Environmental Engineering

Dalhousie’s Environmental Engineering program progressively seeks solutions for large-scale societal issues. With backgrounds in math, physics and chemistry, Environmental Engineering co-op students possess the technical and scientific knowledge to identify, design, build and operate systems that promote environmental efficiency, safety and sustainability.

Whether your organization seeks to save money, conserve energy, meet government regulations, or reduce emissions, Environmental Engineering co-op students can assess your situation and provide solutions.

Student skills

  • Environmental control
  • Indoor air quality
  • Air pollution control
  • Water quality, treatment and management
  • Soil erosion
  • Waste disposal and utilization
  • Aquacultural engineering
  • Biomass energy
  • Solar energy utilization
  • Measurement and control

Industries

  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Government
  • Consulting
  • Conservation
  • Construction
  • Mining

Past roles

  • Research Assistant
  • Field Engineer
  • Lab Technician
  • Air Pollution Researcher
  • Efficiency Advisor
  • Project Manager

Past employers

  • Irving Oil
  • IMP Group
  • Department of National Defence
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc.
  • Efficiency Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Power Inc.
  • Pratt & Whitney

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
3rd year Study Study Work term 1
4th year Work term 2 Off/work Work term 3
5th year Study Study Graduation

Coursework

Courses completed prior to work term 1

  • Chemistry 1 & 2
  • Engineering math 1 & 2
  • Engineering design 1 & 2
  • Physics & engineering statistics
  • Computer programming
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Physics 2
  • Linear algebra
  • Biology for engineers
  • Thermo-fluid engineering 1
  • History of engineering 1 & 2
  • Differential equations
  • Process engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Organic chemistry
  • Vector calculus
  • Probability & statistics
  • Electrical circuits

Additional courses completed prior to work term 2

  • Engineering economics
  • Air quality
  • Process thermodynamics
  • Mechanical unit operations
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Geology for engineers

Additional courses completed prior to work term 3

  • Applied numerical methods
  • Applied geomatics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Energy and environment
  • Soil and water engineering
  • Soil mechanics

Additional courses completed prior to graduation

  • Industrial safety & loss
  • Management
  • Design project 1 & 2
  • Environmental assessment & management
  • Law & ethics
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Technical elective 1 & 2
  • Engineering hydrogeology
  • Waste management
  • Air pollution control
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Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 18.50
Weekly $ 732.00

Department

Faculty of Engineering: Environmental Engineering website.