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Why Study Environmental Engineering?

Environmental engineers are passionate about our natural world and seek to create solutions for society’s complex environmental problems. As a student, you’ll have access to hands-on learning in our incredible facilities, participate in undergraduate research and work side-by-side with our dedicated faculty, all in preparation for a career in an in-demand field.

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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply mathematical, scientific and engineering concepts.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions to environmental problems that consider public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social and economic factors.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and learn to make informed judgments.
  • Gain experience and develop proficiency with modern engineering skills, tools and techniques.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Conduct experiments and learn to analyze and interpret data.


Types of Courses

  • Air Quality and Solid Waste Management
  • Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Policies and Administration
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Intro to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Sustainability in Environmental Engineering
  • Water Quality Modeling
  • Watershed Engineering

Our environmental engineering program is part of the Northwest Wisconsin Engineering Consortium, alongside UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire. Established in 2014, the consortium works to bring a range of engineering programs to our region of the state and produce, attract and retain engineers who want to live and work in the region.

4-Year Plan

Potential Careers

Graduates of the environmental engineering program can graduate in just four years and immediately be prepared for a career as an engineer. Depending on your interest area, roles you may seek out include:

  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Development Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Food Process Engineer
  • Product Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Water Resources Engineer