Environmental Engineering (Bachelor of Science)
The curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in mathematics, and the physical, natural and engineering sciences. Instruction in environmental engineering includes air pollution, surface and groundwater hydrology, water and wastewater engineering and waste management.
An Environmental Engineering degree is excellent preparation for immediate employment in all environmental arenas including consulting firms, governmental agencies, businesses including -nonprofits, and industry. Additionally, many graduates continue their education in graduate environmental engineering programs or other graduate programs.
A systems approach to engineering problem solving is central to the curriculum and involves integrating the short and long-term social, environmental and economic aspects and impacts into engineering solutions. As part of this approach, service-learning projects with local communities and nonprofit groups are incorporated into some courses. Real-world engineering design culminates in a required major design experience in the senior year, which draws upon prior course work and focuses on technical and non-technical issues and expectations of professional practice. Other activities that enhance the undergraduate education of students include oppor¬tunities for laboratory and research experience, increased Information Technology (IT) content in the courses offered, and a sense of community between students and the faculty.
The B.S. in Environmental Engineering requires a minimum of 122 credits.
Students are encouraged to pursue minors or focus areas in other disciplines that complement their engineering experience. International education and work experiences are also encouraged. Students should consult their advisors early in their program in order to plan accordingly.
Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives
Graduates of the program are expected to:
- Practice environmental engineering, use their program knowledge in other areas, or enter graduate school;
- Apply engineering principles and an understanding of environmental issues to analysis, design, construction, management, and preservation of engineered and natural systems;
- Participate in comprehensive design activities carried out in interdisciplinary settings that involve applying current and emerging practices in environmental engineering;
- Actively participate in professional and/or community-based service (local, national or global) that benefits the profession and the public;
- Be capable of effective leadership and communication;
- Be capable of professional licensure, and eager and able to engage in further study and professional development;
- Consider the social, economic, and environmental aspects as part of the engineering solution and problem definition.
|CE 003 - Intro to Civil & Env Engr||2|
|CHEM 031 - Introductory Chemistry II||4|
|MATH 021 - Calculus I||4|
|ENGS 001 - Written Expression||3|
|CS 020 - Programming for Engineers||3|
|CHEM 032 - Introductory Chemistry||4|
|MATH 022 - Calculus II||4|
|PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I||4|
|PHYS 030 - Problem Solving Session I (optional)||(1)|
|ENGR 002 - Graphical Communication||2|
|CE 010 - Geomatics2||4|
|MATH 121 - Calculus III||4|
|PHYS 125 - Physics for Engineers II||3|
|PHYS 123 - Problem Solving Session II (optional)||(1)|
|STAT 143 – Statistics for Engineers||3|
|CE 001 - Statics2||3|
|CE 132 - Env/Trans Systems2||3|
|MATH 271- Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|BIOL 001 or BIOL 002 - Principles of Biology||4|
|CE 100 - Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CE 133 - Dec Analysis in Env/Trans||3|
|CE 160 - Hydraulics||4|
|CE 134 - Modeling Env/Trans Systems||3|
|EE 100 - Electrical Engr Concepts||4|
|ME 040 - Thermodynamics||3|
|CE 151 - Water & Wastewater Engineering||3|
|CE 180 - Geotechnical Principles||4|
|CE 254 - Environmental Qual Anyl||4|
|Env Design Elective5||3|
|Env Prof Elective6||3|
|CE 175 - Senior Design Project7||3|
1Required Humanities and Social Science (HSS): 15 credits of approved HSS electives, including three credits of D1 and three credits of D1/D2. At least six credits must be completed from the same department. A current list of approved HSS electives is available on the CEMS Student Services website.
2Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirements: MATH 021 and MATH 022, CHEM 031, PHYS 031 and CS 020. All PET courses must be completed with C- or better before any sophomore engineering courses may be taken.
7 CE 175, Senior Design Project, is required of all seniors (no substitutions).