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Environmental Engineering (Minor)

An undergraduate Minor degree in Environmental Engineering can be obtained by Civil Engineering major students or students from outside the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Various Environmental Engineering courses are available in Environmental Engineering minor program that allow pursuit of several areas of study or specialization within Environmental Engineering -- water quality, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous wastes, air quality, sustainable development, and energy engineering.

Environmental Engineering (Minor)


Description


What is Environmental Engineering (Minor) at ODU like?

An undergraduate Minor degree in Environmental Engineering can be obtained by Civil Engineering major students or students from outside the Civil and Environmental Engineering department. Various Environmental Engineering courses are available in Environmental Engineering minor program that allow pursuit of several areas of study or specialization within Environmental Engineering -- water quality, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous wastes, air quality, sustainable development, and energy engineering.

Program Highlights


What makes Environmental Engineering (Minor) at ODU unique?

  • Civil & Environmental Engineering are highly interconnected in terms of analysis, design, implementation, and management activities, which is why the combined Civil Engineering major + Environmental Engineering minor degree is the most highly sought-after qualification by employers.

  • With additional graduate level Environmental Engineering coursework, one can pursue a career as an Environmental Engineer.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Environmental Engineering (Minor) at ODU?

CEE 350:
Environmental Pollution and Control


Introduction to the fundamental principles of environmental engineering. Topics in water quality, water and wastewater treatment, air quality, and solid waste and landfills are discussed. Prerequisites: CHEM 121N-CHEM 122N, MATH 211, PHYS 231N.

CEE 451:
Water and Wastewater Treatment


Discussion of water quality constituents and introduction to the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Prerequisites: CEE 330, CEE 350.

CEE 459:
Biofuels Engineering


Course covers the overview of renewable energy sources; fundamentals of biofuels; biomass and types of biomass (e.g., woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops); composition of lignocelluloses (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin); biomass conversion technologies; thermochemical, supercritical water, and biochemical conversion processes; types of biofuels from biomass; liquid fuels (bioethanol, bio-oil, biocrude, and hydrocarbons); gaseous fuels (synthesis gas, hydrogen, biodiesel); solid fuels (biochar, torrefied biomass); biodiesel from vegetable oils, algae to biofuels; value-added processing of biofuel residues; economic and environmental assessments; policies and future R and D. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Environmental Engineering (Minor) at ODU?

An undergraduate minor in Environmental Engineering may be obtained by successful completion of 12 or more semester credit hours in approved Environmental Engineering course work at the 300 or 400 level. In addition, a student seeking a minor in Environmental Engineering must satisfy all pre- or co-requisite requirements for the courses selected.

For completion of a minor a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses required for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses, prerequisites and co-requisites and complete a minimum of six hours of upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Completion of a minor in Environmental Engineering with a grade point average of 3.00 or greater partially satisfies the leveling requirements for graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Various scholarship opportunities are available throughout the year from various funding sources upon one’s academic performance and/or upon intended specialization in one’s professional career path.

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Office:

757-683-4724


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Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


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