MS Environmental Engineering:
– What is it? Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with mitigating environmental problems and thereby protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects, such as pollution, as well as improving environmental quality. Environmental engineers work to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control. Most of the US schools offer this program under the department of Civil engineering, though some of the programs are interdisciplinary in nature.
– Who can apply? Students applying to the Environmental Engineering master’s degree program are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science or related field.
– What are the job opportunities? Students are trained for positions such as consulting engineers, environmental affairs engineers for large companies, Health and safety specialist, Environmental managers or officials in state or federal agencies.
– Check out some programs: University of Southern California, Georgia Institute of Technology, Michigan State University