skip to content

 

Undergraduate Programs

Course 10-ENG: Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Concentration

 

Environmental Concentration

This concentration will enable exploration into separation processes, membrane systems, atmospheric chemistry and other environmental challenges. A number of core chemical engineering principles are key to addressing these challenges. Topics that might be covered in the concentration include green or environmentally sustainable energy, water purification, water distribution and supply, and soil remediation. Additional areas of potential interest are the generation of sustainable materials, environmental health, and the use of biological mechanisms for the breakdown of pollutants. Some subjects offer the opportunity to gain context within the global economic and ecological environment. The classes listed below are suggested subjects, but students may propose any set of courses that fit the environmental concentration pending approval from their 10-ENG advisor.

Suggested Undergraduate Subjects
Students can choose 4 of the following subjects, or propose other subjects that are consistent with this concentration in consultation with his or her advisor.

Environ.

Course Name

Units

GIR

Prerequisites

*1.018

Ecology I: The Earth System

12

CI-M

None

1.020

Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability

12

 

Physics I (GIR); Coreq: 18.03 or permission of instructor

square-symbol 1.061

Transport Processes in the Environment

12

 

1.060; Coreq: 1.106, 1.070; or permission of
instructor

square-symbol 1.070

Introduction to Hydrology

12

 

1.060 (equiv to 10.301); Coreq: 1.061, 1.106

1.071

Global Change Science

12

 

18.03; 5.60

*1.080

Environmental Chemistry and Biology

12

 

 Chem. (GIR); Biology (GIR)

1.083

Environmental Health Engineering

12

 

1.061 or permission of instructor

*1.106

 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory

6

Half-LAB

None. Coreq: 1.061, 1.070

*1.107

Environmental Chemistry and Biology Laboratory

6

Half-LAB

None. Coreq: 1.080

2.813

Energy, Materials and Manufacturing

12

 

2.008 or Permission of instructor

dot 3.080

Economic and Environmental Materials Selection

12

 

3.012, 3.014, 3.022, 3.024, or permission of
instructor

5.07

Biological Chemistry I

12

REST

5.12

7.05

General Biochemistry

12

REST

5.12, Biology (GIR), or permission of instructor

10.291J

Intro to Sustainable Energy

12

 

Inst. Perm. (junior/senior only)

12.021

Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment

12

 

Physics I (GIR), Calculus I (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)

12.307

Weather and Climate Laboratory

12

LAB, CI-M

Calculus II (GIR), Physics I (GIR)

12.340

Global Warming Science

12

 

Physics I (GIR), Calculus I (GIR), or permission of instructor; Coreq: 5.60

*12.335

Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry

12

LAB, CI-M

Chemistry (GIR)


* Also listed as Foundational Concept
square-symbol Prerequisite covered by 10.302
dot Prerequisite covered by 5.60

Approved Graduate Subject Alternatives

Environ.

Course Name

Units 

GIR 

Prerequisites

1.725J

Chemicals in the Environment: Fate and Transport

12

 

Permission of Instructor

1.831

Environmental Organic Chemistry

12

 

5.60, 18.03

1.851J

Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing Countries

12

 

None

2.500

Desalination and Water Purification

12

 

2.006, 1.020, 10.302 (-part of ChE Core), or permission of instructor

10.571J

Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

12

 

5.61, 18.075, or permission of instructor

10.579J

Applications in Technology in Energy and the Environment

12

 

Permission of instructor

10.817J

Atmospheric Chemistry

12

 

5.60

12.845J

Sustainability Science and Engineering Seminar

12

 

Permission of instructor

ESD.124

Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation

12

 

Permission of instructor


[Back to Course 10-ENG]