10-ENG : Environment and Sustainability

Concentrations:  Biomedical  ||  Energy  || Engineering Computation ||  Environment and Sustainability  ||  Manufacturing Design ||  Materials || Process Data Analytics

Course 10-ENG: Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Concentration

Environment and Sustainability

This concentration will enable exploration into separation processes, membrane systems, atmospheric chemistry and other environmental challenges. A number of core chemical engineering principles are key to addressing these challenges. Topics that might be covered in the concentration include green or environmentally sustainable energy, water purification, water distribution and supply, and soil remediation. Additional areas of potential interest are the generation of sustainable materials, environmental health, and the use of biological mechanisms for the breakdown of pollutants. Some subjects offer the opportunity to gain context within the global economic and ecological environment. The classes listed below are suggested subjects, but students may propose any set of courses that fit the environmental concentration pending approval from their 10-ENG advisor.

Suggested Undergraduate Subjects
Students can choose 4 of the following subjects, or propose other subjects that are consistent with this concentration in consultation with his or her advisor.

Environment & Sustainability
Course Name Units GIR Prerequisites
1.006 Tools for Sustainable Design 12
*1.018 Ecology I: The Earth System 12 CI-M None
1.020 Engineering Sustainability: Analysis and Design 12 Physics I (GIR); Coreq: 18.03 or permission of instructor
♦1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment 12 1.060; Coreq: 1.106, 1.070; or permission of
♦1.070A/B Introduction to Hydrology 12 1.060 (equiv to 10.301); Coreq: 1.061, 1.106
1.071 Global Change Science 12 18.03
1.077 Land, Water, Food, and Climate 9
1.076 Carbon Management 12
*1.080 Environmental Chemistry 12 Chem(GIR)
1.086 Physics of Renewable Energy Systems & Computational Analysis 12 (Physics I (GIR), Physics II (GIR), and 18.03) or permission of instructor
1.091 Traveling Research Environmental eXperience (TREX): Fieldwork 3 (IAP) Permission of instructor
*1.096J/10.496J Design of Sustainable Polymer Systems 12 (IAP) (10.213 and 10.301) or permission of instructor
*1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory 6 Half-LAB None. Coreq: 1.061, 1.070
*1.107 Environmental Chemistry and Biology Laboratory 6 Half-LAB None. Coreq: 1.080
2.813 Energy, Materials and Manufacturing 12 2.008 or Permission of instructor
2.814 Exploring Sustainability at Different Scales 12
•3.080 Strategic Materials Selection 12 (3.010 and 2.020) or permission of
5.07 Biological Chemistry I 12 REST 5.12
7.05 General Biochemistry 12 REST 5.12, Biology (GIR), or permission of instructor
10.291J Intro to Sustainable Energy 12 Inst. Perm. (junior/senior only)
12.021 Earth Science, Energy, and the Environment 12 Physics I (GIR), Calculus I (GIR), Chemistry (GIR)
12.301 Climate Science 12 Chemistry (GIR), 18.03, or permission of instructor
12.306 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry 12
12.307 Weather and Climate Laboratory 12 LAB, CI-M Calculus II (GIR), Physics I (GIR)
*12.335 Experimental Atmospheric Chemistry 12 LAB, CI-M Chemistry (GIR)
EC.715 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 12 D-Lab
EC.719 Climate Change and Planetary Health 12 D-Lab

* Also listed as Foundational Concept
Course X ICE-topic class
♦ Prerequisite covered by 10.302
• Prerequisite covered by 5.60

Approved Graduate Subject Alternatives

Environ. Course Name Units GIR Prerequisites
1.831 Environmental Organic Chemistry 12 5.60, 18.03
2.500 Desalination and Water Purification 12 2.006, 1.020, 10.302 (-part of ChE Core), or permission of instructor
10.579J Applications in Technology in Energy and the Environment 12 Permission of instructor
10.817J Atmospheric Chemistry 12 5.60
12.845J Sustainability Science and Engineering Seminar 12 Permission of instructor
IDS.065J Energy Systems for Climate Change Mitigation 12 Permission of instructor