environmental engineering

Environmental Engineering

Why Environmental Engineering?

People, governments, activists and industries share concerns about our environment’s health and climate change. The demand for environmental engineers has never been higher, with an urgent need to design and engineer solutions and technologies to sustain our planet. The University of Guelph’s reputation for sustainable research and learning will prepare you for careers in this dynamic area.

Students in the Environmental Engineering ENVE program may also be interested in studying Biological Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op

Our Environmental Engineering co-op is a five-year program, with five work terms, designed to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career improving students’ job search skills, work performance and networking abilities, and boosting resume experience.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

Engineer and Design Environmental Solutions

 Design, Implement and Develop Solutions

Reduce and prevent the impact of human activities on water, soil and air systems through a unique blend of environment and engineering courses and integration of social perspectives.

 Choose Your Area of Focus

Choose from elective concentrations in areas of water/wastewater treatment design, air emission control, watershed system design, and remote sensing/GIS — then pursue a career to match!

 Build Your Career Foundation

Learn at an institution globally recognized for sustainable impact where you’ll get the skills to help solve modern environmental problems nationally and internationally in many industries.

Admission Requirements

Explore admission requirements for Canadian, international, transfer, and mature students. Start your journey today!

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Scholarships & Bursaries

We offer a wide range of financial aid programs to assist with funding your education at the University of Guelph.

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