The Environmental Engineering Program is a unique program that is offered jointly by the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Students in the program benefit from the culture and strengths of both institutions and graduate with a fully-accredited Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering.
If you are interested in engineering, and in the preservation of our natural environment, then this may be the program for you. By browsing through this website, you can find out more about what is taught in the program, the professors and the students in it, and the types of careers that a graduate of the Environmental Engineering Program might expect to pursue.
What is Environmental Engineering?
Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve air, land, water and living systems for a healthy environment. Environmental engineers help control and decrease adverse environmental impacts by applying beneficial engineering practices. They also investigate the possibilities for remediation of polluted sites.
A Brief History
Although environmental engineering may sound like a new field, its application dates back to Roman times with the construction of aqueducts to prevent droughts and ensure clean water. Today environmental engineers work carefully with corporations and law-makers, employing sound principles and sustainable processes in order to protect the future of our air, land and water resources. Environmental engineers develop clean energy, promote green building design and work to mitigate and prevent pollution.