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Are you interested in environmental engineering?

Well, if youve been paying attention to the international news recently, youve probably noticed
that the environment has become a global concern. There are no easy solutions to what has
become an increasingly complex, intertwined, and ambiguous set of social and scientic issues.
The world needs people who have united a sense of purpose with a rst-class education and are
prepared to tackle modern environmental issues. Whether assessing the threat of pollutants to
an ecosystem, or the treatment needed to ensure a safe water supply, environmental engineers
are playing crucial roles. And thats where Cornells College of Engineering comes in. Well provide
you with an education that will allow you to be a voice of reason and take a leading role as the
next generation of environmental issues emerges and is ultimately resolved.
Environmental engineers seek ways to mitigate impact on the environment and to protect
public health. They analyze land-, water-, and air-pollution; design pollution- and hazardous-
wastecontrol facilities; and oversee the construction and operation of these facilities. They play
important roles in city planning, developing water-resource systems, and designing and operating
other systems fundamental to preserving our quality of life and the quality of the environment.
They are also involved in the development and management of renewable energy sources.
Environmental engineers design systems that can turn waste into electricity. Environmental
engineers design solutions to problems associated with land, water, and air quality with long-
term sustainability and global change in mind.
At Cornell your education will revolve around current problems, so youll have the opportunity
to act on issues that professional engineers face every day. Youll work closely with faculty
membersestablished leaders in the eldwho are addressing cutting-edge issues in their
research and consulting.
In addition to studying chemistry and physics, as an environmental engineering student youll
study microbiology. Youll learn to synthesize biological, chemical, and engineering principles
to model the effects of human activities on water quality, or to help you design water- and
wastewater-treatment systems. In laboratories youll examine current environmental problems,
many of them the focus of faculty research; youll also take a course in environmental systems.
The Environmental Engineering major is jointly offered by faculty members in Biological and
Environmental Engineering (BEE) and in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).
Environmental Engineering
Department of Biological and
Environmental Engineering and
School of Civil and Environmental

BEE 2510 Engineering for a
Sustainable Society
CEE 3510 Environmental Quality
CEE 4510 Microbiology for
CEE 3310 Fluid Mechanics
CEE 3040 Uncertainty Analysis in
BEE 4270 Water Sampling and
CEE 4530 Laboratory Research
in Environmental
CEE 4370 Experimenetal Methods in
Fluid Dynamics
BEE 4750 Environmental Systems
BEE 4890 Entrepreneurial
Management for
CEE 3230 Engineering Economics
and Management
BIOG 1101/1102 Biology Courses
CEE 3200 Engineering Computation
ENGRD 2210 Thermodynamics
EAS 2200, Earth Science
2650, 3030,
or 3650
ENGRD 2020 Mechanics of Solids
Some Areas of Faculty Research
aquatic chemistry
atmospheric chemistry and climate modelling
contaminant remediation
environmental systems
uid mechanics and hydrology
renewable energy systems
sustainable resource management
waste conversion to bioenergy
water-resource systems or
Cornell University is an equal-opportunity afrmative-action educator and employer.
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BEE 4730 Watershed Engineering
BEE 4760 Solid Waste Engineering
BEE 3710 Physical Hydrology for
BEE 4010 Renewable Energy Systems
BEE 4710 Introduction to
BEE 4800 Our Changing Atmosphere:
Global Change and
Atmospheric Chemistry
BEE 4870 Sustainable Energy Systems
CEE 2550/4550 Agua Clara: Sustainable
Water Supply Project
CEE 3320 Hydraulic Engineering
CEE 4110 Remote Sensing: Resource
Inventory Methods
CEE 4320 Hydrology
CEE 4350 Coastal Engineering
CEE 4360 Case Studies in
Environmental Fluid
CEE 4440 Environmental Site and
Remediation Engineering
CEE 4520 Water Supply Engineering
CEE 4540 Sustainable Small-Scale
Water Supplies
CEE 4920 Engineers for a Sustainable
World: Engineering in
International Development
CEE 5970 Risk Analysis and
Master of Engineering Degree
The one-year Master of Engineering
(M.Eng.) degree will prepare you to hit
the ground running and stand out in the
career of your choice.
Students wishing to pursue an M.Eng.
in Environmental Engineeering can
solve problems that are closely related
to either Civil Engineering or Biological
Engineering. On the Civil Engineer-
ing sideclean air and water, efcient
transportation systems, urban renewal,
rural developmentcivil and environ-
mental engineers strive for harmony
and balance between the constructed
human environment and the natural
world. Every aspectincluding design,
development, creation, operation, and renewalis directed at optimization of the human expe-
rience while preserving the health of the natural environment.
On the Biological Engineering side, the rapidly growing eld is where engineering practice meets
quantitative biology, where engineers work toward practical, sustainable solutions to a wide
variety of human health and environmental challenges. Whether you study biofuels develop-
ment, environmental agriculture, soil and water systems, or applied molecular bioengineering,
as an M.Eng. graduate, youll be highly sought after by employers, in both the public and private
Students can apply either through the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering
or the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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