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Environmental Engineering

‘I want to study Environmental Engineering because …’

The increasing pollution in our country and in the world constitutes a great danger to our future. I think that in order to solve the complex environmental issue we need people who are well educated and experienced in their field. In order to do my bit and be a part of the solution I want to study bioengineering and have a say in environmental management.

Educational Content

The Department of Environmental Engineering at Cyprus International University aims to train students to be able to work in the design, operation, supervision and construction of engineering structures and systems that can ensure the recover degraded nature and prevent pollution. Throughout the four-year course students undertake courses and projects in the main topics 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 theory, practical lessons and graduation projects in the analysis laboratory, computer rooms and 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, understanding the importance of their profession.

What are my job opportunities?

After graduation, students studying environmental engineering find work in state or private institutions or establish their own businesses where undertake project design, implementation and environmental management. As a result of studying in the Department of Environmental Engineering graduates start 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 system, noise pollution control and air pollution and its control.

Environmental Engineering in Brief

Environmental Engineering is a branch of engineering that examines and finds solutions to environmental pollution the primary problem of the age. Today, in the world, there is a need for engineers who have expertise in terms of controlling drinking water quality, wastewater and solid waste control, and air and soil pollution. Studies have been carried out into ecological balance, energy, food and water conservation, recycling, the effective and efficient use of edible resources. Environmental Engineering is an application-oriented department like the other branches of engineering. Most of the courses given in the 3rd and 4th years are backed up by the various projects, applications and internships that are carried out in the summer. Graduates will be able to put the theoretical knowledge gained during their 4 years of study into practice and research into finding solutions to current problems.

Research and Applications

Students practice their lessons in the various departmental laboratories such as the environmental chemistry lab, the environmental microbiology lab and Basic Operations lab 1 and 2. They study in the instrument analysis and central laboratory where analytical pollution parameter measurements, conventional control and also treatment system applications and innovative applications occur. The Department has an advanced analysis laboratory allowing research and development activities, research projects and master/doctoral thesis studies funded by TÜBİTAK. The laboratory offers a wide range of analysis opportunities in all kinds of pollution including organic products, heavy metals, advanced technological products such as LC-MSMS, GC-MS, XRD, XRF and SEM. Precise analysis of the parameters of pollution are undertaken in the Cyprus International University’s Department of Environmental Engineering using its rich laboratory infrastructure. The strong academic staff provides advanced training for student in the laboratory equipped to compete with the world.


The goal of the education our department provides is to make our students engineers who graduates with the ability to analyse environmental problems and design, perform and operate solutions for them. Our objective is to have graduates who has professional and ethical awareness, has the skill to contribute to the benefit and development of humanity and enabled engineers in terms of the fight against environmental pollution.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rana Kıdak (Head of Department)
I think that studying in the CIU Department of Environmental Engineering, the only one on the island, is going to be beneficial in helping to find solutions for the negative factors that affect our environment making a better world to live in.
Egehan Gezelge, Student

Academic Program



Faculty of Engineering

Science and Technology Center, ST208

99258 Nicosia/North Cyprus

Mersin 10, Turkey 

Tel: +90 392 671 1111 (ext 2409)

Fax: +90 392 671 1143

Faculty E-mail: secretary-fe@ciu.edu.tr

Head of the Department Email:  rkidak@ciu.edu.tr