Environmental Engineering (BS)

University of Texas at Austin

Date Posted: May 5, 2019
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Baccalaureate degree


In the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE) in the Cockrell School of Engineering, undergraduate students follow the environmental engineering curriculum (B.S. degree) and are taught by tenure-track faculty members who are renowned educators, researchers and thought leaders.

Beginning in the first year, students will address local and global topics through active engagement in project- and service-based learning. Students can specialize in one of four areas: air, climate and energy; sustainable water systems; water resources and the environment; or contaminant fate and transport. The breadth of the curriculum allows students to earn 18 semester hours of approved technical coursework within the environmental engineering areas of most interest to them.

Undergraduate students of this program participate in honor societies, engineering outreach groups, research projects, internships, co-ops and study-abroad programs. After graduation, many undergraduate students go on to work for environmental consulting firms or government agencies or attend graduate school.

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