Environmental engineering is a branch of engineering that examines and finds solutions to environmental pollution; the primary problem of our age. Today, in the world, there is a need for engineers with expertise in checking drinking water quality, wastewater and solid waste control, air and soil pollution. Studies have been carried out on ecological balance, energy, food and water conservation, recycling, and the effective and efficient use of edible resources. Environmental Engineering is a practice-oriented department like the other branches of engineering. Most of the courses offered in the 3rd and 4th years are fostered by various projects, practices, and internships that are carried out in summer. Graduates will be able to put their theoretical knowledge gained during their 4 years-of-study into practice and research so they can find solutions to current problems.
The Department of Environmental Engineering at Cyprus International University aims to train students who are able to work in the design, operation, supervision and construction of engineering structures and systems that can ensure the recovery of the degraded environment and prevent pollution. Throughout the four-year curriculum, students are offered courses and projects in the main areas of water and waste water treatment plants, water networks, design of transmission lines, solid waste control, modelling and control of air pollution, environmental management and planning, and noise pollution control. Students study the theoretical input as well as practical courses, and graduation projects in the analysis laboratory, computer rooms, and the library. Environmental engineers have an important role in making the world a better place to live in and achieving the objectives of sustainable development. Students receive an education in line with these goals, helping them understand the importance of their profession.
After graduation, students studying environmental engineering can find work in public or private institutions or establish their own businesses in which they undertake project design, implementation, and environmental management. As they study in the Department of Environmental Engineering, graduates can start their careers in the control of drinking water quality, sewage, the design and construction of storm water networks, as well as the selection, design, construction and operation of domestic and industrial wastewater treatment systems, noise pollution control, air pollution and its control. Graduates of the department can take part in multidisciplinary projects and take on responsibility for the legal, political and managerial roles of these projects.