Semarang city, the capital of Central Java province, is located on the north coast area of Java. Semarang is a busy administrative and trading city. Most of the offices, business centers, and industrial estates are concentrated in the low land, while in the hilly side many houses with the beautiful gardens with a superb view to the town and the sea are located. Semarang has several relics of an illustrious past, which shows the activities of business conducted by Dutch, Chinese, and Javanese Moslem traders. The city is prospering, many new constructions rise, it is likely preparing to be a metropolitan town which keeps its precious memory of the by gone days properly. A popular site for photo taking is Tugu Muda, a monument to commemorate a World War II battle between Indonesian defenders and Japanese soldiers, and Lawang Sewu, a glorious building which formerly was a railway office of the Dutch.
Diponegoro University (Undip) is one of the top public universities in Indonesia, located in Semarang as the capital city of Central Java. Established in 1957, Undip consists of 13 different faculties which hold several study focuses. Diponegoro University obtained “A” accreditation level based on BAN-PT (13/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/PT/II/2018). Since January 2019, Diponegoro University ranked 5 in the Indonesia and ranked 1,371 in the world for Webometrics. Undip has a vision of becoming a superior research university and an objective to produce graduates who have the profile of COMPLETE (Communicator, Professional, Leader, Educator, and Thinker) who are able to contribute to the development of science, technology, arts, culture, and education at national and international level.
Department of Environmental Engineering
The Department of Environmental Engineering was established in 1998 based on General Director’s Decree of Higher Education No. 377/DIKTI/KEP/1998 and began accepting students in the odd semester of the 1999/2000 academic year. Lecture activities in this department were held in the Joint Lecture Building (GKB) of the Faculty of Engineering. At present, the Department of Environmental Engineering has been accredited on “A” level based on BAN-PT No. 929/SK/BAN-PT/Akred/S/IV/2018. Generally, the Department of Environmental Engineering in Diponegoro University learns many ways to solve environmental problems with a technical approach to facilitate human work and minimize human error. Several topics which are learned in this department are waste minimization, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, water supply and sewerage, plumbing, drainage, environmental health, environmental policy, environmental management, etc