EnvE at Rutgers
Environmental engineers utilize engineering principles and physical, chemical, and biological sciences to devise effective solutions for current and emerging environmental problems related to human activities. Environmental engineers protect and improve societal health through air pollution prevention and control; safe drinking water production and supply; sustainable treatment of wastewater and solid wastes; and remediation of contaminated sites, along with many other local and global environmental issues.
The Environmental Engineering (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.
A degree in EnvE at Rutgers prepares students for a career in industry or government or for graduate study by combining traditional classroom learning with laboratory and hands-on experience. Students graduate with a solid understanding and appreciation of environmental engineering through a wide range of courses that allow understanding of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
The graduate and undergraduate programs in EnvE offer a combined 4-plus-1 BS/MS degree enabling qualified EnvE undergraduate students to be expedited into the EnvE graduate program, providing the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in a shortened timeline.