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Undergraduate Courses in Environmental Engineering

UNIV 1101/1102. LEARNING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT. 2(2-0)

Definition and role of the engineer in society.  Engineering skills, tools and techniques applied to problem solving, academic and professional survival strategies.  

EVEN 2304. COMPUTER METHODS for EVEN. 3(3-0)

Basic computer methods useful for environmental engineering analysis and design. Introduction to programming, analysis and application software, with hands-on applications.  Applications of structured, object-oriented and event-driven programming and relational databases for environmental problems.

EVEN 2310.   INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 3(3-0)

Science basics, law and regulations, protection of human health and the environment from air, water, solid/hazardous and product pollution.  Structure of the environmental industry.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing in B.S. program in physical science, engineering or agriculture.

EVEN 2311.   ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ETHICS AND POLICY. 3(3-0)

Science basics, law and regulations, protection of human health and the environment from air, water, solid/hazardous and product pollution.  Structure of the environmental industry.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing in B.S. program in physical science, engineering or agriculture.

EVEN 2372.   ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY. 3(3-0)

This course focuses on current global environmental issues including environmental pollution, climate change, energy and sustainability.  It also discusses the interactions between human behavior and environmental crises, studies the impact of global environmental issues, and evaluates the prospect of changing lifestyle for promoting sustainable development.

EVEN 3320.   CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 3(3-0)

Fundamental chemical principles for determination of the source, fate, and transformation of chemical compounds in natural and polluted environments.  Climate change, air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, pollution and treatment of water sources, and the utilization of insecticides and herbicides.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1312.

EVEN 3321. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB. 3(1-3)

Overview of contaminant transport and partitioning processes, chemical processes, biological processes, and particle dynamics and separations processes.  Design and performance of experiments to generate data for environmental engineering design.  Statistical analyses and interpretation of experimental data.  Prerequisites: EVEN 2310, CHEM 1312/1112.  Laboratory fee, $30. 

EVEN 3328.   ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROCESS FUNDAMENTALS. 3(3-0)

Physiochemical and biological process fundamentals and applications in Environmental Engineering practice.  Emphasis is on the mass balance approach to problem solving with consideration of water chemistry, environmental process kinetics, ideal reactors, and biological process fundamentals. Prerequisite: EVEN 2310.

EVEN 3336.   ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. 3(3-0)

Use and control of microorganisms in engineered systems and the effects of microorganisms on the environment and on human activity, health, and welfare.  Microbial structure, function, growth, metabolism, and diversity, as well as microbial involvement biogeochemical cycling and in water and waste treatment, waterborne diseases, and pollution control. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311.

EVEN 3399.  NUCLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. 3(3-0)

Nuclear fuel cycle and associated environmental impacts and safety concerns related to nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics, health physics, and environmental engineering. Prerequisite: junior standing.

EVEN 4102.   ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I. 3(3-0)

Application of the scientific, engineering, technical and communication skills to a water resources related environmental engineering design topic.  Sustainable development and communication skills are emphasized.  Prerequisites: CEEN 3392, EVEN 2310, EVEN 3320, EVEN 3328.

EVEN 4301.   WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT. 3(3-0)

Engineering analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.  Main topics include water quality evaluation; physical, chemical, and biological treatment systems; design of facilities for production of drinking water and treatment and reclamation of municipal and industrial wastewater; and management of residuals from water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Prerequisites: MATH 3320, EVEN 2310, EVEN 3320.

EVEN 4303.   ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II. 3(3-0)

The application of environmental engineering principles, including sustainability and economic criteria to a comprehensive air pollution control design problem.  Computer software is utilized as a design aid.  Prerequisites:  EVEN 4102.

EVEN 4304.   WATER RESOURCES AND ADVANCED COMPUTER METHODS. 3(3-0)

Application of advanced computer techniques and methods for numerical analysis and solution of complex environmental engineering problems including geospatial analysis, mathematical model development and numerical solutions to non-linear differential equations, and their applications to water resources problems.    Prerequisites:  EVEN 2304 or equivalent.

EVEN 4306.  SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE FUNDAMENTALS. 3(3-0)

Solid and hazardous waste engineering and planning.  Landfill technology development and design.  Waste to energy concepts and technology development, and resource conservation and recovery perspectives.  Prerequisite: EVEN 3328.

EVEN 4336.  SELECTED TOPICS. 3(3-0)

One or more topics of environmental engineering.  May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisites:  senior standing.

EVEN 4386. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL. 3(3-0)

A fundamental approach to air pollutants classification, sources and effects; theories of air quality, air pollution control and atmospheric science; control technologies of particulate and gaseous air pollutants, and process design variables; introduction to air pollution meteorology and dispersion modeling.  Prerequisites:  CEEN 3392 and senior standing.

EVEN 4399. INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. V(1-3)

Internships in industry, government or consulting companies, designed to broaden the skills obtained through curricular education.  Prerequisite:  junior or senior standing.

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