2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, B.S.

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Department Chair:

Dr. Andria Costello Staniec, 151 Link Hall, 315-443-2311, costello@syr.edu

Program Director:

Dr. Cliff I. Davidson, 462J Link Hall, 315-443-2311, davidson@syr.edu

Environmental Engineering Faculty

Riyad S. Aboutaha, Shobha K. Bhatia, Elizabeth Carter, David G. Chandler, Ruth Chen,  Andria Costello Staniec, Joan V. Dannenhoffer, Cliff I. Davidson, Charles T. Driscoll Jr., Chris E. Johnson, Christa Kelleher, Eric M. Lui, Sinead Mac Namara, Dawit Negussey, Zhao Qin, Baris Salman, Laura J Steinberg, Svetoslava Todorova, Teng Zeng

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to promote learning and the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering through integration of teaching, scholarship, and service.

The goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to prepare students for engineering practice, advanced study, and lifelong learning in civil and environmental engineering. Graduates are expected to be proficient in the fundamentals of sustainable engineering analysis and design and understand the importance and methods of effective communication. Students are encouraged to use the extensive international network and educational resources of Syracuse University and the Syracuse community to broaden and enhance the quality of their university education.

The educational objectives of the environmental engineering program are to produce graduates who:

  • can apply technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to advance their careers and serve the community;
  • are prepared for engineering practice and advanced studies in environmental engineering;
  • will engage in life-long learning to keep themselves abreast of new developments in their fields of practice or study; and
  • are capable of effective written and oral communications.

Our student outcomes are in line with those identified by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. At the time of their graduation, our students should have acquired:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Environmental Engineering Description

The B.S. degree program in environmental engineering emphasizes the application of engineering and science principles to the preservation and management of the environment. It provides a strong background in the basic and engineering sciences and a variety of courses in several environmental areas, including water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air pollution control, transport and fate of pollutants, and environmental chemistry and microbiology. The program allows students to pursue a series of elective courses suited to individual interests and goals, as well as to obtain minors in a variety of subject areas. Double-majors with geography, economics, political science and policy studies are possible without any additional coursework.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Adjustments in the program can be made to accommodate transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions so they may develop their programs of study as soon as possible after admission.

Student Learning Outcomes

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.

Environmental Engineering Curriculum

Total 17

Total 15

Second Year, Fall Semester

Total 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

Total 16

Total 17

Total 18

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Select one of the following courses (3)** or Technical Elective (3)

Total 16

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Select one of the following courses (3/4)** or Technical Elective (3)

Total 13/14

Total Credits Required 128/129

**Only one (CHE 346 , CEE 326 , ECS 222 , ELE 231  or MAE 251 ) is required, the other must be Technical Elective

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