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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


Environmental Engineering
College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Hours for the Degree: 128
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

Environmental engineering applies engineering and scientific principles to protect and preserve human health and the environment. It embraces broad environmental concerns, including air and water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, groundwater protection and remediation, water resources and management, environment policy, radiological health, environmental biology and chemistry, systems ecology, water and wastewater treatment and wetlands ecology.

Qualified students are encouraged to undertake masters and doctoral studies to broaden their employment opportunities.

Students with pre-medical interests can satisfy admission requirements for medical school with this program and a judicious selection of electives; however, total credits will exceed 128. Pre-med students must work with an adviser. Students from other departments can take courses in environmental engineering sciences if they have taken the prerequisites.


The department is committed to providing quality educational programs in environmental science and engineering. It conducts a nationally recognized environmental research program to contribute substantially to the benefit Florida, the nation and the earth. The department also provides authoritative guidance to individuals and organizations to prevent and to solve local, state, national and global environmental problems.

Educational Objectives

Program graduates will continue to learn, develop and apply their knowledge and skills to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
  • Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination
  • Obtaining and maintaining a professional engineering License
  • Admission to graduate school including medical and law school
  • Enrollment in continuing education and professional short courses

Program graduates will have careers that benefit society as a result of their educational experiences in science, analysis and design, as well as in their social and cultural studies. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
  • Employment in an engineering or related technical capacity
  • Active participation in professional organizations
  • Providing community service

Program graduates will communicate and work effectively in all work settings including those that are multidisciplinary. Evidence of achievement of this objective includes one or more of the following:
  • Publication in journals and other media
  • Presentations at technical conferences or other forums
  • Teaching
  • Meaningful contributions to engineering or related reports
  • Assignments as a task or team leader

Critical Tracking and Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts, including withdrawals: CHM 2045, CHM 2046, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts, including withdrawals

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts, including withdrawals

Semester 4:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts, including withdrawals

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C in each course within two attempts, including withdrawals

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
If you do not place out of ENC 1101, take it in the first semester.
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE-M)4
CHM 2045 General Chemistry (GE-P)3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GE-P)1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 14
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE-M)4
CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2 (GE-P)3
CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory (GE-P)1
Humanities (GE-H)3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing (GE-C; grade of C or better required) or
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (GE-C; grade of C or better required)
Total 14
Semester 3Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE-M)4
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE-P)3
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE-P)1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Humanities (GE-H) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 14
Semester 4Credits
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations3
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 23
PHY 2049L Laboratory for PHY 20491
EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics - Statics3
EES 4200 Environmental Chemistry of Carbon Compounds2
Total 12
Semester 5Credits
EMA 3010 Materials3
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering or
EES 3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering
CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization or
EML 2023 Computer-Aided Graphics and Design
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics2
Total 11
Semester 6Credits
ENV 3040C Computational Methods in Environmental Engineering3
EES 4102 Wastewater Microbiology2
STA 3032 Engineering Statistics3
EES 4201 Water Chemistry3
EML 3007 Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer or
EML 3100 Thermodynamics
Total 14
Semester 7Credits
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics4
ENV 4601 Environmental Resources Management2
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
ENV 4101 Elements of Atmospheric Pollution3
Total 12
Semester 8Credits
ENV 4501 Environmental Hydrology 13
ENV 4121 Air Pollution Control Design3
ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management4
ENV 4561 Hydraulic Systems Design3
Total 13
Semester 9Credits
EES 4103 Applied Ecology2
ENV 4506 Environmental Hydrology 23
ENV 4300 Solid Waste Containment Design3
ENV 3930 Environmental Engineering Ethics Seminar1
EES 4102L Environmental Biology Laboratory1
Technical elective3
Total 13
Semester 10Credits
ENV 4041C Environmental Analysis3
ENV 4612 Green Engineering Design and Sustainability3
Technical elective3
Total 11

Technical Electives - must include one capstone design course (in bold)

EES 3008 Energy and Environment3
EES 4021 Modeling Environmental Systems Dynamics3
EES 4027 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems3
EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design3
EES 4316 Industrial Ecology3
EES 4370 Environmental Meteorology and Oceanography3
EES 4401 Public Health Engineering3
EES 5305C Ecological and General Systems3
EES 5306 Energy Analysis3
EES 5307 Ecological Engineering3
ENV 4405 Nutrient Control and Water Reuse3
ENV 4430C Water Treatment Process Design4
ENV 4432 Potable Water System Design3
ENV 4531 Concepts of Wastewater Treatment4
ENV 4532 Wastewater System Design3
ENV 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1 - Environmental Engineering Sciences **3
ENV 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2 - Environmental Engineering Sciences **3
ENV 4932 Engineers Without Borders 13
ENV 4932 Engineers Without Borders 23
ENV 5075 Environmental Policy3
SUR 2101C Geomatics3
Undesignated EES or ENV elective ***1-3

** By application only. Must complete both courses to receive credit. Combined sequence ENV 4912 and 4913 counts as capstone design and technical elective.

*** Up to three credits; adviser approval required. EES 3000 is not accepted for ENE majors.