Environmental Engineering - B.S.Env.E.

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Degree & Major: Environmental Engineering - B.S.Env.E.
College Name: College of Engineering
Department Name: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering
Ramaraja Ramasamy, Associate Dean for Academic Programs
(706) 542-0860
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Environmental issues are paramount in our society. Issues such as energy, water resources and consumption, economic globalization, population growth, climate change, urban sprawl, water quality, solid waste, food production and distribution, and environmental degradation must be addressed to develop a sustainable society. Engineers will be needed to solve the problems associated with these issues.

The University of Georgia major in Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) provides engineering education in a liberal arts background producing graduates with the ability to integrate knowledge from several disciplines including skills to analyze and design relevant systems for solving problems. The graduates of this program have a deep background in engineering, mathematical and environmental sciences, and the ability to design systems that integrate the environment with technology. Graduates will possess the talents needed to accomplish responsible growth while addressing the requirements for maintaining and enhancing diverse ecological systems.

The following Program Educational Objectives relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that UGA College of Engineering alumni with degrees in environmental engineering should demonstrate as they move through their careers as engineers and as contributing members of society:

·Achieve a high level of expertise to create design solutions for environmental problems that require integration of environmental and human health constraints compatible with economic growth, sustainable development and ethical standards.
·Establish themselves in positions of leadership in their profession and their community.
·Continue their education through professional licensure, certification, or pursuit of a graduate degree.

The curriculum is a four-year, 130 credit hour degree program with courses in the basic sciences, the engineering sciences and design, and the social sciences and humanities.

Career Opportunities: Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program will be prepared for careers devoted to developing solutions to problems associated with the environment. The Environmental Engineering program will educate students to be technically proficient, with the ability to understand how their technical skills apply in the larger world beyond engineering. A strong emphasis will be placed on using real world, service learning projects to gain experience in engineering. Students with this degree can work for engineering and/or environmental consulting firms, industries wishing to develop cleaner and more efficient processes or governmental agencies.
of Transfer Students:
Transfer students must have a 2.7 overall GPA.

The student possesses a grade of C or better in each of the following six ‘gateway’ courses:
i. MATH 2250, MATH 2250E, MATH 2300H, MATH 2400, or MATH 2400H
ii. MATH 2260, MATH 2260E, MATH 2310H, MATH 2410, or MATH 2410H
iii. PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1311-1311L
iv. ENGR 1120 or ENGR 1120E or ENGR 1120H
v. ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H
vi. ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E or ENGR 2120H

Students enter into the College of Engineering as Intended Majors. Once students complete their General Education and Major Specific coursework they are eligible to apply to the major. Selection of applicants to the major is based on General Education Coursework, Major Specific Coursework and a Personal Statement of Purpose. A detailed description of the High Demand Major application process can be found on the College of Engineering website.
Special Requirements: All students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the following courses: BIOL 1104; [(CHEM 1211-1211D, CHEM 1211L) or (CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L)]; [(CHEM 1212-1212D, CHEM 1212L) or (CHEM 1312H, CHEM 1312L)]; (ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S); (ENGR 1120 or ENGR 1120E or ENGR 1120H); (ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H); ENGR 2110; (ENGR 2120 or ENGR 2120E or ENGR 2120H); (ENGR 2140 or ENGR 2140E); (ENGR 3160 or ENGR 3160E); ENVE 2610; ENVE 2920; (MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H); (MATH 2260 or MATH 2260E or MATH 2310H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H); (MATH 2500 or MATH 2500E); (MATH 2700 or MATH 2700E); (PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1211-1211L or PHYS 1311-1311L); (PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1212-1212L or PHYS 1312-1312L).

Except for those Engineering courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering (or courses for which a non-CENGR course is approved as a substitute in the program of study) may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Competency in a computer programming language is expected and may be satisfied with ENGR 1140 or ENGR 1140H.

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.
Scholarships: The College of Engineering offers more than 40 scholarships annually for undergraduate students. A description of each of these scholarships is found on the College of Engineering website. The deadline to apply for scholarships is February 28 each year.
Cooperative Education: The College of Engineering offers the Cooperative Experiential Learning (Co-op) and Internship Program through the college's Office of Student Success. This program allows future engineers to apply their classroom knowledge, grow as professionals and become more marketable in the global engineering workforce. A co-op position provides students with the opportunity to work full time (40 hours per week) for an engineering company during a semester while they are still enrolled at UGA in an unbillable credit hour course. Students are able to connect the engineering theory they are learning in the classroom to a paid, supervised employment opportunity with a company. An internship provides students the opportunity to work in a temporary hands-on position and may be less than 40 hours a week. Both co-ops and internships offer optimum experiences and opportunities for students looking for addition preparation in the engineering workforce. Additional information about this program is found on the UGA College of Engineering website or by contacting the College of Engineering’s Office of Student Success.
Student Organizations: The College of Engineering has over 20 different student organizations that help members build teamwork and leadership skills, foster a diverse community, provide cultural support and give students the opportunity to pursue something that they are passionate about. Information about all the student organizations in the College of Engineering is found on the UGA College of Engineering website.
Available Graduate Programs: The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis) with Major in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Engineering.