Program Requirements

About the Major

The natural environment in itself represents a complex and interactive biological, chemical, and physical system. Moreover, engineering strategies that operate in concert with environmental systems rely on application of fundamental engineering expertise coupled with specific environmental engineering practice.

Mercer’s environmental engineering majors study in the basic sciences, mathematics, and traditional engineering so they can apply engineering analysis and design to environmental systems. Beyond this, they study well-established environmental engineering topics including water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste systems, public health, atmospheric chemistry, and bioremediation.

Opportunities for students to deepen and broaden their technical education exist through several avenues, including faculty-led research, Habitat for Humanity, and Mercer On Mission.

Program Requirements

  • General Education: 32 hours
  • Engineering Core: 45 hours
  • Required Courses outside of EVE: 10 hours
  • Required Environmental Engineering (EVE) Courses: 27 hours
  • Environmental Engineering (EVE) Electives: 12 hours
  • Technical Electives: 3 hours
  • Total: 129 hours

Learn more about program requirements and see a timeline of study.