Traditionally, environmental engineering was a branch of civil engineering and was variously called sanitary engineering and public health engineering. However, with the coming of dedicated higher education options in the environment during the 1980s, it found its own niche. BE/B.Tech in Environmental Engineering is a 4-year program. Environmental engineering is a multidisciplinary subject that borrows ideas from a number of different sciences as well as fields of engineering to understand environmental issues and engineer design solutions for these, for example, by creating a landfill or a waste water plant. Typically, a program in this discipline will include concepts from physics, chemistry, and biology as well as civil, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering. Apart from this, students will also learn about impact assessment, environmental management, and audit. However, most modules will be geared towards developing a comprehensive understanding of different forms of pollution, managing environmental resources and controlling waste. One can pursue M.Tech in Environmental Engineering after successful completion of BE/B.Tech.


UG: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with minimum qualifying marks in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. Independent entrance tests are also held by the various state, central, and private universities which mostly require 50% as the prerequisite to appear for the test.

PG: Candidates must hold a degree in Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech in Environmental Engineering along with a good score in entrance tests held for PG program held by the various state, central, and private universities.




  • Job prospects for environmental engineers in various segments, including research centers, NGOs, and government departments are increasing day by day.
  • Professionals who have M.Tech degree are in demand in various committees engaged in the study and analysis of environmental risks.
  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India also recruits environmental engineering professionals for various posts through UPSC.
  • Job profiles available for environmental engineers are as follows: 

Lead Project Engineer

Senior ROV Technician

Sr. Reservoir Engineer

Technical Engineering Manager

Seismic Acquisition Consultant

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Environmental Scientists and Specialists




  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits and Power
  • Environment Impact and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Modeling and Simulation
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics


  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 8.25 Lakhs Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
    Minimum Fees 0.06 Lakhs LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad
    Degree Offered in UG
    B.E /Btech
  • Course Fees
    Maximum Fees 10.75 Lakhs Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Minimum Fees 0.03 Lakhs Government Engineering College, Valsad
    Degree Offered in PG
    M.E /Mtech.