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2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering

The Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University is designed to collaborate closely with FIPR, the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, to provide long term, real-world projects for project-based learning throughout the curriculum. Environmental Engineering programs are one of the critical engineering degrees offered within a Polytechnic Engineering University and directly in scope with the University’s mission to “serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.” 

Concentration in Water

Water is at the center of Environmental Engineering. This concentration delves into the topic more closely and prepares students to become scientists, engineers, and leaders at state, local, and federal levels and make a positive impact on global water quality.

Modern Techniques in Sustainability

In this concentration, students will study the impact of human activity on the environment and explore and develop technologies and techniques for ensuring a sustainable future.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
  • CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4
  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4
  • MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 Credits: 4
  • MAP 2302 - Differential Equations Credits: 3
  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3
  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1
  • PHY 2049 - Physics 2 Credits: 3
  • PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory Credits: 1


Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& CHM2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C
  • or CHS X440/X440L

& CHM X046/CHMX046L

  • or CHM X046C

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C
  • or PHY X043 & X048L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C
  • or PHY X044 & X049L

Academic Learning Compact

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Environmental Engineering Degree, students will possess:


Critical Thinking


1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics




2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors




3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences




4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts




5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives




6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions




7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies