Why Study Environmental Engineering?
Major | Engineering/Environmental Sciences | CAFES
Environmental engineers are passionate about our natural world and seek to create solutions for society’s complex environmental problems. As a student, you’ll have access to hands-on learning in our incredible facilities, participate in undergraduate research and work side-by-side with our dedicated faculty, all in preparation for a career in an in-demand field.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and math.
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet needs with consideration to public health, safety and welfare as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments.
- Function effectively within a team.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
Types of Courses
- Air Quality and Solid Waste Management
- Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
- Environmental Engineering
- Environmental Policies and Administration
- Geotechnical Engineering
- Intro to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- Sustainability in Environmental Engineering
- Water Quality Modeling
- Watershed Engineering
Graduates of the environmental engineering program can graduate in just four years and immediately be prepared for a career as an engineer. Depending on your interest area, roles you may seek out include:
- Air Quality Engineer
- Director of Sustainability
- Environmental Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Project Manager
- Remediation Engineer
- Water Resources Engineer
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