2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Environmental Engineering, BS

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Department Chair:

Dr. Andria Costello Staniec, 151G Link Hall, 315-443-1057, costello@syr.edu

Program Director:

Dr. Svetoslava Todorova, 151Link Hall, 315-443-2557, stodorov@syr.edu

Environmental Engineering Faculty

Riyad S. Aboutaha, Elizabeth Carter, David G. Chandler, Ruth Chen, Andria Costello Staniec, Charles T. Driscoll Jr., Chris E. Johnson, Min Liu, Yizhi Liu, Eric M. Lui, Sinead Mac Namara, Aaron Mohammed, Dawit Negussey, Zhao Qin, Baris Salman, Yilei Shi, Svetoslava Todorova, John Trimmer, Teng Zeng

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to promote learning and the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering through integration of teaching, scholarship, and service.

The goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is to prepare students for engineering practice, advanced study, and lifelong learning in civil and environmental engineering. Graduates are expected to be proficient in the fundamentals of sustainable engineering analysis and design and understand the importance and methods of effective communication. Students are encouraged to use the extensive international network and educational resources of Syracuse University and the Syracuse community to broaden and enhance the quality of their university education.

Environmental Engineering B.S. Program Educational Objectives

The program educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Syracuse University describe what graduates of the program are expected to attain within a few years of graduation. Syracuse University environmental engineering graduates will:

  1. Secure and maintain employment in industry, government, and non-governmental organizations and/or pursue graduate education or research in environmental engineering and related fields.
  2. Engage in professional development through continuing education and trainings related to their professional goals, including pursuit of licensure as appropriate.
  3. Incorporate social, environmental, ethical, and public safety considerations in their professional activities, reflecting a diverse, global, and changing environment.
  4. Assume positions with increasing responsibilities and demonstrate leadership within multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Embrace emerging technology, using sound engineering judgment, to apply knowledge appropriately to serve their community, society, and profession.

Environmental Engineering Description

The B.S. degree program in environmental engineering emphasizes the application of engineering and science principles to the preservation and management of the environment. It provides a strong background in the basic and engineering sciences and a variety of courses in several environmental areas, including water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air pollution control, transport and fate of pollutants, and environmental chemistry and microbiology. The program allows students to pursue a series of elective courses suited to individual interests and goals, as well as to obtain minors in a variety of subject areas. Double-majors with geography, economics, political science and policy studies are possible without any additional coursework.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Adjustments in the program can be made to accommodate transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions so they may develop their programs of study as soon as possible after admission.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Environmental Engineering Curriculum

Total 18

Total 18

Total 13

Second Year, Spring Semester

Total 16

Total 14

Total 18

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

Select one of the following courses (3)** or Technical Elective (3)

Total 16

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

Select one of the following courses (3)** or Technical Elective (3)

Total 16

Total Credits Required 129

**Only one (CHE 346 , CEE 326 , ECS 222 , ELE 231  or MAE 251 ) is required, the other must be Technical Elective

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