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environmental engineering

Asked Haslet, Texas

what field do you need environmental engineering? #engineering #engineer #environmental #environment

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Daniela’s Answer

Updated State of Goiás, State of Goiás, Brazil

Hello Ezaan,

  • Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.

  • Environmental engineers work in a variety of settings because of the nature of the tasks they do. When they are working with other engineers and urban and regional planners, environmental engineers are likely to be in offices. When they are carrying out solutions through construction projects, they are likely to be at construction sites.

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or a related field, such as civil, chemical, or general engineering. Employers also value practical experience. Therefore, cooperative engineering programs, which provide college credit for structured job experience, are valuable as well. Getting a license improves the chances of employment.

  • Employment of environmental engineers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. State and local government concerns regarding water should lead to efforts to increase the efficiency of water use.

Read more in: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/environmental-engineers.htm

I wish for you much success on this journey!!

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Matthew’s Answer

Updated Stratford, Connecticut

Hi Justin. Good question. Environmental Engineers typically work on projects related to the environment like measuring air and water quality for contamination and pollution. The skills required in this field are good math and science abilities to understand the calculations, and good writing skills to write up the reports so people can understand them. Engineering is a challenging technical profession, much like being the best soccer player in the world, only the top make it and are very well rewarded for their efforts! Keep up the good work. - Matt

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Tanushree’s Answer

Updated Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Hi Ezaan

So there are multiple field where you could use environmental engineering. I will enlist the major one's for you:

a) Air quality modeling : This is something that I am personally keen on doing. Looking at emission inventories, applying dispersion modeling, preparing concentration- exposure matrices etc. This calls for keen interest in higher engineering mathematics and learning computational softwares b) Hydrological modeling: I cannot give you a detailed picture but again this will involve higher engineering maths and you generally work with ground water flows. c) Water/waste water treatment d) Groundwater remediation e) Also, if you are interested in the policy side of things, you could look at policy relevant courses.

Hope this helps!

Zach’s Answer

Updated Seattle, Washington

Environmental Engineering. Don't do it.

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Arjun’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.