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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering B.S.


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Environmental engineering is a diverse field of Civil Engineering that covers both traditional water/waste-water treatment and emerging issues of public health. Much of the world still suffers from a lack of sanitation and clean water and environmental engineers are trained to solve these and many other problems. Environment engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to protect public health and minimize human impacts on the environment.

Challenges in energy, water resources, solid/hazardous waste, air quality, globalization, climate change, and environmental degradation must be addressed in a comprehensive effort to promote a sustainable and resilient society. Graduates of Kennesaw State University (KSU) Environmental Engineering program are prepared for careers devoted to finding solutions to these and other problems. The KSU Environmental Engineering program provides a comprehensive education with special emphasis on the demands of water pollution, air pollution, water and waste-water treatment, solid and hazardous waste management and treatment, and other emerging environmental issues, including sustainable air, water, and land resources, human health, and environmental restoration. The program prepares students for entry-level environmental engineering jobs in these fields, for admission to graduate programs, and for professional licensure anywhere in the USA and around the world.

Graduates are qualified to work for consultants, federal, state, and local governments. There are professional opportunities as an environmental design engineer, permitting engineer, compliance engineer, environmental specialist, water and waste-water engineer, environmental scientist, and more. The curriculum is tailored to develop professionals who are able to move between the technical and managerial aspects of environmental engineering projects and to serve in key leadership positions within the engineering profession.

Granting of Engineering Standing

The Department Chair for the program for which the applicant is seeking admission with the Dean of the College of Engineering’s concurrence, may grant Engineering Standing. Once Engineering Standing is granted it cannot be rescinded.
In order to be granted Engineering Standing an applicant:

  • Must complete the appropriate courses for the major as shown below with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a GPA in math and science courses of 2.7 or above
  • Must file an application for Engineering Standing with the appropriate department
  • Must submit a copy of their SPSU transcript either official or unofficial with the application
  • May file an application in the semester during which they are completing the requirements for Engineering Standing. In this case, the application will be reviewed after mid-semester grades are reported and the departmentmay allow the student to pre- register for upper division courses pending successful completion of the requirements
  • May only apply for Engineering Standing in a program twice.

If a transfer student is admitted to KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of E&ET and has successfully completed the requirements of the Regents Engineering Transfer Program at a USG institution, he or she is automatically granted Engineering Standing.

Any student who has received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic and seeks a second degree in the College of E & ET is automatically granted Engineering Standing.

The following chart lists the course requirements for students seeking Engineering Standing.  Updated May 9, 2016

Course Requirements

Courses

Civil Engr

Construction

Engineering

Electrical

Engr

Environ

Engr

Mech

Engr

Mech

Engr

Ind & Sys

Engr

ENGL 1101

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

ENGL 1102

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Area B2

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

CHEM 1211/1211L

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

CHEM 1212/1212L

x

x

 

x

     

PHYS 2211/2211L

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

PHYS 2212/2212L

x

x

x

 

x

x

x*

BIOL 1107/1107L

     

x

     

MATH 1190

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

MATH 2202

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

MATH 2306

x

x

x

x

 

x

 

MATH 2332

       

x

   

ISYE 2600

           

x

TCOM 2010

           

x

CS 1301E or
CSE 1311 or ME 1311

   

x

 

x

x

x

EDG 1211

       

x

x

 

General Education Requirements (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements  

Program Total (129 Credit Hours)


University-Wide Degree Requirements


See listing of requirements.    

Note: Program is exempt from the WELL 1000 course requirement

Graduation Credit Hour Total (129 Credit Hours)


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