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Environmental Engineering degrees abroad

Environmental engineering is a vital and rewarding subject that uses the principles of science and mathematics to manage ecosystems, restore polluted lands, and protect our natural resources.

As an environmental engineering student, you’ll be focussed on the development of new technology that can reduce things like pollution and flooding. You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of water, air, waste, and environmental assessment, giving you an awareness of process sustainability.

Environmental sustainability is a global issue, with all parts of the world facing different challenges. By studying abroad, you’ll get to experience different environments first hand, increasing your appreciation of the challenges we face. It’s also an opportunity to access the best facilities and programs, broaden your personal horizons, and make life-long memories.

Environmental Engineering program structure

As an undergraduate, you can study for a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering over three of four years. You can earn a BEng (Bachelor of Engineering), which you can often choose to convert to an MEng (Master of Engineering) after the second year of study. This means adding an extra year to your program to earn a master’s level qualification.

Some universities offer environmental engineering as a BSc, which will be very similar to BEng programs but may not be accredited by an engineering body. In some countries, like the UK, most programs are combined with civil engineering or another related subject like chemical engineering or architecture.

As a postgraduate, you can continue your studies with an MSc in environmental engineering which typically takes one year of full-time study to complete. PhD programs are also available, and will usually involve between three and five years of unique research on a specific area of the subject.

The teaching on most programs will be a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. You’ll learn through lectures, seminars, field trips, and lab and design workshops. Assessments will vary for each module you take, but you can expect coursework, presentations, exams, and a final year dissertation.

Each university and program will have its own unique program curriculum, but typical core environmental engineering modules include:

  • Engineering science
  • Mathematics for engineers
  • Hydraulics and soil mechanics
  • Structural design and analysis
  • Surveying
  • Environmental engineering practice
  • Environmental policy and regulation
  • Geotechnical engineering
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Environmental Engineering study abroad programs

What are the top environmental engineering undergraduate programs abroad?

  • Florida Atlantic UniversityEnvironmental Engineering - BSVE

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Aug, Jan, May
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Boca Raton, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +3 more
    Annual tuition fee
    20,584USD
  • University of SaskatchewanEnvironmental Engineering - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • May
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Saskatoon, Canada
    Next start date
    May 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    45,419CAD
  • University of NicosiaCivil and Environmental Engineering: Environmental Engineering - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Feb
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Next start date
    February 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    9,540EUR
  • Gannon UniversityEnvironmental Engineering - BSc

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Erie, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    40,430USD
  • Arizona State University (in partnership with Kaplan International)Environmental Engineering (Tempe Campus) - BScEng

    • 4 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Phoenix, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +1 more
    Annual tuition fee
    34,398USD

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What are the top environmental engineering postgraduate programs abroad?

  • Northern Institute of Technology ManagementTechnology Management and Environmental Engineering (Combine with TUHH) - Integrated MA/MBA/MSc

    • 18 months / 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Oct
    Program type
    Master's / Master's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Next start date
    October 2025
    Annual tuition fee
    13,375EUR
  • Florida Atlantic UniversityCivil Engineering: Water Resources/Environmental Engineering - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, May, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering, Water Management
    Location
    Boca Raton, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    19,792USD
  • University of GreenwichWater, Waste and Environmental Engineering - MSc

    • 1 year
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    London, UK
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    16,300GBP
  • University of HartfordEnvironmental Engineering - MSc

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Sep, Jan
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Hartford, USA
    Next start date
    September 2024 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    28,115USD
  • University of South AlabamaCivil Engineering: Environmental Engineering - MCE

    • 2 years
    • On campus
    • Full-time
    • Jan, Aug
    Program type
    Master's
    Subject area
    Environmental Engineering
    Location
    Mobile, USA
    Next start date
    January 2025 +2 more
    Annual tuition fee
    15,593USD

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Future environmental engineering careers

Many environmental engineering graduates go on to work in the civil engineering industry, but the technical, communication, and management skills you’ll develop are in demand with employers across all sectors. Some of the popular roles for graduates include:

  • Environmental engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Environmental manager
  • Design engineer
  • Hydraulic modeler
  • Project coordinator

Take advantage of any opportunities at university that can help boost your career prospects. Many programs offer a sandwich year where you can work on placement and gain real-world experience.

Most universities are also full of great student organizations you can join which can give you valuable experience you might not get in the classroom.

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