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Environmental Engineering

University of Guelph
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

Environmental Engineering

This interdisciplinary major fuses engineering and science principles together. You will design treatment processes and systems to identify, prevent and clean up pollution of our land, water and air. Gain globally-recognized skills and background to work in municipal, provincial and federal governments both locally and internationally, and in consulting, industry and research.

Environmental Engineering is the application of scientific theories and principles to minimize the impact of human activities on the environment.

The Environmental Engineering program at Guelph was designed from the ground up as a complete, comprehensive environmental program. It provides in-depth knowledge of relevant physical, chemical and biological systems with a strong emphasis on engineering design. Our students experience the important role Environmental Engineering plays in serving the current and future needs of all humanity.

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Admission requirements

Admission to semester one of a degree program and General Studies is available in the Fall semester only. A semester one degree applicant is defined as one who will receive fewer than 2.00 transfer credits upon admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

Fall Semsester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Engineering Analysis I
  • Engineering and Design I
  • Calculus I
  • Physics with Applications

Winter Semester

  • General Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Program
  • Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
  • Calculus II
  • Engineering Mechanics I

Beyond First Year

In addition to the interdisciplinary courses, below are a few courses specific to Environmental Engineering. For descriptions of these courses and an overview of all courses available, please consult the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Environmental Engineers are educated to design and develop sustainable solutions to prevent environmental degradation and remediate existing environmental challenges around the world. As a student in Environmental Engineering, you will cover topics like:

  • Air pollution control
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Pollution prevention
  • Energy and water conservation
  • Water reuse
  • Low impact development
  • Site remediation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Sustainable energy solutions
  • Water distribution networks
  • Environmental law
  • Co-op option available for Environmental Engineering

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for Canadian Students/Permanent Residents - $6,091 per year and for International Students - $24,300 - 33,551 per year

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Environmental Engineering, you can work in industry, consulting, research and government. Environmental Engineers solve real-world environmental problems like pollution prevention, remediating contaminated work sites, designing water and wastewater treatment facilities, mitigating pollutants from automobiles, and reducing industry contaminants.

  • Consulting Engineer
  • Developer of environmental technologies
  • Government Consultant
  • University Professor in Engineering

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About this institute

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities, with top marks in student experience. No matter where you're from, once you enrol at U of G, you’re part of a community – a network of...

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Why study at University of Guelph

The city of Guelph was ranked in 2019 as one of the top 50 places to live in Canada.

The university campus boats a gorgeous walking campus, stunning greenery and beautiful building and facilities.

With over 200 student clubs, 7 dining halls, 19 intramural sports and a 25,000 sq. foot fitness centre, you can see why we are recognized as a Canadian leader in student experience.

There are so many ways for prospective international students to reach out to the university. Check out all our social media handles, as well as our university website and admission pages for up to date news. We also offer international students the ability to chat with current international students through our UniBuddy platform. Go onto our international admission webpages to find more details on how to get in touch with a student or staff UniBuddy and start chatting!

Contact info

University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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