Environmental Engineering is a diverse and growing field that finds solutions to every day problems. Join us for your undergraduate studies and make a real difference in the fate of the world!
The B.S. in Environmental Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The Program in Environment Engineering educates students to think critically, communicate clearly, and collaborate effectively as they apply the fundamental scientific principles of engineering to environmental problems. We emphasize the importance of intellectual growth, professional ethics, and service to society. Our graduates are prepared to be successful
(1) engineering professionals in private and governmental organizations, and
(2) students in the best graduate programs.
Our department is noted for our students' exceptionally high pass rate of the "Fundamentals of Engineering" (FE) exam offered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). More information about the program and its course offerings can be found in the university catalogue.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 516-7092 for questions.
Important undergraduate information:
- Undergraduate Advising Manual
- Undergraduate Admissions and Visits
- School of Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Information
- Concurrent Bachelor's/Master's Degree (Current DoGEE or Hopkins undergrads ONLY)
- Faculty Advisor for DoGEE Undergraduate Majors
- Faculty Advisor for DoGEE Undergraduate Minors
- Environmental Engineering Checkout Sheet
- Undergraduate Exception Waiver Form
Environmental Engineering consists of study and especially amelioration of environmental problems. It is a highly-interdisciplinary field and provides opportunities for integrating mathematics, physics, hydrology, chemistry, biology and social sciences.
Following is a list of example problems. All these topics are subject of ongoing research of faculty and graduate students at the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering.
- Designing innovative approaches for providing clean drinking water/purifying wastewater.
- Optimal treatment of contaminated groundwater.
- Effects of climate change on vector and waterborne disease
- Modeling and multiobjective risk decision tools for managing great lakes ecosystems
- Experimental studies of atmospheric/particulate transport
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook states the following about the employement outlook for Environmental Engineers:
Environmental engineering graduates should have favorable job opportunities. Employment of environmental engineers is expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. Much of the expected growth will be due to the emergence of this occupation as a widely recognized engineering specialty rather than as an area that other engineering specialties, such as civil engineers, specialize in. More environmental engineers will be needed to comply with environmental regulations and to develop methods of cleaning up existing hazards. A shift in emphasis toward preventing problems rather than controlling those that already exist, as well as increasing public health concerns, also will spur demand for environmental engineers. However, political factors determine the job outlook for environmental engineers more than that for other engineers. Looser environmental regulations would reduce job opportunities; stricter regulations would enhance opportunities.Even though employment of environmental engineers should be less affected by economic conditions than that of most other types of engineers, a significant economic downturn could reduce the emphasis on environmental protection, reducing employment opportunities. Environmental engineers need to keep abreast of a range of environmental issues to ensure their steady employment because their area of focus may change frequently—for example, from hazardous waste cleanup to the prevention of water pollution.
[Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Environmental Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos263.htm (visited May 19, 2004).]