Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The Department of Environmental Engineering was established in January 1973 in response to the growing concern over the environment and the need for fully qualified engineers capable of undertaking professional responsibilities for optimum development and prudent management of water, air and land resources. This department evolved from the Sanitary Engineering division of the Civil Engineering Department, which had been offering graduate courses in this field since 1967.

The Department of Environmental Engineering offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The programs are designed with consideration of the modern concepts of environmental engineering education, as well as to encourage the development of individual initiative and resourcefulness with emphasis on responsibility and good judgment.

The environmental engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

MISSION: The mission of the Environmental Engineering Department is to provide the high quality environmental engineering education as required by the industry and the public; to advance the understanding and application of the principles of environmental science and engineering; to enhance and maintain sustainable economic development efforts and to improve the well-being of the society in general through teaching, research and community outreach programs.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: The graduates of the B.S. program of Department of Environmental Engineering, after few years following graduation, are environmental engineering professionals who meet the following program educational objectives:

1. Graduates will identify and contribute to the solution of current and emerging environmental problems in a creative and independent manner.
2. Graduates will participate in research and technology development programs.
3. Graduates will function in diverse areas of environmental engineering practice at national and international levels.
4. Graduates will pursue leadership positions in both public and private organizations.

STUDENT OUTCOMES: The students of the B.S. program of Department of Environmental Engineering, at the time of graduation are expected to meet the following student outcomes:

a) Graduates will have an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b) Graduates will have an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c) Graduates will have an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs with realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
d) Graduates will have an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e) Graduates will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f) Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g) Graduates will have an ability to communicate effectively.
h) Graduates will have the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
i) Graduates will have recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j) Graduates will have knowledge of contemporary issues.
k) Graduates will have an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ENVE101 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENG. 2 2 0 3.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
ENVE102 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY I 3 3 0 5.0
CE101 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING 3 2 2 4.0
CENG230 INTRODUCTION TO C PROGRAMMING 3 2 2 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CHEM229 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS 4 3 2 6.0
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ENVE201 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIROMENTAL ENG.PRO. 3 3 0 5.0
ENVE208 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 3 1 4 3.0
ES223 STATICS AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 4 4 0 5.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENVE202 ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIYOLOGY 4 3 2 6.0
ENVE206 PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PRIN.OF ENVIRON.ENG. 3 3 0 5.0
ENVE307 AIR POLLUTION 3 3 0 5.0
ES303 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
CHE204 THERMODYNAMICS I 4 4 0 7.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENVE300 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 4.0
ENVE303 UNIT OP. & PROCES. OF WATER TREAT. 3 3 0 6.0
ENVE309 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT 3 3 0 6.0
CE374 FLUID MECHANICS 3 3 0 5.0
CE375 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENVE304 UNIT OP. & PROCES.OF WASTEWATER TREAT. 3 3 0 6.0
ENVE312 WATER SUPPLY AND URBAN DRAINAGE 3 3 0 6.0
ENVE322 TRANSPORT PROCESSES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 3 3 0 6.0
ES361 COMPUTING METHODS IN ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENVE400 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
ENVE404 ENVIROMENTAL MODELING 3 3 0 6.0
ENVE407 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I 3 2 2 7.0
ENVE412 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 5.0
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENVE408 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II 3 2 2 7.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week