May 23, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering Certificate


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For students who are interested in pursuing environmental engineering careers, the Environmental Engineering Certificate enhances traditional educational opportunities offered within the existing degree programs available within the College of Engineering. Environmental engineering careers often begin with educational training in traditional engineering disciplines, but then require specialized cross-disciplinary training to cover a broader breadth of environmental issues. Environmental engineers work on projects related to drinking water, wastewater, storm water, solid waste, air, energy, site assessment and remediation, health and safety, etc. To develop sustainable solutions that address such a wide range of applications, environmental engineers not only require a strong foundation in engineering principles, but they also must have an understanding of biology and chemistry within the context of natural and engineered systems. The Environmental Engineering Certificate integrates principles of engineering, biology, and chemistry to address environmental problems impacting ecosystem and human health.

The Environmental Engineering Certificate offers current and incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students in the College of Engineering a curriculum that integrates principles of engineering, biology, and chemistry with the development of sustainable solutions to environmental problems impacting ecosystem and human health. The Environmental Engineering Certificate will: 1) formalize environmental engineering training taking place across various degree programs within the College of Engineering; 2) raise visibility of environmental engineering as a discipline among students, faculty and advisors; and, 3) increase cross-departmental interaction among four departments within the College of Engineering.

Admission

Students are encouraged to apply to the program during the fall semester of their sophomore year; however, students can apply anytime until graduation. The application process will include an online form, a written statement about career goals, and an interview with a member of the faculty of record. In order for students to be admitted, they must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and be in “good” standing as defined by the College. In addition, students must submit an application for the certificate program and go through the program interview process.

After admission, all students enrolled in the program will meet annually with the director of the program or a faculty of record to assess progress, aid in course selection, and provide guidance with career goals. Course Plan for Environmental Engineering Certificate The Environmental Engineering undergraduate certificate involves a total of 12 credit hours (200-level or greater). To complete the certificate, student must take the foundation course (CE 351 ), one biology course, one chemistry course, and one course from a focus area. Course substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the Certificate Director.

Course Plan for Environmental Engineering Certificate

 The Environmental Engineering undergraduate certificate involves a total of 12 credit hours (200-level or greater). To complete the certificate, student must take the foundation course (CE 351 ), one biology course, one chemistry course, and one course from a focus area. Course substitutions will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by the Certificate Director.

Biology Course


Choose one course, 3 credits:

Chemistry Course


Choose one course, 3 credits:

Focus Areas


Choose one course, 3 credits:

Stormwater


Environmental Health and Remediation


Health and Safety


*MNG 322  is a 2 credit course, additional course credit must be satisfied.

Chemistry


Miscellaneous


  • XXX 395 Independent Research Course Credit(s): 3 must be approved by Director
  • XXX 599 Special Topics Engineering Course Credit(s): 3 must be approved by Director

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