University of Vermont

CEMS Environmental Engineering Major

Environmental Engineering

Alumni with degrees in Environmental Engineering pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Environmental Engineering.

Job Title

Career Industry

Civil Engineer Transportation
Consultant Software Company
Engineering Technician Environmental Consulting
Project Engineer Manufacturing
Senior Vice President Environmental Consulting
Technical Analyst Research

Recent Employers

IPCG Johnson Company
Massachusetts Department of Transportation Woodard & Curran, Inc.

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Environmental Engineering:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Make informed decisions after reviewing all pertinent information
Logical thinking
Critically analyze and interpret data

Lead effectively
Give and follow direction
Supervise systems and people

Ability to communicate clearly to both professional and general audiences

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Conducts research to develop new processes or new applications for existing environmental processes

Analyze and design environmental engineering systems
Develop mathematical models to explain phenomena

Keep organized records, materials, and information
Knowledge of emerging technologies

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Work collaboratively in comprehensive design activities carried out in team settings

Analyze the needs of diverse communities
Work with diverse populations and individuals

Apply the fundamentals of mathematics and basic sciences to the understanding of environmental issues
Predict pollutant behavior in the environment


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