Degree Requirements: Environmental Engineering

The upper-division program in Environmental Engineering includes coursework in chemistry, biology, environmental engineering fluid mechanics, hydrology, and the design of drinking water and municipal wastewater treatment systems. A specially-designed laboratory course provides hands-on experience.

The degree program contains a number of required design courses, but also substantial flexibility to allow students to tailor their education to fit their personal interests.

Environmental Engineering Core

  • CEGE 3101 — Computer Applications I (3 cr)
  • CEGE 3102 — Uncertainty and Decision Analysis (3 cr)
  • CEGE 3103 — Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice (1.0 cr)
  • CEGE 3301 — Soil Mechanics I (3 cr)
  • CEGE 3402 — Civil Engineering Materials (3 cr)
  • CEGE 3501 — Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3 cr)
  • CEGE 3502 — Fluid Mechanics (4 cr)
  • CEGE 3541 — Environmental Engineering Laboratory (3 cr)
  • CEGE 4101W — Project Management and Engineering Economics [WI] (3.0 cr)
  • CEGE 4103W — Capstone Design for Environmental Engineering (4 cr) [WI]
  • CEGE 4501 — Hydrologic Design (4 cr)
  • CEGE 4502 — Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 cr)
  • Biological Sciences — any one course (3 cr or more)
  • ESCE — any one course (3 cr or more)
  • MATH 2373 — CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4 cr)
  • AEM 3031 — Deformable Body Mechanics (3 cr)
  • CHEM 4501 — Introduction to Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics (3 cr)

Technical Electives

The BEnvE program requires a minimum of 21 electives. Students must take a minimum of 9 credits from the Engineering Science and Design category and a minimum of 3 credits from the Engineering Science and Policy category. You can see the list of acceptable courses in the current University course catalog.