Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Sustainable Urban Environmental Engineering, B.S.

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides a program of study in the Sustainable Urban Environmental Engineering (SUEE), including planning, design, and management.  Students will learn the core principles of sustainability and design sustainable urban environments and related tasks.  Specialty topics of study offered include Water and Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste, Air Pollution and Control, Hydraulics, thermodynamics, Surface or Subsurface Water Solute Transport and Pollution, etc.


The Program Educational Objectives of the SUEE are to:

  1. Assume managerial and/or leadership roles in their chosen professional careers within six years of graduation (e.g., project managers, project engineers, etc.).
  2. Be employed and function well in the sustainable urban environmental engineering system and processes, and STEM related areas.
  3. Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of civil engineering systems and processes; and
  4. Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g., graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licensure, professional certifications, etc.).

Student Outcomes

The outcomes of the SUEE program are closely aligned with the guidelines of the ABET for accredited engineering programs.  All graduates from the SUEE program will demonstrate:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Sustainable Urban Environmental Engineering

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. degree in Sustainable urban Environmental Engineering.  These credit hour are distributed as follows:

General Education & University Requirements      45

Mathematics and Science Requirements               25

Engineering Requirements                                     50

TOTAL                                                                    120

General Education and University Requirements 45 credits


* denotes a Department required supporting course which must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

HUMA 201  and PHIL 220  strongly recommended

2  HLTH 103  strongly recommended

3  PHIL 109  strongly recommended

4  HIST 350  strongly recommended

5  HIST 101  or HIST 105  strongly recommended


1 Two electives as listed below.  At least one must be taken from the track of environmental engineering electives.

IMPORTANT:  The prerequisite requirements will be strictly enforced.  Students MUST have the prescribed prerequisites before registering for a course.

Technical Electives for SUEE

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