BS in Environmental Engineering


The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers program leading to 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 program accredited. 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 scienes, environmental engineering, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development


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
 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
 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
 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
 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
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
 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
 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
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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
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