What you'll learn studying Environmental Engineering at UW-Platteville

If you’re dedicated to protecting the environment, reducing waste, minimizing pollution, and developing solutions to environmental challenges, you should explore environmental engineering with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As an environmental engineer, you’ll use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to help reduce waste and pollution, and improve environmental conditions through remediation.

The Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the EAC Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Environmental Engineering Program Criteria. Our program allows you to hone your analytical skills and ability to clearly explain design ideas and plans. You’ll experience hands-on education with computer modeling, state-of-the-art laboratory work, field work, and site visits.

The Environmental Engineering Program’s Student Outcomes and Program Educational Objectives are available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

When you study environmental engineering in Wisconsin at UW-Platteville, you’ll graduate with the tools to start a meaningful career with a private consulting firm or with the local, state, or federal government. Additionally, a degree in environmental engineering provides the starting point in the pathway to earning a Professional Engineer designation.

Careers in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers combine their knowledge of engineering with principles of sciences including biology and chemistry to find solutions to environmental issues at the local community, state, national, and even global levels. We count on environmental engineers to help solve problems related to issues such as water and air pollution, waste disposal, recycling, and even climate change.

Studying environmental engineering in college can prepare you for a range of potential careers. Some of the most common job titles for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering include:

  • Project engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Field engineer
  • Facilities engineer
  • Project manager
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Sustainability manager
  • Planner
  • Researcher

Discover by doing

UW-Platteville’s student-centered approach makes us stand apart from other environmental engineering colleges. Both degree-seeking and certificate program students learn in the classroom and through research, internships, and events throughout the university.

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