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2199MIN07 - Ecological Engineering Minor

Program description

Ecological engineering integrates traditional engineering concepts with ecological principles such as resiliency, adaptation, and community dynamics. The ecological engineering minor prepares students to design sustainable systems integrating human activities with the natural environment, including watershed management and enhancement; waste treatment systems; phytoremediation and bioremediation; industrial ecology; constructed and restored wetlands; mitigation of non-point source contamination; and increase of ground water recharge through "low impact" design and other methods.

The minor, offered by faculty in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and administered through the College of Science and Engineering, involves courses in bioproducts and biosystems engineering; civil, environmental and geo-engineering; ecology, evolution and behavior; environmental sciences, policy and management; forest resources; and earth sciences.
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