1984

SCUT was Authorized to award master's degree in Environmental Engineering.


1986

SCUT was Authorized to award Doctoral's degree in Environmental Engineering.


1998

SCUT started to enroll undergraduate students majored in Environmental Engineering.


2004

School of Environmental Science and Engineering was founded, which was comprised of three affiliated departments, one affiliated institute and one affiliated experimental teaching center, i.e.: Department of Environmental Science , Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Municipal Engineering, Institute of Environmental Science Research, and Undergraduate Teaching and Experimental Center.

Environmental Science and Engineering disciplines was classified as one of the 985 key construction disciplines.

SCUT was Authorized to award Master's degree in Environmental Science.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering started to enroll undergraduate students majored in Environment Science, Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering.


2005

The construction of a new school building with an area of 15,000 square meters was completed in July 2005. The school possessed multiple advanced instruments and equipments which amounted to more than 10,000,000 RMB. Based on these hardwares, the school started to pursue a first-level teaching and research nationwide platform.


2006

The school was entitled the power to confer Ph.D degree in Environmental Science and Engineering and Municipal Engineering.

The School was Authorized to award Doctoral's degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering of first-level discipline.


2007

The Post-doctoral Research Center of first-level discipline in Environmental Science and Engineering was approved by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC.
 Environment Engineering became the Key Discipline in Guangdong Province.

 The project of establishing a Provincial Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Eco-restoration was approved. 

 Complete relocation of the whole school from Wushan Campus to Higher Education Mega Center Campus was accomplished.


2008

Project of establishing the Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and  Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters of Ministry of Education was approved.
 Received a second-class prize of 2008 National Science and Technology Progress Award.


2009

Tutor system was introduced to undergraduate education.

The 2nd International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Management Strategies in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions was held successfully.

The 3rd National Workshop on Environment-Related Disciplinary Construction, co-hosted with the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, was held successfully.


2010

Our school was listed in International Cooperation Base by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology.

The 1st Environment and Resource Higher Level Workshop in South China University of Technology and Special Forum on Environment for Global Chinese Scientists was held successfully.


2011

Acceptance for The Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Ecosystem Restoration in Industry Clusters of Ministry of Education was approved.
 Project of establishing a Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Environment and Pollution Control in Guangdong Province was approved by Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology.

 The 3rd International Workshop on Regional Air Quality Management Strategies in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions was held successfully. 


2012

Our School was renamed as School of Environment and Energy.

The discipline of Environmental Science and Engineering for our school was co-ranked 14th in the third-round national discipline evaluation conducted by Nanional Ministry of Education.

The discipline of Environmental Science and Engineering in our school was listed in Guangdong Provincial First-Level Key Disciplines.

Institute of New Energy Source was founded.

Our school became one of the support units of Professional Committee for Pollution Prevention and Control of Volatile Organic Compounds, Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences.

The project of Engineering and Technology Research Center of Guangzhou Water Resource and Water Environment was approved.


2013

The project of Guangdong Provincial Engineering Research Center for Environment Risk Prevention and Emergency Disposal wasapproved by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology. 

The project of building Environmental Science and Engineering Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Guangdong Province was approved.


2014

The Environment Engineering major in our school was authorized by the National Accreditation of Engineering Education.

Cross-strait Environmental Pollutant Monitoring Seminar, Control and Assessment Technical Workshop, Combined Air Pollution Source Workshop, Control and Decision Seminar and the 12th National Seminar of Chemical Technologies for Water Treatment were held.


2015

The 8th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry was organized and held by our school.

Second-level disciplines of Environmental Ecology (Code 0830Z1) (with power to confer master degree) and Green Energy Chemistry and Technology (Code 99J1) (with power to confer master and Ph. D degree) wereauthorized to award master degree and doctoral degree, respectively.

Self-assessment of Environmental Science and Engineering bachelor degree authorized unit and Environment Engineering professional degree authorized unit were successfully carried out.

Started to establish Institute of Environmental Ecology Research.


2016

National Engineering Laboratory for Techniques and Equipment in Controlling Volatile Organic Compounds was listed in special projects designated by the National Development and Reform Commission.
 The project of Guangdong Provincial Engineering Research Center for Nano-material Applied in Environmental Protection was approved by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology.