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Environmental Engineering Program

Develop solutions for a sustainable future

A rapidly growing discipline within the engineering profession, environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems – from ensuring our drinking water is clean to remediation of environmental hazards. You'll learn various approaches to environment-based design, waste management, water and soil quality, energy conservation and renewables, and air quality.

Your first year of study

All first-year students will complete the core engineering program and you will apply to the Environmental Engineering discipline in your second year.

Co-op and non co-op options

You may choose to complete the five-year co-op program or the four-year non co-op program.

Co-op students take the same academic program as the non co-op program; however, our co-op option gives you an opportunity to complement your studies with three paid work terms.

Learn more about each option:

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Environmental Engineering - Co-op Program (5 years)

Our Bachelor of Engineering Co-operative Education program integrates academic study with university-approved work experience. Graduation from this program requires satisfactory performance in both areas.

As a co-op student, you will complement your studies with three paid work terms. Work terms begin in your third year and typically last four months.

Co-op program schedule

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2
Free
2 Study Term 3
Study Term 4
Free
3 Study Term 5 Study Term 6
Work Term 1
4 Work Term 2 Free
Work Term 3
5 Study Term 7
Study Term 8
 

Program curriculum

Years 1 and 2 follow the core Engineering program. See the For Current Students section to view the full program curriculum.

How to apply for co-op

You must be a current Dalhousie student to apply for co-op. Visit the For Current Students section for information on applying to co-op.

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Environmental Engineering - Non Co-op Program (4 years)

Non co-op students take the same academic program as the co-op students; however, the program can be done in a total of four years.

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2
Free
2 Study Term 3
Study Term 4
Free
3 Study Term 5
Study Term 6
Free
4 Study Term 7
Study Term 8
 

Program curriculum

The curriculum is designed to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of Environmental Engineering through lecture, tutorial, and laboratory activities. Visit the For Current Students section to view the full program curiculum.

 

Associated University program

Students who have completed the degree requirements for a Diploma of Engineering or a Certificate of Applied Science through the Associated University program are admissible to the Upper Division in the Faculty of Engineering.

What can I do with a degree in Environmental Engineering?

Challenging environmental engineering career positions are found in national and international petroleum companies and power utilities, manufacturers of environmental and energy efficient products, environmental consulting companies, provincial and national Government departments such as Natural Resources, Environment, Forestry, Agriculture and Food to name just a few.