The Department of Environmental Engineering was established in 1992, and about forty students with an expertise in the field graduate from the department every year. Environmental engineering deals with the knowledge and technology needed to improve human health and happiness by protecting the environment from the adverse effects of manufactured pollutants and their manufacturing actions.
After students graduate, they can become public servants of the central or a local governmental organization related to environmental works; examples include operations manager for environmental facilities of manufacturing industries, environmental laboratory researcher of the government or private companies, and employee of engineering and construction companies. Students that complete the course of study for the teaching profession can also become teachers of middle and high schools.
As a result of GDP growth, public interest in a cleaner and more pleasant environment is becoming stronger; consequently, the demand for environmental engineers is on the rise. Degrees offered by the department are the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science degrees. Undergraduate students study compulsory technologies for preventing and treating the pollution of air, water, solid waste, soil, and marine life, and also for preserving the ecosystem and reducing noise and vibration. In addition, they also attend several laboratory classes designed to facilitate their knowledge acquired in class.
Graduate students obtain greater expert knowledge on environmental engineering than undergraduates by participating in specialized lectures and experiments. Also, they conduct their own studies in specialized fields, and thus can become creative professionals who play an important role in the field of environmental engineering in the future.