Department of Environmental Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering, Igbinedion University, Okada

The department of environmental engineering is one of the two newly-established departments in the College of engineering of Igbinedion university, Okada. Since Environmental engineering is that field of engineering which applies engineering principles, machines, materials and energy in a way to minimize the impact of human activities on local, regional, National and global environment with a view to improve the overall standard of living of humanity, the program is designed to expose students to a very strong background in in the fundamental earth sciences. It is believed that this will enable them to understand the complexity of innumerable environmental problems to which they must provide appropriate engineering solutions.

Environmental Engineering is a profession which cuts across all disciplines of natural, physical sciences and social sciences while handling the following areas of emphasis:

  • Water resources and waste water engineering
  • Geo-environmental engineering,
  • Air pollution and control
  • Environmental chemistry and processes,
  • Environmental microbiology and processes.

This is why Environmental Engineers specialize in:

  • Hazardous waste treatment and disposal
  • Natural system modelling
  • Air pollution prevention and control
  • Solid waste recycling and disposal
  • Sanitary engineering(municipal and industrial wastewater treatment)
  • Flood, Erosion control and drainage engineering.

Presently around the globe, environmental engineers have found themselves in global efforts at environmental protection at remarkable levels. Notable among these is collaboration with experts in other fields to ameliorate the effects of greenhouse gas emission and its debilitating effects on global warming, etc.

The specific objective of the Environmental Engineering at the Igbinedion University, Okada are to:

 A.  Develop highly resourceful, productive and innovative manpower not only for the country but the entire global community.

 B.   Contribute to the supply of academically-sound and professionally-competent Environmental Engineers for both Nigerian Universities and Industries.

 C.    Provide a highly conducive academic environment that will enable the highly motivated academically-minded students to pursue further studies and research in Environmental Engineering.

 D.     Develop the requisite research skills, creative ability, attitudes and expertise consistent with environmental protection in the area of air, soil and water resources while being exploited with the use of farm power and machinery, oil exploration and mining equipment, etc.

 E.     Develop the ability to convert complex systems into models that could be studied in details for the purpose of coming up with how optimum performance could be achieved.