In our lives, having an occupation is an essential element. Nevertheless, as a country enters into the circles of advanced nations, the people will become more and more exposed to many noxious environmental factors with their health conditions falling into a dangerous trap by environmental contamination and more specialization of occupations. So it is our role to equip students with professional knowledge and techniques to predict, analyze and observe the noxious environmental factors caused by interactions between occupations and environment. Throughout the course of study, students can attempt to become licensed industrial hygiene management engineer or air pollution management engineer. Upon completion of the program, students have a wide range of professional career options of proceeding to graduate schools in industrial health management or other related studies, government employees, institutions financed by government, research institutes, hygiene manages in major corporate, and other many industrial health or environmental health related businesses
The department aims at nurturing specialists who predict, assess and manage various harmful factors due to specialization of jobs and pollution, as well as contribute to protecting and improving health with knowledge background and techniques
The programs of the department consist of studying theories and experiments and field studies to effectively handle environmental issues. To this end, freshmen and sophomores take courses like chemistry and biological science as fundamental subjects and introduction of environmental health as core subject, as well as industrial hygiene, industrial hygiene practices, indoor air pollution, industrial fluid mechanics, industrial health and environment hygiene. Juniors and seniors take courses including hazard assessment, occupational disease management, working environment measurement, industrial toxicology, industrial ventilation, environmental toxicology, vibration and noise, working environment management and industrial statistics and experiments.
The department focuses theories and practices of major subjects to nurture specialists who actively handle environmental issues due to urbanization and industrialization, as well as social changes toward industrial health. The graduates may achieve industrial hygiene engineers, air environment engineers and others, as well as enter various industrial and environmental health fields. Alumnae have entered many major organizations and the department provides chances for students and graduates to exchange opinions through MTs, department introduction and guides. Also, each class has professors to give advice.