The Environmental Engineering curriculum is shared by three faculties: Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Biotechnology and Food Engineering. The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering is the Host Faculty, in which the students are registerd and guided.
Career Options and Job Opportunities
Today, environmental issues are the focus of strong public interest, in Israel as well as around the world. Environmental engineering is a multidisciplinary field aimed at pollution control and improvement of the quality of human environment. Graduates of the Environmental Engineering track fill a wide range of positions in the private, public and governmental sectors. Demand for such jobs is found, for example, in design firms, industrial plants, local authorities, governmental bodies, agricultural organizations, and academic institutes. The primary areas of employment are related to water quality control; air pollution control; municipal, industrial and agricultural wastes treatment, disposal and reuse.
The undergraduate Environmental Engineering study program includes a broad scientific core consisting of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Microbiology.
After completion of these introductory courses, students focus on the various aspects of Environmental Engineering.
The students further choose elective courses in their specific track of studies, one of the four following options: atmosphere and oceans, water and soil systems, process engineering, and sensing at the open environment.
Graduates earn a "Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering" (B.Sc.).
Scholarships for excellent candidates
Some scholarship are available for excellent candidates. Details will be given upon request.
My name is Eyal, married and a father to two adorable children. I began my studies at the Technion at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in order to fulfill my childhood dream to plan and build engineering facilities. It only took until the second semester to realize my true calling-in the Faculty's Environmental Engineering program.
I am a curious man and it has always interested me to acquire as much information on a topic as possible. The Environmental Engineering program provides exactly that. It is a wide field, where the courses provide a taste of the vast variety of subjects in which it is possible to develop a career. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics: air pollution and particle dynamics, soil pollution, soil behavior, hydraulics, water pollution, water treatment, planning water supply systems, environmental law, etc. In fact, the range of courses in the Environmental Engineering program enables one to see the whole picture – How a natural process or pollution affects the environment and human populations, and which tools are available in order to address those problems.
Another factor that drew me to this program was the social aspect. The students here from a unique group of people, and together we became a small unified group with an excellent social dynamic.
After graduation, I began working at Mekorot as an optimal management analyst of the National Water Supply system. After two years at Mekorot, an opportunity arose, and I joined TAHAL Consulting and Engineering. Today I work at TAHAL as a project manager in the field of water engineering. Specifically, I coordinate national water supply planning projects including: pump stations, drillings, pipelines, water pools, reservoirs, water treatment sites and other engineering facilities. This requires much use of the knowledge I acquired during my studies. The projects include subjects from water quality, hydraulics, soil, effect of a facility and materials on the environment, tours and coordinating meetings with other planning offices like the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, and the municipalities.
I have finished my Master's degree in the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering while continuing my work at TAHAL. I studied models for optimizing water system operations while combining hydraulic constraints, a research subject directly linked to my work at TAHAL.
If you are a curious person who likes the environment and wants to study a unique field that has practical applications to the workforce, I warmly recommend the Environmental Engineering program.
The course curriculum is outlined on the interne at: ugportal.technion.ac.il