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Environmental Engineering

Designing for sustainable development + Minimizing environmental impact

Advocate for local and global change by working to improve life on our planet.

Environmental Engineering is the application of scientific theories and principles to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment.

The Environmental Engineering program at Guelph was designed from the ground up as a complete, comprehensive environmental program.  It provides in-depth knowledge of relevant physical, chemical and biological systems with a strong emphasis on engineering design. Our students experience the important role Environmental Engineering plays in serving the current and future needs of all humanity.

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Program Information


Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)*
*Available in regular or co-operative education

With elements of:

  • Remote Sensing / GIS
  • Aire Emission Control
  • Water / Wastewater Treatment
  • Soil Remediation
  • Watershed Systems

Our students have worked here:

  • Environment Canada
  • Triton Engineering Ltd.
  • Conservation authorities
  • Stantec
  • GHD Group
Portrait of Lillian Collis
Studying environmental engineering at the University of Guelph has been filled with incredible opportunities, inspiring people, and unique integrated learning experiences. After being at this school for just over a year so far, I've gotten involved in clubs such as the Engineering Society, worked as a research assistant, and discovered many passions. Guelph's distinct engineering design courses are exactly what I was looking for in my senior year of high school because I wanted the ability to work with students of different engineering disciplines to simulate the working world. The atmosphere on campus was also a determining factor when choosing a university, and the beautiful close-knit campus sealed my decision.

Lillian Collis, Undergraduate Student
Environmental Engineering

Portrait of Karam Abu El Haija
I chose the University of Guelph for my graduate studies in Environmental Engineering due to its renowned faculty and cutting-edge research opportunities. The collaborative and inclusive academic environment fostered my passion for sustainability and allowed me to engage in impactful projects. What I loved the most was the university's commitment to bridging theory and practice, providing a holistic learning experience that prepared me for real-world challenges in the field.

Karam Abu El Haija, B.Eng., MASc., PhD Student, Graduate Student
Environmental Engineering