Environmental Engineering (EnvE)

Environmental Engineers manage our environment for the benefit of humanity and nature. They provide engineering solutions to problems with our land, air, and water resources. In may respects, an environmental engineer is similar to a traditional Civil Engineer, but with more emphasis on chemistry and environmental processes and less emphasis in areas such as structures and transportation.

In both public and private practice, Environmental Engineers work in interdisciplinary teams to manage environmental problems through the application of scientific, engineering, and social skills. These challenges might include work involving air pollution and control, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, solid and hazardous substances, pollution in surface and ground waters, public health, and the ecological health of our environment. MECOP interns in this discipline can build a variety of skills, including general engineering, design, analysis, research and writing.

Internship History

Participating Universities

MECOP currently accepts Environmental Engineering students from the following universities:

Academic Advisors

Course Information

Internship Project Samples

  • NPDES Permit Writing and Research
  • Culvert Retrofits
  • Monitoring Reports
  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well Location
  • Fish Passage Survey
  • Water Treatment Plant Pilot Study
  • Open Reservoir Design
  • Creek Pollution Remediation and Education
  • Biofilter and Drain Analysis

Key Course Highlights

  • General Engineering Coursework
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Solid and Hazardous Wastes
  • Air Pollution
  • Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Professional Practice
  • Environmental Engineering Design
  • Fate and Transport Chemicals in Environmental Systems