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Graduate Courses in Environmental Engineering

EVEN 6102
Graduate Seminar In Environmental Engineering
1(1-0)
Description The objective of this course is to provide students with exposure to multidisciplinary opinions on current and future environmental issues from industrial, scientific, academic, governmental and engineering experts, in an environmental that fosters productive exchange of ideas. Credit / non-credit grades will be issued for this course.
Prerequisites graduate standing in EVEN or related discipline.

EVEN 6301
Environmental And Occupational Health
3(3-0)
Description Allows Environmental Engineering graduate students to participate in internships with industry, government, and environmental consulting companies in career-based practical activities to broaden the skills obtained through curricular education. Credit/non-credit grade.
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EVEN 6304
INTERNSHIP / ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
V:1-3
Description Overview of pertinent regulations and regulatory infrastructure. Development and application of the fundamental principals that determine environmental and occupational health. Discussion of methods for controlling environmental occupational hazards. Introduction to Environmental health and Safety Information Systems.
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EVEN 6305
Research In Environmental Engineering
3(3-0)
Description Research for Thesis or Dissertation.
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EVEN 6308
Fundamentals Of Solid/Hazardous Waste Engineering
3(3-0)
Description Overview of pertinent federal and state regulations. Fundamentals of solid/hazardous waste generation, management, treatment and disposal. Emphasis on the modeling aspects of the fate and transport of hazardous waste in the environment. Discussions of assessment planning, waste minimization, effective management of waste material, and the application of treatment and disposal technologies.
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EVEN 6309
Fundamentals Of Air Quality And Pollution Control
3(3-0)
Description Classification of air pollutants by the Clean Air Act and its amendments. Fundamental theories of air pollution and atmospheric science. Air pollution meteorology, atmospheric dispersion modeling, and an introduction to air quality models. Control technology of gaseous air pollutants, process design variable applications.
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EVEN 6311
Air Quality Modeling
3(3-0)
Description Physico-chemical process analysis of the atmosphere. Discussion of air quality models, types and applications. Development of an atmospheric chemical transport model for urban and regional-scale applications. Performance evaluation and statistical assessment of air quality models. Stochastic modeling and analysis of air quality problems.
Prerequisites MATH 3320 or equivalent.

EVEN 6312
Surface Water Quality Modeling
3(3-0)
Description Ecological and human effects assessment; environmental decision criteria; monitoring strategies; environmental exposure assessment; development of pollutant transport, fate and persistence models; model parameter estimation.
Prerequisites MATH 3320 or equivalent.

EVEN 6313
Groundwater Contaminant Transport Modeling
3(3-0)
Description Advanced topics in groundwater flow problems and contaminant transport modeling, including groundwater transport model selection, initialization, and calibration with an emphasis on model application to regional water resources protection and planning.
Prerequisites MATH 3320.

EVEN 6314
Ecosystem Modeling
3(3-0)
Description Discussion of ecosystem models, types and applications. Emphasis is placed on incorporation of relevant forcing functions and system processes into models to predict design outcomes for restoration and re-creation. Ecosystem modeling definitions, concepts and principles in their application to understanding ecosystem response to human induced perturbations. Development of a dynamic, ecosystem computer simulation model.
Prerequisites MATH 3320 or equivalent.

EVEN 6356.1
Physical and Chemical Water Treatment Processes
3(3-0)
Description Overview of the theory and mechanisms governing physical and chemical treatment processes.  Application of chemical and physical process theory to the practical designs of systems for water and wastewater treatment and residuals management.  Basic design features of the treatment systems are presented, but the emphasis in on the underlying principles, including why a process works and what the significant variables are.
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EVEN 6316
Fundamentals Of Environmental Biotechnology
3(3-0)
Description Overview of microbiology fundamentals and development of quantitative tools for describing stoichiometry, microbial energetics, microbial kinetics, biofilm kinetics, and bioreactor mass balances. Application of these tools for designing processes for treating solid, liquid, and gas phase pollutants, including solid waste composting, wastewater treatment, sludge digestion, bioremediation, and air biofiltration. Analysis of complex biological systems involving dynamic multispecies interactions.
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EVEN 6318
Environmental Systems Modeling
3(3-0)
Description This course is designed to introduce the basic approaches for modeling environmental systems. Impacts from anthropogenic activities to the environment will be systematically evaluated via the use of various simulation approaches. Case studies in understanding complex environmental systems will be incorporated to enhance the integrated skills available for model synthesis via multidisciplinary analysis.
Prerequisites MATH 3320 or equivalent.

