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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering B.S.

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Major in Environmental Engineering

(Major Code: 135)

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.

A student must complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

 Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog. Students must take:

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)

General Engineering Electives (9 hours)

A grade of “C” or better is required for all prerequisites listed for ESC courses required for EVEG majors.

Program Objectives

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:

  1. Use engineering theory and experience to develop practical solutions for engineering applications that further the business objectives of the company while at the same time understand business objectives and appreciate the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society;
  2. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and creativity on engineering projects, begin to take leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums;
  3. Be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally or throughout the state and nation; and
  4. Continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical 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

Sucessful completion of entrance interview with a department adviser

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