Turn your passion for the environment into a rewarding career. Play a critical role in making the world a better place. Our environmental engineering program teaches you how to be a steward for our planet.
Develop technical and problem-solving skills. Identify and address environmental issues at the local, national, and global levels.
Environmental engineers are the the earth's engineer. Apply your knowledge of chemistry, biology, math, and physics. Protect the environment as well as human health. Take part in sustainable solutions for an expanding global community.
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. Each year air pollution costs the United States as much as $40 billion. Health care and lost economic productivity can be expensive.
As an environmental engineer, you will learn to treat and dispose of wastes. Help communities to access safe drinking water and maintain or improve air quality. Clean up contaminated land and water resources and help industry cut pollution.
Environmental engineers at Michigan Tech are ready for what tomorrow needs. Are you?
Engineering Enterprise Concentration
You can pursue an Enterprise concentration by taking part in Michigan Tech's award-winning Enterprise program. It's a great way to enhance your undergraduate degree. 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 from among 25 Enterprise teams on campus to invent products, provide services, and pioneer solutions. 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.
My story: Kathryn Krieger, MTUengineer
In my first summer, I worked in [MDOT’s] materials and testing laboratory, doing gradations, concrete strength testing, and aggregate sampling. The next summer, I became a statewide soil erosion and sedimentation control inspector.