The mission of the undergraduate program in Environmental Systems Engineering is to prepare students for incorporating environmentally sustainable design, strategies and practices into natural and built systems and infrastructure involving buildings, water supply, and coastal regions. Courses in the program are multidisciplinary in nature, combining math/science/engineering fundamentals, and tools and skills considered essential for an engineer, along with a choice of 3 focus areas for more in-depth study: coastal environments, freshwater environments, or urban environments. This major offers the opportunity for a more focused curriculum than the Environmental and Water Studies concentration in the Civil Engineering degree program. The program of study, which includes a capstone experience, aims to equip engineering students to take on the complex challenges of the 21st Century involving natural and built environments, in consulting and industry as well as in graduate school.
The study of Chemical Engineering begins with experimentation in the laboratory and is followed by implementation of technology in full-scale production
Independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system.