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Environmental Process Engineering

Bachelor of Science

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Develop sustainable processes to

minimize the negative impact of industry.


Be at the forefront of the green movement. Our BS. in Environmental Process Engineering will help you become a sustainability leader in today’s evolving industries. With companies increasingly adopting environmentally-friendly practices, the demand for skilled professionals who can drive sustainability initiatives is on the rise.

With expertise to analyze, improve, and develop processes that support both environmental and economic sustainability across various sectors of the green economy, you can become a catalyst for positive change, shaping a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Program Overview


The BS program in Environmental Process Engineering is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the environmental challenges faced by modern industrial processes. This program combines fundamentals of engineering, environmental science, and process technology to develop sustainable solutions for pollution prevention, resource conservation, and waste management.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in designing, optimizing, and managing processes in industries that prioritize environmental sustainability.


Career Outlook

Earn your degree.

Unlock new opportunities.

47k

Environmental Engineering jobs in the U.S., 2022.

$97k

Environmental Engineering average pay, 2022.

+6%

Projected growth for Environmental Engineering jobs through 2032. 


*Source: O*Net.org/BLS.gov. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.

Experiential and Immersive Coursework

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Sustainable Process Design

The course focuses on sustainable engineering and process design, aiming for efficiency, economic viability, and environmental friendliness. It covers resource conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and integrating sustainable practices into process lifecycles. Students learn to evaluate and enhance designs using sustainability tools like life cycle analysis and green design principles.

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Air Pollution Control Engineering

This course covers the sources, effects, and control of air pollutants. Topics include the principles of air quality management, engineering approaches to controlling emissions, and the design of control devices and systems and regulations relevant to air pollution control such as the Clean Air Act.

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Water and Wastewater Treatment

The course covers water and wastewater treatment in municipal and industrial contexts, including pollutant sources and treatment methods (physical, chemical, biological). It emphasizes sustainability integration and addresses advanced topics such as emerging contaminants and resource recovery, applicable to real-world scenarios.


Environmental Process Engineering Degree Requirements and Courses


The BS in Environmental Process Engineering degree requires 120 credits. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside institutions. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program. Then apply online for free to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Environmental Process Engineering?

    Environmental process engineering applies engineering principles to solve environmental challenges. These engineers design, optimize, and implement processes to manage pollutants, conserve resources, and promote sustainability. They work across a variety of industries to make processes more eco-friendly by reducing energy use, minimizing waste, and effectively managing pollutants.

    Environmental process engineers are the backbone behind sustainable solutions like wastewater treatment and air pollution control, ensuring a balance between industrial activities and environmental responsibility.

  • What courses will I be taking?

    General Education Core: 34-35 credits
    Environmental Professional Core: 13 credits
    Elective Courses: 4-5 credits
    Program Core: 68 credits

    • CHEM 220: Organic Chemistry for Engineers
    • CHEM 225: Environmental Chemistry for Engineers
    • MATH 315: Calculus II
    • MATH 325: Calculus III
    • MATH 430: Linear Algebra
    • MATH 435: Differential Equations
    • ENGR 101: Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    • ENGR 301: Fluid Dynamics
    • ENGR 303: Water and Wastewater Treatment
    • ENGR 305: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
    • ENGR 307: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
    • ENGR 310: Environmental Regulatory Compliance for Engineers
    • ENGR 313: Environmental Impact Assessment for Engineers
    • ENGR 315: Environmental Modeling and Simulation
    • ENGR 403: Industrial Process Dynamics
    • ENGR 405: Industrial Process Control
    • ENGR 410: Sustainable Process Design
    • ENGR 413: Air Pollution Control Engineering
    • ENGR 490: Transdisciplinary Capstone in Engineering

    For course requirements and a better look into your program, view our full course catalog. Then apply online for free to get started.

  • How fast can I finish?

    Our comprehensive 120-credit program can be tailored to fit your schedule and goals! Completion time is flexible, determined by the number of credits you choose to take each term (8 terms/year) and less time with transfer credits. Without transfer credits, you can anticipate the following completion times:

    • 48 credits/year: Fast-track your education in only 2.6 years
    • 30 credits/year: Achieve your degree in 4 years
    • 24 credits/year: Complete in just 5 years
  • How much does it cost?

    Your online education should be affordable and manageable. Our team of distance education concierges will work with you through the admissions process to help you plan and pay for your degree. Learn more about the costs here.

  • How many credits can I transfer?

    Apply online (it’s free!) and a distance education concierge will reach out to create an individualized plan for transferring your credits. You may also want to try estimating your transfer credits using Transferology.


Program Features


High Value Education: Nationally recognized for the quality of our programs delivered at an affordable price.

Social Mobility: Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges in the U.S. for fostering upward mobility.

Sustainability Core: All programs are commitment to sustainable practices, preparing you for a future of environmental awareness in all fields.

Flexible Learning: Balance work and education effortlessly by choosing when and where you want to study.

Flexible Start Dates: 8 start dates per year allows you to control your schedule

Personalized Guidance: Benefit from individualized academic and professional advising, where we are dedicated to turning your career and academic aspirations into tangible achievements.

Transfer-Friendly: Shorten your academic timeline, since we accept up to 90 credits to value your prior academic achievements.


Experts in the Field


At Unity Environmental University, our faculty is comprised of a wide range of environmental science experts who in addition to teaching, conduct their own research and various fieldwork.

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Justin Kirby

Subject Matter Expert


Justin Kirby has a passion for nature and a knack for solving environmental challenges, Justin brings real-world expertise to Unity’s Environmental Process Engineering program. As a licensed Professional Engineer and seasoned sustainability pro, he’s tackled complex problems in heavy manufacturing and renewable energy across the US.

From air and water quality to waste management and green tech, Justin’s career is a testament to his commitment to environmental engineering. With degrees from top institutions like Arizona State and North Carolina State University, he’s ready to empower you to make a difference in the world. Join Justin at Unity and be part of the solution to build a more sustainable tomorrow!

Divya Loranger

Subject Matter Expert


Divya Loranger brings over 8 years of experience as a licensed environmental engineer and is passionate about safeguarding our planet for future generations. Specializing in groundwater and soil remediation, waste management, and regulatory compliance, she’s dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future for all.

When she’s not protecting the environment, you’ll find Divya hiking through nature, diving into video games, and cherishing moments with her kids. Join Divya on a journey to make a real difference in the world.

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Ready to Learn More?


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Welcome to Hybrid Learning where you can train for a meaningful environmental career while enjoying ultimate flexibility! Choose the combination of in-person and online courses that fits your life and goals. With 8 terms available per year with 5-week terms, we offer the best of online and hands-on education.
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