What will I learn?

Environmental engineers are interested in how natural and managed systems respond to physical, chemical and biological process in order to reduce to the impact of industrialized society on human health and the environment. Environmental engineers engage in developing next generation integrated waste management systems, integrated water reuse and sustainable cities.

Program Objectives

The objectives of The University of Alabama bachelor of science in environmental engineering (BSEnvE) program is to graduate students who are in demand by employers and graduate programs and who lead fulfilling professional careers through their abilities to:

  • apply foundational knowledge of mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences in the professional practice of environmental engineering
  • synthesize technical knowledge of engineering analysis and design to identify, formulate and solve environmental engineering problems
  • demonstrate the professional practice skills needed to be successful in environmental engineering

Student learning Outcomes

The BSEnvE student learning outcomes are formulated into three categories:

Foundational Outcomes

  • Solve problems in (1) mathematics through calculus and differential equations; (2) probability and statistics; and (3) at least two areas of natural science.
  • Explain the importance of (1) humanities, literature and fine arts; and (2) history and social behaviour.

Technical Outcomes

  • Analyze and solve problems in engineering mechanics and materials.
  • Select and conduct engineering experiments, and analyze and evaluate the resulting data.
  • Apply relevant knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems, including problems in – air, land, and water systems, and associated environmental health impacts
  • Explain the impact of historical and contemporary issues on engineering practice.
  • Develop solutions to well-defined project management problems.
  • Design a system or process in more than one area within the discipline to meet desired needs, including sustainability, and within other realistic constraints such as: environmental, economic, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and constructability.
  • Explain key aspects of at least one traditional or emerging area of area of advanced specialization within the discipline.

Professional Practice Outcomes

Analyze a situation involving multiple conflicting professional, legal, and ethical interests, and determine an appropriate course of action.
Organize and deliver effective written, verbal, and graphical communications.
Demonstrate the ability to learn through independent study, without the aid of formal instruction.
Demonstrate attributes supportive of the professional practice of engineering; apply leadership principles to direct the efforts of a small group to solve a relatively constrained problem; and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to solve open-ended engineering problems.
Explain the importance of professional licensure and basic concepts in engineering management, business, law, and globalization.

Career Opportunities:

Environmental engineering provides a spectrum of career opportunities with consulting firms, public utilities, state and federal governments and industry. In addition, environmental engineering graduates can use their technical knowledge and skills for entry into other professions such as medicine, law, public and industrial health and natural resource management.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,250.00 per year
This fee is for 2019-20 academic year and it may subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 August 2020, 6 January 2021


College of Engineering

3011 H.M. Comer,

245 7th Avenue,



35487, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students completing a high school diploma equivalent to U.S degree.

For international students

Students completing a high school diploma equivalent to U.S degree.

International applicants must submit an official qualifying English Proficiency test score:

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

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About this uni

Boasting a long history of success, The University of Alabama produces legendary results through our scholars’ research and service.

  • Located in the mid-size city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 200 programs in 10 academic schools
  • Scholarships for international students at all levels
  • More than 600 student organizations