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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Link to B.S. requirements for the Environmental Resources Engineering major in Humboldt State University's 2016/17 catalog:

B. S. Environmental Resources Engineering.


Following are requirements that must be met via the completion of courses outside the ERE major. For a description of the requirements, please see “The Bachelor’s Degree” section of the HSU catalog.

- Lower Division Area A1: Written Communication (3 units)
- Lower Division Area C (9 units)
- American Institutions (6 units)
- Upper Division Area C (3 units)
- Upper Division Area D (3 units)
- Diversity and Common Ground (0-6 units)

The ERE program has approval for the following GE requirements to be fulfilled by completion of the ERE major coursework. Students who change majors out of ERE will be required to complete these GE categories before graduation.

Lower Division GE Area A2: Oral Communication (3 units) and A3: Critical Thinking (3 units)

Lower Division GE Area B: Mathematical Concepts (3 units), Life Forms (3 units), Physical Universe (3 units)

Lower Division GE Area D: Social Science (6 units)

LOWER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: BIOL 105 Principles of Biology; CHEM 109,110 General Chemistry I, II; ENGR 115 Intro to Environmental Resources Engineering; ENGR 210 Solid Mechanics (Statics); ENGR 211 Solid Mechanics (Dynamics); ENGR 215 Intro to Engineering Design; ENGR 225 Computational Methods I; MATH 109,110,210 Calculus I, II, III; PHYX 110 General Physics II.

UPPER DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: ENGR 313 Systems Analysis; ENGR 322 Environmental Data Modeling & Analysis; ENGR 325 Computational Methods II; ENGR 326 Computational Methods III; ENGR 330 Mechanics and Science of Materials; ENGR 331 Thermodynamics I; ENGR 333 Fluid Mechanics; ENGR 351 Water Quality & Environmental Health; ENGR 410 Environmental Impact Assessment; ENGR 416 Transport Phenomena; ENGR 440 Hydrology I; ENGR 492 Capstone Design Project.

MAJOR ELECTIVE PROGRAM: With advice and approval of an ERE faculty advisor and the ERE Department Chair, select one upper division science or natural resources course and three senior engineering design courses from the following lists to form a coherent elective program. One science/natural resources elective from:
BIOL 330 Principles of Ecology; CHEM 328 Brief Organic Chemistry; FISH 320 Limnology; GEOL 306 General Geomorphology; PHYX 315 Electronic Instrumentation; SOIL 360 Origin and Classification of Soils; SOIL 363 Wetland Soils. Three engineering design electives from: ENGR 418 Applied Hydraulics; ENGR 421 Computational Methods IV; ENGR 434 Air Quality Engineering; ENGR 435 Solid Waste Management; ENGR 441 Hydrology II; ENGR 443 Groundwater Systems; ENGR 445 Water Resources Planning and Mgt.; ENGR 448 River Hydraulics; ENGR 451 Water and Waste Water Treatment; ENGR 452 Design of Water Treatment & Reuse Systems; ENGR 455 Engineered Natural Treatment Systems; ENGR 471 Thermodynamics and Energy Systems II; ENGR 473 Building Energy Analysis; ENGR 475 Renewable Energy Power Systems; ENGR 477 Solar Thermal Engineering; ENGR 481 Selected Topics with Engineering Design; ENGR 498 Senior Design Project.

* Requirements subject to change and superseded by most current catalog.

Master's Degree Requirements

Link to M.S. requirements for the Environmental Systems graduate program from Humboldt State University's 2016/17 catalog:

Environmental Systems: Complete an environmental systems program of courses arranged with a graduate advisor and approved by the faculty graduate committee. The program must include the core course below plus an environmental systems option. Background deficiencies may be satisfied by taking approved undergraduate courses.
- Complete the core course requirement:
SCI 698 Graduate Colloquium in Environmental Systems
- Complete one of the following options:
Environmental Resources Engineering, Geology, or Energy Technology and Policy.
- Write an acceptable thesis/project.

Prerequisites for the Environmental Resources Engineering option: Applicants should have an undergraduate major in engineering (civil, mechanical, agricultural, chemical, industrial, environmental, or other) or a related physical science. Students with deficiencies in core competencies associated with Environmental Resources Engineering may be required to take prerequisite coursework.

Required courses for the Environmental Resources Engineering option: All core requirements listed under Requirements for the Degree, plus at least three graduate level engineering courses from an approved list. In addition, students must complete approved coursework in topics related to engineering, associated sciences, economics, and policy to bring the total number of units to at least 30. Up to 6 units of thesis work may be applied to the degree. Note that courses taken at the 400-level for an undergraduate degree may not be repeated at the 500-level for credit towards the graduate degree.

Doctoral Degree Requirements