Environmental Engineering

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My Michigan Tech: Christine Wood

Christine talks about choosing Michigan Tech. The short answer? Its strong academic reputation. The longer answer? She found a home away from home on campus and in the surrounding area.

Create a healthier world. 

Safe drinking water. Air quality. Waste management. Michigan Tech’s program is top in the state and ranked number seven of 46 nationwide.

Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of chemistry, biology, math, and physics to protect the environment and human health. They are tasked with developing sustainable solutions for an expanding global community. Turn your passion for the environment into a career, and play a critical role in making the world a better place.

Experiment in the pilot-scale environmental simulation lab. Co-op or intern—our students are in demand.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Participate in Michigan Tech’s D80 Program, which provides education, research, and service opportunities such as Engineers without Borders and International Senior Design.
  • Design water systems in rural Panama.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment for labs, assignments, research, and projects such as our pilot-scale environmental simulation lab.
  • Get involved with the Green Campus Enterprise and design and implement projects to improve the sustainability of the Michigan Tech campus.

Create the Future with Careers In:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Site Engineering
  • District Engineering
  • Environmental Specialization

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Arcadis
  • Barr Engineering
  • Great Lakes Dock and Dredge
  • Marinette Marine
  • Nalco
"I chose Michigan Tech because of the school's academics and location." Abigail Kanasty, Environmental Engineering

Customize your Degree:

Focus areas available in:

  • Air quality
  • Groundwater quality
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Surface water quality
  • Water and wastewater processing

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take Courses Like:

  • Environmental Monitoring and Measurement Analysis
  • Air Quality Engineering
  • Wastewater Treatment Principles and Design
  • Surface Water Quality Engineering
  • Environmental Process and Simulation

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