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Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental Science and Engineering

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Environmental Science and Engineering


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The environmental science and engineering (ESE) is an emerging field, studying significant environmental problems facing today's society. ESE is a unique engineering field that enables people to live in a clean natural environment while enjoying the benefits of scientific and technological advancements.

In recent years, the ESE has been acknowledged as one of the most demanded engineering fields in the world because it is directly connected with issues in society, economy, science, and technology.

The Department of Environmental Science and Engineering (DESE) of the Ewha Womans University has contributed considerably to the education of the best women in the nation working in the field of environmental management, environmental policy, environmental informatics, environmental monitoring, environmental impact assessment, and environmental journalism as well as general disciplines in environmental science and engineering.

The department is also contributing to efforts to cure the environment and create a world where human beings and nature can coexist in harmony by undertaking research projects on various environmental problems.



Established the Undergraduate Program in the College of Natural Sciences


Moved to the Newly Established College of Engineering


Established the Master's Degree Program


Moved the Master's Degree Program to the Newly Established Ewha Institute of Science and Technology (EIST)


Established the Ph.D. Program in the EIST; Established a Cooperative Graduate Program with the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


Established a Cooperative Graduate Program with the Korea Environment Institute (KEI)


The Master's Degree and Ph.D Program Moved to the Graduate School

The Aim of Education

Building on the underlying goals of both the College of Engineering and the Ewha Womans University, the goal of education in the DESE is to cultivate talented professional women for the 21st century when human beings, nature, and technology co-exist.
The specific goals are :

  • to equip women of talent with creative and practical skills by educating them in the basic sciences and in-major subjects.
  • to nurture women experts that have the necessary practical skills required in the industry by educating them in environmental science and engineering
  • to cultivate professional women scientists/engineers with logical reasoning and effective communication skills.
  • to educate specialists with both social and moral conscience
  • to nurture environmental scientists/engineers with the international awareness.
Careers and Graduate School Destination

government agencies (e.g., Ministry of Environment, Korea Meteorological Administration)/ national/public research institutions (e.g., National Institute of Environmental Research, Korea Environment Institute, Meteorological Research Institute)/ corporate research institutions (e.g., Samsung, Hyundai, Daewoo, LG)/ government investment organizations and research institutions (e.g., Korea Water Resources Organization, Korea Electric Power Organization, Korea Land Corporation, Korea Highway Corporation) / construction and environmental consulting companies / province/city research institutes on policy and health/environment / professional environmental scientists/engineers (college faculty members, environmental technicians, professional reporters). DESE prepares students to become part of a specialized woman workforce after their graduation, to work as civil servants, research scientists, technical experts, and professors. Due to the department's support, approximately a half of the graduates have continued on to outstanding domestic/foreign graduate programs.
In addition, DESE has produced scientists/engineers with post-graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D) under cooperative graduate program with government-funded research institutions such as KEI, Korea Railroad Research Institute, etc.