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.

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.

Discover More Options

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

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

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