Throughout the world, environmental engineers play a key role in defining the future of sustainable cities and communities. Creating innovations and designing systems that ensure clean and healthy environments are some of the greatest collective challenges of our time. Revolutionary strategies and designs are needed to create symbiosis between our natural and manmade environments.
Using new and advanced technologies, environmental engineers must address the world’s growing challenges, including engineering sustainable strategies coupled with the development of devices and tools to better predict and address environmental needs to provide clean environments and planning green infrastructure in conjunction with the natural environment for a changing planet.
With a solid foundation in engineering, chemical, biological, and ecological principles, Northeastern’s environmental engineering students learn how to tackle interconnected challenges as they relate to water, energy, air quality, and related fields. Understanding these complex interactions, particularly as they impact our built and natural environments, is embodied in our program through a holistic educational approach.
This knowledge will provide students with the core skills necessary to practice environmental engineering and work with other engineers and urban and regional planners in an interdisciplinary environment. Graduates will play a key role in planning, designing and monitoring public and private facilities to minimize the impact of anthropogenic activities on the environment, ensuring regulatory compliance while mitigating the impact of contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water on human health.
The Accelerated Master’s Degree PlusOne program allows current undergraduate students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the PlusOne program. Students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.
Students currently earning a BS in Environmental Engineering can select from the below MS degree PlusOne pathways.
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The 2022 members of Northeastern University’s “Huntington 100,” a group of students selected for their outstanding achievements locally and globally, included twenty students from the College of Engineering.
A team of civil and environmental engineering seniors placed second in the Wastewater Category of the 2021 WEFTEC Connect Student Design Competition, which saw the participation of 23 schools and four countries.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and alumni recognized three students for the 2021 NUCEAO Award: Missy Muilenburg, BS Environmental Engineering ‘21, Natasha Leipziger Mundis, BS/MS Civil Engineering ’21, and Ryan Kloiber, BS Civil Engineering ’21.
Curiosity and engagement are top traits of high-potential talented students. To tap into and nurture this excitement, the College of Engineering introduced an innovative program in Fall 2020: Undergraduate Program for Leaders In Future Transformation (UPLIFT). UPLIFT Scholars are paired with a faculty mentor and work in their mentor’s lab conducting research starting their first semester of their first year of study at Northeastern.