B.S. in Environmental Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) produces graduates who design and maintain sustainable built and natural environments.
Environmental Engineers combine engineering problem solving with fundamental scientific principles to develop integrated, sustainable solutions to
environmental challenges. Many Environmental Engineers focus on the protection and management of clean water, air, energy and other natural
resources, in addition to designing strategies to prevent, manage and remediate hazardous materials and other challenges.
During the first two years at Mines, Environmental Engineering students complete a set of
core courses that includes mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences. The first
two years also include engineering design coursework through the Engineering Practice
Introductory Sequence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches design
methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession.
In the final two years, students complete advanced courses in Hydrologic & Water Re-
sources Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Science and Water & Wastewater
Treatment, to name a few.
A summer field session after the junior year provides experience solving a real-world
problem in water resources and environmental engineering using actual sites in Colorado’s
Front Range. Juniors and seniors select electives that develop depth of knowledge in
environmental engineering, water resources, wastewater treatment, sustainable
engineering design and pollution prevention. As seniors, all students complete a capstone
design project in collaboration with students majoring in other engineering disciplines.
Minors and areas of special interest in other programs, such as Humanitarian Engineering,

are also available.


The broad curriculum from my undergrad.
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degree provided a strong foundation in
engineering fundamentals and problem
solving that served me well through graduate
Throughout our program, there is substantial focus on the development of practical
school and my career since graduating.
applications and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness and competitiveness

of Environmental Engineering students to a wide range of employers in consulting,
Many of my projects do not have a straight-
forward solution, and require a broad
industry and government and can involve work in an office, lab or in the great outdoors.
understanding of not just engineering, but also

social, economic and regulatory issues to make
In addition, summer internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn valuable
the project a success.
work skills, hone in on career interests, establish contacts and networks, identify

strengths and weaknesses and apply coursework to the world of work. Environmental
Mines prepared me well for meeting these
challenges through diverse coursework, senior
Engineering graduates often get jobs managing and protecting our natural water
design projects, and by providing extra-curricular
resources, in water/wastewater treatment plants, conducting soil and ground-water
activities. In particular, the RMWEA/AWWA Student
remediation or cleaning up mine sites, river restoration, environmental aspects of oil
Chapter was a great opportunity to get to know other
and gas development, in chemical or microbiological laboratories, or working with
professionals in the environmental industry, and
ultimately led to my first job offer.”
government agencies in environmental regulation or public health. According to the

2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Environmental Engineers is
~ Jamie Eichenberger, PE, B.S. Env. Engineering
projected to grow 15% from 2012-2022, faster than the average of all occupations,
Utility Planning Project Manager at HDR
and are receiving median annual salary offerings of $80,890.

Student Experience
DEPARTMENT QUICK FACTS
Mines students will tell you that living in Colorado offers many opportunities to take
a break from the books and enjoy a healthy outdoor and community life.
ABET Accredited
334 Undergrad. Students
With over 170 student organizations, clubs and recreation activities, Mines students
excel in their academics while pursuing diverse interests and enjoying balanced, active
143 Graduate Students
college lives. The American Water Works Association/Water Environment Federation
(AWWA/WEF) is of particular interest to Environmental Engineering students. Not to
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mention, our campus sits at the foot of the Rocky Mountains - which means Colorado’s
playground is right in our backyard. At the Colorado School of Mines, life is rich and
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rewarding both inside and outside of the classroom.

2016-17 Environmental Engineering Curriculum
Freshman Year





Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
MATH111
Calculus for Scientists & Engineers I
4
MATH112
Calculus for Scientists & Engineers II
4
CHGN121
Principles in Chemistry I
4
PHGN100
Physics I - Mechanics
4.5
GEGN101
Earth & Environmental Systems
4
CHGN122
Principles of Chemistry II
4
LAIS100
Nature & Human Values
4
EPIC151
Design (EPICS) I
3
CSM101
Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
PAGN102
Physical Education
0.5
PAGN101
Physical Education
0.5




TOTAL 17 credits
TOTAL 16 credits
Sophomore Year





Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
MATH213
Calculus for Scientists & Engineers III 4
MATH225
Differential Equations
3
PHGN200
Physics II - Electromagnetism & Optics 4.5
CEEN311
Mechanics of Materials
3
CEEN310
Fluid Mechanics for Civil & Env. Eng.
3
EPIC251
Design (EPICS) II
3
CEEN241
Statics
3
LAIS200
Human Systems
3
CHGN209 *
Thermodynamics
3
EBGN201
Principles of Economics
3
PAGN2XX
Physical Education
0.5
PAGN2XX
Physical Education
0.5







TOTAL 18 credits
TOTAL 15.5 credits
Junior Year






Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
MATH201
Probability & Statistics
3
CEEN302
Fundamentals of Env. Sci. & Eng. II
3
CEEN301
Fundamentals of Env. Sci.& Eng. I
3
CEEN303
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
3
CEEN 381
Hydrologic & Water Resource Engin
3
CEEN482
Hydrology & Water Resource Engineering Lab
3
CSCI260
Fortran Programming, 261, or MAT307 2
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering Elective
3
BIOSCI. Elect
Biology, Ecology or Microbiology
3
LAIS/EBGN
Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
LAIS/EBGN
Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
FREE
Free Elective
3

TOTAL 17 credits
TOTAL 18 credits

3 Week Summer Session
Credits


CEEN330
Env. Engineering Field Session
3


Senior Year






Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
EGGN491
Senior Design I
3
EGGN492
Senior Design II
3
CEEN470
Water & Wastewater Treatment Proc 3
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering Elective
3
CEEN480
Chem Fate and Transport in the Env
3
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering Elective
3
EVE ELECT
Environmental Engineering Elective
3
LAIS/EBGN
Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
FREE
Free Elective
3
FREE
Free Elective
3







TOTAL 15 credits
TOTAL 15 credits




DEGREE TOTAL HOURS: 134.5 credits
For the most accurate and up-to-date curriculum information, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin
* Can take CBEN210 or MEGN361

PROGRAM CONTACT
Jaime Bachmeier
Undergrad Program Administrator
1015 14th St.
Golden, CO 80401
jbachmeier@mines.edu
303.273.3860