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B.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Engineering

Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Science - Environmental Engineering (BSENVE) program at Portland State University provides training for engineers to preserve the natural environment – an especially important part of our culture in Portland and in the state of Oregon. Oregon prides itself on its environmental commitments and efforts toward living sustainably. 

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Educational Outcomes

Program outcomes are goals that describe our expectations as Environmental Engineering students graduate. Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will have the skills and abilities to prepare them to begin professional practice or to succeed in graduate studies. 

Portland State University Graduates will have:

  • An ability to apply principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis and design of environmental engineering projects.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • An ability to participate in projects that cross disciplines and to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of the professional and ethical responsibility of engineers in a broad societal context.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in continuing professional development and life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of relevant contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the modern techniques, skills, and engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • An awareness of the need for professional registration in career development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Analysis of Environmental Systems
  • Environmental Systems Laboratory 
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Profession Seminar
  • Environmental Soil Mechanics Class
  • Hydraulics
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


187 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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