Environmental Science Engineering Courses

Environmental Engineering includes the study of management of industrial hygiene and its sustainability, waste water, solid waste, air pollution and even radiation.

Streams / Branches: The fields that are covered in the environmental engineering courses are: Geological, Environmental, Marine, Geomatic, Mining and Ocean engineering.

Eligibility: To build a career in environmental engineering, you will need to study science in the higher secondary school level. At the undergraduate level, you can either study a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Environmental Engineering. You can also take up the Environmental Engineering course at your post graduate level.

Best Universities, Institutions and Colleges: The institutions that offer Environmental Engineering in the various levels are given below:

Course offered Name of Institutions Offering the Course Location
B.Sc. in Environmental Science Honors South Gujarat University Surat (Gujarat)
University of Delhi Delhi
Berhampur University Berhampur (Orissa)
Bharathiar University Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
University of Pune Pune (Maharashtra)
University of Mysore Mysore (Karnataka)
M.Sc. or Post graduate Diploma in Environmental Science Bharati Vidyapeeth Pune (Maharashtra)
University of Mumbai Mumbai (Maharashtra)
SNDT Women’s University Mumbai (Maharashtra)
University of Chennai Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
Indian Institute of Environment Management Mumbai (Maharashtra)
B.E. in Environmental Engineering Kolhapur Institute of Technology’s College of Engineering Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
P.E.S. College of Engineering Mandya (Karnataka)
Delhi College of Engineering New Delhi
L.D. College of Engineering (Gujarat University) Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology or AIT (Visveswariah Technological University) Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
M.E. or M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering Indian Institute of Technology or IIT Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
Jamia Milia Islamia New Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya Indore (Madhya Pradesh)
Institute of Engineering & Technology (Uttar Pradesh Technical University) Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology or AIT (Visveswariah Technological University) Chikmagalur (Karnataka)
Thapar Instt of Engg & Technology Patiala (Punjab)

Entrance Exams: The applicants have to appear for entrance examinations like the AIEEE, Joint Entrance Examinations of IIT or the separate entrance tests that are conducted by the various colleges and institutes. These examinations take place in the month of May.

When to Start the Preparation -  Students applying for the Joint Entrance Examinations can prepare with the help of previous years’ question papers, guide books and coaching centers. The preparation should start right after the applicant passes his secondary school examinations. This will give them about two years’ time to get sufficiently prepared.

What Are the Future Prospects – An environmental engineer can get recruited in the pollution control boards in the state as well as central level. There are several environmental auditing firms that hire environmental engineers. Environmental engineers can work in the field of

  • Waste water management
  • Radiation protection
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Land management
  • Water supply
  • Solid waste disposal
  • Toxic supplies control