Undergraduate Studies: Environmental Option
Students can elect the Environmental Option within Mechanical Engineering. Air pollution control, environmental aspects of energy conversion, and pollution prevention through product and manufacturing process design are important areas in which mechanical engineers contribute to environmental protection. Students taking the Environmental Option will satisfy the requirements for a Mechanical Engineering degree, but focus elective courses on environmental engineering and science. Successful completion of this option will be recognized on the university transcript with the degree. For additional information, contact Professor Jana Milford at 303-492-5542, ECME 251, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for the Environmental Option are the same as for the general Mechanical Engineering degree, with the following exceptions:
- CHEM 3311 (Organic Chemistry) is required in place of PHYS 2130 (General Physics).
- Students in the Environmental Option must take MCEN 4131 Air Pollution Control Engineering as one of their technical electives.
- Two other environmental technical electives should be chosen from the following list of 3000 and 4000 level courses, with exceptions by petition only. At least one of these other electives must be in Mechanical Engineering.
|ATOC 3500||Air Chemistry and Pollution||CHEM 1111/1131|
|ATOC 4720||Introduction to Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics||APPM1360 & PHYS1120|
|CVEN 3414||Introduction to Environmental Engineering||CHEN1211/CHEM1221 & APPM2350|
|CVEN 3424||Water and Wastewater Treatment||CVEN3414|
|CVEN 3434||Introduction to Applied Ecology||CHEN 1211, PHYS 1110 & PHYS 1140|
|CVEN 3454||Water Chemistry||CVEN3414, CHEN1211/CHEM1221|
|CVEN 4474||Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management||CVEN3414 & CVEN3424|
|CHEM 3331||Organic Chemistry II||CHEM3311 & CHEM3321|
|CHEN 3220||Chemical Engineering Separations and Mass Transfer||CHEN3200|
|MCEN 4131||Indoor Air Pollution||MCEN3021 & MCEN3022|
|MCEN 4228||Wind Energy|
|MCEN 4228||Sustainable Energy|
|MCEN 4228||Environmental Modeling||CHEN 1211, MCEN 3021 & GEEN 1300|
|MCEN 4848||Independent Study – environmental topic to be arranged with instructor|