What can I do with an MSc in Environmental Engineering

The job situation of the graduates of the MSc Environmental Engineering from DTU has been good the last years. More than half of our graduates work in the private sector, one-tenth in the public sector, and approx. one-third are pursuing a PhD.

For most of the graduates, the first job was related to either their MSc thesis or one of the areas covered by the study programme. The majority of graduates work in large companies with more than 200 employees, and nearly everyone found a job immediately after graduating.

Typical fields of work

Typical job functions include consultancy, planning, project design, project management, and analysis, but also research, teaching, management/organization, and administration.

More than two-thirds of the graduates work in the fields of water supply, sewerage, waste management, and soil and groundwater purification. Others work in the building and construction industry.

Career opportunities

Environmental Engineering graduates can be employed in public administrations and companies offering environmental and construction consultancy. For instance, you can be involved in the planning of pipe and sewer systems, run water treatment and supply, organize resource recycling, manage product safety, install remediation technology for contamination cases, or deal with environmental inspection and restoration of natural environments.

You might also get the chance of employment in Danish companies or organizations engaged in environmental work abroad, including environmental management and production optimization.

Our graduates have found jobs with, among others:

  • COWI
  • Rambøll
  • EnviDan
  • Veolia
  • Krüger
  • Vestas
  • Orbicon
  • Unilever
  • universities and research institutions.

Pursue a PhD

Once you have a MSc, you might get the opportunity to continue your studies and apply for admission to the three-year PhD, which at DTU is a research-based programme ranking among the best in the world. You can do either a regular PhD or an industrial PhD, the latter with concurrent employment in a company.

As a PhD student, you will be part of a research group and will carry out an independent scientific project.