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Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering

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Bachelor of Engineering


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Hone the skills and knowledge necessary to find solutions to today’s most pressing environmental issues.

Environmental engineers develop creative solutions to globally-relevant challenges like safe drinking water, hazardous waste treatment, the fate and transport of environmental pollutants, and climate change–for the benefit of both humankind and nature.

The environmental engineering bachelor’s program at Stevens has a strong foundation in process design, using material balance and reactor theory to integrate principles of physicochemical equilibrium and chemical and microbial kinetics to design treatment processes and analyze phenomena in the environment.

The program offers flexible courses that give you a broader study of environmental biology than other universities by including microbiology, ecology, and toxicology. The program culminates with a project-oriented, two-semester senior capstone design course focused around physicochemical and biochemical processes. You'll also have the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills by conducting cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art facilities such as the Center for Environmental Systems.

Located on the banks of the Hudson River, just minutes away from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean, Stevens is a prime location for the study of environmental engineering. Partnerships with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the United States Coast Guard provide ample opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and develop projects that have a direct impact on the metropolitan waterfront.

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, you’ll learn to think like an engineer. Our design-focused curriculum features a hands-on course every semester that will instill you with broad, foundational knowledge, the complete fundamentals of engineering, and entrepreneurial thinking. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • The Design Spine: a unique, design-focused, hands-on course every semester that incorporates entrepreneurial thinking and experiential learning, culminating with Senior Design, a team capstone project working on prototypes for real business problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • Innovation Expo: an exciting design and entrepreneurship competition where students showcase their senior design prototypes and pitch business ideas

  • Engineering Cooperative Education Program: nearly 30% of all engineering students participate in Stevens’ Cooperative Education Program where you get on-the-job experience working for real companies

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student

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An ABET Accredited Program

The Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),   

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Environmental Engineering Careers

The environmental engineering bachelor’s program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Career opportunities include:

  • Environmental Engineer

  • Water Resources Engineer

  • Environmental Compliance Specialist

  • Field Engineer

  • Environmental Scientist

  • Safety and Environmental Compliance Engineer

Companies Hiring Environmental Engineers:

TRC Consultants, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Municipality of Hoboken, Langan, Arcadia, New York Department of Environmental Protection (NYDEP)

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