Student Resources

ESE Student Resources

ESE students at the University at Albany have one thing in common, a passion to solve environmental issues both locally and globally. We work closely with these students to ensure their success.


Academic Advising

ESE offers a variety of academic support services, encourages students to approach learning in new and innovative ways, and provides extensive academic advising services.

You're assigned an academic advisor in Academic Advising as a freshmen, and work with that advisor until declaring or being admitted into a major.

Once you've declared a major within the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering, you will receive advisement through the CNSE Advisement Office.


Academic Advising

Please contact Academic Advising to speak with an academic advisor.


Within the College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering

Please contact the CNSE Advisement Office at [email protected] and schedule an appointment today to speak with an advisor.


Meet Our Advisor

Todd Schnitzer

Todd Schnitzer








The environmental engineering curriculum includes math and science courses in the freshman and sophomore years, required engineering courses in the junior and senior years, and technical elective courses and the Capstone Experience in the senior year. Students enrolling in this Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program will be equipped with a strong foundation in this broad discipline, state-of-the-art science and technologies for solving environmental problems using sustainable approaches, and skills for lifelong learning. 

For a detailed and current list of program requirements, visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for the ESE program. Current students must follow the bulletin associated with their year of entry.


Program Planning Checklists

The program planning checklists are designed for the Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (B.S.) curriculum. Please review the program planning planning checklists and discuss with an advisor. 


Senior Capstone Design

Teams of students conduct preliminary and final designs of real-world environmental engineering projects. Students will be able to hone their design skills based upon knowledge, tools and skills learned from other courses. Progress reports and presentations from all team members are required for this course. Prerequisite(s): senior standing or instructor consent.

Clubs and Member Organizations
CNSE Laptop Program

Laptops are required for in-class instructional purposes in many CNSE courses. Laptops will be used to solve problems, collaborate, discuss applications of engineering, and work on engineering projects. The College of Nanotechnology, Science, and Engineering at the University at Albany has collaborated with the UAlbany Information Technology Services (ITS) in establishing academic purchase programs with Dell and Apple which allow students to purchase laptops at special savings.

Since laptops are required in many CNSE classes, our students need to factor the purchase cost of a laptop into the total educational expenses. Questions about financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid office. Please contact your department with any questions about the program.

  • Technology Discounts for Computers: Sign in to your MyUAlbany portal. Scroll down to the Technology Resources menu on the left side of the screen. You will see links to Apple Store for Education, Dell University Laptop Program, as well as other technology resources.
  • Minimum Configurations: CNSE suggests that a minimum configuration would consist of an i5 Intel processor, with 8 GB of main memory, and at least 500 GB HDD. A recommended configuration would include an i7 Intel processor, 16 GB of main memory and 1 TB HDD or 512GB SDD. Likewise, CNSE suggests you consider protecting your purchase with AppleCare (for Apple) or Accidental Damage Service (for Dell) for at least 3 years.
  • Software Available to UAlbany Students: Also in the Technology Resources section of MyUAlbany is a link to software that is available to our University community (including Office365). MatLab Simulink is an example of software that CNSE students will need in some of their computer science or engineering classes. And all you have to do is download it! For more information about technology discounts, visit the Technology Resources section mentioned above or contact the ITS Help Desk at 518-442-3700.

For more information, please review the CNSE Laptop Program.


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