Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems using the principles of biology, physics, and chemistry.  They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues.  Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies, advise on waste treatment and containment, and develop regulations for environmental protection.  They design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems.  They conduct research on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks.  Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues.  They are increasingly involved in the protection of wildlife.  Many environmental engineers work as consultants, helping their clients to comply with regulations and to clean up hazardous sites. 

All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core). Once the first-year common core program has been completed, undergraduate students declare their preferences and compete for admission into an upper-year program. Students who are successful in securing admission into an upper-year program are required to follow the program of study that is prescribed at the time of their admission into the upper-year program.

Recognizing that course and program changes may result in a modification to the original program of study, it is recommended that undergraduate students consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to confirm their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.

Program Requirements

Engineering (B.E.) - Bachelor of Science