Environmental Engineering B.S.EV.
The curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Environmental Engineering provides a strong foundation in mathematics, physical, natural and engineering sciences. Instruction in environmental engineering includes air pollution, surface and groundwater hydrology, water and wastewater engineering, and geoenvironmental engineering. The B.S. in Environmental Engineering curriculum is embedded with several courses that meet the University's Sustainability (SU) requirement. The degree as a whole also meets the Sustainability requirement, as approved by the University's Sustainability Curriculum Review Committee.
An Environmental Engineering degree is excellent preparation for immediate employment in consulting firms, government agencies, non-profits, and industry. Additionally, many graduates continue their education at the graduate-level.
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 sustainable engineering solutions. Hands-on laboratories and/or project-based learning are incorporated into each year of the Environmental Engineering curriculum. As part of this approach, service-learning projects with local communities and non-profit groups are featured in 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 aspects of the program include opportunities for laboratory and research experience, integrated information technology content, development of communication skills and a sense of community between students and the faculty.
The B.S. in Environmental Engineering requires a minimum of 128 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 avenues, or enter graduate school;
- Apply engineering principles and an understanding of environmental engineering issues to analysis, design, construction, management, or preservation of natural and engineered systems;
- Actively participate in professional and/or community-based service (local, national, or global) that benefit the profession and the public;
- Demonstrate leadership, effective communication, and teamwork;
- Demonstrate capacity to obtain professional licensure, and engage in further study and professional development;
- Consider sustainability as part of the problem definition and engineering solution.
The Curriculum for the B.S. in Environmental Engineering
|CHEM 031 General Chemistry 11||4|
|ENGR 002 Graphical Communication||2|
|ENGR 050 First Year Engineering Seminar||1|
|MATH 021 Calculus I1||4|
|Foundational Writing & Information Literacy||3|
|Gen Ed Elective2||3|
|CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2||4|
|CE 003 SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr||2|
|CS 020 Programming for Engineers1||3|
|MATH 022 Calculus II1||4|
|PHYS 030 Physics Problem Solving I (Optional)||0-1|
|PHYS 031 Physics for Engineers I1||4|
|BIOL 001 Principles of Biology|
or BIOL 002 Principles of Biology
|CE 010 Geomatics||4|
|MATH 121 Calculus III||4|
|STAT 143 Statistics for Engineering||3|
|CE 001 Statics||3|
|CE 132 SU: Environmental Systems||3|
|ME 040 Thermodynamics||3|
|MATH 122 Applied Linear Algebra||3|
|MATH 271 Adv Engineering Mathematics||3|
|CE 100 Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CE 133 Transportation Systems||3|
|CE 151 SU: Water & Wastewater Engr||3|
|CE 160 Hydraulics||3|
|CE 162 Hydraulics Lab||2|
|Gen Ed Elective2||3|
|CE 180 Geotechnical Principles||3|
|CE 182 Geotechnical Principles Lab||2|
|CE 254 Environmental Quantitive Anyl||4|
|EE 075 Electrical Circuits & Sensors||4|
|GEOL 001 Earth System Science|
or PSS 161 SU:Fundmntls of Soil Science
|CE 185 SU: Capstone Design I||3|
|Env Engr HydroGeoPhys Design Elective3||3|
|Env Engr Science/Tech Elective4||3|
|Env Engr Elective5||3||3|
|Gen Ed Elective2||3||6|
|Env Engr BioGeoChem Design Elective6||3|
|CE 186 Capstone Design II||3|
|Total Credits in Sequence:||128-129|
Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirement: PET courses must be completed with C- or better by the third semester of enrollment in order to continue in engineering coursework.
General Education: Fifteen credits of approved Gen Ed Electives, including the University diversity requirement (three credits of D1 and three additional credits of D1 or D2).