Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Concentration

Environmental engineers are in high-demand and the number of jobs is expected to continue growing. Environmental engineers apply scientific principles of biology, chemistry, hydrology, and soil science to design sustainable solutions for environmental problems. They have the skills to complete projects that improve public health, waste disposal, and control water and air pollution in settings ranging from urban industrial facilities to rural wetlands. ECU Environmental Engineering concentration students are prepared for careers as professional engineers in civil and environmental consulting firms, state and federal environmental agencies, and industrial processing and manufacturing companies.

The ECU Environmental Engineering concentration includes topics such as water quality analysis and treatment, air pollution control, stormwater design and management, and surface and groundwater hydrology. The small program size allows for frequent interactions between faculty and students. Field laboratories and projects located on and near campus provide students with an applied, hands-on experience.


Dr. Randall Etheridge – Concentration Coordinator

Mr. Jeff Foeller


Environmental engineers are employed in many diverse industries and frequently work with other engineers, scientists, planners, and resource managers. They design and implement solutions to environmental problems, including treatment systems and flooding, design and operate facilities for controlling pollution, devise plans for improving public health, and develop strategies for resource management.

For more information on environmental engineering-related career fields from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, visit:

Professional Societies

asabe-logoAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
AWWA logoAmerican Water Works Association
ASCE logoAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
AWRA-LogoAmerican Water Resources Association