Take a minute and think about the environment around you—the air you breathe, the water you drink, the lakes you swim in. An environmental engineer helped make these cleaner and safer for you. Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering majors learn how to protect our planet—developing problem-solving skills and designing solutions for the world we live in. It doesn’t get much more crazy smart than that!
Choose your Focus
As an environmental engineering major you can focus on technical areas such as:
- Air quality
- Groundwater quality
- Solid and hazardous waste management
- Surface water quality
- Water and wastewater processing
What You Need to Know About This Program
- Michigan Tech’s environmental engineering program is ranked third in the nation!
- You’ll succeed in the environmental engineering program with help from the Civil and Environmental Student Success Center.
- You’ll take part in research projects that explore performance characteristics of small-scale drinking water treatment systems and surface water quality modeling and laboratory studies.
- You can participate in Michigan Tech's D80 Program, which provides education, research, and service opportunities such as Engineers Without Borders and International Senior Design.
- Our department is a leader in materials research and international sustainability.
- Michigan Tech's environmental engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
So what happens once you finish your environmental engineering degree? The Michigan Department of Transportation, USX Corporation, SME Consultants, and other environmental engineering consulting firms ask you to join them. Get ready to jump in!