Environmental Engineering

Floods, water shortages in Africa, chemical substances in the environment, sustainable water supplies, reuse of resources, energy from biomass, and adaptation to climate change. These are all environmental challenges of great importance to society. As an environmental engineer, you can help solve some of these challenges.

 

What will you learn?

The programme gives you a solid foundation in study of the environment, including water technology, environmental technology, and bioresources. During the study programme you will acquire a wide range of engineering competences that will equip you to find sustainable solutions to concrete environment problems in Denmark and the rest of the world. Environmental engineering students work with experiments in the laboratory, environmental engineering plants, measurements in nature, and measurement data from satellites. Mathematical models are used to assess how complex environmental engineering systems function and will react to climate change etc.

 

Study programme structure

The programme builds on your knowledge from senior high school from chemistry, natural geography, biotechnology, mathematics, and physics, combined with environmental technology subjects such as the environment and sustainability, climate change, geology, hydrology, microbiology, and environmental engineering processes. The teaching is varied and consists of work in large and small groups, business-relevant project work, assignments, lab exercises, and opportunities for field work. Since the environment is a global field, we recommend that semester 5 be taken abroad.

 

Career opportunities

After two years of further study, you will graduate with an MSc in environmental engineering, and find employment in engineering companies, municipalities, or universities. Example work areas included rehabilitating contaminated lakes and treating drinking water. You can also work with supplying knowledge directly to decision-makers in Denmark or the EU, thereby influencing environmental regulation. For example, as a researcher, civil servant, self-employed person, or employee of an environmental organization.
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With more than 400 courses in English from the third year onwards, DTU offers a uniquely flexible course structure.

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