University of California, Irvine

Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Concentration in Environmental Engineering


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering, Ph.D. - Engineering with a concentration in Environmental Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Environmental Engineering addresses the development of strategies to control anthropogenic emissions of pollutants to the atmosphere, waterways, and terrestrial environment; the remediation of polluted natural systems; the design of technologies to treat waste; fire safety; noise suppression; energy efficiency; and the evaluation of contaminant fate in urban environments. Environmental engineering issues are now an important component in the development of many engineering technologies and consequently are an important aspect of an engineering education. The discipline itself is interdisciplinary and requires a curriculum that provides students with an understanding of fundamentals in air- and water-quality sciences, contaminant fate and transport, and design concepts for pollutant emission control and treatment. To avoid the development of environmental engineering solutions which only transform one form of pollution to another, modern engineering education programs must require exposure and familiarity with a greater number of subjects than ever before.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

Students whose primary language is not English are required to take the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores as are follows: 550 pBT, 213 cBT, 80 iBT.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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