options in order to reduce the damage of existing facilities, and for areas that has already been damaged, provide suggestions on how to improve the current situation.

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The pros and cons of being a Environmental Engineer:

Pros

This is a highly rewarding job. Environmental Engineers get to see the work they do improve the environment, leading to a better quality of life for all

Environmental Engineers get a handsome salary as there is a shortage of graduates in this field because not many people are aware about this course

An Environmental Engineer is knowledgeable in all aspects, especially those affecting public health, regulations and environmental control methods

Cons

May need to work in the evenings or weekends to meet deadlines

What are all the responsibilities of a Environmental Engineer ?

Generate reports on the state of the environment you are surveying

Design projects that facilitate protection of the environment

Analyse data

Monitor the progress of the programmes you have set in place

Inspect facilities to ensure they adhere to environmental regulations

Advise on procedures in order to clean up polluted sites

Design systems for waste management on land, sea and air

What skills do you need to become a Environmental Engineer?

Problem-solving skills

While Architects and Engineers construct buildings based on design and suitability of location, Environmental Engineers need to ensure it will not harm the environment or cause health issues to the public. This is done by inventing technologies and processes that is able to minimise the impact and reduce waste and pollution.

Ability to work in a team

Rome wasn’t built in a day and it didn’t take only one person to build it either. Engineers, no matter which type, works in a team to make sure that everything goes accordingly, from the raw materials to the production process all the way until the end product. If you think that you are a team player and communicates well with others (which is very important in this field when it comes to distributing tasks) then this is the right career for you!

What field(s) of study should you choose to become a Environmental Engineer?

What are the requirements to be a Environmental Engineer?

You will need to obtain a three-to-four-year degree in Environmental Engineering. You can choose to obtain membership at the Board of Engineers Malaysia to obtain better job offers and better salary.

What are the working hours of a Environmental Engineer?

Environmental Engineers might have to work for more than 40 to 50 hours a week, or even up to 12 hours a day depending on the project at hand. You might also be given the chance to travel if there is a project elsewhere.

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