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.

Questions? 

Contact the Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Programs
cegesps@umn.edu