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Environmental Engineering Technology

Take advantage of engineering technology to help protect the environment and build a more sustainable future.

Combine your practical problem-solving skills and love of nature with a deep knowledge of environmental stewardship and technology to change the way we interact with the natural world.

Environmental Engineering Technology is a specialization program. Students interested in this program must apply to and complete the first common year of the Civil Engineering Technology program.

The demand for sustainable economic practices and effective environmental protection is growing worldwide. The Environmental Engineering Technology program focuses on the stewardship of environmental resources, including water resources management and protection, water supply and treatment, wastewater collection and treatment, soil remediation, solid waste management, air quality, GIS and remote sensing, project management, environmental management and health and safety. Through this program, you will gain the technical, research and management skills needed for a successful career in environmental engineering technology.

As part of your RRC Polytech education, you will gain crucial industry experience through two co-op work terms. These work terms will help you build relevant work experience, integrate experiential learning and create connections with industry partners and employers.

  • Program Type
  • Credential
  • Program Delivery
    In-person hybrid
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
  • Program Length
    32 months
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $19,500 – $21,600
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

After completing Civil Engineering Technology’s first year (Terms 1 to 3), you can choose to specialize in Environmental Engineering Technology. Through this program, you will develop the versatile technical and professional skills needed for a successful career in environmental engineering technology.


Develop your knowledge by focusing on the potential sources and effects of pollutants and contaminants and designing an environmental sampling program.


Complete a paid co-op placement focused on Environmental Engineering Technology to further develop your work experience, meet potential employers and expand your network.


Integrate your work experience and combine software modelling with hydraulic/hydrologic principles to design water treatment plants and engage environmental issues. Explore applied research opportunities.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Environmental consultant 
  • Research and development specialist
  • Regulatory enforcer
  • Project manager
  • Water/wastewater operator
  • Environmental health and safety officer
  • Environmental product manufacturer
  • Solid waste technologist
  • Hazardous materials specialist
  • Laboratory analyst
  • Environmental sales and account manager
  • Field technologist
  • GIS/CAD drafter
  • Government compliance officer
  • Emergency spill responder
  • Air quality investigator


What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Take advantage of experiential activities in class and through co-operative work terms, such as measuring water levels and flow rates in local rivers and streams, to build critical skills.
Get career-ready. Use industry-standard equipment, like peristaltic pumps, to develop technical skills and work experience.
Gain practical experience, like working at a water treatment plant, through engaging co-operative work terms.
At RRC Polytech, you get the practical experience and industry connections you need to start a successful environmental engineering technology career.

Graduate Success

The Environmental Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for employment in a diverse range of industries and organizations, including consulting engineering firms, resource-based industries, construction and development companies, inspection and testing agencies, manufacturers, material suppliers, governments and crown corporations.

The environmental industry is expected to grow by nearly 10% by 2030. With tens of thousands of jobs created and expected retirements on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to graduate as an Environmental Engineering Technologist.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.


An RRC Polytech education doesn’t just prepare you for work – it ensures you have the business, communication and collaboration skills to excel, lead and innovate in your industry. Our passionate instructors proudly share their industry experience and expertise to help you reach your career goals.


Our focus on employer-driven learning and co-op work opportunities ensures that you are career-ready and prepared to make a difference from day one. You’ll gain real work experience, connect with industry partners and meet potential employers – all before you graduate.


Prepare to join a dynamic industry and gain the practical experience you need to become a vital asset in any organization. The technical, business and communication skills you develop at RRC Polytech allow you to excel, adapt and pursue fantastic opportunities in a variety of exciting fields.

“This program is well developed for real work experiences while providing all the courses and support needed to succeed in the industry. Providing technical and non-technical skills on the field has proven to be an asset to my team.”

Sherisse Guno – Environmental Technologist
Dillon Consulting Limited

“The environmental industry is growing. With the increased attention on climate change and conservation there are many opportunities for employment both in the field and in the office.”

Sheena Porco – EHS Specialist
Safety, Price Industries Limited

“Through small class sizes and approachable instructors, I was easily able to meet my academic goals. The joint program [Applied Environmental Studies] provided me with a well-rounded education.”

Alix – Associate Environmental Scientist
Parsons Corporation

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Environmental Engineering Technology student, you are passionate about the natural world and want to protect the environment while helping advance real-world projects and infrastructure… As an Environmental Engineering Technologist you can have the opportunity to spend your time working outdoors, travelling across Manitoba, Canada, and the world.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.


  • Analytical
  • Challenge-driven
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Team-oriented


  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Writing


  • Environment
  • Science
  • Infrastructure
  • Projects
  • Research
  • Development
  • Management
  • Sustainability
  • Computers
  • Mathematics

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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