Environmental Engineering Technology

https://www.uwgb.edu/engineeringtech/

(Bachelor of Science)

UW-Green Bay Engineering Technology

Combine hands-on learning with academic coursework and get ready for high-demand jobs in the growing field of engineering technology. The University partners with regional leaders and technical colleges so that you will be prepared for an ever-changing industry. Get the technical skills that will make you an expert and the critical-thinking skills that will make you indispensable.

Engineering Technology Mission

All of the Engineering Technology programs (Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental) include a strong liberal arts base along with a number of hands-on experiences, including a capstone experience or internship that often will be working with businesses and organizations within the community.

Environmental Engineering Technology

Environmental engineering technology is the application of engineering principles and interdisciplinary environmental sciences to address challenges associated with human impacts on the environment. This field characterizes the dynamic relationship between human activity and the environment to determine strategies to minimize negative impacts. Career opportunities as an environmental engineering technologist vary greatly including municipal and industrial treatment facility technologists, laboratory and environmental quality technicians, health and safety managers, environmental consultants, and sustainability managers for industry and governmental agencies.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Environmental Engineering Technology at UW-Green Bay is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers in applied environmental engineering using critical problem solving skills needed in regional and national industries, manufacturing, governmental, and engineering services firms. The focus of the program is the application of engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. Students will develop skills in hands on applications and interdisciplinary coursework in engineering, mathematics, geoscience, chemistry, physics, and biology applied to a variety of environmental challenges. Students examine the effects of pollution on humans and ecosystems, form strategies to improve processes to prevent or minimize negative effects, and develop sustainable solutions to using available resources. Teamwork, technical writing, and project management are also emphasized throughout the curriculum. The goal of the major is to develop well rounded engineering technologists that can adapt and succeed in a highly competitive workplace.

Students will benefit from relationships with local technical colleges and local industry to complete a B.S. in engineering technology in the Northeast Wisconsin area. Students may start earning their degree at UW-Green Bay or local technical colleges to give maximum flexibility in degree completion. In addition, the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance, NEW ERA, has established advisory boards linking leaders in regional industry and participating institutions to the major. Through these relationships students will have many opportunities for internships, co-op experiences, and employment after graduation.

Environmental Engineering Technology Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program graduates will be employed as an environmental engineering technologist and perform all functions assigned to an environmental engineering technologist.
  2. Graduates will apply multidisciplinary approaches including engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, geosciences, and biology to manage the unique challenges and balance the competing social, political, economic, and technical goals of environmental problems and solutions.
  3. Graduates will exhibit a desire for life-long learning through higher education, technical training, teaching, membership in professional societies, and other developmental activities and will achieve positions of increased responsibility through these activities.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate high levels of oral and written communication skills, critical thinking, responsibility and ethical behavior, and leadership in their careers.
  5. Graduates will function effectively both as a leader and as a member of project teams and demonstrate an appreciation for diversity.


Contact

For more information contact:

Patricia Terry, Ph.D.
Chair, Richard J. Resch School of Engineering
Phone: 920-465-2749
Email: terryp@uwgb.edu

Major  

Supporting Courses39
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Fundamentals of Engineering Technology
Surveying
Fundamentals of Drawing
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Introductory Statistics
Fundamentals of Physics I (Algebra or Calculus based equivalent)
Principles of Physics I
Fundamentals Group Courses28
Environmental Microbiology
Laboratory Safety
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Introduction to Water and Waste Water
Fluid Mechanics
The Soil Environment
Hydrology
GIS
Physical Geology
Advanced Study Group Courses20
Project Management
Choose a minimum of one course from the following course list:
Advanced Water and Waste Water Treatment
Solid Waste Management
Choose a minimum of one course from the following course list
Atmospheric Pollution and Abatement
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental Systems
Pollution Prevention
Industrial Safety and Hygiene
Solar and Alternate Energy Systems
Lean Processes
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
Hydrogeology
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Geochemistry of Natural Waters
Environmental Law
Final Project:
Co-op/Internship in Engineering Technology
Capstone Project
Total Credits87

Curriculum Guide  

The following curriculum guide is for a four-year Environmental Engineering Technology degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult their program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Total 120 credits necessary to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ET 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology 2
BIOLOGY 201 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes 3
BIOLOGY 202 Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes 1
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MATH 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
 Credits16
Spring
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MATH 203 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 322 Environmental Microbiology 4
ET 103 Surveying 3
ET 105 Fundamentals of Drawing 3
PHYSICS 103
Fundamentals of Physics I
or Principles of Physics I
5
 Credits15
Spring
ET 201 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
ET 203 Introduction to Water and Waste Water 3
GEOSCI 202 Physical Geology 4
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Junior
Fall
ET 218 Fluid Mechanics 3
ET 330 Hydrology 3
ET 391 GIS 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
ET 320 The Soil Environment 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
UL Advanced Study ET elective 3
UL Advanced Study ET elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
ET 360 Project Management 3
Elective 5
General Ed 3
UL Advanced Study ET elective 3
 Credits14
Spring
ET 400
Co-op/Internship in Engineering Technology
or Capstone Project
3
Elective 3
UL Advanced Study ET elective 3
UL Advanced Study ET elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120

Faculty  

John F Katers; Professor; Ph.D., Marquette University*

Patricia A Terry; Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado, chair*

Maruf Hossain; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Memphis

Mohammad Mahfuz; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Ottawa

Jagadeep Thota; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Riaz Ahmed; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

Kpoti (Stefan) Gunn; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Md Rasedul Islam; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jian Zhang; Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Taskia Ahammad Khan; Lecturer; M.S., Bradley University

Nabila Rubaiya; Lecturer; M.S., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee