Environmental Engineering deals with the development and enhancement of infrastructure that prevents the contamination and degradation of natural resources, like air, water, land, etc. It includes concepts from other disciplines, such as Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Hydrology, and Economics.
These are some of the Environmental Engineering subdisciplines: Water Quality Engineering, Air Quality Engineering, Hazardous Waste Management, Coastal Engineering, etc.
Environmental Engineering is essential for maintaining public health and preventing the spread of diseases. It has a direct role in the development of eco-friendly stations and utilities, the treatment of polluted sites, the implementation of sustainable recycling systems, and the decrease of hazardous waste.
Courses will vary from one specialisation to another, but typical Environmental Engineering classes include General Chemistry, Soil Mechanics, Materials Science, Sustainable Development, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering, and others.
A degree in Environmental Engineering is ideal for people who understand and appreciate our connection with nature. Being passionate about engineering and mechanics does help, but you’ll also need to develop technical and analytical skills and become aware of sustainable practices, standards, and methods.
Environmental Engineering careerss include working in the chemical industry, waste treatment, fuel production, energy, manufacturing or government departments and professional organisations. They can work as: environmental engineer, air quality specialist, environmental scientist, environmental researcher, engineering technician, environmental sales engineer.Read more
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