Turn your passion for the environment into a rewarding career, and play a critical role in making the world a better place. The environmental engineering program at Michigan Tech teaches you how to be a steward for our planet.
Develop the technical and problem-solving skills necessary for identifying and addressing environmental issues at the local, national, and global levels.
Environmental engineers are the the earth's engineer. They apply their knowledge of chemistry, biology, math, and physics to protect the environment and human health. These professionals are tasked with developing sustainable solutions for an expanding global community.
Explore a career pathway that suits your interests by reviewing program electives.
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2weeks in Panama collecting site data for International Senior Design (iDesign)
Tomorrow Needs Clean Environments
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, treat and properly dispose of wastes, provide access to safe drinking water, maintain or improve air quality, clean up contaminated land or water resources, or help industry minimize pollution. Environmental engineers at Michigan Tech are ready for what tomorrow needs. Are you?
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering are prepared to transition directly to entry-level jobs in industry. You could also become a high school teacher of science and math; go on to law school; or head directly to graduate school. Students interested in a career in academia should explore graduate education options.
Career Opportunities for Environmental Engineers
- Environmental and safety engineer
- Water resources engineer
- Design engineer
- Field coordinator
- Project engineer
- Air quality engineer
- Groundwater quality engineer
- Solid and hazardous waste manager
- Surface water quality engineer
- Water and wastewater processing engineer
Engineering Enterprise Concentration
Pursue an Enterprise concentration as part of your degree by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise Program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree with client-based teamwork. Enterprise is when students work in teams on real projects, with real clients, in an environment that's more like a business than a classroom. Choose any one of 20-plus Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. Apply the skills learned in your major and gain some valuable new skills. Tackle real-world design projects for industry sponsors or take part in a national competition (or both). This concentration adds courses in business and entrepreneurship.