The School of Environment and Energy Engineering was initiated and merged from the Pancreatic Soaps and Cosmetics Division of Imperial Junior Industrial School of Peking in 1912, the Civil Engineering Division of Peking Municipal Senior Vocational School in 1936, and the Sanitary Engineering Department of Beijing Municipal Industrial School in 1950. In 1958, the Department of Municipal Engineering was established and then was renamed the Department of Urban Construction Engineering in 1984, out of which the School of Environment and Energy Engineering was formed in 2006.
The school has six undergraduate degree programs, including Building Environment and Energy Engineering, Water Supply and Drainage Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Ecological Engineering of Environment, and Energy and Power Engineering. The school offers two doctoral degree programs, namely Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineering and Municipal Engineering. Besides, the school has six academic master's degree programs, namely Heating, Gas Supply, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Engineering; Municipal Engineering; Environmental Science; Environmental Engineering; Building Technology Science; and Architectural Heritage Protection, and two professional master's degree programs of Civil and Hydraulic, and Resources and Environmental.
The school owns eleven on-campus teaching & research centers and around 40 off-campus practice teaching bases, including the National Engineering Practice Education Base, Beijing Scholars Studio, Sino-Dutch R&D Center for Future Wastewater Treatment Technologies, City Gas Center, and other research institutions.
The school has 93 faculty members, including 24 professors and 40 associate professors. In the past five years, the school secured ¥100 million in research grants and more than 60 research projects from national and international funding agencies, including National Major Science and Technology Projects, International Cooperation Projects, National Natural Science Foundation Projects, etc.
The school has been actively engaging in and extending the international academic exchanges and cooperation. With established partner universities, including Auburn University (US), University of Minnesota Twin City (US), University of Alberta (Canada), University of South Wales (UK), University of Nottingham (UK), and University of Tokyo (JAPAN), the school offers extensive global study opportunities. The school is committed to cultivating senior key talents and leading talents with social responsibility, practical ability, innovative spirit, and international vision.