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Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering

Robart O'NeillWelcome to the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at FGCU! I invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our B.S.C.E. and B.S.Env.E. degree programs, within the relatively new and still growing U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering.

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,air and water quality control and sustainability in engineering.

Civil Engineering concerns the study of the conception, design, construction, and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the building of bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems, buildings, and many other types of structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control, and preservation of soil quality, are also important.

These programs employ a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice.

Robert O'Neill, Chair

ABET LogoThe B.S. Civil Engineering and B.S. Environmental Engineering programs at FGCU are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.