Choose Environmental Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental challenges. Environmental engineers focus on protecting the environment and public health by reducing waste and pollution, and are dedicated to improving environmental conditions. Problem solvers by nature, environmental engineers not only perform technical tasks and research but also possess excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

The UW-Platteville Environmental Engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, delivers a broad background in all areas of environmental engineering and provides opportunities for specialization. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so you can grow with the future as new materials, methods, and designs develop.

At UW-Platteville, environmental engineering graduates find that their analytical skills, ability to clearly explain design ideas and plans, and confident decision making prepare them for solid careers at the local, state, and federal level or with private consulting firms. Additionally, a degree in environmental engineering provides the starting point in the pathway to earning a professional engineer designation and pursuing an advanced degree at graduate school.

Learn by Doing

  • Go hands-on with computer modeling, laboratory work, field work, and site visits.
  • Work in state-of-the-art research lab facilities.
  • Benefit from passionate, dedicated faculty.
  • Focus on your studies through electives in areas such as agriculture, industrial safety, sustainability, and chemistry.