Save the planet. Get an engineering degree.
Clean up contaminated soil. Prevent E. coli outbreaks. Design smarter ways to treat and manage water.
Canada’s largest Environmental Engineering program gives you the technical rigour of an engineering degree combined with scientific know-how and environmental insights. You’ll take courses in engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, and more, drawing on that broad base of knowledge to tackle water, soil, and air pollution.
Meanwhile, you’ll gain 2 years of paid experience through your co-op work terms, allowing you to earn money to help pay for your education and discover the career areas that fit you best.
You’ll graduate ready to clean up the world’s pollution — and to prevent future environmental problems.
Compete on the world stage
Join student teams and compete in events like the WERC Annual International Environmental Design Contest, where you’ll develop solutions to groundwater pollution and other problems.
A welcoming environment
Class sizes range from 40-50 students, so you’ll get to know your classmates — and your professors — in a friendly and stimulating environment.
About the Environmental Engineering program
Gain 2 years of experience in the co-op program
Apply directly to this program on your application
Earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree
Engineering school in Canada (US News & World Report 2018)
Offered by the Faculty of Engineering
Students earn $17,800 on average per co-op term
Environmental Engineering admission requirements
- Ontario students: 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses including
- Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Physics (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Chemistry (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 70% is required)
- Admission averages: Individual selection from the high 80s
- An Admission Information Form is required
- Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements
First-year Environmental Engineering courses
September to December
CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
ENVE 100 - Environmental Engineering Concepts
CIVE 104 - Mechanics 1
ENVE 115 - Linear Algebra
MATH 116 - Calculus 1 for Engineering
ENGL 191/SPCOM 191 - Communication in the Engineering Profession
May to August
After first year
Sample upper-year Environmental Engineering courses
Gain relevant work experience through co-op
By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.
Sample co-op job titles
- Design Technician
- Instrumentation Data Reduction Assistant
- Water/Wastewater Project Assistant
- Production Analyst
- Engineering Assistant
Sample co-op employers
- Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
- The Regional Municipality of York
- Klohn Crippen Berger
- City of Greater Sudbury
- Nantong Environmental Science Research Institute
- Frito-Lay Canada
Careers in Environmental Engineering
When you graduate, you'll be ready to provide vital services in consulting, industry, regulatory agencies, and government offices.
- Environmental Engineer, Shell Canada
- Project Manager, Peritus Environmental Consultants
- Geotechnical Engineer, EBA Engineering Consultants
- Water Consultant, City of Toronto
- Senior Engineer, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
- Environmental Controller, Coffery Geotechnics
- Water Resources Engineer, MMM Group
- Technical Officer, Independent Electricity System Operator
Possible professional designation
Learn more about Environmental Engineering
- Visit the Environmental Engineering website