Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering


Joseph Bushey, left, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Chris Perkins, lab director for the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, work with water samples in their lab. Photo by Jessica Tommaselli

Course descriptions

Environmental Engineering majors are required to complete the following:

Professional Requirements include at least one course each to strengthen four of the following nine focus areas: Data Collection and Analysis, Renewable Energy, Systems Analysis, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Biology, Water Resources, Geoenvironmental Processes, Atmospheric Processes, and Management and Policy. Three credits of Professional Requirements may be replaced with the two-semester sequence, ENVE 4886 and 4896.

The following courses may be used to meet the Professional Requirements:

Data Collection and Analysis: CE 2410, 4410; CE/GEOG 2500; ME 3263; NRE 3535.

Renewable Energy: ME 3270, 3285; Engineering courses offered as Special Topics in Renewable Energy.

Systems Analysis: CHEG 3151, 4147; CE 4210.

Environmental Chemistry: CHEM 2241, 4370; MARN 4030W; NRE 3155; SPSS 3420, 4420.

Environmental Biology: MCB 2610; NRE 3105, 3205.

Water Resources: ENVE 4810, 4820; NRE 3125, 4135, 4165.

Geoenvironmental Processes: CE 3510, 4530; ENVE 3530; NRE 4165.

Atmospheric Processes: GEOG 3400; ME 3239; NRE 3145, 3146.

Management and Policy: AH 3275, 4570; ARE 3434, 4462; EEB 3205; GEOG 3320W, 3340; LAND 3230W; MEM 2221; NRE 3245.

No course that was used to meet another Environmental Engineering requirement may double count as a Professional Requirement. Environmental Engineering Honors students are required to take ENVE 4886 and 4896.

The Environmental Engineering undergraduate program educational objectives are to impart our alumni/ae with the knowledge and skills needed to: actively contribute to the practice and profession of engineering in the public and/or private sectors in the technical area of environmental engineering; follow the path that leads towards, becoming licensed professional engineers, assessing the impact of human activities on the environment, designing and constructing solutions to minimize and mitigate such impacts, and tending to the natural environment as our life support system; and practice lifelong learning through post-graduate and professional education.


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