The University of Kitakyushu Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Graduate Programs in Environmental Systems

Modern society is encountering emerging problems including global warming, resource depletion, and environmental pollution. We therefore mitigate the environmental pollutant loads to retrofit our industrial systems through implementing relevant technologies to reduce material and energy consumption.

Graduate Programs in Environmental Systems are thus designed to incubate insights to identify the causes and factors of the problems on resources, energy, and the environment. Trade-off and/or win-win solutions may be approached from structural and mechanistic analysis since the problems are basically the consequences of interrelating human activities. For the purpose, three courses including practical trainings at each lab are offered to those who wish to become skilful practitioners/researchers in the fields of chemistry, biology, and/or environmental science & technologies.

Master’s Program(Number of places: 50)

  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Environmental Management

Doctoral Program(Number of places: 8)

  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy


Resources and Chemical Systems Course

Chemistry/chemical engineering-based higher education and practical training to be an expert tackling emerging environmental challenges and controlling environmental resources

The aim of this course is to build sustainable society through the development of leading-edge green chemical/chemical engineering technologies for environmental conservation, production of renewable energies and maximization of public health indifferent to borders. From the viewpoints of chemical processes, advanced materials, and environmental processes, the course offers various kinds of classes and lab training for those who wish to acquire skills and knowledge on each segment. During the programme, students are educated to tackle both existing and emerging environmental problems aspiringly.

Biosystems Course

Fostering a new generation of engineers with specialized knowledge in chemistry and biology

 In this course students will engage in comprehensive study and research of environmental engineering related to biology. It will cover everything from microbiotechnology, including genetic engineering, cell and microorganism handling, and functional medical materials, to macro-biosystems engineering, including low environmental impact fire-retardant, biogeochemical cycles, and biotopes.  Using chemistry as the foundation, and incorporating biology, ecology, microbiology, bioengineering, and biotechnology, the course aims to foster engineers with specialized skills in new fields of the life sciences that integrate chemistry and biology.

Environmental and Ecological Systems Course

Addressing local and global environmental problems to contribute to the sustainable development of society

There is a crucial need to reexamine modern civilization and achieve sustainable development that is harmonious with the environment. This course aims to foster individuals with a wide range of interests in fields related to environmental problems such as resources, energy, ecosystems, economics, and business, and the creativity and practical skills to contribute to building a sustainable society. In order to achieve this aim, students will engage in comprehensive study and research to gain specialized knowledge in the natural sciences—the foundation of environmental research and planning and ecosystem management—and specialized skills relevant to social science and environmental field studies, environmental simulations, and environmental management.

Graduate Programs in Environmental Engineering
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