Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Environmental Engineering (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

The aim of the program is to further the works of ethical researchers and experts in their field who hold a global reputation in: environmental engineering and technologies, the identification and provision of solutions to regional and global environmental problems, the contribution to science, the understanding of global research projects, and who can put the policies necessary for environmental protection and sustainability into use. In this program, Ph.D. courses deal with sources of soil, water and air pollution, their effects on environment and existing treatment strategies. In addition, students are educated about and by the latest available technologies for identification of the pollutants in environmental matrices. Students are able to conduct their research in environmental research laboratories and also, they can access scientific documents to investigate the related projects across the world.

Education Opportunities

The Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering program in Cyprus International University aims to train researchers to be able to work in the design, operation, supervision and construction of engineering structures and systems that can ensure the recovery of degraded nature and prevent pollution. Throughout the coursework and thesis study students deal with 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 benefit from the analysis laboratory, computer rooms and library to study theoretical and practical components for the courses and thesis. Studies in the field of environmental engineering have an important role in making the world a better place to live in and achieving the objectives of sustainable development.

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Career Areas

Graduates of Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering can find employment opportunities in state or private institutions where they would take on project design, implementation and environmental management. As a result of studying in the Department of Environmental Engineering, graduates start their careers in control of the 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 is a multidisciplinary field therefore; graduates can work together with civil, mechanical, energy engineers as well as political scientists, lawyers and other social scientists in a wide range of projects.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Sciences and Education 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

ENVE6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

ENVE6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE III

Course code

ENVE6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE IV

Course code

ENVE6X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE V

Course code

ENVE6X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Second Semester
QUALLIFICATION EXAM

Course code

ENVE650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

It refers to an examination that qualifies students to continue studies at a Ph.D. thesis and see how prepared they are for the looming examinations. It is almost a gauge on how knowledgeable one is within the chosen subject. It is in two steps: Written and oral examination. When the student passes the written exam he/she may take the oral exam in front of jury members. This exam is required as pre-requisite to take ENVE 600.
SEMINAR

Course code

ENVE690

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

Seminar presentation and group discussions on selected topics related to the Environmental Engineering.
FREE ELECTIVE I

Course code

ENVE6X6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.
Third Semester
THESIS

Course code

ENVE600

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 three faculty members and two from other universities.

Optional modules

ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

ENVE614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Advanced level topics in biotechnology. Different topics will be covered according to the need of students and interest of the instructor.
THEORY AND APPLICATION OF ADSORPTION

Course code

ENVE612

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The theory and application of adsorption theory. Applications in water and wastewater treatment. Mathematical models and computer aided modeling techniques. Similarities with filtration models.
ADVANCED ANAEROBIC TREATMENT

Course code

ENVE609

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TOPICS IN AIR POLLUTION

Course code

ENVE611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Meteorology for modeling and control of air pollution; the physical and thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere, equations of motion, hydrostatic equation, continuity equation, Geostrophic approximation, geopotential height, thermal wind, baroclinic and barotropic atmosphere, atmospheric stability and inversion. Air pollution concentration models; fixed-box models, diffusion models. Primary particulate control. Control of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC WASTES TREATMENT & CONTROL

Course code

ENVE623

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Fundamentals of Hazardous and Toxic waste treatment. Current management practices. Thermal and disposal methods. Site remediation.
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.
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Course code

ENVE633

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Various advanced level topics will be covered on environmental engineering, according to the need of students and interest of the instructor.
ADVANCED WATER CHEMISTRY

Course code

ENVE629

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Concepts in Aquatic Chemistry. Ways to Interpret Changes in Physical/Chemical Systems. Acid/Base Chemistry. Gas/Liquid Equilibrium. Chemistry of Metals. Software for Solving Chemical Equilibrium problems.
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
This course is designed to be a background pass to graduate studies. The ability to formulate a research question, finding the data relevant to research questions, analyze those data, and presentation of research findings are skills that will be acquired through this course. Scientific thinking skills and methods of research, using library and online archives, experimental design, and presenting quantitative data are modules covered within the scope of this course. Scientific communication, writing research proposals, scientific reporting and thesis writing are also supported. Conference presentations, time management in research projects, ethical issues, plagiarism and skills of working in a group and networking are also highlighted throughout the semester.
ANALYTICAL DECISION MAKING

Course code

MISY602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOMATERIALS

Course code

BIOE616

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY I

Course code

ENVE201

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

STATISTICAL METHODS IN BIO&ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Course code

ENVE641

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.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

COMPUTER AIDED DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

EMNT515

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.
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL NUTRIENT REMOVAL

Course code

ENVS625

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENERGY - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Course code

ENRE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
ENERJİ - GEÇMİŞ, BUGÜN & GELECEK
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.
TISSUE ENGINEERING

Course code

BIOE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course will focus on the selection, processing, testing and performance of materials used in biomedical applications with special emphasis upon tissue engineering. Topics include material selection and processing, mechanisms and kinetics of material degradation, cell-material interactions and interfaces; effect of construct architecture on tissue growth; and transport through engineered tissues. Examples of engineering tissues for replacing cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin and liver will be presented. Nanotechology will also be covered.
BIOSEPERATIONS

Course code

BIOE606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PHYSIOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS

Course code

BIOE613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY

Course code

BIOE631

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES II

Course code

ENVE639

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Various advanced level topics will be covered on environmental engineering, according to the need of students and interest of the instructor.
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY II

Course code

ENVE202

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

8
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.
STATISTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

STAT602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Entering the data collected to the computer, organizing and getting data ready for statistical analyses; normal distribution and sampling distribution of the mean; establishing confidence intervals; writing research questions, research hypotheses, null hypotheses; hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics: Measures of central tendency and position measurements (arithmetic mean, median, peak, percentile and quartile); measures of variability (distribution width, variance, standard deviation); display of data. Inferential statistics: t-test applications (single-sample t-test, independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test), analysis of variance applications (one-way ANOVA, two-way ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA); correlations (Pearson and Spearman correlation coefficients), partial correlation; multiple linear regression; exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses; reliability; non-parametric tests (Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Chi-Square tests); interpreting and writing results of analyses.
Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.

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.

TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s and Master’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:

  • A valid Bachelor’s Degree and transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • A valid Master’s Degree and 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
  • Ph.D. research proposal
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application)

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Fee pe​r course     € 650,00
Fee for thesis (4 Semesters)    € 2.600,00
Fee for seminar     € 200,00 
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 bench fee of € 480 (exc. VAT) for this program for the usage of test kits.