Program description

Environmental Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that integrates the knowledge of chemistry, microbiology and civil engineering to tackle with the emerging environmental issues such as water pollution, air pollution and waste disposal. At International University, it is divided into 3 streams: water treatment, air pollution control and solid waste management. The students will be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to pursue their professional career and/or research in the field in order to serve the country, society and community in environment protection.


Program objectives

The Environmental Engineering program have some main objectives as following: 

  • Successfully enter the environmental engineering profession as practicing engineers and consultants with prominent companies and organizations in related fields. 
  • Pursue graduate education and research at major research universities in environmental engineering, and related fields. 
  • Advance to leadership positions in the profession. 
  • Engage in continued learning through professional development. 
  • Participate in and contribute to professional societies and community services


Program outcomes

The expected learning outcomes of the program follow the guidance recommended by the ABET: 

  1.  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacture ability, and sustainability 
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams 
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 
  7.  an ability to communicate effectively 
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning a knowledge of contemporary issues 
  10. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 
  11. an understanding of biology and physiology, and the capability to apply advanced mathematics (including differential equations and statistics), science, and engineering to solve the problems at the interface of engineering and biology 
  12. the ability to make measurements on and interpret data from living systems, addressing the problems associated with the interaction between living and non-living materials and systems


Teaching, learning strategies

Action learning:

  • In general, the courses emphasize on the creativity, independence and teamwork. One of the teaching strategies is to help students to know how to identify the main issues of the problem so that they will learn to have a practical mind and be focused. 

Teaching strategy:

  • Classroom activities include class discussion and group discussion. 
  • To courses which laboratory works address specific needs, experiments are required for students to learn and practice. 
  • Lecturers give students assignment including homework, quiz in most courses. Assignments for students to prepare topics and make reports and oral presentation may be given.
  • Each classroom is well-equipped with computer, projector and white board. These facilities together with Blackboard system support lecturers in providing course materials to class.
  • Foreign instructors who are expert in their fields are invited to teach via video-conference. 
  • To help nurture students, instructors are assisted by Teaching Assistants who are students of upper classes.