Environmental engineers seek to improve the human condition by designing and building processes to clean and protect the air, water and land. The diverse jobs that help fulfill this mission include the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment; development and testing of sustainable energy alternatives; remediation of waste sites; and monitoring and modeling of air, water, and land.
UT’s environmental engineering program teaches students the basics of the field by offering courses in several disciplines. Curriculum includes hands-on laboratories and real-world design projects. All of UT’s engineering students participate in a minimum of three semesters of co-operative education. Students work full-time, gaining valuable real-world experience and earning a salary to help with educational expenses.
What to Expect When You Graduate:
Environmental engineering is a rapidly-growing profession with many emerging opportunities. Graduates can pursue careers in the oil and gas industry, private consulting, government agencies, municipalities, construction companies, utilities and non-profit organizations.
Graduates of the Environmental Engineering Program will:
- establish an Environmental Engineering career in industry, government, or academia and achieve professional licensure as appropriate;
- demonstrate excellence and innovation in engineering problem solving and design in a global and societal context;
- commit to lifelong learning and professional development to stay current in technology and contemporary issues; and
- take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in technical and/or managerial roles.