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About Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers solve human-related environmental issues by employing the principles of engineering and biotechnology along with the physical, chemical and biological sciences. Their efforts largely encompass initiatives to improve public health, recycling and waste disposal, water and air pollution, and other issues plaguing today’s natural environment.


The EnvE program at Rutgers gives students a broad and multi-disciplinary education in the fundamentals of environmental engineering as well as  proactive learning opportunities to utilize classroom learning in applications and design. The program offers a wide range of courses to help students understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. In order to successfully complete the program, students must actively engage in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and must demonstrate methodological and computer skills. Students also graduate with the ability to effectively communicate complex issues both orally and in writing. 


Students begin at the School of Engineering, and after two years will transfer to the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, thus taking advantage of the resources offered by both schools. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as an environmental engineering program and prepares graduates for taking the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) examination pursuant to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer (PE).