Welcoming Notes from the Head of Department

Civil and Enviromental Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Gadjah Mada has a long history since 1945. The history of Civil and Enviromental Engineering Department can be traced to the Dutch colonial era. When the ambush of allied forces to some big cities in Indonesia, Sekolah Tinggi Teknik (STT) Bandoeng (before was Technische Hoogeshool, Kyoo Gyoo Dai Gaku) moved to Yogyakarta as at that time was the capital city of Indonesia. STT Bandoeng in Yogyakarta officially opened in February 17th 1946. STT Bandoeng in Yogyakarta has three departments, those are Civil Engineering , Mechanical-Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Not so long after, still in 1946, STT Bandoeng in Yogyakarta changed name into Sekolah Tinggi Teknik Jogjakarta or STT Jogjakarta. In the almost same time, in January 1946 Universitas/Balai Perguruan Tinggi Swasta Gadjah Mada was built. Throughout the Independence war, December 1948 until October 1949, STT Jogjakarta was forced to be closed. Post-recognition of Indonesian sovereignty by the Dutch Government, on December 19th 1949, STT Jogjakarta  coupled with Sekolah Tinggi Kedokteran and Balai Perguruan Tinggi Gadjah Mada became “Universiteit Negeri Gadjah Mada” otherwise known as the Universitas  Gadjah Mada. STT Jogjakarta become “Fakulteit Teknik Universiteit Gadjah Mada” and still have three departments of Civil Engineering, Mechanical-Electrical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering.

Along with the development of science, in 2006, Civil Engineering Department (JTS) transformed into Civil and Environmental Engineering (JTSL) to include environmental material in its curriculum. Furthermore, in 2014 the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering changed its name to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DTSL).

DTSL has 6 (six) Study Programs,  which are Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering, Undergraduate Program in Environmental Infrastructure Engineering, Master Program in Civil Engineering with a variety of interests (Water Resources; Geotechnics; Structure; Water and Wastewater Treatment), Master Program in Transport System and Engineering, Master Program in Natural Disaster Management and Engineering and Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering. In 2022, the number of faculty members is 62 lecturers including 21 professors. DTSL is equipped with 7 laboratories, those are Building Materials Laboratory, Hydraulics Laboratory, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Computer Laboratory, Environment and Sanitary Laboratory, Structures Laboratory and Transportation Laboratory.

Prof. Teuku Faisal Fathani