Engineering Departments

Green Engineering

As we enter the 21st century, humanity faces enormous challenges in the sustainability of our current lifestyles and systems. There are a number of critical global environmental issues including energy, pollution, transportation, agriculture, land use, construction, water access and use, and ecological destruction.

Every day, engineers and scientists make technical decisions which have significant impact on the environment. These decisions can either move us in the direction of sustainability or contribute to the growing problems.

If you want to make a tangible and positive environmental impact in your professional life as an engineer, no matter your discipline, consider the Virginia Tech Green Engineering Program. This program is flexible, relevant, and based on a rigorous application of scientific and engineering fundamentals.

Explore our program using the menu bar on the left hand side of this page.