Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Engineering

The Bachelor of Science Program in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board For Engineering And Technology (ABET).

 

Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Environmental Engineering Program are to have graduates who within the first several years following graduation are either

  • Working as a professional in an area closely related to the water environment or
  • Pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

 

Outcomes

Students who qualify for graduation in the civil engineering program will have demonstrated the following:

  1.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2.  An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  4.  An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7.  An ability to communicate effectively
  8.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental,  and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Enrollment and Graduate Statistics

Objective

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers a program leading to the BS degree in Environmental Engineering (BSEnE). The program provides an integrated educational experience in mathematics, basic sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering sciences and environmental engineering design. The first two years of the Environmental Engineering curriculum provide a strong foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering sciences. The next two years of the four-year program, integrate engineering sciences with design applications with particular emphasis in the areas of water and wastewater engineering. The BSEnE program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSEnE program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to social sciences, engineering sciences, environmental engineering, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSEnE program are required to complete 126 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

CAE 111

Introduction to Engineering I 1

3

ENG 105

English Composition I

3

MTH 151

Calculus I for Engineers

5

PHY 205

University Physics I

3

 

Credit Hours

14

Spring

CAE 115

Introduction to Engineering II (Surveying)

1

GEG 198

Geographic Information System for Engineers

1

ENG 107

English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

MTH 162

Calculus II

4

PHY 206

University Physics II

3

PHY 208

University Physics II Lab

1

PS Cognate 2

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Sophomore Year

Fall

CAE 210

Mechanics of Solids I

3

MTH 211

Calculus III

3

CHM 111

Principles of Chemistry I

3

CHM 113

Chemistry Laboratory I

1

IEN 311

Applied Probability And Statistics

3

PHY 207

University Physics III

3

PHY 209

University Physics III Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

CAE 211

Mechanics of Solids II 3

3

CHM 112

Principles of Chemistry II

3

CHM 114

Chemistry Laboratory II

1

ECE 205

Principles of Electrical Engineering--I

3

MTH 311

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

Biology Elective 2

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Junior Year

Fall

CAE 330

Fluid Mechanics

3

CAE 340

Introduction to Environmental Engineering 1

3

MAE 303

Thermodynamics I

3

Technical Elective

3

HA Cognate* 2

3

PS Cognate* 2

3

 

Credit Hours

18

Spring

CAE 345

Environmental Laboratory And Analysis 1

3

CAE 430

Water-Resources Engineering I 1

3

CAE 440

Water Quality Control Systems 1

3

MSC 301

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

3

Environmental Eng. Course 4

3

 

Credit Hours

15

Senior Year

Fall

CAE 403

Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 1

3

CAE 530

Water Resources Engineering II 1

3

Environmental Eng. Course 4

3

RSMAS Course

3

HA Cognate 2

3

 

Credit Hours

15

Spring

CAE 402

Professional Engineering Practice

3

CAE 404

Senior Design Project II - Construction Documents 1

3

Environmental Eng. Course 4

3

HA Cognate 2

3

PS Cognate 2

3

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Total Credit Hours

126

  1Only offered once a year.

  2To be selected from approved lists of People and Society (PS)/Humanities and Arts (HA) cognates and Biology Electives. Students take a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) in HA cognate and 3 courses in PS Cognate (9 credit hours) to be selected from the list of available cognates.

  3Co-requisite CAE 212 not required for EnE majors.

  4CAE 540, CAE 533 and CAE 542 offered on a 3-semester rotation. Students must take these three courses.

   *Note: students must select the RSMAS course from the list of required (non-elective) courses in either the Ocean Engineering Track or the Marine Policy Track. A minor in Marine Science will be awarded for 15 credit hours of MSC, OCE or other RSMAS courses provided these include MSC 111, MSC 301 and at least 6 credit hours at the 300 level or higher. Required courses in the track count towards the 6 credit hours at the 300 level or higher.

RSMAS Track 1: Ocean Engineering

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSC 403

Marine Environmental Toxicology

3

OCE 509

Coastal Physics and Engineering

3

Select one elective from any MSC course or any RSMAS 500-level course

3

Total Credit Hours

9

Course List

RSMAS Track 2: Marine Policy

Code

Title

Credit Hours

MSC 340

Ocean Policy

3

MSC 313

Coastal Law

3

MSC 314

Ocean Law

3

Total Credit Hours

9

Course List

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