Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Environmental Engineering (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The aim of the Environmental Engineering postgraduate program is to help students graduate with the ability to find solutions to complex environmental problems. The program also aims to bring the students up-to-date with knowledge and skills needed to apply the foundations of science to be able to improve the environmental conditions of the society for a healthier and higher life quality. The students will be able to form databases on pollutants with an impact on the environment by conducting laboratory studies and field work. Moreover, they can work on understanding, making and improving the environmental laws and regulations as well as determining standards for public and private industrial sectors. It is expected that the graduates of this program would be able to evaluate the environmental issues through economical, legal, social and sustainability perspectives, and possess the knowledge to design and apply projects to solve environmental problems.

Education Opportunities

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, modeling 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.

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Career Areas

The students, who graduated from Environmental Engineering Master’s Program, can continue their career both in academic and industrial fields. Research centers, universities, public and private laboratories, consultancy and design companies, public and private statistical departments, ministries, environmental impacts assessment units, municipalities and non-governmental organizations are among the institutions where the students can work after their graduation. In such institutions, graduates can use their critical analytical thinking skills to determine and analyze environmental problems, find effective solutions to such problems while investigating the applicability and efficiency of the proposed solutions. The graduates can also continue for a Ph.D. degree so that they would be able to work at prestigious universities as lecturers and researchers and contribute to the scientific world with their quality research studies.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
ELECTIVE I

Course code

ENVE5X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI II

Course code

ENVE5X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE III

Course code

ENVE5X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE VI

Course code

ENVE5X6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE VII

Course code

ENVE5X7

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

ENVE500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Supervised independent research on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor (a faculty member) and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research. It is evaluated by a jury of two faculty members and one from other universities.
SEMINAR

Course code

ENVE590

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Seminar presentation and group discussions on selected topics related to the Environmental Science.
ELECTIVE IV

Course code

ENVE5X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE V

Course code

ENVE5X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optional modules

ADVANCED AIR POLLUTION

Course code

ENVE509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course is about air pollution effects, measurements, emission estimates, meteorology and modeling. Topics covered are air pollution meteorology; physical and thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere, equations of motion, hydrostatic equation, continuity equation, geostrophic approximation, atmospheric stability and inversions / air pollutant concentration models; fixed-box models, diffusion models.
HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTES - TREATMENT AND CONTROL

Course code

ENVE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY II

Course code

ENVE202

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

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Environmental Engineering Chemistry II course deals with Wastewater Quality Parameters, such as Dissolved Oxygen, Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Organic Carbon, or shortly the Organic Compounds in Water and Wastewater. It is also important to have information about Oil and Grease, Nitrogen, Sulfate, Phosphorus and Phosphate, Surfactants, Trace Contaminants, Toxicity, Heavy Metals. In this course students learn about Gas Analysis, Instrumental Analysis - Gas, Liquid, Ion Chromatography and other instrumental analysis devices. The course further helps the students to understand the pollution concept and how to express and use them to find solutions to the environmental pollution.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

REMOVAL OF ORGANICS FROM WATER

Course code

ENVE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Discusses the measurement and removal of organics such as humic substances, phenol, cresols, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, grease, surfactants, oils, pesticides, toxic and non-biodegradable soluble organics typically found in water and waste waters. Covers the removal methods such as carbon adsorption, biological treatment, chemical oxidation and advanced oxidation processes as well as the removal in natural systems.
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS

Course code

ENVE528

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Aims to understand the working principles of modern analytical instruments, and how they can be used to solve analytical problems encountered in environmental engineering. Includes optical methods, ultra violet, visible, infrared, X ray absorption, emission and flame spectroscopy, selective ion electrodes, mass spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography theory and applications, total organic carbon analyzer, electrical separation methods. Laboratory experiments.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNIT PROCESSESS

Course code

ENVE302

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

The objective of this course is to teach the students the principal wastewater constituents of concern and the fundamentals of the processes involved in biological wastewater treatment. The course content includes the role of microorganisms in biological wastewater treatment, composition and classification of microorganisms, kinetics of bacterial growth, process description of aerobic biodegradation of organic matter, details of activated sludge process, and fundamentals of nitrification, denitrification and biological phosphorus removal. An insight to suspended growth, attached growth, ponds and lagoon systems will be given. The course uses lecture notes and discussions for the theoretical information, exercises and tutorials learning to use the theory in practice and a field trip to a wastewater treatment plant to do visual observations.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNIT OPERATIONS

Course code

ENVE301

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

The objective of this course is to teach the students the principal surface and ground water constituents of concern and the fundamentals of the operations involved in water and wastewater treatment. The course content includes the reactions kinetics, types of reactors, mass and material mass balance and the fundamentals of gas transfer included in aeration and gas stripping, mixing, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection. An insight will be given for batch, continuous flow stirred tank, cascade of complete mix, plug flow and packed bed reactors. The course uses lecture notes and discussions for the theoretical information, exercises and tutorials learning to use the theory in practice and a field trip to a drinking water treatment plant to do visual observations.
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

