WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING?
Environmental engineers use the theoretical foundations of engineering combined with principles of biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. Environmental engineering addresses the impact of human activity on the environment and designs sustainable engineering solutions to provide people with safe water, air and land.
WHAT DOES AN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER DO?
Environmental Engineers work in a wide variety of industries. Within environmental engineering there are typically four areas of specialization: air quality, environmental systems, water resource engineering, and waste management. Some common tasks include:
Examining issues like climate change, pollution, deforestation, supply of energy resources, and population growth
Conducting hazardous-waste management studies and advising on treatment and containment
Working to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control
Addressing global issues, such as unsafe drinking water, climate change, air quality, and environmental sustainability
Consulting with organizations to assess conditions and design solutions for increased sustainability practices
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Architecture and Planning
Number of ENE graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Environmental Engineering graduates. Utilize Handshake to search for the specific job titles that interest you the most and see the specific skills and experiences employers are looking for so that you can start developing them now!
Ecological Field Technician
Drinking Water Engineer
Number of ENE graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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Hubbell, Roth, & Clark, Inc.
Michigan State University
Applied Science, Inc.
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Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the ENE major include:
Engineers for a Sustainable World
Engineers without Borders
Environmental Engineering Student Society
Solar Car Team