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Why Study Environmental Engineering?

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

  • Understand and apply mathematical, scientific and engineering concepts.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions to environmental problems that consider public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social and economic factors.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and learn to make informed judgments.
  • Gain experience and develop proficiency with modern engineering skills, tools and techniques.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Conduct experiments and learn to analyze and interpret data.


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

Our environmental engineering program is part of the Northwest Wisconsin Engineering Consortium, alongside UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire. Established in 2014, the consortium works to bring a range of engineering programs to our region of the state and produce, attract and retain engineers who want to live and work in the region.

Potential Careers

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:

  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer