The Environmental Option within the Department of Mechanical Engineering focuses on topic areas including pollution detection/control/prevention and environmental aspects of energy conversion. Potential applications of a degree that emphasizes both Environmental and Mechanical Engineering include designing detection equipment, devising clean-up strategies, and improving manufacturing processes.
The Environmental Option consists of the normal requirements for an ME bachelor’s degree, with Organic Chemistry in place of Physics 3 and the four Technical Electives selected to focus specifically on Environmental Engineering. Students interested in pursuing the Environmental Option must submit a “Change of Major” form detailing their request and will receive a notation on their transcript upon completing the program. Courses not listed below may be approved by Professor Jana Milford.
As you consider which courses to take from the lists below, please note that many of the classes shown have prerequisites that you will need to complete prior to registration. CVEN 3414 is one of the most common prerequisites for the higher-level course options and can be taken at any point after General Chemistry 1 and Calculus 2.
ME Technical Electives
For the Environmental Option, please choose two classes from either the following list of ME technical electives or the list of general technical electives below for a total of 6 credits.
General Technical Electives
For the Environmental Option, please choose two classes from either the following list of general technical electives or the list of ME technical electives above for a total of 6 credits.