EVEN 6319
Chemical Principles Of Environmental Engineering Design
3(3-0)
Description Discussions and applications of chemical principles in disinfection, air pollution, geochemistry, and aquatic, microbial, redox, and coagulation chemistry in systems design for environmental engineering. Introduction to chemical computer models for environmental applications. An overview of the biogeochemistry of natural water systems and the chemistry of the atmosphere.
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EVEN 6320
Environmental Risk Assessment And Management Of Risk
3(3-0)
Description Quantitative and qualitative topics in the characterization of environmental risk and the development of acceptable concentrations. Evaluation of models to develop guideline concentrations and regulatory options and actions to manage risk.
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EVEN 6329
Environmental Monitoring And Measurements
3(1-3)
Description An integrated experience in developing and designing laboratory experiments and field sampling campaigns, acquiring and analyzing high quality data for understanding environmental phenomena, and presenting experimental results using state-of-the-art communication tools. Emphasis is also on project-oriented, team-based projects that promote collaborative learning.
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EVEN 6330
Ecological Engineering
3(3-0)
Description Discussion of the fundamental processes and attributes of natural systems, including hydrology, bio-geochemistry and ecology, with the emphasis on the engineer's role in creating and restoring natural systems. Techniques for terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystem creation and restoration, including assessment, planning, and construction.
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EVEN 6331
Industrial Ecology
3(3-0)
Description Discussion of similarities between ecological systems and industrial systems with the emphasis on material cycles, energy flow, organizational structures and how industries can learn from their natural counterpart. Fundamentals of natural ecosystems as models for the design, creation and operation of industrial ecosystems. Role of engineered ecosystems in industrial ecosystems (e.g., residual-product resource recovery, contaminated site remediation water conservation). Discussion of pollution prevention tools for industrial and process design, including green chemistry and green engineering approaches to process and product design, and environmental performance evaluation tools, including life cycle assessment.
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EVEN 6332
Environmental Data Analysis
3(3-0)
Description Topics concerning the unique characteristics of environmental data, the process of statistical characterization, the identification of system changes, the usefulness of non-parametric approaches and the utilization of data in characterizing risk and the determination of acceptable environmental cleanup standards to manage risk.
Prerequisites MATH 3320.

EVEN 6340
Decision Sciences For Environmental Systems
3(3-0)
Description This course provides the fundamentals of decision science theory in support of large-scale complex environmental systems analysis. Discussions and lectures will cover the realm of multi-criteria decision-making. The basics of multi-attribute decision-making and multi-objective programming techniques, risk and uncertainty-based decision analysis, such as multi-objective stochastic programming, gray programming, fuzzy programming, and their combinations will be emphasized.
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EVEN 6341
Environmental Informatics
3(3-0)
Description Introduction to environmental data types and structures. Discussion of database design and tools, data warehousing; environmental information management using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), theory and environmental application of remote-sensing technologies; environmental knowledge management and decision support using knowledge-based systems.
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EVEN 6342
Environmental Systems Engineering
3(3-0)
Description The course provides the fundamentals of optimization theories and their real world application potential for environmental systems planning and pollution control. Class discussions of fundamental operational research techniques cover linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming, and nonlinear programming. Case studies are designed to deal with the typical planning, design, and operation problems for environmental infrastructure systems with regard to complex multidisciplinary decision-making.
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EVEN 6343
Environmental Management Systems
3(3-0)
Description This course introduces the basic knowledge of current environmental management systems applied in both public and private sectors. Class discussions will cover conventional development of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for various levels of organizations. Possible extensions of internal and external environmental auditing, environmental label, and life cycle assessment can be made based on relevant Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) requirements. Case studies emphasize enterprise strategic environmental management planning for organizations and their stakeholders, in the context of environmental regulatory, law and policy. These topics will be linked with ecoproduct evaluation, environmental performance evaluation, and green production planning to search for strategies compatible with ISO 14001-accreditation.
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EVEN 6354
Environmental Regulations And Policy
3(3-0)
Description Overview of federal and state regulations for the protection, and international agreements for the protection of human and environmental health. Legal, social, political and economic patterns and processes, which set the stage of the development of environmental policy. Impacts and interactions of environmental regulation and policy on the design and implementation of environmental management systems in the public and private sectors. Discussion of environmental ethics and interactions with the environmental engineering profession and with the formulation of environmental regulations and policy.
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EVEN 6356.2
Environmental Exposure Assessment
3(3-0)
Description Direct measurement and model simulation methods used to characterize environmental exposures. Students gain an understanding of the complexities, uncertainties, and physical, chemical and biological issues relevant to environmental exposure assessment. Topics include exposure terminology, exposure study design, pollutant fate and transport, human activity patterns, indoor air quality, dosimetry, statistical methods in exposure assessment, quality assurance and quality control, and state-of-the-art techniques for characterizing airborne pollutants.
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