Minor in Engineering Sustainability


The Sustainability Minor requires a minimum of 15 credits of course work, including the required course CV_ENG 2800 Introduction to Engineering Sustainability, and a minimum of 12 credit hours from the list of approved emphasis area courses. 

Required Core Courses
CV_ENG 2800Introduction to Engineering Sustainability3
Approved Emphasis Area Courses
ARCHST 2323Sustainable Building Design Fundamentals3
ARCHST 4323Sustainable Technologies and Systems3
ARCHST 4325Energy-Efficient Building Design3
BIOL_EN 2600Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability 3
BIOL_EN 4050Zero Hunger Challenge3
BIOL_EN 4150Soil and Water Conservation Engineering3
or CV_ENG 4710 Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
BIOL_EN 4160Food Process Engineering3
BIOL_EN 4250Irrigation and Drainage Engineering3
BIOL_EN 4315Principles of Biochemical Engineering3
or CH_ENG 4315 Principles of Biochemical Engineering
BIOL_EN 4316Biomass Refinery Operations3
or CH_ENG 4316 Biomass Refinery Operations
BIOL_EN 4350Watershed Modeling Using GIS3
or CV_ENG 4720 Watershed Modeling Using GIS
CH_ENG 4220Hazardous Waste Management3
CH_ENG 4285Pollution Prevention3
CH_ENG 4311Chemodynamics3
CH_ENG 4312Air Pollution Control3
CH_ENG 4318Energy Technology and Sustainability3
CV_ENG 3200Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering4
CV_ENG 3600Civil Engineering Materials4
CV_ENG 4145Civil and Environmental Engineering Legal Issues3
CV_ENG 4230Introduction to Water Quality3
CV_ENG 4250Environmental Regulatory Compliance3
CV_ENG 4286Environmental Sustainability3
CV_ENG 4406Geotechnics of Landfill Design3
CV_ENG 4710Soil and Water Conservation Engineering3
CV_ENG 4720Watershed Modeling Using GIS3
ENV_SC 2600Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability 3
F_S 4160Food Process Engineering3
IMSE 4001Topics in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering3
IMSE 4580Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management3
IMSE 4720Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis3
THEMATIC ELECTIVEThe “Thematic Elective” or an experiential learning class involving independent individual or group service projects, study abroad projects and capstone courses with a sustainability-focus will be allowed as one of the approved emphasis area courses with special approval from the Minor Coordinator. A page-long “Thematic Elective” approval request should be sent to the Minor Coordinator and should include details of scope, content and justification of effort involved. The effort should be consistent with a 3-credit course. A written approval by the Minor Coordinator should be in-place before undertaking the Thematic Elective.

Prof. Vellore S. Gopalaratnam
Minor Coordinator
E2501 Lafferre Hall