The PhD in Environmental Engineering program contributes to economic growth through research and technology transfer in the areas of responsible environmental stewardship including:
greenhouse gas capture and sequestration
flaring of stranded gas
the responsible and economical use of natural resources
Our in-depth, dedicated PhD is designed so students are prepared to compete for top research careers in industry, government and academia. Graduates of this program will:
Have mastered fundamental topics in environmental engineering and be able to apply them to research problems of practical significance.
Be proficient researchers, having the skills required to formulate, assess, and document a hypothesis.
Be proficient at designing, conducting, and managing an independent research project
Be well prepared for a career in industry, government or academia in the field of environmental engineering.
The program is closely linked with other PhD and Master’s programs at UND. Our program also has excellent working relationships with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). In addition, the Institute for Energy Studies and faculty associated with the Environmental Engineering program have well-established working relationships with the departments and graduate programs in Geology, Geography, Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences and Public Health. These relationships provide the opportunity to work on research projects or recommend student course work requiring or complementing a multi-disciplinary team approach.