Environmental Engineering

Leading companies are discovering that what's good for the environment is also good for business–and the demand for qualified environmental engineers and sustainability professionals is growing at a rapid pace. A degree from Stevens in the area of environmental engineering or sustainability management prepares you to meet this need head-on.

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability at Stevens

At Stevens, sustainability is more than just a catchword: it's a commitment. From winning national awards for student design in energy efficient housing, to incubating high-tech water and solar start-ups, to generating new knowledge for environmental policy and resource management, we live by the belief that what we do every day can positively impact people and the world around us.Sustainability and environmental engineering are key interdisciplinary research areas at Stevens and of critical importance to the future of the planet. The Stevens campus itself is a fertile proving ground for devising and testing innovations in sustainability, including green infrastructure research initiatives that promote long-term community resilience by managing stormwater runoff.

Stevens' Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering department offers a Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and Ph.D. programs in environmental engineering, as well as a Master of Science in sustainability management.

Broad-Based Curriculum & Real World Experience

At Stevens, our professors prepare you through advanced courses and hands-on research experience in environmental engineering and sustainability.

Environmental Engineering

environmental research student testing soilThe environmental engineering program curriculums immerse you in engineering processes across a range of the sciences. Electives on emerging areas and career-relevant disciplines allow customization of your environmental engineering degree to fit your interests and acquire new expertise. Our laboratories and design projects allow novices in environmental engineering and experienced engineers alike to experiment with solving real-world environmental problems.

Sustainability Management

Students planting plants to mitigate water runoff for sustainability managementThe sustainability management curriculums focus on core areas of knowledge and skill building for sustainability professionals. Our sustainability management program's projects and seminar series will teach you the soft skills and management abilities required to lead, while instilling advanced knowledge of the science and technology behind sustainability practices.

What struck me about Stevens compared to other schools was that we had a program just for environmental engineering. The dedicated program at Stevens was perfect for me - in addition to having a focused program, Stevens had small classes that were shared with graduate students, which was a great way to deeply explore a subject.
Laura JosephsonEnvironmental Engineering Bachelor's Graduate

environmental scientist testing water samples

Careers in Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

A Stevens degree in environmental engineering prepares you to be an engineer capable of assessing and addressing environmental impacts of our use of natural resources and man-made networks and systems. Environmental engineers are often hired by oil and gas industry to assess, prevent, and control or mitigate adverse environmental impacts. The sustainability management program prepares sustainability advocates from technical and non-technical backgrounds alike to lead large-scale initiates and implement sustainability and green design into urban planning.

Some common environmental engineering and sustainability career tracks include:

  • Public and private treatment facilities

  • Sustainable Design Specialist

  • Energy Analyst

  • Sustainability Consultant

  • Environmental Compliance Officer

  • Insurance Companies

  • Corporate Responsibility Manager

  • Environmental Engineering

Top environmental engineering hiring agencies: CH2M Hill, Mott MacDonald, Boswell Engineer, Langan Engineering, CDM (Camp Dresser & McKee), Passaic Valley Sewerage Authority

The Stevens Sustainability Management Master's Program is preparing me to handle complex problems, and has helped me come up with innovative solutions to help me throughout my career in government.
Amanda NesheiwatSustainability Management Master's Graduate