Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Why Choose Environmental Engineering?

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

Our environmental engineering program, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, is designed to deliver a broad background in all areas of environmental engineering and provide 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.

A Unique Program

University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus

Hands-on education features computer modeling, laboratory work, field work, and site visits
State-of-the-art research lab facilities
Passionate, dedicated faculty
Opportunity to focus studies through electives in areas such as agriculture, industrial safety, sustainability, and chemistry  


Travis Weaver

Travis Weaver, environmental engineer at Hormel Foods Corporation, provides environmental assistance to the company’s food manufacturing plants in the Midwest. His projects range from air emissions, to wastewater and storm water, to renewable energy. What did he like best about the degree program at UW-Platteville? The great learning environment and “amazing” professors. READ MORE