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The BSE Curriculum, Environmental Specialization
The goal of the BSE program with environmental specialization is to produce graduates who are prepared for employment in professional practice or for graduate study. The natural environment in itself represents a complex and interactive biological, chemical, and physical system. Moreover, engineering strategies that operate in concert with environmental systems rely on application of fundamental engineering expertise coupled with specific environmental engineering practice. Engineering students in the environmental specialization study in the basic sciences, mathematics, and traditional engineering so they can apply engineering analysis and design to environmental systems. Beyond this they study well-established environmental engineering topics including water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste systems, public health, atmospheric chemistry, and bioremediation. Hands-on engineering in the environmental specialization is accomplished through laboratory exercises and experiences. Opportunities for environmental students to deepen and broaden their technical education exist through several avenues, including faculty-led research, Habitat for Humanity, and Mercer on Mission.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) Degree Requirements:
Environmental Specialization
 
BSE General Education
32 hours
(includes CHM 112)
 
 
 
Engineering Core
45 hours
 
 
 
Other Required Courses outside of EVE
10 hours
MAE 205. Visualization and Graphics
 
(Any two lab-science courses, 8-hours, is required. A subset of the acceptable courses follows.)
BIO 205. Introduction to Biology for Engineers
 
BIO 211. Introduction to Biology I
 
CHM 221. Organic Chemistry I
 
CHM 222. Organic Chemistry II
 
ENB 150. Introduction to Environmental Science
 
PHY 108. Ancient Chinese Science and Technology
 
PHY 115. Descriptive Astronomy
 
PHY 162. General Physics II
 
 
 
 
Required Environmental Engineering (EVE) courses
27 hours
EVE 290. Intro to Environmental Engineering
 
EVE 290L. Intro to Environmental Engineering Laboratory
EVE 384. Engineering Hydraulics
 
EVE 385. Engineering Hydrology
 
EVE 405. Design and Analysis of Wastewater Systems
 
EVE 412. Green Engineering
 
EVE 445L. Senior Environmental Engineering Laboratory
 
EVE 480. Introduction to Senior Design
EVE 486. Public Health
 
EVE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I
 
EVE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II
 
EVE 490. Groundwater Hydrology
 
 
Environmental Engineering (EVE) Electives
12 hours
Environmental Engineering electives are 300/400 level advanced EVE concepts courses that are chosen by the student with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor.
 
 
Technical Electives
3 hours
Technical electives are 300/400 level advanced engineering, science and math courses chosen by the student with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor for the purpose of providing additional depth in areas of special interest to the student.
 
 
Total Semester Hours Required
129 hours
 
Environmental Specialization
 
Freshman Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
CHM 111
General Chemistry I
3 3 4
EGR 107
Intro to Engr Design
3 0 3
EGR 126
Programming for Engr
3 0 3
TCO 141
Intro to Prof Comm
3 0 3
MAT 191
Calculus I
4 0 4
MAT 192
Calculus II
4 0 4
UNV 101
Freshman Experience
1 0 1
CHM 112
General Chemistry II
3 3 4
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
 
 
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14 3 15
 
 
16 3 17
 
 
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EGR 232
Static/Solid Mech
3 0 3
EGR 236
Dynamics
3 0 3
EGR 244
Electr Circuit Ana.
3 0 3
EGR 235
Thermodynamics
3 0 3
EGR 251
Intro to Pfr Ethics
1 0 1
EGR 245
Intr Elec & Elec Power
3 0 3
EVE 290
Intro to EVE
3 0 3
EGR 246L
Electr Circuits Lab
0 3 1
MAT 330
Intro to Diff Equ
3 0 3
EGR 252
Prob & Stats for Engr
3 0 3
PHY 161
General Physics I
3 3 4
XXX
Gen Ed Grp 2/3/4
3 0 3
EVE 290L
Intro to EVE Lab
0 3 1
 
 
 
 
 
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16 6 18
 
 
15 3 16
 
 
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EGR 312
Engineering Econ
3 0 3
EVE 384
Engr Hydraulics
3 0 3
EVE 4xx
Elective
3 0 3
EVE 4xx
Elective
3 0 3
EVE 385
Engr Hydrology
3 0 3
EVE 405
Des/Anal/WW sys
3 0 3
TCO 341
Tech Comm
3 0 3
EVE 480
Intro to Senior Dsgn
0 1 0
XXX
Laboratory Science
3 3 4
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
MAE 205
Vis and Graphics
0 6 2
XXX
Laboratory Science
3 3 4
 
 
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15 9 18
 
 
15 4 16
 
 
Senior Year (Standard BSE Program)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EVE 4xx
Elective
3 0 3
EVE 4xx
Elective
3 0 3
EGR 386
Feedback Control
3 0 3
EVE 412
Green Engineering
3 0 3
EVE 486
Public Health
3 0 3
EVE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
EVE 487
Eng Design Exhibit I
0 6 2
XXX
Technical Elective I
3 0 3
EVE 490
Groundwater Hydrol
3 0 3
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
EVE 445L
Environmental Lab
0 3 1
 
 
 
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
12 6 14
 
4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering, Environmental Specialization
Students who complete the first three years of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an environmental specialization with grades which qualify them for graduate study may directly pursue the Master of Science in Engineering degree during their fourth and fifth years of study. A full calendar year is needed to complete the Master of Science in Engineering in Environmental Engineering degree. See the graduate studies section near the back of this catalog for more information about the 4+1 Master of Science in Engineering programs.
 
Senior Year (4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EVE 586**
Public Health
3 0 3
EVE 4xx
Elective
3 0 3
EGR 386
Feedback Control
3 0 3
EVE 412
Green Engineering
3 0 3
EVE 445L
Environmental Lab
0 3 1
EVE 488
Engr Dsgn Exhibit II
0 6 2
EVE 590**
Groundwater Hydro
3 0 3
XXX
Technical Elective
3 0 3
EVE 487
Engr Dsgn Exhibit I
0 6 2
XXX
Hum/SS/Comm Elec
3 0 3
EVE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EVE 6xx**
Grad Course
3 0 3
 
 
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12 9 15
 
 
15 6 17
 
**Graduate credit courses require additional enrollment procedures and are limited to 9 credit hours total.
 
 
Graduate Year (4+1 Bachelor of Science in Engineering/
Master of Science in Engineering students only)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
EVE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EVE 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EGR 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EGR 6xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EGR 5xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
EGR 5xx
Grad Course
3 0 3
 
 
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9 0 9
 
 
9 0 9
 
The EGR graduate course prefix includes BME, ECE, EGR, ETM, EVE, MAE or SSE graduate courses. See graduate section of this Catalog for more information about the Integrated Bachelor of Science in Engineering/Master of Science in Engineering Program.