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Environmental Engineering Degrees

While engineering has brought a huge array of benefits to modern life, industries such as mining and manufacturing also have a negative impact on the environment. An increasingly in-demand specialization, environmental engineering aims to offset these impacts by finding solutions to minimize and manage pollution and waste, therefore improving and preserving the quality of air, water and soil.

If you choose to study an environmental engineering degree, you’ll be introduced to the key concepts and technologies needed to analyze and find solutions to problems of increasingly high prominence in the modern world, such as the effects of climate change.

Read on to find out more about common environmental engineering course types, specializations, environmental engineering jobs and key skills.

Key Skills

Typical skills gained from environmental engineering courses include:

  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Discipline
  • Creativity
  • Laboratory skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Advanced mathematical and scientific knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Judgment and decision making
  • IT skills
  • Communication skills
  • Awareness of ethical issues, particularly in an environmental context
  • Awareness of health and safety regulations
  • Management skills