Undergraduate Major:Environmental Engineering

1. Major Introduction

Environmental Engineering is an interdiscipline that involves Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Management and Sociology. Aiming at protecting the environment and coordinating the development of society, the economy and the environment, Environmental Engineering applies science and engineering principles to improving the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), providing clean water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and remediating polluted sites. Environmental Engineering in CUGB integrates a strong geological background, including hydrology and hydrogeology, with chemistry, microbiology and ecology. Undergraduate students take the following specialty courses: Pollution Control Technology (Air, Water, Solid and Noise), Water and Wastewater Engineering, Groundwater Pollution Control Engineering, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Environmental Planning and Management together with other general courses.

2. Academic Objectives

Students should love our country, support the leadership of the Communist Party of China, love work and labor, obey the law, and have good moral, and social morality and professional ethics. Students should be both physically and mentally healthy, have the necessary military training, and meet the requirements of the national college sports and military training standards.

When completing the 4-year study, students will obtain an understanding of sustainable development and the technology related to pollution control (air, water, solid and noise),water & wastewater engineering, environmental planning and natural resources conservation. They will learn field design principles regarding pollution control, and the operating outline of projects, and will be able to initiate an environmental proposal and to manage environmental events. In addition, they will develop creativity in their research for new theories, new technologies and new equipment, and will meet the requirements of Registered Environmental Engineer and Environmental Impact Assessment Engineer, so that they will be prepared to work in government agencies, academic institutes or industries. In five years after graduation, they will grow to be senior engineers and technical personnel.

3. Academic Requirements

When completing courses including Chemistry, Engineering Mechanics and Graphics, Microbiology, Ecology, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, students will take a series of courses in Pollution Control (air, water, solid and noise),Water and Wastewater Engineering, Groundwater Pollution Control Engineering, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Environmental Planning and Management, together with some general courses such as a foreign language, computer science, engineering graphics, engineering design, pollution monitoring and analysis, environmental assessment, management and planning. Students are expected to be capable of beginning research and practical work in the fields of environmental technology and water supply and drainage works.

After the four-year courses, the students should acquire the following knowledge and abilities:

(1) Engineering knowledge

Students will master the basic knowledge and basic principles in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer. They will also master the basic field work method, and will possess the knowledge reserves for solving complex engineering problems.

(2) problem analysis

Students will be able to identify and describe scientific problems by applying the basic principles of engineering science. They will know about the development trends of the specialty by inquiring and searching Chinese and foreign literature. Students will possess the ability of experimental design, experimental result induction, arrangement and analysis. They will be able to analyze complex engineering problems and draw valid conclusions.

(3) Designing and Developing Solutions

Students will grasp the basic principles of prevention and control of water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, and solid waste pollution. They will also grasp the knowledge of water supply and drainage engineering, environmental planning and resource protection. They will learn knowledge of environmental monitoring, evaluation, planning and management. They will possess the ability to do research and development of new theories, new technologies and new equipment in environmental engineering. They will design and develop solutions to resolve the complex engineering problems with the sense of innovation with considerations of society, health, safety, law, culture and the environment.

(4) Research

They will do research on pollutions of water, soil, air, noise, solid waste based on scientific principles by using scientific methods, including designing experiments, analyzing and interpreting data, and drawing reasonable and valid conclusions through information integration. They will gain the initial abilities to write academic papers and participate in academic meetings.

(5) Using modern tools

Students will be able to use new theories and new technologies for effective treatments to pollutions of water, soil, air, noise, and solid waste. They will track new theories, new ideas, and new initiatives of real-time environmental monitoring, evaluation, planning and management.

(6) Engineering and society

Students will be able to make reasonable analysis based on engineering knowledge, to evaluate the effects of engineering practice and pollution prevention schemes on society, health, safety, law, and culture, and to understand relevant responsibilities.

(7) Environment and sustainable development

Students will be able to understand and evaluate the effects of pollution prevention schemes on the environment and social sustainable development. They will understand the national sustainable development strategy, and relevant laws and regulations of environment protection. Students will develop awareness of environmental protection and social sustainable development in specific practices of engineering designing.

(8) professional norms

Students will develop correct outlooks on life, values and the world as well as positive personal attributes. They will abide by laws and regulations. They will understand the related national and industrial standards of environmental engineering, comply with the engineering ethics and norms, and fulfill responsibilities in practice. In engineering practice, they will understand and comply with engineering ethics and norms, possess engineering safety consciousness, be responsible for their duties, and have sense of social responsibilities.

(9) Individuals and teams

Students will get to know the importance of team work as well as responsibilities and obligations of various roles through participating in practices, National College Students' innovation experiment projects, graduation projects, and thesis writing, etc. Students will develop team spirit and personal attributes to work in an inter-disciplinary team.

(10) Communication

Students will be able to communicate effectively with counterparts and the public about prevention schemes of water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, and solid waste pollution by writing papers or reports, delivering speeches at conferences or talking personally. Students will master a foreign language up to the national level Four. They will acquire communication skills of the foreign language, will develop certain international visions, and will be able to communicate with professionals of different cultural backgrounds.

(11) project management

Students will understand and master principles of engineering management and will be able to apply the principles in multi-disciplinary fields.

(12) Lifelong learning

Students will have the awareness of autonomous, lifelong learning and will have the ability to learn continuously to adapt to new developments of environment engineering and society.

4. Length of Schooling and Degree

The length of schooling is four years of full-time study. Students will be awarded the Bachelor Degree of Engineering when they have completed the required minimum credits and have met all other requirements.

5. Core Courses

Specialized Core Courses: Water Supply Treatment Engineering, Water Pollution Control Engineering, Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Engineering, Pipeline Engineering, Air Pollution Control Engineering, Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal Engineering, Environmentology, Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology for Environmental Engineering, Hydrology and  Hydrogeology, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering Design-Construction, Management and Economy-Technology, Physical Pollution Control, Specialty English for Environmental Engineering.

Practice Courses: Environmental Engineering Comprehensive Experiment, Building Water Supply and Drainage Design, Design of Municipal Mains Network, Design of Bump Station, Water Supply and Treatment Course Design, Air Pollution Control Engineering Course Design, Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal Engineering Course Design, Environmental Assessment Course Design, Geological Survey Field Trip in Beidaihe, Teaching Practice, Surveying Practice, Professional Practice (Environmental Engineering Comprehensive Practice (1)), Graduation  Practice (Environmental Engineering Comprehensive Practice (2)),Graduation Design (Thesis).