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Rural systems engineering is the technical field responsible for the construction and maintenance of pastoral areas for prospective welfare. Various studies are integrated with information and modern transportation technology. The resource division deals with problems of preservation and application as urban areas use resources originating from rural areas.

Accordingly, rural areas should be properly controlled and organically connected with urban areas. Rural systems engineering aims to provide theoretical and practical methods to promote sustainable development and to protect the integrity of pastoral spaces such as rural and forestry areas, which together encompass most of the national territories. Rural systems engineering integrates and redevelops technologies from various engineering and scientific fields such as architecture, environmental engineering, computer sciences, and civil engineering. In rural systems engineering, students can study the fundamentals of various engineering fields, especially information, biological, cultural, and environmental technologies. Based on the knowledge of these four major fields, technical problems are solved through ingenuity and creativity.

Rural systems engineering is considered as the essential area fulfilling the nation’s goal of becoming a welfare country. The program looks to answer the demands for well-developed rural areas with better accessibility to the countryside through the development of communication and transportation. Furthermore, studies of rural infrastructure and its sustainable development are now flourishing, and rural systems engineering is necessary in order to integrate the knowledge of various fields in a useful manner.

Major research areas include Natural Resource Management for the effective management of natural resources such as water and land, Rural Environmental Engineering to construct a pleasant rural environment, Rural Information and Systems Engineering to improve the quality of rural life, and Planning and Design for reconstruction of rural areas and sustainable development. The curriculum of rural systems engineering covers vast engineering fundamentals, foundational scientific areas, and cultural subjects.

The cohesive attitude of the program is increasingly necessary since the rate of entry of our graduates into jobs in closely related fields is reaching over 90%. Recently, increased numbers of our graduates are getting more job opportunities in research institutes, public corporations and the government, companies to private sectors. Employment in information and biological engineering fields is also increasing compared to employment in environmental engineering fields. Most of the rural systems engineering students receive a degree engineering license in civil engineering or information engineering before they graduate. The percentage of employment and the prospect of promotion is very high because the ability of graduates to attain a master license of engineering after a few years of practical occupation.

 
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- Soil & Water Conservation Engineering
- Watershed Modeling for Water Quality Management
- Development of Waste Water Treatment Systems for Rural Communities
- Natural Hazards Management
- Irrigation & Drainage Engineering
- Integrated Water Management System Engineering
- Rural Planning & Design
- GIS & RS Applications for Agriculture
- Development & Management of Rural Information Systems
- Agricultural Material Engineering
- Geotechnical Information Systems
- Geoenvironmental Engineering
- Rural Resources Management
- Design & Analysis of Agricultural Structures
- Environmental Control for Agricultural Facilities
- Development & Renewal of Pastoral Areas