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Engineering with Environmental Sciences

Students interested in a career in environmental engineering should pursue the Engineering Sciences Major modified with Environmental Sciences by contacting Professor Benoit Cushman-Roisin or Professor Lee Lynd.



Prerequisites

Modified majors are expected to have a basic understanding of calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. First-year students interested in the major should take the placement test in mathematics.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Biology

1 course.

  • BIOL 16: Ecology

Physics

2 courses.

  • PHYS 13: Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 14: Introductory Physics II

Mathematics

3 courses.

  • MATH 3: Calculus
  • MATH 8: Calculus of Functions of One and Several Variables
  • MATH 13: Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions

Chemistry

Choose 1 course.

  • CHEM 5: General Chemistry
  • CHEM 10: Honors First-Year General Chemistry

Computer Science

Choose 1 option.

Option A

2 courses.

  • COSC 1: Introduction to Programming and Computation
  • COSC 10: Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming

Option B

1 course.

  • ENGS 20: Introduction to Scientific Computing
    – May not be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Required Courses

Engineering Core

3 courses.

  • ENGS 22: Systems
  • ENGS 25: Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • ENGS 37: Introduction to Environmental Engineering


Engineering Electives

Choose 3 courses, at least 2 must be from Group A.

Group A

  • ENGS 41: Sustainability and Natural Resource Management
  • ENGS 43: Environmental Transport and Fate
  • ENGS 44: Sustainable Design

Group B

  • ENGS 27: Discrete and Probabilistic Systems
  • ENGS 34: Fluid Mechanics
  • ENGS 35: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 36: Chemical Engineering
  • ENGS 52: Introduction to Operations Research
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering

Environmental Sciences Courses

Choose 4 courses, at least 2 must be from a single department.

Biology

  • BIOL 21: Population Ecology OR BIOL 51: Advanced Population Ecology
  • BIOL 22: Methods in Ecology
  • BIOL 25: Introductory Marine Biology and Ecology
  • BIOL 26: Global Change Biology
  • BIOL 27: Animal Behavior OR BIOL 68: Advanced Animal Behavior (but not both)
  • BIOL 53: Aquatic Ecology

Chemistry

  • CHEM 51: Organic Chemistry (permitted only as a prerequisite to CHEM 63)
  • CHEM 63: Environmental Chemistry

Earth Sciences

  • EARS 16: Hydrology and Water Resources
  • EARS 35: The Soil Resource
  • EARS 66: Hydrogeology
  • EARS 71: River Processes and Watershed Science
  • EARS 76: Advanced Hydrology
  • EARS 77 Environmental Applications of GIS
  • EARS 78: Climate Dynamics

Environmental Studies

  • ENVS 12: Energy and the Environment
  • ENVS 15 Environmental Issues of the Earth's Cold Regions
  • ENVS 20: Conservation of Biodiversity
  • ENGS 25: Agroecology
  • ENVS 30: Global Environmental Science

Culminating Experience

Engineering Sciences majors complete a culminating experience, which is part of a course (either as one of the two electives or as an additional course). Normally taken during the senior year, the course is chosen from the following options below, and for modified majors, must be justified as part of a larger unified coherent program of study.

Thesis


Design Project

  • ENGS 89: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation
    • Taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/90.
    • May count toward both AB and BE degrees.
    • Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least 6 engineering sciences courses must be completed:
      • ENGS 21
      • +5 additional ENGS courses numbered 22–76.

Advanced Course

  • ENGS 58: Introduction to Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 61: Intermediate Electrical Circuits
  • ENGS 62: Microprocessors in Engineered Systems
  • ENGS 67: Programming Parallel Systems
  • ENGS 71: Structural Analysis
  • ENGS 73: Materials Processing and Selection
  • ENGS 75: Product Design
  • ENGS 76: Machine Engineering
  • ENGS 112: Modern Information Technologies
  • ENGS 122: Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems
  • ENGS 125: Power Electronics and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 126: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENGG 129: Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGS 145: Modern Control Theory
  • ENGS 146: Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ENGS 157: Chemical Process Design
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
  • ENGS 160: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 163: Advanced Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGS 167: Medical Imaging
  • ENGS 169: Intermediate Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering