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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 09, 2021
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering undergraduate students in the Environmental Engineering Concentration gain a solid civil engineering foundation through a wide array of courses, and then focus on elective courses to individualize the program and best suit their career goals.

The Concentration offers undergraduate courses in both environmental engineering topics. Students are encouraged to combine the environmental program with associated programs in geo-technical and water resources engineering, civil, and applied mechanics, (for example, flow of pollutants through porous media, stability of dams, canals and culverts, finite element modeling of fluid-structure interactions). Graduates of the environmental program have found opportunities with consulting firms and public agencies as well as in research and academia.


Area of Concentration Program Course Design Project Electives
Environmental Engineering CEE 1513   CEE 1533  
  1. One design course in four different areas (*)
  2. Two additional courses from (**): CEE 1505  , 1514  , 1515 1523 , 2500 , 2501 , 1800  or GEOL 1445  

(*) One course from each of the following areas

  1. Structural design elective (CEE 1340  or 1341  )
  2. Water resources design elective (CEE 1401  or 1410  )
  3. Environmental design elective (CEE 1505  , 1513  or 1515  )
  4. Geotechnical design elective (CEE 1821  , 1714  , 1715 1717 , 1718  or 2814 )

(**) If a course was used to fulfill any requirement (design elective, sustainability or engineering elective), it cannot be used as an Area of Concentration elective.

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