Environmental Engineering and Science

We are honoured to be one of the largest and best-equipped Environmental Engineering programs in Canada. Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of the natural sciences – chemistry, biology, and microbiology – with their expertise in engineering to solve environmental and public health-related problems.

As an environmental engineer, you might perform environmental site assessments, site remediation, and impact assessments. You might also develop or design water distribution and sewerage collection systems, design and manage water treatment and wastewater treatment facilities for cities and industries, design and manage stormwater retention ponds and reclamation wetlands, design and operate landfills, or assess and control emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.


  • Air quality engineer
  • Environmental process design engineer
  • Solid waste or hazardous waste management engineer
  • Remediation and reclamation specialist
  • Water quality specialist
  • Water and wastewater treatment specialist
  • Environmental monitoring specialist

Areas of Specialization

  • Ambient and indoor air quality management
  • Environmental assessment and management
  • Environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Environmental systems modelling
  • Land and water reclamation
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Urban infrastructure design and upgrading