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A fundamental challenge for the engineering profession is development of a sustainable society and environmentally responsible industry and agriculture reflecting an integration of economic and environmental objectives. We are called upon to be trustees and managers of our nation’s resources, the air in our cities, and the use and water in our aquifers, streams, estuaries, and coastal areas. This minor encourages engineering students to learn about the scientific, engineering, and economic foundations of environmental engineering so that they are better able to address environmental management issues. Students affiliated with all majors except Environmental Engineering are are eligible to participate in this minor. Students majoring in Biological Engineering or Civil Engineering are eligible if they are not following the Environmental Concentration offered by those majors. Eligible Civil Engineering students may not use courses to fulfill the minor requirement and simultaneously as a Major Approved Elective or as a Design Course. Academic Standards: At least C- in each course in the minor. GPA 2.0 or better for all courses in the minor. Requirements:At least six courses (18 credits), chosen from the following groups, with at least one course from each group:

Group A. Environmental Engineering Processes:

  • BEE/ENGRD 2510 Engineering for a Sustainable Society
  • CEE 3510 Environmental Quality Engineering
  • CEE 4510 Microbiology for Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 4520 Water Supply Engineering
  • CEE 4530 Laboratory Research in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 4540 Sustainable Small-Scale Water Supplies
  • CEE 4550 AguaClara: Sustainable Water Supply Project
  • CEE 4920 Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • BEE 4760 Solid Waste Engineering
  • BEE 4780 Ecological Engineering
  • CEE 4440 Environmental Site and Remediation
  • BEE 6510 Bioremediation
  • CEE 6530 Water Chemistry for Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 6560 Physical/Chemical Processes
  • CEE 6570 Biological Process
  • CEE 6580 Microbial Biodegradation and Biocatalysis Lab

Group B. Environmental Systems:

  • ENGRI 1130 Sustainability Design for Appledore Island (May count only if taken before the student’s junior year.)
  • BEE 4750 Environmental Systems Analysis
  • CEE 5970 Risk Analysis and Management
  • CEE 6230 Environmental Quality Systems Engineering

Group C. Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics

  • CEE 3310 Fluid Mechanics (CHEME 3230 or M&AE 3230 may be substituted for CEE 3310)
  • CEE 3320 Hydraulic Engineering
  • BEE 3710 Hydrology and the Environment
  • CEE 4320 Hydrology
  • CEE 4360 Case Studies in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • CEE 4370 Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics
  • BEE 4730 Watershed Engineering
  • BEE 4740 Drainage and Irrigation Systems
  • CEE 6310 Computational Simulation of Transport in the Environment
  • CEE 6330 Flow in Porous Media and Groundwater
  • CEE 6550 Transport, Mixing, and Transformation in the Environment
  • BEE 6710 Analysis of the Flow of Water and Chemicals in Soils
  • BEE 6720 Drainage