Jul 01, 2022
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Environmental Engineering B.S.
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 125 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 (25 hours)
General Engineering Electives (9 hours)
Environmental Engineering Electives (3 hours)
One upper-division MENG, EVEG, CENG, or ENGR elective (3 hours)
One upper division EVEG elective (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 ESCM 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.
Faculty members use the program educational outcomes to develop the topics covered and assignments in each course. By the time of graduation, environmental engineering students will demonstrate competence in:
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
- an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
- an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
- an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
- an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
- an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
- an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Admission Requirements for Pre-Engineering and Environmental Engineering
All environmental engineering students 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 at the 3000-level or higher must first be admitted into the Environmental Engineering Program or receive special permission from the program director.
Criteria for Admission into the Environmental Engineering Program
Overall GPA of at least 2.25
Completion of the pre-engineering sequence with a GPA of at least 2.75
Successful completion of entrance interview with a department adviser
Students pursuing an environmental engineering degree who do not meet the aforementioned criteria are to be listed as pre-engineering (major code 128) students. Students must appeal to the major department for any exceptions to this requirement.
Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides
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