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Environmental Engineering

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.

Customize your degree with:

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

Get hands-on experience like:

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

Get a job like:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • District Engineer
  • Environmental Specialist

Work for companies like:

  • Arcadis
  • Barr Engineering
  • Great Lakes Dock and Dredge
  • Marinette Marine
  • Nalco

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