Department of Environmental Engineering

Mission Statement
The mission of the Environmental Engineering Department is to:

  1. Provide excellent instruction and design experiences to prepare graduates for Environmental Engineering practice and to engage in life-long learning;
  2. Provide research opportunities for students that generate, communicate and apply knew knowledge to improve society; and
  3. Provide opportunities for leadership and service.
Vision Statement

The program shall be reviewed and modified to keep up-to-date of educational, technological and design developments in the area of Environmental Engineering. Furthermore, the program shall be recognized at national, regional and international levels as a competitive program of study.

Program Goals and Objectives

In order to achieve set program mission and vision, a number of goals and objectives have to come together in an intertwined manner. These are usually embedded as integral components of program design and layout. The faculty members strive to achieve the following:

  1. Produce qualified graduates that will progress to professional registration;
  2. Produce graduates that will develop professional through participation and leadership in professional societies;
  3. Produce graduates who satisfactorily meet the expectations of their environmental engineering employer;
  4. Produce graduate that will recognize the need for and pursue life-long learning through continuing education and/or postgraduate education; and
  5. Produce graduates capable of entering diverse career paths in industry, consulting, government and education.
Graduate Attributes and Student Learning Outcomes

The curriculum is designed to ensure Environmental Engineering students have the following capabilities at the time of graduation:

General Program Criteria

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, to formulate, and to solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • The ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Environmental Engineering Specific Criteria

  • Proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, an earth science, e.g., geology, meteorology, soil science, relevant to the program of study, a biological science, e.g., microbiology, aquatic biology, toxicology, relevant to the program of study, and fluid mechanics relevant to the program of study.
  • Introductory level knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impact.
  • The ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health.
  • The ability to perform engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum.
  • Proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives.
  • Understanding of concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.
  • Explain basic concepts in management, business, public policy, and leadership.
  • Explain the importance of professional licensure.
Assessment of Program Objectives and Outcomes
Assessment and evaluation processes will be implemented that periodically document and demonstrate that the program objectives are being met and that graduating students attain the program outcomes. Assessment processes will utilize several instruments including course level as well as program level assessments. The program will be continually improved using the results of the assessment and evaluation processes.
Students must achieve the required credit hours for the program by completing University and University Electives listed

Total Number of Credits: 137

University Requirements

24  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
ARAB101 Arabic 3
ISLM101 Islamic Civilization 3
ENGL101 English Communication Skills I 3
SOCI101 Sociology 3
ENGL102 English Communication Skills II ENGL101 3
MNGT 313 Entrepreneurship 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Logic (Philosophy) 3
University Elective 3
Total 24

College Requirements

41  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites Credits
MATH101 Calculus I FTPM002 (C) 3
MATH102 Calculus II MATH101 3
MATH203 Differential Equations MATH102 3
MATH204 Probability and Statistics MATH102 3
MATH305 Numerical Methods MATH203 3
MATH406 Calculus III MATH102 3
PHYS101 Physics I 3
PHYS181 Physics I Lab PHSY101 (C) 1
PHYS102 Physics II PHYS101 3
CHEM101 Chemistry 3
CHEM181 Chemistry Laboratory CHEM101 (C) 1
ENGR201 Engineering Drawing MATH101 3
ENGR202 Technical Writing and Presentation ENGL102 3
ENGR230 Engineering Analysis MATH203 (C) & MATH204 (C) 3
ENGR404 Engineering Economics MATH204 3
Total                                  41

Major Requirements

72  Credits   
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites (C)
ENGR220 Statics MATH102 3
ENGR321 Dynamics ENGR220 3
CVEN310 Surveying 3
CVEN231 Engineering Geology                                                   ENGR230 3
CVEN332 Civil Engineering Materials 3
CVEN333 Mechanics of Materials MATH203 ENGR220 3
ENEN301 Environmental Chemistry CHEM101 & CHEM181 3
ENEN302 Environmental Microbiology CHEM101 & CHEM181 3
ENEN422 Environmental Measurements CHEM101 & 181; 3
ENEN461 Solid Waste Management CVEN361 3
ENEN441 Air Pollution CVEN361 3
ENEN431 Water and Wastewater Treatment CVEN361 3
CVEN260 Geotechnical Engineering CVEN333 3
CVEN361 Environmental Engineering CVEN350 3
CVEN350 Thermofluids Engineering MATH203 3
CVEN451 Hydraulics Engineering MATH203 3
CVEN552 Engineering Hydrology CVEN451 3
CVEN470 Project Management Senior Status 3
CVEN491 Capstone Design Project I CVEN470(C) 3
CVEN592 Capstone Design Project II CVEN491 3
CVEN554 Hydrogeology & Groundwater Cont. CVEN552 3
Select three Environmental Technical Electives selected from list below                                                  9
Total                                                     72
Environmental Engineering Technical Electives (Choose 3 courses from this   list.)
Course Code Course Title Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites (C)
CVEN553 Water Resources Engineering CVEN451 3
ENEN531 Advanced Wastewater Treatment ENEN431 3
ENEN561 Industrial and Hazardous Waste CVEN361 3
ENEN571 Environmental Pollution CVEN361 3
ENEN572 Environmental Impact Assessment CVEN361 3
ENEN581 Climate Change CVEN361 3
ENEN582 Desalination Engineering CVEN552 3
ENEN583 Waste and Energy CVEN461 3
ENEN584 Sustainable Engineering CVEN361 3
COEN280 Construction Methodology CVEN231 (C) 3
COEN282 Construction Equipment COEN280 3
COEN585 GIS Application in Civil Engineering COEN282 3
COEN586 Sustainable Construction CVEN361 3