Environmental engineering graduate student in the laser lab

Environmental Engineering & Science

We are honoured to be one of the largest and best equipped programs in Canada.

Environmental engineers apply their knowledge of the natural sciences – chemistry, biology, and microbiology – with their expertise in civil engineering to design municipal services and to solve environmental problems. As an environmental engineer you might be involved in performing an environmental impact assessment, in designing or managing systems for water distribution and collection, water treatment plants, solid waste handling and processing facilities, landfills, and air treatment plants.

Career Opportunities:

  • Government policy consultant
  • Solid waste management
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Public Health Industry

Areas of Specialization

  • Air quality characterization and control
  • Cold regions environmental engineering
  • Composting and methane reduction technologies
  • Environmental assessment and management
  • Environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Environmental systems modeling
  • Municipal and industrial wastewater treatment
  • Urban infrastructure and design renewal
  • Water quality management and water treatment




Dr. Ian Buchanan

Dr. Bipro R. Dhar

Dr. Mohamed Gamal El-Din

Dr. Selma Guigard 

Dr. Zaher Hashisho 

Dr. Yang Liu

Dr. Daryl McCartney

Dr. Ania Ulrich

Dr. Tong Yu