Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, HBA, HBS)
The Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.ABET.org.
The ENVE program draws upon a strong foundation in the basic sciences and prepares students for environmental engineering careers in consulting, industry, and state and local governments. It is a rigorous program incorporating course work in civil and chemical engineering, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous substance management, air pollution, and environmental health. The concept of environmental engineering design is introduced during the freshman year, with most of the design skills developed at the junior and senior level. Training culminates in team-based solutions to open-ended, realistic problems that incorporate aspects of economics, process operation and maintenance, process stability and reliability, and consideration of constraints.
Alumni of the environmental engineering program will be work-ready engineers prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to solve contemporary environmental engineering problems. Program educational objectives can be found on the school's website.
Student Outcomes for Environmental Engineering Programs
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The environmental engineering undergraduate curriculum is designed to meet these objectives through relevant course content, structured collaborative learning experiences, and hands-on laboratory and design experiences in the first year through senior levels. The school has a core curriculum where students from all three programs housed within the school (CHE, BIOE, ENVE) take common courses in the areas of first-year engineering, materials and energy balances, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, and senior year unit operations.
Environmental engineering students have opportunities to obtain internships offered through the School of CBEE, and through the College of Engineering Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP). Many scholarships are available on a competitive basis for environmental engineering undergraduate students. More detailed descriptions of the curriculum and requirements may be viewed on the school's website.
Major Code: 311
|CBEE 101||CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGR ORIENTATION 1||3|
|CBEE 102||ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING AND COMPUTATIONS||3|
& CH 261
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 231 1
& CH 262
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 232 1
& CH 263
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 233 1
or COMM 114
or *ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE
|HHS 231||*LIFETIME FITNESS FOR HEALTH 2||2|
|HHS 241||*LIFETIME FITNESS (or any PAC course) 2||1-2|
|MTH 251||*DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 252||INTEGRAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 254||VECTOR CALCULUS I||4|
|PH 211||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|WR 121||*ENGLISH COMPOSITION||3|
|CBEE 211||MATERIAL BALANCES AND STOICHIOMETRY 1||3|
|CBEE 212||ENERGY BALANCES 1||3|
|CBEE 213||PROCESS DATA ANALYSIS 1||4|
& CH 332
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
|ENGR 213||STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 1||3|
|GEO 221||*ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY||4|
|MTH 256||APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|MTH 306||MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS||4|
& PH 213
|*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS
and *GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS
|CBEE 320||PROFESSIONALISM AND ENGINEERING ETHICS||3|
|CCE 201||CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING GRAPHICS AND DESIGN 1||3|
or CE 372
or GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I
|CHE 331||TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I||4|
|CHE 332||TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II||3|
|CHE 333||TRANSPORT PHENOMENA III||3|
|CHE 334||TRANSPORT PHENOMENA LABORATORY||3|
|ENVE 322||FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING||4|
|MB 230||*INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY||4|
|WR 327||*TECHNICAL WRITING 2||3|
|CBEE 414||^PROCESS ENGINEERING LABORATORY||3|
|ENVE 415||ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY||3|
|ENVE 421||DRINKING WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES||4|
|ENVE 422||WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES||4|
|ENVE 425||AIR POLLUTION CONTROL||3|
|ENVE 431||FATE AND TRANSPORT OF CHEMICALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS||4|
|ENVE 456||SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT||3|
|ENVE 490||ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN||4|
|Total credits required for graduation is 192|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Prerequisite for several upper-division courses
Must be selected to satisfy the requirements of the baccalaureate core
Major Code: 311