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Environmental Engineering

Program Overview

Environmental engineers solve human-related environmental issues by employing the principles of engineering and biotechnology along with the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Their efforts largely encompass initiatives to improve public health, recycling and waste disposal, water and air pollution, and other issues plaguing today’s natural environment.

The Environmental Engineering program at Rutgers will give you a broad and multi-disciplinary education in the fundamentals of environmental engineering as well as proactive learning opportunities to utilize classroom material in applications and design. A wide range of courses are offered to help you understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

Environmental engineers, having an integrated knowledge of environmental engineering and sciences can look forward to excellent career opportunities following graduation.

Environmental Engineering

Degrees Offered and Curricular Options

The Department of Environmental Engineering offers the following degree options:
•    Bachelor of Science Degree
            Water Resources
            Environmental Unit Processes or Remediation
            Air Quality
            Sustainable Environmental Systems
•    Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Five-year Dual Degree
•    Master of Science Degree

Environmental Engineering

Career Paths

  • Air/water quality engineer
  • Environmental consultant/engineer
  • Energy conservation engineer
  • Process engineer in industry
  • Bioremediation engineer
  • Green infrastructure engineer
  • Hydraulic and hydrologic modeler
  • Environmental specialist
Environmental Engineer

Meet Nicole Louca

People are finally starting to wake up and realize we don’t have a Planet B, so there are many opportunities to make an impact.”

Nicole Louca