Career in Environmental Engineering in Pakistan Scope and Jobs


Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering concerned with the protection of environment and minimizing its adverse effects on human and other organisms. It involves the principals of biology, chemistry and engineerings to come up with solutions to environmental problems. Some of the issues they address include pollution (air and water), public health, waste disposal and recycling issues. Environmental engineers conduct find ways for waste management, and treatment of industrial wastes.

Scope of Environmental Engineering in Pakistan

Environmental engineering is projected to grow 8 percent in the coming decade. The job opportunities in Pakistan are limited due to less interest of Government and other stakeholders. However, with the increasing environmental problems such as recent smog in Punjab and other areas, less rains and glaciers melting, Government and Society will soon be compelled  to find new ways of protecting the environment.

Job Market of Environmental Engineering :

  • Engineering services companies
  • Provincial Governments
  • Management, scientific and technical consulting companies
  • Federal Government
  • Municipality and Local Government
  • Town Development Authorities and Housing Schemes

Related Fields of Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is not the only option in the field of environmental protection; there are many other fields which are related to the environmental engineering

Top Universities for Environmental Engineering

  1. University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
  2. National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
  3. University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore
  4. University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila
  5. Mehran UET, Jamshoro
  6. NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology, Multan



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