The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering is one of the four school/departments in the Faculty of Innovation Engineering and developed from the Macao Environmental Research Institute. Environmental Science and Engineering is an important academic platform for the professional program in engineering education and research, which may lead to further development of technologies to tackle critical environmental issues, such as pollution control.
In order to achieve the goal of “Carbon Peak in 2030 and Carbon Neutrality in 2060” and to meet the demands of the ecological civilization in China, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering has been building a system of educational training for inter-disciplinary professionals. A postgraduate degree program (M.Sc. in “Environmental Science and Management”) has commenced with student admission since September 2017. Other programs on “Environmental Science and Engineering” at both Bachelor and Doctoral levels have also been proposed.
The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering is well equipped with laboratories for teaching and research in environmental analyses, such as GC-MS, AAS, ICP-OES, ICP_MS, HPLC-MS – developed in collaboration with the National Observation and Research Station of Coastal Ecological Environments in Macao; two Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory: The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Environmental and Quality, Collaborative and Innovative Joint Laboratory and The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory on Pollutant Exposure and Health.
Based on the research platform of the university, a research group of 20 internationally recognized scholars with various backgrounds led by President Joseph Hun-wei Lee has been formed. The research focuses are hydro-environment engineering and coastal water quality modeling, intelligent monitoring of air-land-sea continuum for Macao ecological environment, assessment and forecast technology for coastal environment, transport and transformation processes, ecological and environmental effect and control technology on key and emerging pollutants, and municipal solid waste recycling and management.
The course design and education/training at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering concentrate on offering theoretical knowledge combining with practice in the laboratory and field work. Students are prepared to be professionals with inter-disciplinary skills and international outlook, independent scientific research ability, and with engineering technology and design training – to meets the demands for engineering talents from regional to national level. The goal of our education is to train our students to become multi-field professionals and experts in environmental science and engineering, playing important roles in enterprise, science and technology, and government sectors.
The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering welcomes students who are interested to acquire knowledge and skills in a conducive educational environment through personalized creation and innovation to understand principles and practices, and training for life-long learning.