Our subjectsEnvironmental engineering degrees

What is environmental engineering?

Environmental engineering incorporates a range of different sciences including chemistry, biology and physics to address environmental problems in the world and create a sustainable society.

Why study environmental engineering?

Climate change is the defining issue of our time. The United Nations has called for urgent action and as an environmental engineer, you’ll use scientific knowledge to address many of the challenges faced by society.

You can help contribute to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as:

  • environmental protection
  • water supply and sanitation
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable consumption

THE Awards 2019: UK University of the Year... again!

Why study Environmental Engineering at Strathclyde?

  • we're Times Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only university to win the award twice
  • learn from experts in their field. Most staff are part of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health, a research group working to provide novel solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges
  • opportunities to work with industry in placements and collaborative projects
  • £6 million laboratory facilities include state-of-the-art geotechnical, structural and environmental research laboratories

Environmental engineer salary guide

Potential salaries for environmental engineers are as follows*:

  • starting salaries for environmental engineers are between £18,000 and £28,000
  • experienced engineers can earn between £28,000 and £45,000
  • project engineering managers or chartered engineers earn higher salaries, of £40,000 to £60,000 or more

Data taken from Prospects (last accessed 27 June 2022) and intended only as a guide.