ENVE525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course aim is to provide the students with information on the application of biological processes in environmental technology. Environmental biotechnology covers the use of microorganisms in biotechnological processes such as sewage and industrial wastewater treatment, solid waste degradation, soil purification, bioremediation of sites contaminated with hazardous materials, enhancement of the quality of drinking water, biodegradation, bioconversion, biorecovery, biological detoxification.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY I

Course code

ENVE201

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

INDUSTRIAL WASTE TREATMENT

Course code

ENVE523

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The source, characteristics and treatment techniques of wastewater generated from various industries. The caracterization of industrial wastewater, purpose of treatment and regulations. The detection of the wastewater amount. Waste minimization by changing the processes. Modeling the flow and variability of wastewater. Equalization and flow design. The design of unit processes including physical, chemical and biological processes. Liquid-solid separation by sedimentation, DAF, and filtration. The investigation of wastewater treatment plant process flow diagrams of selected industries.
STATISTICAL METHODS IN BIO&ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Course code

ENVE541

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The main topics of this course are: numerical summary statistics, graphical summary techniques, probability theory, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, special probability distributions (bernoulli, binom, poisson), probability density functions (gama, exponantial, chi-square), linear regression and correlation, excell and spss applications, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing.
ANAEROBIC BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATERS

Course code

ENVE507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES

Course code

ENVE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPS) are a combination ozone, hydrogen peroxide, UV light, and catalysts to oxidize chemical compounds that can not be removed by the simple oxidation techniques. The class focuses on AOPs such as UV/O3, UV/H2O2, UV/TiO2, O3/H2O2, O3/FeOH, etc. It discusses the advantages and limitations of AOPs, and the effect of water quality parameters on the efficiency of AOPs.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Course code

ENVE104

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

In chemical terms water is a dilute solution of various compounds. It can also hold suspensions of several organic and inorganic compounds. This course is about the interactions between these compounds. During this course intermolecular forces (dipole-dipole, ion-dipole, hydrogen bonding, dispersion forces) and the properties of solutions topics are discussed in detail. This course aims understanding of chemical phenomena that occur in water in order to find solutions for water pollution, and also water and wastewater related environmental engineering problems. Principles and applications of chemical equilibria, acid-base reactions, solubility, complex formation, and redox reactions are mainly discussed in this course.
ECOLOGY

Course code

ENVS502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will review major ecological concepts, identify the techniques used by ecologists, provide an overview of local and global environmental issues, and examine individual, group and governmental activities important for protecting natural ecosystems. The course has been designed to provide technical information, to direct the student toward pertinent literature, to identify problems and issues, to utilize research methodology for the study of natural ecosystems, and to consider appropriate solutions and analytical techniques. Discussion and understanding will be emphasized.
ADVANCED WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Course code

ENVE519

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PHYSIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS

Course code

BIOE513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will teach students to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to cellular and systems physiology, including function, dysfunction, and the mechanisms that underlie treatment. The course will also addresses professional and ethical responsibility associated with the development, testing, and implementation (or withholding) of biomedical devices or treatments. The techniques, skills and tools necessary for engineering practice will be covered in addition to teach students to design, conduct, and analyze experiments. Topics may include the nervous system, striated and smooth muscle, and respiratory, renal, and cardiovascular systems.
TECHNIQUES IN TISSUE CULTURE AND CELLULAR BIOENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This is a course will begin with introducing practical skills for the isolation of animals cells for in vitro studies, maintenance of animal cells in vitro, manipulation of animal cells in vitro, and application of molecular techniques to in vitro situations. This course also designed to bridge cell biology with engineering. At the completion of this course, the students should be able to: Discuss the molecular and cellular basis of life from an engineering perspective, identify crucial molecular parameters involved in cellular events measure and manipulate molecular parameters experimentally, apply engineering principles, concepts, and mathematical modelling in studying molecular parameters, cell structure, function, and appropriately capture the salient features of the cellular phenomena. In addition, the students should be able to manipulate the behaviour of biological cells, examine structure-function relationship and explore and criticize the existing and emerging technologies that exploit and extend our knowledge of molecular and cell biology.
TECHIQUES IN MOLECULAR BIOENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will teach principles of wet lab for molecular biology, applying them to particular cell models, and general molecular biology laboratory procedures and safety implications. Student will be introduced to PCR, gel electrophoresis, imaging, Western blotting and site-directed mutagenesis techniques.
ECOLOGY

Course code

BIOE526

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

BIOE535

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

LABORATORY APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIO TECHNOLOGIES

