Environmental Engineer - How to become an Environmental Engineer?


Environmental Engineering could be described as the use of the principles of Engineering and Science to develop the environment. This is done, so that environment friendly land, water and air are available for the habitation of human beings as well as other organisms. Environmental engineering is also applied to remediate places that are polluted.

Environmental Engineering is applied in many areas. Not only can it be used to identify hazards that might harm the environment, but also, it can be used to make the environment much improved and livable. A few areas where Environmental engineering is used are:

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Public Health Issues
  • Radiation Protection
  • Recycling
  • Waste Disposal
  • Waste Water Management

Who is eligible to apply?

An individual who wishes to become an environmental engineer must have a B.E or B.Tech degree. The certification must be from a recognized educational institution. There are quite a lot of universities and colleges in our country that offer graduate level courses in environmental engineering. The admission to the B.Tech and B.E courses will be done by way of an entrance exam by the concerned university.

Key points in the process

  • Students have to clear their 10+2 with good marks
  • Students have to get a graduate degree in environmental engineering.
  • The degree must have a concentration in Design and Environmental Science.
  • Some university programs comprises of mandatory internships as part of their student preparatory process.
  • The students need to be creative as well as analytical.

Skills and responsibilities

Environmental engineering is a profession that requires keen concentration. It is their duty to write reports on the state of many types of potential environmental hazards or environmental hazards. Subsequent to the completion of their reports, the engineers are regularly retained to oversee the decontamination or clean up of a particular area on the basis of the report. Environmental engineers possibly will also have to administer the clean up as to be sure that the work done is in accordance with all rules. Some of the other responsibilities of an environmental engineer include the risk appraisals of potential hazards or clean up sites. The growths of new manufacturing plants or new areas that are being developed are also some duties of environmental engineers.



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2 Responses to “Environmental Engineer - How to become an Environmental Engineer?”

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    What are the subject combination and what basic things should one must know for doing b.tech in environmental engineering??

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    Randeep Singh:

    I am diploma holder in chemical engg. ( Regular three years ) with about 5 years experience in Environment deptt in industries. What i do now for graduation ? reply me soon.

    all are welcome to suggest.