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NIU (one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Taiwan) was formally founded in 1926 as Taiwan Provincial Ilan School of Agriculture and Forestry.  Decades of preparation and recalls by the institute administration, a junior college (National Ilan Institute of Agriculture and Technology) was developed in 1988. The Environmental Department of National Ilan Institute of Agriculture and Technology was established in 1992. The students belonged to two-year junior college students. There were one hundred students per year. According to the government and local residents of Ilan County necessaries, two-year junior college for continuing education was also developed in 1995. The number of continuing education students is 50 per year. The name of department was changed into Environmental Department of National Ilan Institute of Technology in 1998. Furthermore, the name of department was changed into Environmental Department of National Ilan university in 2003. In addition, the graduate of Environmental Engineering was setup in 2007.


Education Objectives

1.To use scientific principles, modern technologies and environmental engineering knowledge well and to solve the problems of environmental engineering.
2. To pursue more deep knowledge and possesses the spirit of life-long learning and self-promotion.
3. To cultivate the students to possess the responsibility and mission.
4. To vigorously match with the team for achieving the common target.

5.To have dependent deliberation ability and global perspective.(for Graduate degree)



Pollution Prevention Technologies: Development and Application
Focused on continued research and development of new advanced technologies and integrated applications in the prevention / control of water, air, and solid waste pollution; management of industrial wastewater; remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater; and control of noise and vibration pollution. Our focus in recent years has been the use of new catalyst designs in advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), reaction kinetics, and pollutant variation and transport. Students work closely with faculty to learn and apply knowledge and receive training on practical research projects. Their in-depth learning in this area is highly applicable to jobs in industrial pollution control and related research organizations.
Environmental Quality Monitoring and Management Technologies: Applications and Enhancement
Department labs are regularly contracted by various agencies to conduct investigations of water, air and soil quality. In cooperation with NIU’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and Department of Animal Science, we engage proactively in research into environmental carrying capacity, environmental impact assessments, environmental protection planning, and other environmental quality issues essential to sustainable development. We have also made solid progress on new sensor technology and environmental molecular biotechnology that we hope will significantly advance the quality and efficiency of current environmental monitoring techniques.
Renewable Energy and Resource Regeneration: Research and Development
The gradual depletion of world oil reserves has focused research around the world on developing effective alternative sources of energy. Resource-poor Taiwan relies on imported fuels for nearly all its current energy consumption needs. The significant amount of solid waste generated each year represents a potential source of reusable materials that now consumes additional energy in its disposal. Rising energy and other resource costs makes it imperative that we use resources more efficiently and find more effective resource recovery and reuse solutions. The department is thus actively engaged in research on solid waste composting, “green” cement R&D, energy and resource recycling, reaction engineering, clean production, microbial fuel cells, environmental nanotechnology applications.
To pursue further education & get the job
Advanced Studies
NIU Department of Environmental Engineering students are qualified to register for entrance examinations necessary to pursue a master or PhD degree at domestic public or private institutions of higher learning in the following academic fields: Environmental Engineering; Environmental Planning & Management; Environmental Management & Safety Technology; Environmental Engineering & Science; Civil Engineering; Safety, Health & Environmental Engineering; and Environmental Engineering & Health. Students may also apply to overseas graduate institutes of technology or the environmental sciences to pursue a master or PhD degree.
Employment Opportunities
Professional staff at environmental protection-related agencies;
Management / operations staff at public / private environmental protection offices;
Pollution control / industry safety staff in manufacturing operations;
Inspection / analysis staff at environmental monitoring companies;
Engineering / planning staff at engineering consulting companies;
Research staff at public / private research institutes and academic institutions.