Environmental Engineering involves the application of engineering principles to the design and development of systems, processes, and tools needed for the protection of the environment, human health, and natural ecosystems in order to foster sustainable development. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (B.S.Env.E.) emphasizes municipal, natural, and industrial environments with focus on the core competency areas of water and wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, solid and hazardous waste management, and air and water quality control. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice.
The mission of the B.S.Env.E. degree program is to:
The B.S.Env.E. program at FGCU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Total current academic year enrollment in the FGCU B.S.Env.E. program is 142 students (official institutional numbers for program majors plus pre-majors as of the Fall semester of 2015). Program graduates over the most recent prior academic year of 2014-15 totaled 17. The number of program graduates for academic year 2015-16 is expected to be about 30 students.