School of Engineering
Environmental and Civil Engineering
Maximize Knowledge to Minimize Environmental Impact
Environmental engineers use their knowledge of complex, interactive physical, chemical, and biological cycles and processes to design engineered systems that mitigate society’s impact on the environment. At Mercer, students explore topics that build upon basic sciences, mathematics, and traditional engineering to include:
- Air pollution control
- Atmospheric chemistry
- Engineering hydraulics
- Groundwater hydrology
- Public health
- Solid waste systems
- Surface hydrology
- Wastewater treatment
- Water treatment
Gain Valuable Field Experience
Hands-on experience is accomplished through the Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory, Senior Environmental Engineering Laboratory, design projects in junior and senior Environmental Engineering courses, plus a 2-semester senior design experience that involves the identification, design, analysis, and testing of some environmental process or prototype.
Environmental engineering students have several avenues to deepen and broaden their environmental engineering education:
- Applying for undergraduate research opportunities
- Conducting literature searches
- Working with environmental specialization professors on research projects
- Engaging in summer internships
Prepare for the Future
Environmental engineering graduates have continued their formal education in graduate engineering programs as well as law school.
Graduates have also gained employment with environmental consulting firms, large industries, and governmental agencies and authorities such as:
- Armstrong, Black & Veatch
- Earth Tec, Inc.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- GEC Consultants
- Georgia Environmental Protection Division
- Mercer Engineering Research Center
- PBS & J
Learn from the Best
Environmental engineering majors benefit from the guidance of our experienced team of faculty members.