Environmental Engineers develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems. They work with regional, national and global communities to protect the environment and improve water quality. They are essential in planning, designing and constructing water and wastewater treatment plants, solid waste disposal systems, site remediation approaches, and emission control measures.
In-depth knowledge in environmental engineering is essential for professional practice as well as for research. Full-time faculty members with a range of academic and professional practice experience as well as by adjunct instructors who are experts in their field teach the courses. Those students interested in research at the master’s level or continuing their education at the doctoral level should consider working with faculty involved in one of the university’s related major research centers.
The MS in Environmental Engineering is designed for those who want both specialized course work and the flexibility to tailor their program to their needs.
A Flexible Program for Full- or Part-Time Study
NJIT’s MS in Environmental Engineering has features that make it attractive to both students and employers. A full-time student can complete the degree in one year, and the program can be individualized for candidates with either engineering or non-engineering undergraduate backgrounds.
All required courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening, making it possible to pursue the degree part-time. There is an online distance-learning option for many courses to accommodate professional commitments that occasionally require absence from class.
What do Environmental Engineering majors do?
Environmental engineers work hard to turn back the clock to a time when we breathed cleaner air and drank cleaner water. They work closely with business leaders and government officials to institute new air pollution standards that reduce harmful emissions from factories without negatively impacting industrial output. Environmental engineers design complex treatment systems that remove contaminants from our air, water, and wastewater. They also examine the quality of our soil, assuring us that harmful toxins do not seep up through the ground we walk on. Environmental engineers work with agricultural businesses to assure consumers that pesticides and soil nutrients do not affect the quality of the food we eat. They also assure residents of new developments that homes have not been built on contaminated land.