Team work, collaboration and written communication are critical skills employers seek. Your instructor is not your only resource to developing these skills while you are here at HSU. There many resources both within the ERE department and throughout HSU that will help you succeed in your classes and excel in the job market.

Solar energy monitoring  Bottles of chemicals
Engineering 115 students measure various forms of solar radiation (left), while engineering 351 students record the biological oxygen demand of local streams (right) 

Success in the Program

Are you new to college? Want some hints on how to get good grades? A former ERE students explains how to be successful in ERE program.


Need help in a class? Get three classmates together and you can get help for free!

Equipment Handbook

Many courses share common equipment, learn how to use it prior to lab.

Technical Communication

Technical writing is one of the most important skills you will learn in the ERE department. Your instructors will expect you to know the information in this section.

Library Resources

Have a research topic, but don't know where to start? The HSU librarians have put together several resources specific to environmental resources engineering.

Other Resources

While at HSU there are many tasks that you will need to master, such as registering for classes, finding a professor's office, requesting a key card for access to the Engineering building, obtaining a summer internship, or just getting your email to work. This section highlights where you can find that information on the HSU website and more.


Find common forms and document that are useful for success in the program.


Find maps of ERE related buildings and professor's offices.

ERE Key Card Requests

For the current term, the ERE Department is accepting requests for key card access to first floor SciD from Environmental Systems graduate students in the ERE and ETaP options.  If you are a grad student interested in ERE key card access to SciD, please email <> to request a link to the key card form. 

The ERE Department is not currently issuing access cards to undergraduate students.

How to Use vLinux

Find a pdf with instructions and screenshots for using vLinux at home or on-campus with a personal laptop. 

How to Apply

So environmental resources engineering sounds interesting, but you are still not sure if HSU is right for you? Explore what HSU has to offer to both freshman and transfer students.


For paperwork and forms such as major and minor contracts, course planning guides, semester schedules, course rotations, office hours and more, visit our forms page!