Environmental Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 45.8k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 45.8k / Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1532 Duration:48 months

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Environmental engineers work to solve environmental and public health problems. Traditional fields in the discipline include drinking water safety, groundwater protection, wastewater treatment, reduction of indoor and outdoor air pollution, and solid and hazardous waste disposal and clean up. Our program typically takes a broad view of environmental engineering and we are at the forefront of extending the discipline into new and vital areas by integrating engineering with human health, green design and pollution prevention, carbon sequestration and climate changes, and the development of alternative energy.

Beyond coursework, undergraduate students are involved with faculty research or related extracurricular activities. Research topics have included production of microalgae biofuels, low-energy water desalination techniques, green water treatment techniques, and emerging disinfection technologies. Our Engineers without Borders extracurricular group has designed and constructed water supply systems for rural villages in Honduras and Cameroon.

Competing technical, social, and legal interests concerning the use of environmental resources present a complex challenge to environmental engineers. Therefore, in addition to engineering, chemistry, biology, and geology, our engineering students also take courses in economics, policy, and management. Students who graduate with a Yale degree in Environmental Engineering will be ready for leadership positions in industry and government agencies, as well as for graduate study in engineering, science, business, law, and medicine.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Single-Choice Early Action: November 1, Regular Decision: January 1 Tuition fee
  • USD 45800 Year (National)
  • USD 45800 Year (International)
Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Typical Course Sequence:


  • General Chemistry
  • Differential Calculus
  • General Chemistry Lab
  • Intro to Environmental Engineering
  • Integral Calculus


  • Biology
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • General Physics
  • Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations
  • Green Engineering & Sustainable Design
  • Advanced General Physics


  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Track-Specific Environmental Electives


  • Transport Processes
  • Water Quality Control
  • Chemical Engineering Process Design
  • Track-Specific Environmental Electives


  • Common Application and Yale-Specific Questions
  • $80 Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • School Report (includes Transcript and Counselor Recommendation)
  • Standardized test results, including either
  • the SAT and Two SAT Subject Tests or
  • the ACT Plus Writing Test
  • Mid-Year Report (due when first semester or trimester senior grades become available at your school)

If your application materials include any documents that are not in English, you must provide us with an official English translation in addition to the original documents.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

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  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Yale University.


Yale admits students for their academic and personal promise without regard to their ability to pay. Concern about cost should not keep students from applying. 100% of demonstrated need will be met.

A financial aid award typically includes a need-based Yale Scholarship and a student contribution (which consists of a term time job and student income). Students are not expected to take out loans. Yale financial aid covers 100% of demonstrated financial need for all undergraduates.


The Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University is a vibrant community of scholars where chemical engineering guided by sustainability, and environmental engineering with a molecular focus, come together at one of the world’s leading academic institutions. The 14 full time faculty members lead research efforts in nanomaterials, soft matter / complex fluids, interfacial phenomena, biomolecular engineering, energy, water, and sustainability.

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