Environmental Engineering (IRC)

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Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the effects of adverse environmental effects, such as pollution, as well as improving environmental quality.

For more information about this major, please visit the following links from the FAU University Catalog:

Related Major Skills

Analyze data
Communicate in verbal and written format
Computer modeling
Conduct field studies
Critical Thinking
Define research problems
Design projects
Develop research models
Develop research proposals
Develops project designs
Draw meaningful conclusion
Establish hypothesis
Establish/control designs
Evaluate ideas
Examine data
Field sampling
Gather and organize data
Investigate and conduct experiments
Inform, explain, instruct
Maintain records
Manage time
Mathematical modeling
Measure distances
Observe data & things
Obtain, update, and maintain plans and permits
Perform calculations
Plan long-term projects
Prepare, review and update reports
Problem solving
Summarize research
Surveying and sampling
Utilize math formulas
Utilize statistical applications
Write clearly




Sample Work Settings

Aerospace Organizations
Architectural Firms
Army Corps of Engineers
Colleges & Universities
Construction companies
Consulting Services
County Utilities Departments
Department of Defense
Department of Energy
Department of Environmental Research Management
Department of Health
Department of State
Department of Transportation
Engineering Firms
Environmental Consulting Firms
Environmental Protection Agency
Insurance Companies Land Developers Mapping Agencies
Intelligence Agencies (CIA, FBI and NSA)
Land Developers
National Aeronautics & Space
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Science Foundation
Petroleum Companies
Planning Agencies
Real Estate & Development Corporations
Research and Development Firms
Water Management District