Jan 27, 2021
Environmental Engineering emphasizes the ability to formulate and solve complex practical and theoretical engineering problems, while at the same time understanding business objectives and appreciating the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society. Students will think critically and creatively, work effectively on teams and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums. Graduates will design components or systems; collect, analyze and interpret data from prescribed and self-designed experimental procedures; apply a broad-based educational experience to understand the interaction of engineering solutions with contemporary business, economic and social issues; and recognize that ethical behavior and continuous acquisition of knowledge are fundamental attributes of successful environmental engineering professionals.
Major in Environmental Engineering
(Major Code: 135)
A student must complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.
From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)
Fourth hour will count toward Component Area Option.
From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)
Lab hours will count toward Component Area Option.
From Component Area Option - Code 90 (6 hours)
Engineering Core Requirements (21 hours)
Major Requirements (28 hours)
General Engineering Electives (9 hours)
Environmental Engineering Electives (3 hours)
Math and Science Requirements (28 hours)
Adviser approval within the earth science option to insure electives are consistent with the direction of study.
A grade of “C” or better is required for all prerequisites listed for ESC courses required for EVEG majors.
The West Texas A&M University Environmental Engineering Program has the following objectives. During the first few years after graduation, engineers from the program will:
- Be able to formulate and solve complex practical and theoretical engineering problems, while at the same time understanding business objectives and appreciating the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society;
- Think critically and creatively, work effectively on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums;
- Be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally or throughout the state and nation; and
- Continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in professional societies.
Admission Requirements for Pre-Engineering and Environmental Engineering
All environmental engineering student must meet WTAMU admission standards as outlined in this catalog. Upon admission to the University, all students would be eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Engineering Program. In the semester during which the student would complete the pre-environmental engineering sequence (cited below), the student may petition for admittance into the Environmental Engineering Program. Every student enrolled in environmental engineering courses must first be admitted into the Environmental Engineering Program or receive special permission from the program director.
Criteria for Admission into the Mechanical Engineering Program
Overall GPA of at least 2.25
Completion of the pre-environmental engineering sequence with a GPA of at least 2.75
Sucessful completion of entrance interview with a department adviser
Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides
Degree Checklist and Curriculum Guide (suggested course sequence) for Environmental Engineering BS are available at Advising Services Degree Checklists.