Course code

ENVE540

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course covers the topics of; general laboratory safety procedures and rules, introduction to general laboratory materials and glasswares used in environmental and biotechnology related studies, applications and operation of analytical and coarse balance and sampling techniques, application and operation of automatic pipettes, preparation of stock and diluted sample solutions and utilization of hood, applications and operations of pH-meter, applications and operations of oven, incubator and stirrer, applications and operations of centrifuge, cleaning procedures of glasswares and laboratory equipment and applications of several portable devices (Termostat, UV-visible spectrometer, Conductimeter, Turbidimeter) used in environmental and biotechnology related studies.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOSEPERATIONS

Course code

BIOE506

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

In this course the separation of proteins, nucleic acids, and oligonucleotides from biological matrices is covered from analytical to process scales. Also in this course, the separation of monoclonal antibodies, which have found numerous uses as therapeutic and diagnostic agents will be covered. Analytical techniques include an interesting montage of chromatographic methods, capillary electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, and mass spectrometry. Among separation and purification methods, liquid-liquid distribution, displacement chromatography, expanded bed adsorption, membrane chromatography, and simulated moving bed chromatography will be covered at length. Regulatory and economic considerations will be addressed, as are plant and process equipment and engineering process control. Application of DNA chip arrays, proteomics as well as evolving methodologies for a large number of drugs that are under development for treatment of cancer, AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease will be discussed.
BIOSENSORS

Course code

BIOE507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will cover the principles, technologies, methods and applications of biosensors and bioinstrumentation. The objective of this course is to link engineering principles to understanding of biosystems in sensors and bioelectronics. It will provide the student with detail of methods and procedures used in the design, fabrication and application of biosensors and bioelectronic devices. The fundamentals of measurement science are applied to optical, electrochemical, mass, and pressure signal transduction. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to explain biosensing and transducing techniques, design and construct biosensors instrumentation.
GENETIC ENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course is designed to cover the basic principles of classical and molecular genetics. Model systems for genetic analysis such as Drosophila melanogaster, Neurospora crassa, and pea and maize will be covered. The course covers a detailed description of the structure and function of nucleic acids. This includes replication and regulation with emphasis on genetic diseases, mutations, and genetic engineering and its applications, including gene therapy and genetically modified organisms, will be emphasized.
PROTEING ENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE520

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

Course code

MAT205

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

WATER CHEMISTRY

Course code

ENVE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The Dynamic Nature of Chemical Equilibrium. The Thermodynamic Basis of Chemical Equilibrium. Nonideal Behaviour of Ions and Molecules in Solution. Acid-Base Chemistry. Coordination Chemistry. Precipitation and Dissolution, Oxidation Reduction Reactions.
REMOVAL OF ORGANICS FROM WATER

Course code

ENVS513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Discusses the measurement and removal of organics such as humic substances, phenol, cresols, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, grease, surfactants, oils, pesticides, toxic and non-biodegradable soluble organics typically found in water and waste waters. Covers the removal methods such as carbon adsorption, biological treatment, chemical oxidation and advanced oxidation processes as well as the removal in natural systems.
ENERGY - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Course code

ENRE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
ENERJİ - GEÇMİŞ, BUGÜN & GELECEK
CALCULUS I

Course code

MAT101

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Course code

ENVE102

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

This course is designed for faculty of engineering and pharmacy students. At the end of the course the learner is expected to be able to name organic compounds, predict basic structure reactivity relationships, design simple syntheses of basic classes of organic compounds, describe some organic reaction mechanisms and have some insight to the principles of stereochemistry. The objective of the course is to introduce basic reaction types, reaction mechanisms of functional groups, of organic compounds like alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, benzene and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, the carbonyl groups, aldehydes, and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines. Theoric information is given to the students using lecture notes, demonstrations, example questions and group discussions.
ADVANCED GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Course code

CHEM501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course presents a comprehensive overview of fundamental chemistry concepts, with particular emphasis on those that are identified as competency goals in the Standard Course of Study. The course will follow an inquiry-based approach, and demonstrate the acquisition of scientific knowledge through the interpretation of experimental data. It is designed for postgraduate students who will learn types of matter, measurements, properties of substances; atoms and atomic theory, components of the atom, introduction to the periodic table, molecules and ions, formulas and naming ionic compounds, the mole, mass relations, measurements on gases, the ideal gas law, gas law calculations, stoichiometry of gaseous reactions, quantum numbers, electron configurations in atoms, polarity, principles and measurements of heat flow, calorimetry, thermo-chemical equations, enthalpies of formation.
ADVANCED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

Course code

CHEM508

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TR Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Valid ALES result document (must not exceed 5 years),
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

International Applicants- Required documents;

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival.
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate
  • CV
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.

There will be an additional cost of €335 (exc. VAT) for this program for the usage of test kits.