Bachelor's Degree Program

Environmental Systems Engineering

If you care about global warming, pollution, ozone depletion and their impact on local communities and people around the world, choose the University of Regina's unique Environmental Systems Engineering program and prepare for a rewarding career tackling critical issues in environmental systems engineering.

Accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board, the environmental systems engineering bachelor program features faculty members conducting ground-breaking research:

  • Climate simulation
  • Cold region engineering
  • Drinking water and sustainable wastewater treatment
  • Energy and environmental economics
  • Environmental risk management
  • Sustainable environmental systems infrastructure

The environmental systems engineering degree at the U of R also helps kick-start your career. Hands-on, real-world experience through our pioneering Co-operative Education and Internships program  — the first of its kind in Western Canada — gives you a competitive edge.

Our innovative work + study program places you in a real, relevant job with a real salary — as much as $13,000 per semester. Essentially, you alternate academic semesters with work semesters. This seamlessly combines key knowledge and practical experience while earning your bachelor’s degree.

What Is Environmental Systems Engineering?

Communities around the world and closer to home face many environmental challenges that require ethical, comprehensive solutions. The best answers break down boundaries and lift up the co-operation needed for real change.

With a U of R environmental systems engineering degree, you learn how to play an important role in tackling looming issues that put human safety, agriculture sustainability and other important industries at risk. Consider it your superpower.

Harness your methodical and creative mindset to engineer new systems. Learn to think ahead to implementation, integration and day-to-day management over the long term.

As an environmental systems engineering student at the University of Regina, learn to:

  • Conduct environmental impact, risk assessment and remediation studies
  • Use applied probability to make confident, well-informed decisions


Environmental Systems Engineering Meet Your Faculty

Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Environmental Systems Engineering BASc (Co-op) in Environmental Systems Engineering BASc (Internship) in Environmental Systems Engineering
Length: 9 semesters
Accreditation: Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)
Offered Through: University of Regina
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Why Study Environmental Systems Engineering at the University of Regina?

Earn your environmental systems engineering degree at a place where the future of our world is cherished. Environment and climate action stands as one of the five pillars of the University of Regina's strategic plan.

At U of R, required engineering labs allow you to practice and apply what you learn in a dynamic and supportive environment:

  • Fluids dynamics and hydraulics laboratory, where you’ll learn principles of fluids and their environmental impact
  • Applied biosystems lab, where you’ll learn biological applications in a variety of environmental scenarios
  • Water and wastewater lab, where you’ll learn design and optimization of water and wastewater engineering systems
  • Geotechnical engineering laboratory, where you’ll use geotechnical testing and surveying equipment to study soil
  • In addition, Regina actively creates a welcoming community that brings together many perspectives to solve the world's most pressing climate issues. U of R embraces equity, diversity and inclusion among our core values.
Dr. Ng's passion for engineering was contagious and greatly contributed to the sense of pride I have in my profession which has stayed with me throughout my early career.
Michael Badger '18
BASc in Environmental Systems Engineering
Environmental Engineer-in-Training with KGS Group

Environmental Systems Engineering Frequently Asked Questions

What engineering scholarships are available?

U of R offers more than 30 engineering-specific scholarships, bursaries and awards, including these:

  • Associated Engineering Award
  • EVRAZ Inc. NA Canada Scholarship in Engineering and Applied Science
  • Harald Liebe Undergraduate Scholarship in Petroleum Engineering
  • Helen Mary Morris Award for Women in Engineering
  • Regina Engineering Society Scholarship
  • Women in Environmental Systems Engineering Bursary
Are there study abroad opportunities?

Yes! Choose from a variety of study abroad programs to meet your needs, whether you want to study abroad for a week or a year in places like Spain or Ghana.

Gain the international experience and wider worldview employers value in our increasingly connected and global society. Plus, fluency in more than one language and cultural appreciation and awareness help you stand out. Big goals? Study abroad and compete for the best environmental engineering jobs, wherever you want to live.
What student groups can I join?

Customize your university experience to your interests and needs by connecting with your classmates and joining at least a couple of these organizations and active student groups:

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • RAM Techcon Airlock Team
  • Regina Engineering Concrete Toboggan Team (RECT)
  • Regina Engineering Student Society (RESS)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE)
  • URobotics

Engineering Program Concepts and Goals

In the environmental systems engineering program, learn to recognize and resolve conflict, and use teamwork to tackle critical environmental issues. You'll find your own path to success as you find ways to limit pollution to air, water and land, protect water resources and other habitats and manage waste to keep communities safe and productive. And you'll receive mentoring and leadership from environmental engineering faculty members.


Experiential learning builds core job skills and experience. See engineering principles applied to campus life such as greywater catchment and reuse, and dietary shifts like Meatless Monday.


Perform research that matches your interests and ambitions.


Connect with professors researching new ideas on drinking water safety and public health protection.

What Can You Do With an Environmental Systems Engineering Degree?

Environmental systems engineering degree graduates work for a variety of companies and organizations, including those shown here.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Brandt
  • Federated Cooperatives United
  • Ministry of Central Services, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Ministry of Energy and Resources, Government of Saskatchewan
  • Sask Energy
  • SaskPower
  • Stantec
  • Suncor Energy
  • Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Government of Canada
  • The Mosaic Company

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