Environmental engineering

General

Program Description

Environmental Engineering

Research, planning, design and management issues related to triad man / environment / development.

Playing field

Private enterprise, public, local, state and federal agencies, both in the implementation of projects, plans and preventive actions and / or depleting the environmental impacts from human activities and the activities of supervision. Consulting and advisory services.

What does the professional

Studies, develops and uses specific technologies to reduce the negative effects of human action on the environment. Conducts studies of environmental impact and preserving the quality of water, air and soil. Prepare and implement plans, programs and project management of water resources, sanitation, waste treatment and recovery of contaminated and degraded areas. It deals also with the practice of sustainable development.

Course objectives

The Environmental Engineering course aims to form a professional able to predict, analyze and address the environmental impacts caused by human action, being able to offer solutions to prevent or minimize their adverse effects on the environment, and manage, plan and execute actions related the triad: society, economy and environment.

Profile engresso

Given the profile outlined for all graduates of the University of Caxias do Sul for which should converge the training process of the different courses of this institution; Engineer formed by the Environmental Engineering course at UCS should have solid training both in the areas of basic knowledge, as in the areas of vocational training. These general characteristics should assign specific responsibilities to apply, develop and enhance knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary both to promptly meet current social needs through technical and scientific order interventions, and to empower yourself facing new demands stemming from socio-environmental changes.

Importantly, the understanding of environmental phenomena are extremely complex and interdependent. The diversity of actions that trigger adverse effects to the environment has demonstrated the need to expand the attributes of Environmental Engineer, including preventive interventions, beyond the merely remedial. Therefore, academic training Environmental Engineer shall allow their participation in the studies of environmental characterization in susceptibility analysis and natural environment vocations, in the preparation of environmental impact studies, in proposing, implementing and monitoring mitigation measures or environmental actions preventive urban and rural character.

Given this profile, the professional should be able to holistically analyze the environmental impacts caused by human action, thus being able to plan, propose, evaluate, design and operate solutions that avoid or minimize adverse effects to the environment.

Last updated Jul 2015

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Universidade de Caxias do Sul - UCS is a Brazilian higher education institution characterized for being an institution that belongs to the community. Its activities cover directly the Northeastern reg ... Read More

Universidade de Caxias do Sul - UCS is a Brazilian higher education institution characterized for being an institution that belongs to the community. Its activities cover directly the Northeastern region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, which is located in the southernmost part of the country. Read less
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