Environmental Engineering B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers graduating with a B.S. EnvE degree will plan, design, and construct public and private facilities to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and to protect human health. For example, environmental engineers design and build drinking water treatment systems, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, solid waste management facilities, contaminated ground water remediation systems, and hazardous waste remediation facilities. These facilities must meet regulatory requirements, be cost effective to build and maintain, be safe to operate, and have minimal environmental impact. EnvE students can also focus on sustainable engineering with a required course (CEE 705) in junior year and two or three senior year electives, including design electives.

In CEE 420, students are introduced to the full spectrum of environmental engineering projects that they will subsequently explore in design teams during their degree program. As part of these experiences, students visit and tour field sites (CEE 520), and through junior and senior year classes and seminars (i.e., ASCE, EWRI, Civil and Environmental Department), they interact with engineers who talk about engineering consulting and design practices applied to local projects. As part of these projects, students: (i) analyze treatment alternatives; (ii) recommend a system that meets regulatory operational needs, and is sustainable; and (iii) prepare an implementation schedule and project budget. Detailed design projects are performed in CEE 731 and two design electives. CEE 797 and 798 serve as a capstone design experience where students work on a multi-interdisciplinary environmental engineering project and apply skills learned in other courses while working with real-world clients. EnvE students do not have to take a course in the Discovery Biological Science category since they satisfy this category with CEE 724, Environmental Engineering Microbiology.

The UNH Environmental Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org, 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD  21201 – telephone:  (410) 347-7700.  It is important that the engineering program from which you graduate is ABET-accredited because that is one of the requirements in the process of obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license.  An ABET-accredited engineering program is defined by its educational objectives and outcomes and its curriculum.  Program Educational Objectives describe the accomplishments a program's graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. The educational objectives are unique to the program and determined by the faculty and stakeholders (e.g., employers of graduates). Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation (e.g., skills, knowledge, behaviours. The Curriculum outlines the academic path that students in the program take to meet the outcomes by the time of graduation and ultimately, the objectives they accomplish after graduation.

Environmental Engineering Mission Statement

The Environmental Engineering (EnvE) Program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Hampshire offers an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering that prepares students for productive careers in the public and private sectors and graduate studies.  The Program emphasizes fundamental principles in environmental engineering and design, built upon a strong base of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering science.  The Program prepares its students to work in multi-disciplinary teams that analyze, formulate and communicate sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems.  The importance of developing sustainable solutions that provide economic, social and environmental benefits to society is emphasized.  The Program instills in its students an appreciation of the responsibilities of engineers to society and teaches them the skills necessary to continue learning and improving their professional expertise throughout their careers.  The curricula prepare students to plan and design safe systems to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and protect human health.

ABET Self-Study Report - 2005

ABET Self-Study Report - 2011

Environmental Engineering Reduced Tuition Eligibility

Students from Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island who matriculate in the UNH BSENE program are eligible for reduced tuition made available through the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)  http://admissions.unh.edu/tuitionfees/new-england-regional-student-program

Learn more about the program:

Program Enrollment and Degree Data (EnvE)

EnvE Undergrad Handbook 2017-2018

EnvE Advising Worksheet

EnvE Curriculum

Engineering Tools

Student Code of Ethics

EnvE Grading Metric

EnvE Happenings - Current & past events

Honors in Major - Environmental Engineering

Honors in Major - How to register

Transferring into the BSEnvE Program 

EnvE Steps if you are interested in Study Abroad