The Environmental Engineering program focuses on the chemical and biological processes involved in water quality engineering, water and air pollution, remediation and hazardous substance control, human exposure to pollutants, environmental biotechnology, and environmental protection.
Environmental engineers study water, soil and air pollution problems, and develop technical solutions needed to solve, attenuate or control these problems in a manner that is compatible with legislative, economic, social and political concerns. Civil engineers are particularly involved in such activities as water supply and sewerage, management of surface water and groundwater quality, remediation of contaminated sites and solid waste management.
Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will (1) pursue professional practice in industry, government, or academia; (2) achieve professional licensure and exhibit a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; (3) demonstrate excellence and innovation in engineering problems solving, design, and decision-making in a global-societal context; (4) pursue leadership in professional practice and public service. The graduate Engineers are exposed to software like Water CAD, Qual 2E, ISCST-3 and AERMOD.