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Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

在环境和Natural Resources Engineering, students learn about ecosystem processes (the water cycle, nutrient transformation processes, and biological systems), how human activities such as agriculture affect these complex systems, and how to design sustainable solutions.

Basic engineering principles, as well as some of the newest technological approaches, are applied to solve challenges related to soil and plant environments, surface and ground water quality, air quality, animal environments, and food safety. Graduates work in exciting careers in federal, state, and local government, engineering consulting firms, and industry, or pursue graduate study opportunities.

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Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering is a major within the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) Department. ABE grants degrees in both the College of Agriculture and the College of Engineering. Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering is a degree granted in the College of Engineering, and there are multiple entry paths for students who are interested in ABE majors.

First-time college students may apply to Environmental and natural Resources Engineering in the College of Agriculture (where they would begin in the pre-ABE program) or they may select First-Year Engineering in the College of Engineering (where they would begin in the First-Year Engineering program). The first-year curriculum is the same for each path.

Transfer students who have fulfilled thefirst-year requirementsof this engineering program may apply directly to Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering in the College of Agriculture.

Note: The First-Year Engineering Program is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. They must complete theFirst-Year Engineering requirementsbefore entering the engineering school of their choice. The mission of this student-oriented service program is to advise, teach and retain outstanding students for Purdue'sCollege of Engineering。This core curriculum includes courses in math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, and communication skills, as well as introductory engineering coursework taught in the newIdeas to Innovation (i2i) Learning Laboratory。The First-Year Engineering Program provides students with a firm foundation and initial understanding of engineering and career options to assist them in identifying which of Purdue'sengineering disciplinesis the right fit. Our professional academic advisors, faculty and student advisors are dedicated to assisting beginning engineers with the first-year experience.

Plan of Study

Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering Webpage

Transfer to Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue' , as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check theclosed programs pageto confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: See theEngineering Transfer Criteriapage for more detailed course requirements.

Contact Information

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
(765) 494-1172

College of Engineering

Careers in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

  • Federal, state, and local government agencies
  • Environmental engineering consulting firms
  • Product engineering
  • Facilities design
  • Safety engineering
  • Forest engineering
  • Engineering management

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