West Texas A&M University

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Environmental Engineering Program Information

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Major in Environmental Engineering (Major Code:  135)

A student must complete a minimum of 131 semester credit hours to include at least 39 advanced hours.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the "University Core Curriculum" section of the catalog.  Students must take MATH 2413 (Calculus I) from mathematics and PHYS 2425, 2426 (Engineering Physics I and II) from natural sciences.

Environmental Engineering Requirements

  • ENGR 1301, 1304, 1375, 2301, 2302, 2303, EVEG 2331, 3404, 3311, 3342, 3343, 3344, 3361, 4381, 4382.
  • CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, MATH 2414, 3340, 3342, 4361.
  • Two BIOL electives (8SCH). One Earth Science elective (3 SCH).

Program Educational Objectives

The West Texas A&M University Environmental Engineerig Program has the following objectives.  During the first few years after graduation, engieers from the program will:

  • Be able to formulate and solve complex practical and theoretical engineering problems, while at the same time understanding business objectives and appreciatign the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society;
  • Think critically and creatively, work effectively on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical formus;
  • Be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing technological needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally or throughout the state and nation; and
  • Continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical societies.

Student Outcomes

Faculty members use the program education outcomes to develop the topics covered and assignments in each course.  By the time of graduation, environmental engineering students will be able to demonstrate:

       a. ability to apply knowledge of matematics, science and engineering;
       b. ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
       c. ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
       d. ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
       e. ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
       f. ability to understand professional and ethical responsibility;
       g. ability to communicate effectively;
       h. ability to attain broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
       i. ability to recognize the need for and engagement in life-long learning;
       j. ability to gain knowledge of contemporary issues;
       k. ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Admissions Requirements for Pre-Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

All environmental engineering students must meet West Texas A&M University’s admission standards as outlined in the catalog. Upon admission to the University, all WTAMU students would be eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Engineering Program. In the semester during which the student would complete the pre-engineering sequence (cited below), the student may petition for admittance into the Environmental Engineering Program. Every student enrolled in environmental engineering courses must first be admitted into the Environmental Engineering Program or receive special permission from the department head.

Criteria for admission into the Environmental Engineering Program:

  • Overall GPA of at least 2.25.

  • Completion of the pre-engineering sequence— MATH 2413, 2414, PHYS 2425, 2426, ENGR 1301, 2301, 2302, CS 1315, with a GPA of at least 2.75.

  • Successfully complete the entrance interview with adviser.

Students pursuing a mechanical engineering degree who do not meet the aforementioned criteria are to be listed as pre-engineering (Major Code 128) students.

Students may appeal the Engineering Admissions Committee decisions, first to the committee and then to the Engineering Program coordinator. Exceptions, resulting in conditional admission, will be considered on an individual basis by the program coordinator.





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