Environmental Engineering Minor | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Environmental Engineering Minor


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About The Minor

Environmental engineers play an important role in designing and implementing projects that protect public health and ecosystems, and therefore play an important societal role in our highly impacted and changing world. Students apply these principles to solve practical problems that involve evaluation and treatment of contaminated water, soils, and air. Students will develop knowledge and skills in mass and energy balances, reactor models, unit treatment processes, environmental chemistry and microbiology, water resource engineering, hydrology, and environmental contaminants. These skills, along with an emphasis on building analytical reasoning and critical thinking capabilities, can be applied to problem-solving in environmental engineering or additional engineering domains. Students are required to take a total of 15 credits.The minor is open to all undergraduate students. 


    Learning Objectives

    • Introduce students to the field of environmental engineering.
    • Build foundational skills in mass and energy balances, reactor models, unit treatment processes, environmental chemistry and microbiology, water resource engineering, and hydrology.
    • Understand current environmental challenges and environmental health risks, on local and global scales.
    • Apply science and engineering principles, and knowledge of environmental regulations, to evaluate current issues in water, soil and air pollution.
    • Analyze major unit processes in water, soil, and air treatment systems, and design unit operations to mitigate contaminants in the environment
    • Quantify fluid flow and contaminant transport in the natural environment.
    • Enhance problem-solving capabilities and analytical reasoning skills.

    Courses

    Minor Prerequisites:

    • CE-UY 2213  Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics, or CBE-UY 3313 Transport I, or ME-UY 3313 Fluid Mechanics 
    • CM-UY 1004  General Chemistry for Engineers

    Core Courses:

    • CE-UY 3223  Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    • CE-UY 3233  Environmental Engineering Process Design 
    • CE-UY 3243  Water Resources Engineering

    Electives (take two courses from the list below):

    • CE-UY 3253  Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology 
    • CE-UY 4213  Green Infrastructure Design 
    • CE-UY 4822  Civil Engineering Design II