Also known as Water Resource Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering and Green Process Engineering
DISCIPLINE FOCUS: Environmental engineering is the integration of science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment, to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate pollution sites. Environmental engineers design systems that help reduce waste, such as wastewater treatment systems, municipal sewage, and efficient recycling systems.
IMPROVING THE WORLD THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: As an environmental engineer, you can make a real difference in the world by finding ways of cleaning up our oceans, rivers, and drinking water, developing air pollution equipment and designing more effective recycling systems.
POSSIBLE JOBS: Environmental engineers collect and test samples of contaminated soil or water, then analyze it and try to solve any problems. They also help companies clean up hazardous waste sites that are created in manufacturing processes.