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Environmental Engineering Technology



The Environmental Engineering Technology degree at UW-Green Bay is an interdisciplinary program that prepares you for a career in applied environmental engineering using critical problem-solving skills needed in regional and national industries, manufacturing, governmental, and engineering services firms. The goal of the major is to develop well-rounded engineering technologists who can adapt and succeed in a highly competitive workplace.

Craft a better tomorrow

Employment of environmental engineering technologists is expected to grow by over 20 percent through 2020. State and local governments are expected to focus efforts and resources on efficient water use, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste minimization, and environmental regulatory compliance, which will support demand in this field.

4-Year Plan

Each Engineering Tech major is designed to be completed in four years. Our four-year plan helps ensure you take required courses in the order they need to be taken so you can stay on track and graduate on time.
See the 4-year plan (PDF)


This program focuses on applying engineering principles to solve practical problems. Develop skills in hands-on applications and interdisciplinary coursework in engineering, mathematics, geoscience, chemistry, physics, and biology applied to a variety of environmental challenges.
Learn how to examine the effects of pollution on humans and ecosystems, form strategies to improve processes to prevent or minimize negative effects, and develop sustainable solutions to using available resources.
Teamwork, technical writing, and project management are also emphasized throughout the curriculum.
see the curriculum overview

Thrive in the field

Outside or in? The choice is yours with these popular careers:
  • Environmental consultant
  • Municipal water treatment
  • Municipal/industrial wastewater treatment
  • Sustainability manager
  • Park naturalist
  • Health and safety manager
  • Environmental quality technologist
  • Compliance technologist
  • Laboratory manager
  • Hazardous waste technologist