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(Archive) Environmental Engineering (ENVE)

Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 2000

Environmental Engineering (ENVE) - (ARCHIVE)


The ENVE major helps graduates obtain the skills necessary to analyze, design, and manage air pollution control, water supply, waste water treatment, solid waste handling, and hazardous waste systems. A through background in engineering fundamentals is provided by a broad core of courses in basic science and mathematics emphasizing sciences such as chemistry and microbiology.

A sequence of environmental engineering design courses distinguishes the undergraduate program. In the senior year, a majority of the environmental engineering courses such as, Solid Waste Management, Treatment Plant Design, Hydraulic Design, and Hazardous Waste Management utilize a team approach to meet project design objectives. These courses also emphasize written and oral communication of engineering concepts and project results. There is a considerable emphasis on conservation, reuse, and pollution prevention as pollution control strategies in these courses.

ENVE students are qualified to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination leading to certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and, with appropriate experience after graduation, sit for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination leading to registration as a Professional Engineer. They are also qualified to pursue graduate education in Environmental Engineering or other related majors such as Environmental Pollution Control. ENVE graduates are qualified to work at the entry level in a variety of jobs related to environmental protection and management in government and private industry.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(15 of the 46 credits are included among the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)
(See description of General Education in Front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)

Semester 1-4 completed at another location.
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
SPCOM 100 GWS(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ARTS GA (6 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
HUMANITIES GH (6 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE GS (3 credits) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits from: ECON 002 GS(3) or 004 GS(3) or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)

(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses.)

SCIENCE (16 credits)
Select 4 credits from: PHYS 201 GN(4) or 215 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 4 credits from: PHYS 202 GN(4) or 265 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)

Prescribed Courses:
CHEM 012 GN(3) and 014 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 013 GN(3) and 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)

Select 4 credits from MATH 140 GQ(4) or CMATH 220(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 4 credits from MATH 141 GQ(4) or CMATH 221(4) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from MATH 250(3) or CMATH 320(3) (Sem: 3-4)

Select 3-4 credits from CHEM 034(3) or 038(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from E G 050(3) or ED&G 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from CMPSC 201(3) or CSE 103(3) (Sem: 1-2)

Prescribed Courses:
E MCH 011(3)[1], 012(3)[1], 013(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 3 credits from E E 251(3) or E E 220(3) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from MA SC 422(3) or STAT 200(3) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 3 credits from C E 261(3)[1] or C ENG 361(3)[1]or CE T 361(3)[1](3) or CENG 361(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
Select 3 credits from M ENG 322(3) or M E 030(3) or ME BD 230(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENVE 301(3), 451(3), CHM 301(3), (Sem: 5-6)
SUR 111(3) or C ENG 201(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I ENG 302(3) or I E 302(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENVE 424(3), 411(3)[1] or C E 472(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8)
ENVE 470(3), 415(3), 413W(3), 416(3), 417(3), 425(3) (Sem: 7-8)

Select from the following areas: C E, E E, M E, I E, C ENG, E ENG, I ENG, MATH, COMPSC, CSE (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Effective Date: Fall Semester 1998

Review Date: 6/23/98



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