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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been committed to providing a well organized curriculum relevant to the practice of civil and environmental engineering at the undergraduate level. Two educational courses are provided in this department: 1) Civil and Environmental Engineering with Infrastructural Development, and 2) Regional Environmental Design. The former covers the “hardware” of Civil and Environmental Engineering while the latter covers the “software,” including infrastructure design and disaster prevention management. As far as the research topics are concerned, there are four main groups in our department:

1)Urban and Regional Design
2)Disaster Prevention
3)Infrastructural Development
4)Environmental Conservation

These educational and cutting-edge research programs promote the highest academic excellence, quality and competitiveness for undergraduate students. Our educational and research programs are broad and flexible, and designed to help students build the skills they need to excel and meet the challenges of the future.

Urban and Regional Design Group

Policies and techniques of infrastructure planning and management are studied. Subjects investigated include transportation and land use planning, infrastructure and environmental amenity design, decision making and evaluation of public policies.

Disaster Prevention Group

Disaster mitigation policies and planning techniques for regional areas are studied. The studies include upgrading the performance of social infrastructures, raising public awareness of disaster management, and applying a risk management system.

Infrastructure Development Group

Infrastructure, including roads, bridges, dams and slopes constructed above ground, as well as tunnels, caverns for hydraulic power plants and nuclear waste disposal facilities constructed underground, are indispensable to our daily lives. The Infrastructure Development Group conducts research into the design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, to create facilities that offer symbiosis and harmony with nature.

Environmental Conservation Group

Comprehensive research is conducted, both locally and globally, on environmental preservation for the sustainable development of societies in harmony with the natural ecosystem. Subjects include the influence of physical properties in the hydrosphere and atmosphere on the ecosystem, the removal of toxic chemicals from wastewater and polluted soils, remote sensing for environmental monitoring, and improvements in water and subsoil quality through the application of environmental biotechnologies.