The department provides education in subjects related to environmental protection. Its activities and teaching are focused on minimizing the effects of industry on the environment.
The course of study includes reducing harmful air emissions, reduction of pollutants in waste water, waste management, reduction of negative effects of physical impact on the environment, use of new environmentally friendly technologies. Activity of the department is also focused on the assessment of anthropogenic impacts on the environment and the use of geographic information systems.
The department also provides a training center for doctoral studies.