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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

College of Engineering

EES 3000 Environmental Science and Humanity
Credits: 3.
Interaction of technology and industrialization with earth's resources and the resultant effect on environmental quality. Identification of air, water and land pollution: causes, effects, and controls. Concepts of environmental management and the socioeconomic and institutional factors influencing environmental quality. Intended for non-ENV majors. (B)

EES 3000L Environmental Science and Humanity Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: EES 3000.
Field and laboratory instruction on ecosystems, environmental treatment and control systems, and methods of environmental analysis. Intended for junior level environmental science majors and minors. (B)

EES 3008 Energy and Environment
Credits: 3.
Consideration of the energy basis for man and nature including principles of energy analysis, systems ecology and public policy. (P)

EES 4021 Modeling Environmental Systems Dynamics
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 3040C and EES 4102 or the equivalent.
Relationship of feedback to dynamics, and its use in computer modeling of the causes of dynamics in bio-environmental systems to achieve engineering goals. Environmental models developed, tested and alternative solutions analyzed.

EES 4027 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 3.
Principles and applications of geographic information systems, spatial analysis and spatial modeling in environmental engineering sciences.

EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design
Credits: 3.
Principles and practices of environmental planning. Planning for and designing sustainable communities and regions. Exploration of quantitative methods for the evaluation of environmental impacts and analysis of carrying capacity of economic development. Exploration of theories of spatial and temporal organization of systems of humanity and nature.

EES 4102 Wastewater Microbiology
Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2046.
General concepts in microbiology and cell biology with major emphasis on the role of microorganisms in polluted environments. (B)

EES 4102L Environmental Biology Laboratory
Credits: 1.
Focuses on the biota (microorganisms, algae, zooplankton, fish, plants) found in natural (lakes and wetlands) and engineered systems, ecological engineering approach to management of surface waters and ecological modeling.

EES 4103 Applied Ecology
Credits: 2.
Application of ecological principles to technological resource management and problem solving. (B)

EES 4200 Environmental Chemistry of Carbon Compounds
Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2046.
Application of chemical principles to environmental processes and problems. Emphasis on organic chemical contaminants, chemistry of treatment processes, analytical methods, biochemistry and toxicology, and hazardous wastes. (P)

EES 4201 Water Chemistry
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046.
Kinetics and equilibrium of aqueous chemistry including acid-base, complexation, precipitation and redox equilibria. (P)

EES 4241C Water Analysis
Credits: 3; Coreq: EES 4201.
Basic procedures of chemical analysis applied to natural and waste waters, including sampling and interpretation of water quality. (P)

EES 4316 Industrial Ecology
Credits: 3.
Linkage of industrial activity with environmental and social sciences. Corporate environmental management and environmental ethics. Resources, laws and economics. Environmental account. Industrial products and processes and life cycle assessments. Case studies of corporate environmental policies.

EES 4370 Environmental Meteorology and Oceanography
Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046.
Processes of the atmosphere and oceans and human interaction.

EES 4401 Public Health Engineering
Credits: 3.
Application of engineering principles to protect public health. Areas covered include water supply, waste treatment, air pollution, radiological health, occupational health, milk and food sanitation, vector control, solid wastes, and housing hygiene. (P)

ENV 3040C Computational Methods in Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313; Coreq: MAP 2302.
Numerical modeling techniques and their application to environmental engineering. Use of personal computers and spreadsheets to solve numerical models. Solution techniques include numerical methods and their implementation using Excel and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

ENV 3930 Environmental Engineering Ethics Seminar
Credits: 1.
Intended for undergraduate students majoring in environmental engineering. Lectures and discussion on ethics topics in environmental engineering sciences. (H)

ENV 4041C Environmental Analysis
Credits: 3.
Theory and laboratory techniques for the analysis of air and water pollutants and basic concepts of ecosystems structure and analysis.

ENV 4042 Environmental Data Analysis
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2313.
Techniques and tools from sampling theory through laboratory QA and calibration, presentation of results, and legal aspects. In addition to standard statistical techniques, log normal distributions, censored data, limits of detection, etc. are presented.

ENV 4051 Pollutant Transport
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 3040; Coreq: ENV 4501.
The distribution of pollutants in natural waters. Advective and diffusive transport phenomena. Analytical and numerical prediction methods. Water quality models. Ocean outfall diffuser design.

ENV 4101 Elements of Atmospheric Pollution
Credits: 3; Prereq: EES 4200, PHY 2049 and either ECH 3023, EML 3007 or EML 3100.
Sources, effects and regulation of air pollutants. Meteorology and dispersion of pollutants. Sampling and analysis of gaseous and particulate air pollutants. Photochemical air pollution and mobile sources. (P)

ENV 4112C Air Sampling and Analysis
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4101.
Application of physical and chemical principles to measurement of gaseous and particulate pollutants in ambient air. Emphasis on federal reference methods for criteria pollutants.

