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Undergraduate College of Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering is a form of engineering that preserves and heals the Earth, the foundation of our very existence. In other words, it is an academic field whose purpose is the improvement and preservation of the quality of lifestyle and natural environments with the promotion of human health, safety, and welfare in mind. Environmental engineering is also recognized as a form of human engineering that fosters doctors able to heal the Earth. In particular, environmental technology (ET) is oriented towards future development as one of the three main emerging industries of the 21st century along with IT and BT, and is a public technology closely related with national public welfare and social overhead capital (SOC) construction policies. Accordingly, students of the Department of Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, Konkuk University (KU), work on building their expertise in the diagnosis and evaluation of environmental pollution, prescription, remedy, restoration, prevention, and resource regeneration. This is done through experiments on the integration of education systems, practical learning, design, and systematic theoretical knowledge of environmental engineering majors. The department runs flexible, in-depth and area-specific majors able to accommodate the demands of students and society in addition to the distinct characteristics of the complex and interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering. By opening major programs in related fields, we actively foster students with expertise, able to assume a leading role in their chosen field.

The department's objective is to foster creative and distinguished talent with both advanced engineering skills and practical wisdom, allowing them to contribute to the preservation and treatment of our planet. Such individuals demonstrate a globally-oriented sense of challenge, intelligence, and the ability to contribute to the welfare of the nation and humanity through the sound use of science and technology, reflecting the founding philosophy of the University and the educational objectives of the College of Engineering.

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