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Undergraduate Courses in Environmental Engineering

1201. Environmental Engineering as a Career. 2(2-0)

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

2304. Computer Methods for Environmental Engineers. 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. 

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 physical science, engineering or agriculture.

2372. Environmental Engineering in a Global Society. 3(3-0)

Focus on current global environmental issues including atmospheric pollution and climate change.  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. 

3320. Chemical Principles for Environmental Engineers. 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. Prerequisites: CHEM 1311, CHEM 1312.

3321. Environmental Engineering Lab. 3(1-2)

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. 

3328. Environmental Engineering Process Fundamentals. 3(3-0)

Physicochemical 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.

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.

4110. Environmental Ethics Seminar. 1(1-0)

Familiarization and instruction for students in the recognition and formulation of ethical questions and issues centered about environmental engineering professional practice. Approaches to articulate and attempt resolution of ethical issues in engineering including safety and the environment. Prerequisite: junior and senior standing.

4301. Water and Wastewater Treatment. 3(3-0)

Engineering analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment processes. Water quality evaluation; physical, chemical and biological treatment systems; design of facilities for production of drinking water and treatment. Prerequisites: MATH 3320, EVEN 2310, EVEN 3320.

4302. 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, EVVEN 2310, EVEN 3320, EVEN 3328, EVEN 4301.

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 3320, EVEN 3328, CHEN 4386.

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.

4317. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals. 3(3-0)

Introductory course in Environmental Engineering: science basis, law and regulations, protection of human health and the environment from air, water, solid/hazardous and product pollution. Structure of the environmental industry. Prerequisite: junior standing in physical science, engineering or agriculture.

4357. Environmental Aspects of Engineering Works and Products. 3(3-0)

Environmental transformations, contaminant transport, ideal reactor models, design and application of exposure assessment models to solve waste load allocation problems. Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering.

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