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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022

Develop solutions to help solve the world’s environmental issues.

The world is changing at a rapid rate, and the environmental implications of today’s decisions could affect generations to come. That’s where environmental engineers step in. With an environmental engineering degree online from UCF you will learn efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health and water and air pollution control, all through a fully flexible, 100% online program.

UCF Online offers two environmental engineering degree options, including the MS and the MSVE Both programs cover a rigorous examination of pollution control, pollution prevention and the correction of pollution effects on natural and man-made environments. Each program is targeted toward students with different undergraduate degree levels, with the Environmental Engineering (MS) requiring students to have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any science or math field, while the Environmental Engineering (MSVE) is for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.

With notable faculty specializing in areas of study including drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, atmospheric pollution control and modeling and storm water management, an online environmental engineering degree from UCF Online will prepare you for a career to help build a better world for tomorrow.

Environmental Engineer in the field


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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Graduate Engineering Programs.
No GRE Required.

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1

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Course Overview

Physical/Chemical Treatment Systems in Environmental Engineering

Explore the theory and design of physical and chemical operations and processes in environmental engineering using latest technologies

Commence in a critical examination of theories, methods, unit operations of management, reduction, treatment and disposal of industrial wastes.

Explore potable water regulations and standards as well as chemical reactors, oxidation, disinfection, disinfection by-products and ultraviolet irradiation.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Maintain technical knowledge in critical areas of environmental engineering.
  • How to form and maintain partnerships with industry, government agencies and professional organizations.
  • Develop awareness of the changing environmental needs of society and the global environment.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2023

Career Opportunities

  • Engineering Managers
  • Environmental Health and Safety Managers
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Fire Protection Engineers
  • Directors of Engineering