Environmental Engineering Minor

For information, contact the Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering, 64 Engineering Building, 513-529-0760.

The Environmental Engineering minor provides an understanding of basic chemical and environmental engineering principles, concepts, and methodologies and how they are applied to the design and performance of unit operations and processes for energy generation and pollution treatment and control.  Students studying the Environmental Engineering minor will apply the concepts of chemistry, biochemistry, physics and mathematics to solve problems related to energy and the environment.  For example, students will gain an understanding of the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment; they will identify and understand the design concepts in unit operations involved in drinking water and wastewater treatment processes; they will understand how to apply mass and energy balances to assess opportunities for pollution prevention in industrial processes; and they will gain the perspective of sustainability from three viewpoints: economic, environmental, and social.  In addition, students will become familiar with many of the U.S. Environmental laws and regulations as well as global environmental issues, including greenhouse gases and climate change, ozone depletion, acid rain, and urban haze, among others.

Program Requirements

(21 semester hours)

Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisites of all courses in the minor.
Required courses:
CPB 314Engineering Thermodynamics3
or MME 314 Engineering Thermodynamics
CPB 219Statics and Mechanics of Materials3
or MME 211 Static Modeling of Mechanical Systems
CPB 311Transport Phenomena Laboratory2
CPB 318Transport Phenomena I4
or CPB 418 Biological Transport Phenomena
or CPB 313 Fluid Mechanics
or MME 313 Fluid Mechanics
Select three of the following:9
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Industrial Environmental Control
Pollution Prevention in Environmental Management
Air Pollution Control
Sustainability Considerations in Design and Development
Total Credit Hours21