Dr. Ir. Setyo Sarwanto M, DEA
The Faculty of Engineering of the University of Indonesia previously was the Technische Hoogeschool of Bandung (located in Bandung West Java) and a part of the University of Indonesia. University of Indonesia is one of the oldest higher institutions in Indonesia, established on 2nd February 1950. Since 1959 Faculty of Engineering in Bandung and Faculty of Math & Sciences became Bandung Institute of Technology. University of 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 and 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 order to contribute solution to the national problems in environment, hence sanitary engineering is developed to Environmental Engineering Study Program (EESP) which was established in 2006 based on Decree No.16/D/T/2006 issued by Directorate of Higher Education on 3 Januari 2006. The Program is under the Civil Engineering Department. The EESP has been accredited nationally by BAN-PT (National accreditation Board) in 2010. Since the accreditation process was held when the program has not produced graduates, the score was B. Re-accreditation of BAN PT will be conducted in the end of 2015 and the Program plans to be assessed by AUN-QA at the following year. For master degree program, environmental engineering is one of the branch of Magister program of Civil Engineering.
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 vision for the Environmental Engineering Study Program is to be preeminent in creating globally-oriented engineering solutions for environmental infrastructure.
To contribute to betterment of society through quality research and professional community services in environmental engineering with sustainability considerations.
To ensure that graduates will have a mastery of fundamental knowledge, problem solving skills, engineering experimental abilities, and design capabilities in environmental engineering with understanding of sustainability and global considerations.
To prepare graduates for leadership roles, to produce graduates who have effective communication skills, to prepare graduates with understanding of professional ethics and responsibility.
The objectives of the Environmental Engineering Study Program is to provide graduates who are professional and competence in planning, designing, constructing, and managing environmental infrastructures for
- Drinking water treatment
- Liquid and solid waste management
- Environmental sanitation
- Water resources
- Air pollution
- Pollution prevention
- Environmental impact assessment.
- Educational Sector — ranging from continuing citizen and professional education provided by community colleges to graduate instruction provided by research universities.
- Public Service — ranging from operational manage¬ment of water, wastewater or solid waste utilities at the city or regional level to administration of environ¬mental regulations at the state and federal level, to environmental research.
- Industry —manu¬facturing, construction, and energy industrial sectors which have responsibility for treatment facility operation and minor design.
- Consulting Engineering Service — as facility design and can be expanded to include more emphasis on Brownfield investigations, pollut¬ant transport, regulatory guidance, sustainability, and facility operation.
The environmental engineering learning outcomes were adopted from those proposed by the American Association of Environmental Engineers (AAEE). These outcomes satisfy those set by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Subsequently, the EESP learning outcomes were verified to satisfy the Indonesia National Qualification Framework launched by the Government of Indonesia (GoI) in year 2012. In the preparation for the CESP 2016 Curriculum, these learning outcomes have also verified against those set by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education and the Institution of Engineers Singapore – Engineering Accreditation Board (both signatories of Washington Accord), as well as those drafted by the Indonesian Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (to apply for Washington Accord in 2019). Based on the current experience, we are considering to reduce the number of the stated learning outcomes in the CESP 2016 Curriculum for ease of outcome assessment.