Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.

Goals, Objectives & Design Integration

Environmental engineering professionals work at the interface of human society and the natural environment, aiming to find solutions to the world's challenges of air, land, and water pollution and sustainability. The environmental engineering curriculum at Temple University provides a fully-integrated design experience within a multidisciplinary learning environment. Students begin their undergraduate studies with courses in advanced mathematics, chemistry, and physics, as well as engineering. As they progress, the coursework becomes more discipline specific and includes topics such as water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, environmental hydrology, stormwater management, and others.

Through laboratory courses, students will gain hands-on experience in environmental chemistry and microbiology, as well as with the physical-chemical processes utilized in water and wastewater treatment. The program culminates with a year-long senior design project where students work in interdisciplinary teams to tackle an engineering design project. The goals of the environmental engineering program are to prepare students to pursue an environmental engineering career in design, project planning or research, graduate education in their specific areas of interest, and to pass the required exams to obtain professional licensure. 

 

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 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department Requirements

Required Math & Basic Science 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
or MATH 3941 Honors Differential Equations I
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods3
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 1031General Chemistry I3
or CHEM 1951 Honors General Chemical Science I
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
or CHEM 1952 Honors General Chemical Science II
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
or CHEM 1954 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
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 Environmental Engineering Courses
CEE 2712Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CEE 2715Principles of Sustainable Engineering3
CEE 3712Environmental Fluids and Contaminant Dynamics3
CEE 3715Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering3
CEE 3717Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering3
CEE 3725Water Quality and Analysis Lab1
CEE 3727Environmental Hydrology and Stormwater Management3
or CEE 4631 Environmental Hydrology
CEE 4711Air Pollution Control System3
CEE 4721Water and Wastewater Systems Design3
CEE 4722Water/Wastewater Lab1
CEE 4725Environmental Systems Design3
CEE 4741Professional Issues I1
CEE 4742Professional Issues II1
CEE/ENGR Technical Elective3
CEE 4000+ Technical Elective3
Free Elective6
Required Engineering Courses
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 2334Engineering Statics/Dynamics3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4173Senior Design Project I for Environmental Engineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
Total Credit Hours128

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 Environmental Engineering

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1031 or 1951General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
CHEM 1032 or 1952General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034 or 1954General Chemistry Laboratory II1
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
ENGR 2334Engineering Statics/Dynamics3
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
CEE 2712Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
MATH 3041 or 3941Differential Equations I3
CEE 2715Principles of Sustainable Engineering3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CEE 3712Environmental Fluids and Contaminant Dynamics3
CEE 3715Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering3
CEE 3725Water Quality and Analysis Lab1
CEE 3717Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering3
CEE/ENGR Technical Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics Stochastic Methods3
CEE 4721Water and Wastewater Systems Design3
CEE 4722Water/Wastewater Lab1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Select one of the following:3
Environmental Hydrology and Stormwater Management 
Environmental Hydrology 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
CEE 4725Environmental Systems Design3
CEE 4741Professional Issues I1
CEE 4711Air Pollution Control System3
ENGR 4173Senior Design Project I for Environmental Engineering2
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
ENGR 3033Entrepreneurial Engineering3
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
CEE 4742Professional Issues II1
GenEd Breadth Course3
CEE 4000+ Technical Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 128

Approved Technical Electives