ENV 4121 Air Pollution Control Design
Credits: 3; Coreq: ENV 4101.
Principles of particulate and gaseous emission control; design and operation of particulate and gas control equipment to meet federal emission standards.

ENV 4122 Design of an Air Pollution Control System
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4121.
Design of a complete air pollution control system including the industrial ventilation system needed to capture, transport and condition the hot, corrosive gases from an industrial process.

ENV 4212 Nuclear Power Radioactive Waste Technology
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
Characterization and description of low and high level radwastes, regulatory requirements and method of treatment. Transportation, burial and surveillance of radwaste. Decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

ENV 4300 Solid Waste Containment Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4351; Coreq: ENV 4561 or CWR 4202.
Design fundamentals of solid and hazardous waste landfills, waste piles, monofills and surface impoundments. Regulations, site requirements, sizing, liner design, leachate and gas management system design, operations and closure.

ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Credits: 4; Prereq: EES 4201.
Generation of solid and hazardous wastes. Collection, methods, equipment, costs and disposal. Rules, regulations and management systems for proper control of solid and hazardous wastes. Evaluation of engineering systems to minimize costs and regulatory problems. (P)

ENV 4353 Solid Waste Systems Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4351.
A capstone design experience focusing on the design of solid waste management systems such as landfills, waste-to-energy facilities, compost operations, recycling facilities and hazardous waste treatment/storage/disposal facilities.

ENV 4405 Nutrient Control and Water Reuse
Credits: 3.
Biological and physicochemical processes for advanced treatment of municipal wastewater. Reuse guidelines and applications.

ENV 4430C Water Treatment Process Design
Credits: 4; Prereq: ENV 4514C and EES 4201.
Design of chemical water treatment processes including reactor design, air stripping, oxidation and disinfection, activated carbon absorption, ion exchange and membrane processes. Predesign laboratory studies to select appropriate process parameters.

ENV 4432 Potable Water System Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: EES 4201 and ENV 4514C.
Design of conventional water treatment operations, including reactor design, coagulation, flocculation, mixing, sedimentation, filtration, softening, disinfection and sludge management.

ENV 4501 Environmental Hydrology 1
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 3040C, STA 3032 or the equivalent, CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
Surface and atmospheric hydrology. Hydrologic Processes controlling streamflow events. Practical application to stormwater management.

ENV 4506 Environmental Hydrology 2
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 3040C, CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C.
Subsurface hydrology. Properties of porous media governing flow and chemical transport in the subsurface. Environmental site evaluation methods.

ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.
Design of water and wastewater treatment units.

ENV 4531 Concepts of Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 4; Prereq: ENV 4514C.
A detailed study of the processes utilized in the treatment of wastewater, with emphasis placed on the theoretical aspects of design and on the practical aspects of operation.

ENV 4532 Wastewater System Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4514C; Coreq: ENV 4561 or CWR 4202.
Detailed design and layout of gravity wastewater collection systems, pumping facilities, force mains, and a wastewater treatment plant. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of design drawings and estimating costs.

ENV 4561 Hydraulic Systems Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: CWR 3201.
Hydraulic design of water distribution systems, wastewater collection and disposal systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants.

ENV 4601 Environmental Resources Management
Credits: 2; Prereq: ENV 3040C.
Theory and application of engineering economics and systems analysis to the design of environmental management systems.

ENV 4612 Green Engineering Design and Sustainability
Credits: 3; Prereq: EES 4200 or EES 4201, ENV 4514C.
This course approaches design of products and processes from a "green" engineering perspective, where one of the primary objectives is minimization of environmental impacts. Three scales of pollution prevention will be covered: macroscale (life-cycle assessments), mesoscale (unit operations design), and microscale (molecular level).

ENV 4905 Individual Studies in Environmental Engineering Sciences
Credits: 1 to 4.
Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of study.

ENV 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1 - Environmental Engineering Sciences
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4514C; Coreq: either ENV 4121 or ENV 4351.
The first part of a two-course sequence in which multidisciplinary teams of engineering and business students partner with industry sponsors to design and build authentic products and processes-on time and within budget. Working closely with industry liaison engineers and a faculty coach, students gain practical experience in teamwork and communication, problem solving and engineering design, and develop leadership, management and people skills.

ENV 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2 - Environmental Engineering Sciences
Credits: 3; Prereq: ENV 4912.
The second part of ENV 4912-4913 sequence.

ENV 4932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering Sciences
Credits: 1 to 4.

ENV 4949 Co-op Work Experience
Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
One term industrial employment including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervisor, as set forth in the College of Engineering regulations.

General Education Categories
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  • Composition (C)
  • Mathematical Sciences (M)
  • Humanities (H)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)
  • Physical (P) and Biological (B) Sciences
  • International (I) and Diversity (D) focus

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions
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  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course must be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.