The Department of Safety Health and Environmental Engineering, was formerly created as the Department of Environmental and Safety Technology in 2002. The first enrollment was started with the missions of serving and cultivating students in professionals of environmental engineering and occupational safety.
In 2004, the specialty of human health was incorporated into the curriculum program and then the students graduated from the department would be qualified in the positions of the Managers of Occupational Safety.
Educational Objectives and Curriculum
- To teach students to become experts in both fields of environmental engineering and occupational safety.
- To nurture students to be environmental engineers with humanistic perspective and community engagement.
- To develop students with capability and attitudes of life-time learning.
- The curriculum composes of three modules: environmental engineering, environmental analysis, and occupational safety. The course programs are prepared for both daytime and nighttime four-year undergraduate students, separately.
Two professors, four associate professors, one assistant professor, and four lectures.
Most of them have experiences in industry, and gained certificates in many professionals including environmental engineering, air pollution control, and sanitary sewers operation.
Equipment and Facilities
The Department has 12 professional laboratories that serve for teaching and doing research:
- Environmental Biotechnology Lab
- Air Pollution Control Lab
- Environmental Microbiology Lab
- Water Resource Regeneration Lab
- Environmental Nanotechnology Lab
- Fine Instrumental Analysis Lab
- Soil Remediation and Analysis Lab
- Resource Regeneration Lab
- Solid Waste Lab
- Industrial Electrical Lab
- Water and Waste Water Analysis Lab
In the laboratories, the following instruments are employed to enhance the students’ professions in environmental engineering and occupational safety:
High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Thermal Plasma Reactor, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Microwave Digestion, Programmable Auto Electric Burnout Furnace, Ion Meter, Ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometer, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), precision conductive potentiometer, Thermostat Fermentation System, Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), Freeze Drying, Electrochemical Chromatography Optical Microscope, Micro-Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor (MOUDI), Ozone Producing Machine, Ion Chromatograph, Specific Surface Area, Total Organic Carbon Analyzer, Ultrasonic Homogenizer
The Future Trends and Development (Vision and Mission)
- Our mission is to integrate the training of technologies in both fields of the environmental engineering and occupational safety.
- Our goal is to facilitate middle and high-level students to become experts for developments of local industries and the government.
- We are responsible of designing curriculum that can meet the needs of the society and integrating the corresponding theories and applications.
The Department courses are designed based on the following considerations:
- In terms of the job marketing requirements, three kinds of modules were designed: environmental engineering, occupational safety and health, and environmental analysis
- In terms of the qualification of granting the associated certificates of Occupational Safety and Health, at least 9 to 12 credits are required in our curriculum.
- To strengthen the theory foundations, basic courses are required such as environmental chemistry and environmental microbiology.
- To educate our students dedicate to the community benefit, more people-focused, general-knowledge courses in the fields and humanities, languages, sciences, and nature are required.
- To make our students accountable and responsive, the department designed the courses which comply with all regulations of this country and follow the standard procedures in all analyses.