Environmental Engineering Courses

The main objectives of environmental engineering courses, in general, are to teach us about different environmental preservation strategies; various environmental pollutions, their treatments and solutions as well as sustainable development. Environmental engineering is all about applying engineering principals to maintain and improve our surrounding environment; namely the air, water and land and their ecosystems. In many universities, environmental engineering is usually placed within civil or chemical engineering department. The Environmental Engineering programs offered by different universities and institutions teach different measures to minimize and prevent human impact on our surrounding environment and repair the damages that had already been done on that.

The common subjects that are taught under these programs are:

  • Environmental (Air, Water and Land) Pollutions and Their Controls.
  • Water Quality Issues and Management.
  • Design of Drinking Water Treatment and Supply Systems.
  • Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems. 
  • Environmental Impact Assessments of Any Proposed Construction Projects.
  • Remediation of Polluted Sites/Site Remediation.
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal.
  • Resource Recovery and Recycling
  • Public Health Issues arise from environment.
  • Environmental Ethics, Laws and Regulations.
  • Environmental Project Delivery and Management

Environmental engineers may work for government and private organizations; industries and businesses; consulting engineering firms or as an individual consultant as well as for educational institutions and non-profit organization as an educator/trainer. 

Environmental Engineering Courses Offered in The EcoAmbassador Academy:

The EcoAmbassador Academy provides courses on advanced environmental technologies and emerging issues. The lectures are available online as videos but also can be downloaded and studied offline if desired. The courses can be completed at one’s own pace based on his/her own convenience and schedule as they will have life-time access once purchased. The featured courses are:

Anaerobic Digestion:

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of anaerobic digestion, a waste to energy conversion technology. This course covered theories and process basics; design parameters and considerations, different anaerobic digestion types - conventional and advanced technologies as well as plant’s components and operational issues.

Energy Reduction and recovery in Wastewater Treatment Plants – Towards Energy Neutral/Energy Positive Status with the Best Practices, Emerging Technologies and Innovative Pathways:

As the title states, this course teaches about various energy reduction and recovery technologies in the wastewater treatment plant with the final aim of reaching either energy neutral or positive status. That means with the combination of various treatment and resource recovery technologies, the wastewater treatment plants can be energy self-sufficient. Not only that there is a potential for them to be a surplus energy supplier to the surrounding community.

Free Environmental Engineering Courses:

Some of the top universities and institutions are offering free online courses on environmental engineering. MIT open courseware is the most prominent one. The courses can be accessed from the following link:

Free courses on environmental engineering on MIT Open Courseware

Also, there are some free environmental courses available on Udemy as follows:

  • AP Environmental Science
  • Dealing with Drought

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