Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers work to combat negative impacts of human activities on the environment. They reduce waste, promote eco-design and strive to improve our environmental systems.

In our Environmental Engineering major, you’ll explore engineering’s connections with environment, society and economy, and learn how to create more sustainable and environmentally friendly infrastructure. You’ll be exposed to real-world environmental projects based on industry needs in areas of urban water, integrated river management, environmental protection and more.

As populations expand and humanity demands more of our natural resources, your deep knowledge of environmental engineering principles will equip you for a highly rewarding and diverse career. You could manage coastal erosion, develop policy on energy futures or design recycling schemes. You might address development issues in Southeast Asia. Perhaps you’ll work for the United Nations or monitor the impacts of climate change on populated regions.

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Last updated: 09 Jul 2019