Since its inception, the Department of Environmental Engineering (FEE) (1991 - originally as Department of Environmental Quality) focuses on environmental quality monitoring, production technology and assessment of its impact on the environment, waste management in all environmental contexts, assessment of ecotoxicological properties, energy and radio-ecology. At present, in the light of the most recent requirements, there is a more detailed orientation on the substance and energy recovery of waste.
The Department also starts to fulfill the social order by the application of forensic sciences in the field of environmental investigations and evidence in criminal and civil proceedings before the state authorities, in co-operation and coordination with the Department of Discovery of Hazardous Materials and Environmental Crime of the Criminal Police Office of the Presidium of the Police Force of the SR.
The Department of Environmental Engineering has long been developing its educational and research activities in the following comprehensive areas:
- Biotic and abiotic monitoring of industrial and heavy areas, natural environment.
- Waste management with emphasis on waste as a source of energy and waste as a "renewable" resource for the replacement of natural, especially non-renewable raw materials.
- Material and energy balance of production, using MATLAB
- Evaluation of ecotoxicological properties and biodegradability
- Water management, water quality
- Environmental quality, assessment of activities and products for the environment.
- Energy, production technologies and their environmental impacts.
- Radio-enviromental science, focused on radioactive pollution of geospheres, natural sources of radioactive radiation and radioactivity.
- Forensic and forensic environmentalism focusing on investigative procedures for detection of offenses and offenses against the environment.
Department of Environmental Engineering (KEI), before 1997 The Department of Environmental Quality was established after the founding of the Faculty of Ecology (1991) from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of Wood of the College of Forestry and Woodworking in Zvolen. Her first head of department was Doc. Ing. Jozef Pajtik, CSc. From r. 1997 was Head of Prof. Mgr. Juraj Ladomersky, CSc. Since 01.01.2005, the Department of Environmental Engineering and Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry have merged into one department called the Department of Environmental Engineering. From 2015 the Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering is prof. Ing. Dagmar Samešová, PhD.