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  Feb 22, 2018
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering: Environmental, B.S.E.

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Professor Cecelia Wigal, Head

The Engineering Program (ENGR) focuses on providing depth in engineering applications that tend to cross disciplines.

Program Mission:

The mission of UTC’s ENGR program is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of engineering in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Emphasizes project-based design
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession
Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, UTC’s ENGR program produces graduates who, upon entering the work force or advanced studies:

  • Function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
  • Adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  • Are progressing toward Professional Registration

The Engineering program faculty includes those with degrees in this program area as well as faculty from other programs who teach the engineering fundamental courses.

Degree and Accreditation:

Graduates of this program receive the B.S.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Engineering Program Criteria.

Environmental (ENEV): The environmental engineering program deals with the design of processes to reduce the impact of man’s activities on the environment. The curriculum focuses on the reduction of pollution in air, water and solid waste from sources such as industry and utilities.


Students must complete the following curriculum to obtain the B.S.E. degree.

General Education

(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course

Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)

  • One approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

Additional Information and Notes

128 hours (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Plan of Study

 Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 1030
3 ENGR 1040
ENGR 1030L 1 ENGR 1850 2
ENGR 1011 1 MATH 1920 3
MATH 1910 3 CHEM 1120 3
MATH 1911
1 CHEM 1120L
CHEM 1110
3 ENGL 1020
CHEM 1110L
ENGL 1010 3    
  16   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2240 3 ENGR 2220 3
MATH 2200
3 ENGR 2460 3
MATH 2450
3 ENGR 2460L 1
CHEM 3010
3 MATH 2550 3
CHEM 3010L
1 BIOL 2100 4
PHYS 2310 3 Humanities 3
PHYS 2310L 1    
  17   17

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2700
3 ENGR 3070
ENGR 3030
3 ENGR 3070L
ENGR 3400 3 ENGR 3280
ENEV 3310 3 ENGR 3280L 1
GEOL 4450
3 ENGR 3520 3
    ESC 4100 3
    Fine Arts 3
  15   17

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3850 3 ENGR 4850 3
ENEV 4330 3 ENEV 4300 3
ENEV 4350
1 ENEV 4380 3
ENEV 4370
3 ENEV 4390 3
Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations
3 Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
Behavioral and Social Sciences 3    
  16   15


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