Vision and Mission

During the last decades great attention has been given both to the environmental sector and the wider field of Chemical Science and Technology, because of their crucial role for the industrial development and tackle of societal problems. The aim of the undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology is the education of students in the fields of chemical engineering so that students are able to meet the needs of this knowledge area globally. The curriculum, as one of its kind offered in a Cypriot university is structured in such a way so that members of academic staff can provide training in additional fields of chemical engineering. The theory lectures are complemented with practice in laboratories.

The objectives of the Department are:

  • To attract students and high level academic and administrative staff.
  • To provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic experience and professional development in the field of Chemical Engineering.
  • To facilitate and expand international cooperation and educational mobility and movement of students and academics, particularly in the European area.
  • To promote basic and applied research on issues related with Petrochemical and Environmental Engineering.
  • To develop close cooperation with all bodies involved in relevant issues such as public services, private sector, non-governmental environmental organizations and local authorities. 
  • To develop high-level research and provide consulting services that aim at solving modern environmental, technological and societal problems.
  • To provide the basis for promoting a lifelong learning on issues related to Petrochemical and Environmental Problem.

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering consists the basis for a variety of innovative industrial processes, leading to products which define the future of the global society. As proved by the feasibility study performed (attached as annex), the prospects for graduate’s employability are quite good. In summary, the graduates of the program in Chemical Engineering can be employed in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineers can be employed in almost all the fields of the energy sector, having a very significant role in the continuously increasing energy challenges of the future, both the development of new, innovative materials and alternative energy sources and to the development and implementation of new high performance methods and techniques for the recovery, production and utilization of oil and natural gas. Possible fields of employment in the energy sector include all the stages of recovery and production of oil and natural gas, from the design and construction of platforms of oil drilling, drilling wells, the drilling process, oil transport through pipes, oil refinement and production of oil products.
  • Chemical Engineers can be also employed (among others) in the fields of product’s processing, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, in the health sector, the design and construction of large industrial plants, the paper industry, the petrochemical industry, food processing, electronics and advanced materials such as polymers and bio-materials, biotechnology and environmental health and safety, environmental technology and in the industry of fine chemicals.
  • Chemical Engineering have a very strong background in mathematics and positive sciences, i.e., chemistry, biology and physics, and are able to provide safe and financially sound solutions to the industrial sectors. The integration of such knowledge with engineering can provide sustainable solutions to practically any technical and technological challenge of the future.
  • The employability of chemical engineers is not limited to the industrial sector. Through their broad educational background, chemical engineers can also be employed in the fields of law/justice, education, preparation of proposals for external funding of research and technological development, chemical and pharmaceutical analysis as well as in many other sectors that require a strong background in production and process engineering.
  • Chemical Engineers can contribute towards the improvement of the methods used for food processing and the production of eco-friendly fertilizers, in order to increase the quantity and quality of available food resources.
  • Chemical Engineers can significantly contribute to the production of synthetic fibers for new, improved clothes. They can develop new methods for the mass production of pharmaceutical products, making them more accessible to the public. They develop new safer and eco-friendly oil-refinement processes, making energy and conventional sources more sustainable.
  • Chemical Engineers can provide significant solutions to existing environmental problems, such as air pollution control and environmental remediation of polluted areas.
  • Chemical Engineers will have to phase many challenges like the rest of the professionals in the field. These challenges can be overcome by utilizing the knowledge and skills that have been given, as well as with team work and by applying the latest Best Available Techniques that have been taught. The benefits include financial reward, creativity and innovation, recognition in the fields of research, industry and society and satisfaction that originates from their efforts towards satisfying the needs of the modern society.

 

Vision and Mission

During the last decades great attention has been given both to the environmental sector and the wider field of Chemical Science and Technology, because of their crucial role for the industrial development and tackle of societal problems. The aim of the undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Environmental Science and Technology is the education of students in the fields of chemical engineering so that students are able to meet the needs of this knowledge area globally. The curriculum, as one of its kind offered in a Cypriot university is structured in such a way so that members of academic staff can provide training in additional fields of chemical engineering. The theory lectures are complemented with practice in laboratories.

The objectives of the Department are:

  • To attract students and high level academic and administrative staff.
  • To provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate academic experience and professional development in the field of Chemical Engineering.
  • To facilitate and expand international cooperation and educational mobility and movement of students and academics, particularly in the European area.
  • To promote basic and applied research on issues related with Petrochemical and Environmental Engineering.
  • To develop close cooperation with all bodies involved in relevant issues such as public services, private sector, non-governmental environmental organizations and local authorities. 
  • To develop high-level research and provide consulting services that aim at solving modern environmental, technological and societal problems.
  • To provide the basis for promoting a lifelong learning on issues related to Petrochemical and Environmental Problem.

 

 

 

Chemical Engineering consists the basis for a variety of innovative industrial processes, leading to products which define the future of the global society. As proved by the feasibility study performed (attached as annex), the prospects for graduate’s employability are quite good. In summary, the graduates of the program in Chemical Engineering can be employed in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineers can be employed in almost all the fields of the energy sector, having a very significant role in the continuously increasing energy challenges of the future, both the development of new, innovative materials and alternative energy sources and to the development and implementation of new high performance methods and techniques for the recovery, production and utilization of oil and natural gas. Possible fields of employment in the energy sector include all the stages of recovery and production of oil and natural gas, from the design and construction of platforms of oil drilling, drilling wells, the drilling process, oil transport through pipes, oil refinement and production of oil products.
  • Chemical Engineers can be also employed (among others) in the fields of product’s processing, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, in the health sector, the design and construction of large industrial plants, the paper industry, the petrochemical industry, food processing, electronics and advanced materials such as polymers and bio-materials, biotechnology and environmental health and safety, environmental technology and in the industry of fine chemicals.
  • Chemical Engineering have a very strong background in mathematics and positive sciences, i.e., chemistry, biology and physics, and are able to provide safe and financially sound solutions to the industrial sectors. The integration of such knowledge with engineering can provide sustainable solutions to practically any technical and technological challenge of the future.
  • The employability of chemical engineers is not limited to the industrial sector. Through their broad educational background, chemical engineers can also be employed in the fields of law/justice, education, preparation of proposals for external funding of research and technological development, chemical and pharmaceutical analysis as well as in many other sectors that require a strong background in production and process engineering.
  • Chemical Engineers can contribute towards the improvement of the methods used for food processing and the production of eco-friendly fertilizers, in order to increase the quantity and quality of available food resources.
  • Chemical Engineers can significantly contribute to the production of synthetic fibers for new, improved clothes. They can develop new methods for the mass production of pharmaceutical products, making them more accessible to the public. They develop new safer and eco-friendly oil-refinement processes, making energy and conventional sources more sustainable.
  • Chemical Engineers can provide significant solutions to existing environmental problems, such as air pollution control and environmental remediation of polluted areas.
  • Chemical Engineers will have to phase many challenges like the rest of the professionals in the field. These challenges can be overcome by utilizing the knowledge and skills that have been given, as well as with team work and by applying the latest Best Available Techniques that have been taught. The benefits include financial reward, creativity and innovation, recognition in the fields of research, industry and society and satisfaction that originates from their efforts towards satisfying the needs of the modern society.