Your degree in Environmental Engineering

Skills you'll develop

While studying Environmental Engineering, you're learning to use science and technology to design and implement green solutions to mitigate climate change and other challenges facing our society. You’ll develop important skills and ways of thinking that can lead us to a more sustainable future.

These skills may include:

  • Analysis, evaluation and monitoring of air, water and soil quality, and developing clean-up procedures for contaminated sites
  • Application of fluid dynamics, soil mechanics and open channel hydrology flow to plan and develop sustainable solutions to civil works and projects
  • Development and implementation of prevention and control technologies such as air pollution control, soil remediation and solid waste management
  • Collaboration through projects with an interdisciplinary team of experts
  • Conducting impact studies and technical analyses of field data to identify hazards and risks of engineering projects to the public and environment
  • Technical writing skills to prepare environmental reports, assessments, remediation plans and proposals
  • Usage of modeling, surveying, and programming software such as AutoCAD and ArcGIS

Explore career possibilities

Career opportunities vary widely across a range of fields including agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, construction, remediation and waste management, mining, power utilities, and energy distribution networks, and others.

There are many career paths that can combine your academic backgrounds, skills, and experience with your different interests. Read through the job titles below for ideas, but note that some career options may require further education or training.

Visit the National Occupational Classification website to research basic requirements and responsibilities of jobs in your field.

  • Bioresource engineer
  • Building energy consultant
  • Construction project engineer
  • Corrosion engineer
  • Dairy plant engineer
  • Energy and sustainability engineer
  • Energy conservation engineer
  • Energy specialist
  • Environmental chemical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental health officer
  • Environmental impact analyst
  • Environmental program manager
  • Environmental scientist
  • Extractive engineer
  • Food technology engineer
  • Green energy engineer
  • Health and safety environmental manager
  • Hydraulics engineer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Industrial efficiency engineer
  • Intermediate environmental planner 
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical design engineer
  • Municipal engineer
  • Pipeline transport engineer
  • Pollution control engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Reclamation and remediation project specialist
  • Refinery process engineer
  • Renewable energy analyst
  • Structural engineer
  • Sustainable development consultant
  • Systems application engineer
  • Waste reduction education program officer
  • Water treatment engineer

Make the most of your program

Your experiences will open doors to new opportunities and help clarify your values and interests.

Build your network

Employers often hire people they know, so help them get to know you. You can build your network through clubs, classes, informational interviews, and more. There are so many ways to make connections and find mentors.

The professional associations below are also great resources for meeting people, learning about specific industries, and finding job and volunteer opportunities. Most have reduced membership rates for students and new grads.

Connect with alumni on LinkedIn

More information

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