(College of Engineering)
TBD, Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 2001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0586; http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu
The built environment plays an integral role in meeting society’s most basic needs of shelter, security, mobility, community, and water & waste treatment, but it also contributes significantly to the sustainability challenges of climate change, pollution, resource consumption, and land use. As society and government policy increase pressure to reduce the environmental impacts of our everyday activities, individuals must increasingly understand how the built environment they design and maintain fits into the complex environmental and human system in which we live. The minor provides a guiding framework for educating individuals who will design and maintain our future built environment in the challenges and potential solutions for improved sustainability.
The minor is designed to develop awareness of students in the three core themes of sustainability: Engineering & Science, Social Context, and Policy & Economics. The aim is both to foster the social context of engineering and to attract students from a range of departments and programs across campus to grow trans-disciplinary interactions. Students are required to take ECI 123, as well as electives as specified in the three core themes.
The minor is designed to attract students from a range of departments and programs across campus, including, Environmental Science & Policy, Plant Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Design, Engineering, Community & Regional Development, Anthropology, Agriculture & Resource Economics, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Toxicology, Applied Biological Systems Technology, Geology, Hydrology and all disciplines of Engineering. Students enrolled in the minor will acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of the elements and integrated processes necessary for a sustainable built environment.
To complete this minor a student is required to:
1. Take ECI 123 (4 units); and
2. Take one additional course, of at least 3 units each, in each of three core thematic areas of the minor: Engineering & Science, Social Context, and Policy & Economics; and
3. Take at least one additional course in any of the three core thematic areas of the minor (can be any number of units); and
4. Complete at least 14 units of coursework from the core thematic areas of the minor. May include 1-3 units of ECI 198 sustainable design project, by approval of advisor.
Successful completion of the minor requires both a minimum overall UC GPA of 2.000 and a minimum 2.000 GPA for the coursework completed for the minor, with no grade lower than a C- for any course used for the minor. All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Up to 4 units can be lower division, all other units must be upper division. Substitute courses in the thematic areas may be proposed by students for the minor and are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Please refer to your college’s policies regarding course overlap rules.
The Minor Declaration form is available via the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS) at https://students.ucdavis.edu/. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Advisors in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at email@example.com.
Transcript notation must be requested no later than the quarter preceding
Minor advisors. H.N. Bischel, C.E. Bronner, A.L. Forrest, F.J. Loge, A. Kendall, S.A. Miller