Environmental Engineering concentrates on the application of the fundamentals of science and engineering towards the improvement of the environment (air, water and earth resources) for the provision of potable and palatable water, clean air and land and for the treatment of polluted areas. Environmental engineering incorporates: water and air quality management, abatement of pollution, reuse and recycling, hazardous solid waste disposal, general health issues and knowledge of laws related to environmental engineering. Environmental engineering also involves environmental impact assessment for proposed projects in building and industry.
- College of Engineering
- Years of study
- 5 (1 preparatory + 4 specialization)
- Credit hours
An environmental engineer is concerned with environmental behavior and hazardous solid waste management by engaging in research studies in order to evaluate these hazards, offering advice with regards to treatment and enclosure, while establishing systems to prevent accidents. Another area of concern for the environmental engineer the design of municipal and industrial water supplies as well as wastewater treatment systems. This is in addition to all of the responsibilities worldwide regarding environmental issues such as: the effects of acid rain, ozone layer depletion, water pollution, air pollution from vehicles and industrial sources.
The student can specialize in one of the following sub-branches during the last academic year with these optional subjects:
- Waste engineering and management
- Control of air and noise pollution
- Water environment engineering and management
Our accomplished graduates have numerous employment opportunities in the public and private sectors such as: government ministries, municipalities and shared companies between public and private sectors. In the private sector, employment is possible both nationally and internationally at engineering offices, industrial enterprises or through national or global contracting companies with projects in the Gulf region or throughout the world.