Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Consider this: more than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water; more than two billion are without adequate sanitation; and air pollution costs the United States as much as $40 billion annually in health care and lost economic productivity. As an environmental engineer, you can make an impact on your community and around the world. 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 first in the nation regarding the number of degrees awarded!
  • You’ll succeed in the environmental engineering program with help from the Lee and Arleta Bernson 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.
  • Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in environmental engineering.
  • 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 DTE Energy, Marathon Petroleum, General Motors, SME Consultants, and other environmental engineering consulting firms ask you to join them. Get ready to jump in!

Learn more about environmental engineering at Michigan Tech!