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Environmental Engineering (ENV)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Engineering

The mission of the undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering is to equip students with the problem solving skills and knowledge necessary to assess and develop solutions to environmental problems impacting the biosphere, land, water, and air quality. Courses in the program are multidisciplinary in nature, combining fundamental principles drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, and biology. Students learn about the analytical methods necessary to evaluate environmental changes and to design strategies to prevent or remediate problems that inevitably result from human activities. The program prepares students for careers in consulting, industry, and government, and for graduate school in engineering.

Requirements

Mathematics and Science (see Basic Requirement 1 and 2)

45 units1

Technology in Society2 (one course; see Basic Requirement 4)

3-5

Engineering Fundamentals (three courses minimum; see Basic Requirement 3):

ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics

3

ENGR 60. Engineering Economy

3

Fundamentals Elective

3-5

Engineering Depth (minimum of 68 Engineering Science and Design units; see Basic Requirement 5):

CEE 64. Air Pollution: From Urban Smog to Global Change

3

CEE 70. Environmental Science and Technology

3

CEE 100. Managing Sustainable Building Projects (WIM)

4

CEE 101B. Mechanics of Fluids

4

CEE 101D. Computations in CEE

3

CEE 160. Mechanics of Fluids Laboratory

2

CEE 161A. Rivers, Streams, and Canals

3

CEE 166A. Watersheds and Wetlands

3

CEE 166B. Floods and Droughts, Dams, and Aqueducts

3

CEE 171. Environmental Planning Methods

3

CEE 172. Air Quality Management

3

CEE 177. Aquatic Chemistry and Biology

4

CEE 179A. Water Chemistry Laboratory

2

Capstone design experience: CEE 169 or 179C

5

CEE Breadth Electives3

10

Other School of Engineering Electives

0-4

These requirements are subject to change. The final requirements are published with sample programs in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

1 Math must include CME 100/102 (or Math 51/53) and a Statistics course. Science must include PHYSICS 41; one of ENGR 31, CHEM 31A or CHEM 31X; CHEM 33; GES 1; and one other physics or chemistry class for at least 3 units.

2 Should choose a class that specifically includes an ethics component, such as STS 101, 110 or 115; COMM 169; CS 181; or MS&E 181.

3 Breadth electives currently include CEE 63, 101C, 109, 129, 164, 166D, 169, 172A, 173A, 176A, 176B, 178, and 199.

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