About the Program
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.
This distinct Environmental Engineering Program 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 comprehensive learning environments of both institutions and graduate with a fully-accredited Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering.
Graduates of the program will have technical expertise, hands-on problem solving skills and an understanding of environmental issues in resource industries such as forestry, mining, pulp and paper, chemical process, fisheries, oil and gas, agri-food, water and all areas of the new “environmental economy”–such as reclamation, remediation and restoration. Graduates are employed by industry, government and consulting engineering firms throughout Canada and internationally.