Environmental engineering is a growing field. UToledo graduates are strong job candidates, thanks to our one-of-a-kind co-op program and our emphasis on project-based learning.
There’s no better time to be an environmental engineer. The National Academy of Engineering identified 14 critical challenges for engineers in the 21st century. Six of them are directly related to the environment.
UToledo’s environmental engineering bachelor’s degree program prepares students to create sustainable cities and protect our air, water and land. We strive to educate environmental engineers to become agents of change — to not only reduce the environmental footprint, but to create a “positive handprint.”
It’s a good time to be a job candidate in this emerging field. UToledo environmental engineering graduates pursue careers in the oil and gas industries, consulting, government agencies, municipalities, construction companies, utilities and nonprofit organizations. They:
Brooke Mason and Jenny Collier were the first two graduates of UToledo’s environmental engineering program in 2016. While they were undergraduates, Brooke and Jenny created a program called the Student Green Fund. The idea: all UToledo students can donate $5 of their student fees to fund green initiatives on campus. The Green Fund has supported a bike sharing program on campus and other projects. Ideas are submitted by campus organizations and approved by a student committee. Brooke and Jenny also performed undergraduate research and published their work in peer-reviewed journals.
Brooke is pursuing a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering at UToledo. Jenny graduated with joint degrees in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in renewable energy. She is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental engineering at Michigan State University.
The multidisciplinary nature of the environmental engineering curriculum is unique within UToledo’s engineering programs.
UToledo is one of just eight engineering schools in the U.S. to require co-ops. You’ll work full-time for three semesters, get paid and gain valuable, real-world experience. Co-op jobs are available in Toledo, all over the U.S. and in 34 countries. Many of UToledo’s engineering students receive job offers from their co-op employers.
UToledo is a comprehensive research university. It offers many opportunities for undergraduate environmental engineering students to participate in research. Students have worked on local water issues at our Lake Erie Center and traveled to Spain to research urban agriculture.