The department of Energy and Environmental Engineering (EEE) was established in 1998 as a cross-disciplinary graduate school of mechanical engineering and building environmental engineering aiming for the development of human resources to address environmental issues and energy conservation as engineers in the fields of industry, government, and academia.
As of 2014, 7 research laboratories are managed by 5 professors and 6 associate professors, who were originally educated in various academi fields. And the laboratories are classified into 3 divisions as follows.
- Environmental thermal engineering
- Thermo fluid dynamics
- Effective energy utilization
In spite of the diversity of research activity of each laboratory, EEE has constructed a well-organized education unit for more than a decade on a basis of common academic disciplines, such as fluid dynamics, thermo dynamics, heat and mass transfer engineering, and other related mathematics.
In the master's program, students take several courses related to both up-to-date topics on energy and environmental engineering and advanced knowledge of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and transfer engineering. In addition, they conduct research for a master's thesis on an actual latest engineering subject by using the state of art facilities. Students who complete the master's program from this department or any reputed university may apply to continue in graduate school for a doctoral degree.