Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Environmental Engineering Concentration

Goals, Objectives & Design Integration

The objective of the Concentration in Environmental Engineering within the Civil Engineering program at Temple University is to provide students with the skills needed to understand environmental problems and to design environmental systems to reduce and/or mitigate pollution. Environmental Engineering is a hybrid of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering, and it is thus natural for a civil engineer to broaden his/her knowledge in Environmental Engineering. Students in this concentration would be in a program that satisfies ABET accreditation for civil engineers, but they are more equipped to pass the Fundamental of Engineering and the Professional Engineer exams in the Environmental Engineering Category. 

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I1
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department Requirements

Foundation Science & Math Courses
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I3
or IH 0951 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I
IH 0852Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II3
or IH 0952 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (The Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Engineering Courses
CEE 1105Surveying2
CEE 2011Civil Engineering Materials2
CEE 2711Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology3
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods3
CEE 3311Construction Engineering3
CEE 3331Soil Mechanics3
CEE 3332Soil Mechanics Laboratory1
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
CEE 4631Environmental Hydrology3
CEE 4711Air Pollution Control System3
CEE 4721Water and Wastewater Systems Design3
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Electives6
Free Elective6
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication (WI)3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 2331Engineering Statics 13
or ENGR 2931 Honors Engineering Statics
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics 13
ENGR 2333Mechanics of Solids 13
or ENGR 2933 Honors Mechanics of Solids
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3553Mechanics of Fluids 13
or ENGR 3953 Honors Mechanics of Fluids
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I (WI) 21
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II (WI) 23
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Total Credit Hours124
1

Courses must be passed with a C- or better. 

2

Senior Design topic must be approved by the chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: Environmental Engineering Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
CEE 1105Surveying2
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
ENGR 2331 or 2931Engineering Statics3
CEE 2011Civil Engineering Materials2
CEE 2711Environmental Chemistry Microbiology3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333 or 2933Mechanics of Solids3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ENGR 3553 or 3953Mechanics of Fluids3
CEE 3331Soil Mechanics3
CEE 3332Soil Mechanics Laboratory1
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics Stochastic Methods3
CEE 3311Construction Engineering3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
Free Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I [WI]1
CEE 4631Environmental Hydrology3
CEE 4711Air Pollution Control System3
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
CEE 4721Water and Wastewater Systems Design3
Free Elective3
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124

Approved Civil Engineering Technical Electives

CEE 3211Transportation Engineering3
CEE 3411
CEE 3412
Structural Analysis
and Structural Analysis Laboratory
4
CEE 3441Steel & Concrete Design4
CEE 3611Hydraulic Engineering3
CEE 4221Intelligent Transportation Systems3
CEE 4244Introduction to Geosynthetics3
CEE 4301Construction Administration3
CEE 4302Engineering Project Management3
CEE 4303Construction Financial Management3
CEE 4312Construction Equipment Management3
CEE 4321Geotechnical Engineering3
CEE 4531Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting3
CEE 4622Fate Pollutants in Subsurface Environments3
CEE 4623Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams3
CEE 4641Urban Streams and Stormwater Management3
CEE 4731Solid & Hazardous Waste Management3
CEE 4762Environmental Organic Chemistry3