For More Info Contact
Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Houston
N107 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4003
Email: environmental [at] egr [dot] uh [dot] edu
Information for Non-engineers
U.S. Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering-related disciplines (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geology, Geophysics, and so forth) can be admitted to the environmental engineering program after completion of the prerequisite classes below. Before they graduate, these students must also take six undergraduate engineering "leveling" courses to put them on par with engineering graduates and to help them pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, the first step toward a Professional Engineering (PE) license. This option is not open to international students, who must possess an engineering degree upon admission to the Program. Upon graduation these students are viewed by the State of Texas Professional Engineering Board as having the equivalent of an Undergraduate Engineering Degree and can go through the licensure process to become professional engineers.
Students with B.S. degrees in non-engineering-related programs, e.g., technology, business, management architecture, and the arts must complete an engineering degree before admission.
Prerequisites to Application
|Fundamentals of Chemistry||CHEM 1331 and 1332|
|Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory||CHEM 1111 and 1112|
|Calculus I, II, and III and Engineering Math.||MATH 1431, 1432, 2433, and 3321|
|Engineering Physics (without laboratory)||PHYS 1321 and 1322|
|Introductory Computer Programming||COSC 1301 or equivalent|
|Mechanics I||CIVE 2330|
|Mechanics II||CIVE 2331|
|Mechanics of Deformable Bodies||CIVE 2332|
|Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering||CIVE 3434|
|Intro Circuits & Electronics||ECE 3336|
|Introduction to Thermodynamics||ENGI 2334|
To apply for admission, a non-engineering student would follow the normal application process, supplying the additional proof that the courses considered to be prerequisites to application are completed.