• The Department of Environmental Engineering (DEEN) at KNU is a worldwide leader
in developing engineering solutions to societal-scale challenges. The Department
conducts cutting-edge research, in evolving and vital areas that address societal needs
for well-designed and well-operated buildings, energy, transportation, and water
systems. These critical systems must be reliable and resilient in the face of hazards
such as earthquakes and flooding. Extensive efforts will be needed to adapt civil
infrastructure to withstand adverse changes in weather and climate. Our research and
teaching serve the needs of a growing and increasingly urban world population that
requires sustainable improvements in standards of living.
• EEN research establishes and advances the intellectual foundations of new fields of study. We develop theory and improve understanding, and provide tools and techniques for solving important new problems. Educational activities of the Department focus on developing future leaders in the engineering profession, in academia, and in the broader societal context. Through individual and collective efforts, the Department serves the needs of our College and University, and provides technical expertise and service to other public, private, and professional entities.
• The Department is a place of intellectual vitality and diversity in which all students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity and the impetus to achieve their highest potential. Signs of this vitality and diversity are seen in innovative research conducted by students and faculty; creative, flexible, adaptable, and forward-looking curricula; outstanding classroom teaching; attentive academic mentoring; and a shared sense of a community that is inclusive and respectful of all members.
• To create, disseminate and integrate knowledge of engineering, science and
technology that expands the environmental engineering knowledge base, which in turn
enables the betterment of human society;
• To develop and transfer innovative applications of engineering, science and technology to improve environmental engineering practice;
• To be highly effective leaders in the conduct of interdisciplinary research and the development of innovative approaches to solving environmental engineering problems;
• To attract and welcome undergraduate students to our Bachelor of Science program in Environmental Engineering, and to their graduation as problem solvers who use relevant engineering approaches to develop innovative solutions, who become leaders in their organizations, and who possess the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers, career challenges, and lifelong learning;
• To attract and welcome graduate students into advanced study and to graduate Master of Science and Doctoral students who possess depth in their chosen focus area and are highly respected for their academic strengths, flexibility, and leadership;
• To maintain an intellectually challenging and collaborative environment which is supportive and welcoming, and that enables and encourages our students, faculty and staff to achieve their best in a diverse community.
KNU graduates’ knowledge and skills embody principles which are effective communication, critical thinking and environmental engineer skills are central to most careers. The study of environmental relevant engineering courses equips you with required skills and work capabilities, consequently it will maximize job opportunities. Apart from your knowledge of engineering, you will leave with the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life. Nevertheless, the following areas are the popular career opportunity for a graduate from DEE, such as;
- Working as engineering environment supervisor.
- Designing different environmental engineering models.
- Working in academic engineering fields.
- Adopting engineering research.