Environmental Engineering (ENE)

Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improving the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to providing healthful water, air and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to investigate the possibilities for remediation of polluted sites. Environmental engineering also involves design and application of technology, including development of new materials, in support of the principles of sustainability and green manufacturing.  The coursework of the minor emphasizes the chemical mechanisms at work behind environmental processes that govern production and transport of pollutants, bioavailability and toxicity, changing ecological and geochemical factors, and design of remediation and pollution prevention methodologies. The minor also provides coursework on materials and technology development for sustainable development and manufacturing.