Minor in Sustainable Engineering

Sustainable engineering is the incorporation of environmental, economic, and social equity considerations in the engineering design process.  The United Nations details 17 Sustainable Development Goals for humanity.  These target sustainability in science, food security, gender equality, poverty, infrastructure, water, life, climate, etc.  Sustainable engineering contextualizes these goals for the engineering profession and offers solutions.  The sustainable engineering minor focuses on energy and material concerns as they relate to the processes that produce commodity chemicals, consumer products, energy, etc.  Coupled with the energy and materials considerations, are engineering economics to detail variable circular economies that exist in markets.  

Students must complete a minimum of 12 units as listed under the course requirements. All of these units must be outside the requirements for the students major, i.e., the same courses cannot be listed both on the minor and the major forms. CHE 115 and CHE 133 (3 units each) are required for all students taking this minor. Students also take any two of the College of Engineering courses listed below (3 units each). Students in some engineering majors may need to take additional courses to meet prerequisites for the courses required in this minor.  Interested students are recommended to meet with a Sustainable Engineering Minor advisor. This minor is offered by the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

For more information about the minor you can visit the page Sustainable Engineering Minor