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About This Program

Do you want to be on the frontline of developing engineering solutions to problems involving the environment, such as pollution control, waste disposal and recycling?

As a graduate of MSU Denver’s new Environmental Engineering (EVE) bachelor’s degree program you will be prepared for a career planning and designing sustainable environmental systems as well as applying environmentally based engineering solutions that maximize quality of life by minimizing the impact of human activity on the environment.

The Environmental Engineering program is a multidisciplinary, collaborative degree between the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. You can customize your degree to meet your career goals through electives in disciplines such as civil engineering, geospatial sciences, geology, water resources and or sustainable systems. This flexibility will increase your competitiveness in an evolving job market.

As an Environmental Engineering student, you will study theory as well as experience hands-on learning to reinforce theoretical concepts. Through the Engineering core component, you’ll also gain solid training for the Fundamental Engineering (FE) exam.


The mission of the Environmental Engineering program at MSU Denver is to provide comprehensive undergraduate education, through multidisciplinary interdepartmental collaboration, that prepares students to incorporate environmentally sustainable designs into natural and built environments.

Example of Courses

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The 50 credit hours of required core courses include classes such as:

  • Engineered Water
  • Environmental Policy in Engineering
  • Wetland Studies
  • Soil Resources
  • Engineering Graphics: Solid Modeling
  • Strength of Materials with Laboratory
  • Fundamental Fluid Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering


Among the many courses offered to meet the 15-credit-hour electives requirement are:

  • Applied Pollution Science
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Hydrogeology (Groundwater)
  • Humanitarian Engineering
  • Sustainable Development Strategy

Facilities & Resources

Part of the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the Environmental Engineering (EVE) program is housed in MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building (AES).

The AES building provides a space where the study of Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Design, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Aerospace Science and Aviation Technology are integrated through the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Sciences.

Certain students will have the unique opportunity of working with York Space Systems’ production facilities and Mission Operations Center on the AES building’s enterprise floor.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The Engineering and Engineering Technology Department, which houses the Environmental Engineering (EVE) program, has many cooperative education partnerships and internships with local engineering firms through the Applied Learning Center, giving you real-world experience for a leg up in your career search after graduation.

You’ll also get to take advantage of the innovative, collaborative learning environment of MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, where product development is integrated with design and research to give you ample opportunity to work with advanced technology in experiential laboratories.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook lists $84,890 as the median annual salary for environmental engineers, with an expected 12 percent job-growth rate. At just over $97,000, Colorado is among the 13 states with the highest annual mean wage in 2016 for Environmental Engineers.

Among the industries that employ Environmental Engineers are:

  • Architectural, engineering and related services
  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting services
  • Waste treatment and water disposal
  • Remediation and other waste management services
  • Nonresidential building construction
  • Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Natural gas distribution
  • Legal services

Program Accreditation

The Environmental Engineering program at MSU Denver is currently seeking accreditation through ABET, but is not yet accredited because it is a new program.

Other Programs

In addition to the B.S. in Environmental Engineering, the Engineering and Engineering Technology department also offers programs including:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering
  • B.A. in Construction Project Management
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • B.S. in Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Several Minors
    • Architecture
    • Mechanical Engineering Technology
    • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Several Certificates
    • Advanced Composite Materials and Manufacturing
    • Additive Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering Technology

Environmental Engineering (EVE) Program

Contact the Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Dr. Sung Hee Joo
Assistant Professor; Director of EVE 

[email protected]


Email or call with any questions regarding the Environmental Engineering Technology (EVE) program!