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Environmental Engineering

Can be taken as: Minor

The goal of environmental engineering is to ensure that societal development and the use of water, land and air resources are sustainable. This goal is achieved by managing these resources so that environmental pollution and degradation is minimized. 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.

The Environmental Engineering Minor is administered by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics and is offered for all students in Engineering (including B.S.E. students) and in the Department of Bioresource Engineering wishing to pursue studies in this area. 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.

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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) - Minor Environmental Engineering (21 Credits)