The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Seoul National University has experienced unprecedented growth and success in teaching, research, and service to the society. The department strives to educate students through innovative undergraduate and graduate programs to mentor international experts and leaders for the sustainable future worldtending toward globalization and fusion of scientific disciplines. Our comprehensive educational programs are designed to offer continuing process to respond to the tremendous transitions faced in the practice of CEE throughout the endlessly evolving societal needs and environmental conditions.
Since the dawn of its history, mankind not only struggled for its own survival and protection, but also adapted and developed intensively the environment and natural resources to improve the quality of life, which remains the main concern and duty of the profession of CEE.
The practice of CEE was and remains unique in that it encompasses cross- and multi-disciplinary fields of engineering such as planning, design, construction and management of all social infrastructures to provide safer and sustainable living conditions for the mankind.
CEE engineers must be prepared to deal with an array of issues brought by recent harsher natural disasters, highly advanced industrial requirements, and the information-oriented society featuring the 21st century. To address such issues, the CEE department in cooperation with other engineering fields undertook the development of innovative and emerging technologies to provide solutions and alternatives contributing to the renewal and future of the profession.
The department is also promoting actively collaborative projects and intensive cooperation with famous universities pertaining to the international leading group.
Recent and dramatic disasters opened the eye of the public to the role of CEE on our society as never than before. Aware of such recognition, the next generation of civil and environmental engineers to graduate from Seoul National University and entering into the CEE profession will make the difference in the daily lives of peoplein technological as well as human aspects.