College of Engineering
Take the problem-solving capabilities provided to you by UTEP’s top-ranked civil engineering program and apply them to scientific approaches that solve environmental issues. Work with faculty from research spaces like the Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory on projects — such as a portable charging oasis — that render impactful solutions for areas impacted by natural disasters.
Program offers courses in a variety of environmental engineering aspects including air pollution, traffic, construction and more
Nine research centers offer challenging projects that strengthen the educational experience
Benefit from PASSE, the college’s Pathways to Success in Graduate Engineering student support program
Wen-Whai Li, Ph.D., possesses more than a decade of experience in the environmental protection industry. That passion to assess and mitigate issues that impact human health is passed on to his students. Li has led several dozen master’s students through projects that focus on air quality research. His research team's latest project involves monitoring pollution in the region with low-cost sensors.
Career opportunities are available in fields such as architecture, traffic, transportation, energy, marine, hydraulics, construction, environment and geo-technology. Government contracts to build sustainable roads, smart cities and infrastructure are in high demand globally, giving individuals in this field lots of mobility.