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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

Course(s) UH Designations
Fundamentals of Chemistry CHEM 1311
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 1111
Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 CHEM 1312
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory CHEM 1112
Calculus I, II, and III and Engineering Math. MATH 2413, 2414, 2415, and 3321
Engineering Physics (without laboratory) PHYS 1321 and 1322
Computing and Problem Solving for Engineers ENGI 1331


Leveling Courses

Course(s) UH Designations
Mechanics I CIVE 2330
Mechanics II CIVE 2331
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies CIVE 2332
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering CIVE 3434
Thermodynamics MECE 2334


Admission Process

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.