Ir. Widjojo Adi Prakoso, PhD
The Faculty of Engineering of the Universitas Indonesia previously was the Technische Hoogeschool of Bandung (located in Bandung West Java) and a part of the Universitas Indonesia. The University is one of the oldest higher institutions in Indonesia which established on 2nd February 1950. Since 1959 Faculty of Engineering in Bandung and Faculty of Math & Sciences became Bandung Institute of Technology. Universitas Indonesia then established new faculty named as Faculty of engineering in 1964. This was legalized by the decree of Ministry of Education and Science no 76/1964 dated 17 July 1964. The operation of education process started at 27 November 1964 offering Bachelor Degree Program (S1). At the early establishment, the faculty has three departments such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.
In the initial stage of development, the Department has one study program – Civil Engineering – with two majors, which are structural engineering and water resources engineering. Following the demand and development of science –technology, it was then expanded with two additional majors, i.e. transportation engineering and sanitary engineering. In the year of 1993, the Department opened Bachelor Degree – Extension program and International Dual Bachelor Degree program in 1999. With the improvement of human resources and facilities, further improvement and extension continue to occur by offering Postgraduate Program for Master degree (S2) in 1992 and Doctoral Degree Program (S3) in 2001. In 2006, the Department added more specialized by opening Environmental Engineering study program in the level of bachelor degree. Previously, Environmental Engineering is one of the majors under the study program of Civil Engineering.
Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline and encompasses many specialties. Civil engineering can be described as the application of engineering to civil society. Civil engineers apply the principles of engineering to meeting society’s fundamental needs for housing, transportation, sanitation, and the other necessities of a modern society. Civil engineers deal with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings, as well as other challenges such as deteriorating infrastructures, complex environmental issues, outdated transportation systems, and natural disasters.
Civil engineering education is to prepare students to be master planners, designers, constructors, and managers of various civil engineering works. The graduates can work in all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.
As stated by Environmental Engineering Body of Knowledge (EE-BOK, 2009), Environmental engineering is defined as that branch of engineering concerned with the application of scientific and engineering principles for protection of human populations from the effects of adverse environmental factors; protection of environments, both local and global, from the potentially deleterious effects of natural and human activities; and improvement of environmental quality. Furthermore, EE-BOK states that tasks of environmental engineers may include evaluation of environmental quality of water, air, soils by developing strategies, methods, design of facilities or programs, evaluation of results and assessment of the economics and efficiency of processes and facilities of (a) pollution and public health risk prevention and reduction, (2) improvement, protection, or remediation projects.
The under graduate program of Civil Engineering was accredited internationally in 2001 by The Joint Board of Moderators of the Engineering Council consist of Institution of Structural Engineers (ISE), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers of the United Kingdom. However, due to changes in their policy, re-accreditation could not be proceed. However, the Program is regularly accredited by national accreditation board, BAN-PT (Badan Akreditasi Nasional Pendidikan Tinggi) with score A. Both postgraduate program, Master and Doctor in Civil Engineering, also reach the same score. The undergraduate program of Environmental Engineering was nationally accredited in 2010. In 2008, undergraduate program of Civil Engineering was one of two study programe in Universitas Indonesia being assessed by ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance Program (AUN-QA) during the 3rd AUN-QA Assessment at the Program Level. The Civil Engineering passed the assessment process. The University required the Program be re-assessed and the assessment will be conducted on October 2015 at the 52nd AUN-QA Assessment at the Program Level.
Strive to be a professional and globally recognized institution in Civil and Environmental engineering education and research, supported by a reliable management system
- To develop further reliable management system
- To develop excellent education and research environment
- To continuously improve human resources