Environmental Engineering empowers students to serve people and the planet. Environmental engineers are responsible for designing drinking water and wastewater treatment systems, improving air quality, fostering sustainable development, and developing sustainable technologies that conserve natural resources. In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering announced 14 “Grand Challenges of Engineering.” Of these 14 Grand Challenges, 6 are entirely environmental in scope.
Job prospects are very good for Environmental and Ecological Engineering Students. The United States Department of Labor predicts 22% growth in environmental engineering jobs over the next decade, leading to the creation of more than 22,000 new jobs in the field of environmental engineering by 2020. However, U.S. universities currently produce about 1,000 BS level environmental engineering graduates per year, meaning that environmental engineers will be in demand.
Degree Options Offered:
Environmental and Ecological Engineering (BS, MS, PhD)