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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, B.S.

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The additional requirements that must be met to receive a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering at UC Merced are: CHEM 010: General Chemistry II , Engineering Fundamentals (18 units), Environmental Engineering Core (23 units), and Technical electives (15 units, specified areas, including at least one Field Methods course).

Engineering Fundamentals [18 Units; 11 Units Specified]

The following fundamentals courses are required:

Additional Fundamentals Courses

The remaining fundamentals courses should be selected from the following list. Courses designated by an asterisk (*) are recommended for environmental engineering students preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination. Students can petition to substitute other courses. Please note that ENGR 057  and ENGR 120  are prerequisites for subsequent core courses, and therefore required for environmental engineering students.

Environmental Engineering Core [23 Units]

The environmental engineering core consists of six courses designed to give all students core knowledge specific to the discipline and a culminating design experience:

Additional Degree Requirements [5 Units]

The following courses are required:

Technical Electives [15 Units]

Technical electives should be selected in a manner that is complementary to, yet integrated with, your major area of study, and should be determined through close interaction with your major area advisor. Check carefully for current offerings as some of the courses are offered only in alternate years. Courses should be selected from the following list of approved technical electives, or students can petition to include other upper division courses outside their major. At least one field methods course is required.

A maximum of 4 Service Learning (ENGR 097 /ENGR 197 ) and/ or Undergraduate Research (ENGR 095 /ENGR 195 ) units may be used as technical elective units.

At least one of the following upper division earth sciences courses is required:

List of Courses for Emphasis Track

Students are encouraged to choose their electives to form one of three suggested emphasis tracks, focusing either on Hydrology, Water Quality or Air Pollution and Sustainable Energy.

Environmental Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, our students demonstrate:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


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