The Environmental Option within the Department of Mechanical Engineering focuses on topic areas including pollution detection, control, and 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 a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with all four Technical Electives (12 credits) focused on Environmental Engineering and completion of Organic Chemistry. Graduates of the BS in Mechanical Engineering - Environmental Option receive a notation on their transcript upon completing the program. Students can declare the Environmental Option by contacting their academic advisor. Courses not listed below may be reviewed and approved by the department.
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.
Required Math/Science Foundations (Organic Chemistry) - Choose 1
ME Technical Electives - Choose at least 2
For the Environmental Option, please choose two classes from the following list to reach 6 ME Technical Elective credits.
General Technical Electives - Choose at least 2
For the Environmental Option, please choose two classes from the following list to reach 6 General Technical Elective credits.