GET READY FOR A FUTURE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AT UBC.
As all other engineering undergraduate programs at UBC, prospective students will apply to the common undergraduate engineering first year. Then, if accepted, students will specialize in environmental engineering starting in their second year. The first intake of second year students at the Vancouver campus will begin in September 2020.
UBC’s environmental engineering degree program is designed to be completed in eight academic semesters with an optional 16 months of Co-op work placement.
In addition to the common first year engineering courses, students in the environmental engineering program will take courses in Civil Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering, as well as specifically-designed environmental engineering courses such as Environmental Engineering Science and Environmental Engineering and Sustainability. Each year of the program features a design course which will prepare students for a final capstone design project in their 4th year.
2nd Year Curriculum
|CHBE 241||Material and Energy Balances||3|
|CHBE 244||Chemical & Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I||3|
|CIVL 204||Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering||3|
|CIVL 215||Fluid Mechanics I||4|
|ENVE 200*||Environmental Engineering Design & Decision Making||4|
|ENVE 201||Technical Communications for Environmental Engineers||3|
|ENVE 202**||Environmental Engineering Science||4|
|ENVE 203*||Environmental Engineering & Sustainability||4|
|MATH 253||Multivariable Calculus||3|
|MATH 256||Differential Equations||3|
|STAT 251||Elementary Statistics||3|
3rd Year Curriculum
|CHBE 230||Computational Methods||3|
|CHBE 364**||Environmental Laboratory||2|
|CHBE 370||Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering||3|
|CHBE 373||Water Pollution Control||3|
|CHBE 485||Air Pollution Prevention & Control||3|
|CIVL 305||Introduction to Environmental Engineering||3|
|CIVL 315**||Fluid Mechanics II||4|
|CIVL 316**||Hydrology & Open Channel Flow||4|
|CIVL 408||Geo-Environmental Engineering||3|
|ENVE 301*||Environmental Engineering Intermediate Design Project||3|
|EOSC 329**||Groundwater Hydrology||3|
|Complementary Studies||Humanities & Social Sciences||3|
4th Year Curriculum
|CHBE 459||Chemical & Biological Engineering Economics||3|
|CHBE 483||Energy Engineering||3|
|CHBE 486||Waste Management for Resource Recovery||3|
|CIVL 402||Professionalism & Law in Civil Engineering||3|
|CIVL 409||Municipal Engineering||3|
|CIVL 416||Environmental Hydraulics||3|
|ENVE 401*||Environmental Engineering Capstone Project||6|
|EOSC 429||Groundwater Contamination||3|
|MINE 486||Mining & the Environment||3|
* Project Course
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