Environmental Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (Ph.D.)

Illinois Tech’s Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering is awarded in recognition of mastery in environmental engineering and upon demonstration of an ability to make substantial creative contributions to knowledge in environmental engineering.

Students interested in the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization are required to take at least 84 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree requirements, including required environmental engineering core courses and at least five E3 courses for the program.

Recipients of this doctoral degree will be capable of continuing efforts toward the advancement of knowledge and achievement in research while pursuing an academic or industrial research career.

Program Overview

Students interested in the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization are required to take at least 84 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree requirements, including required environmental engineering core courses for the doctorate and at least five E3 courses.

Career Opportunities

The Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) degree program offers the opportunity for our graduates to work with top researchers. Many environmental engineers work in consulting services or for government organizations at all levels.

Career options available to environmental engineers include:

  • Air pollution engineer
  • Water quality engineer
  • Hazardous waste remediation engineer
  • Wind energy engineer

Our Doctor of Environmental Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) program requires candidates to pass written qualifying and comprehensive exams. Students must also defend their thesis through an oral examination.

The doctoral committee for E3 students must include at least one professor specializing in an energy and sustainability area from outside the student’s department.

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Please consult the university’s course bulletin for specific details on the course and exam requirements associated with the Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) program.