Courses

EES 3000L Environmental Science and Humanity Laboratory 1 Credit

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)

General Education - Biological Science

EES 3008 Energy and Environment 3 Credits

Consideration of the energy basis for man and nature including principles of energy analysis, systems ecology and public policy. (P)

General Education - Physical Science

EES 4005C Ecological Engineering 3 Credits

Application of ecological and engineering principles to natural resource management and problem solving.

Prereq: CHM 2046or CHM 2096

Coreq: EES 4203

EES 4050 Environmental Planning and Design 3 Credits

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 2 Credits

General concepts in microbiology and cell biology with major emphasis on the role of microorganisms in polluted environments. (B)

Prereq: CHM 2046

General Education - Biological Science

EES 4102L Environmental Biology Laboratory 1 Credit

Focuses on the biota (microorganisms, algae, zooplankton, fish, and 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 2 Credits

Application of ecological principles to technological resource management and problem solving. (B)

General Education - Biological Science

EES 4201 Water Chemistry 3 Credits

Kinetics and equilibrium of aqueous chemistry including acid-base, complexation, precipitation and redox equilibria. (P)

Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2096 and MAC 2311 or MAC 2233

General Education - Physical Science

EES 4203 Phase Partitioning in the Environment 4 Credits

A study of the fate of organic pollutants in the environment through application of principles of organic chemistry and chemical thermodynamics, including phase partitioning between environmental media.

Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2096

EES 4316 Industrial Ecology 3 Credits

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 4401 Public Health Engineering 3 Credits

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)

General Education - Physical Science

EGN 4912 Engineering Directed Independent Research 3 Credits

Provides firsthand, supervised research with a faculty advisor or postdoctoral or graduate student mentor. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)

EGS 1005 Prep for Success 1-4 Credits

Freshman success course that includes academic preparation in calculus, chemistry, student success and technical communications. (S-U)

Prereq: EG student

EMA 4535 Sustainable Nanotechnology 3 Credits

Increase in production and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) raises concerns on their potential impacts on the environment and human health. The sustainable development of nanotechnology requires knowledge of life cycle and environmental fate/implications of ENMs. Focuses on linkages between ENMs properties and environmental implications.

Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2096

ENV 3040C Computational Methods in Environmental Engineering 3 Credits

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).

Prereq: MAC 2313

Coreq: MAP 2302

ENV 3930 Environmental Engineering Ethics Seminar 1 Credit

Intended for undergraduates majoring in environmental engineering. Lectures and discussion on ethics topics in environmental engineering sciences. (H)

General Education - Humanities

ENV 4041C Environmental Analysis 3 Credits

Theory and laboratory techniques for the analysis of air and water pollutants and basic concepts of ecosystems structure and analysis.

Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2096 and STA 3032 or STA 2023

ENV 4101 Elements of Atmospheric Pollution 3 Credits

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)

Prereq: EES 4203 and PHY 2049

General Education - Physical Science

ENV 4121 Air Pollution Control Design 3 Credits

Principles of particulate and gaseous emission control; design and operation of particulate and gas control equipment to meet federal emission standards.

Prereq: ENV 4101

ENV 4122 Design of Air Pollution Control System 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: ENV 4101 and ENV 4121

ENV 4212 Nuclear Power Radioactive Waste Technology 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: refer to the department

ENV 4300 Solid Waste Containment Design 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: ENV 4351

Coreq: ENV 4561 or CWR 4202

ENV 4351 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 4 Credits

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)

Prereq: EES 4201

General Education - Physical Science

ENV 4353 Solid Waste Systems Design 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: ENV 4351

ENV 4405 Nutrient Control and Water Reuse 3 Credits

Biological and physicochemical processes for advanced treatment of municipal wastewater. Reuse guidelines and applications.

ENV 4411 Stormwater Control Systems 3 Credits

Chemical, physical, biological and hydrologic aspects of rainfall runoff and control through unit operations and processes (UOPs). Stormwater physical and chemical loads. Interactions between hydrologic processes, water chemistry, sediment transport, infrastructure materials and UOPs for treatment and reuse.

Prereq: EES 4201 or instructor permission

ENV 4430 Water Treatment Process Design 3 Credits

Design of selected water treatment processes including disinfection, air stripping, adsorption, ion exchange and membrane processes.

Prereq: ENV 4514C and EES 4201

ENV 4432 Potable Water System Design 3 Credits

Design of conventional water treatment operations, including reactor design, coagulation, flocculation, mixing, sedimentation, filtration, softening, disinfection and sludge management.

Prereq: EES 4201 and ENV 4514C

ENV 4501 Environmental Hydrology 1 3 Credits

Surface and atmospheric hydrology. Hydrologic processes controlling streamflow events. Practical application to stormwater management.

Prereq: ENV 3040C and STA 3032 or STA 2023; CWR 3201, or EGN 3353C

ENV 4506 Environmental Hydrology 2 3 Credits

Subsurface hydrology. Properties of porous media governing flow and chemical transport in the subsurface. Environmental site evaluation methods.

Prereq: ENV 3040C or CWR 3201 or EGN 3353C

ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment 3 Credits

Design of water and wastewater treatment units.

ENV 4532 Wastewater System Design 3 Credits

Detailed design and layout of gravity wastewater collection systems, pumping facilities, force mains, and a wastewater treatment plant. Emphasis on the preparation of design drawings and estimating costs.

Prereq: ENV 4514C

Coreq: ENV 4561 or CWR 4202

ENV 4561 Hydraulic Systems Design 3 Credits

Hydraulic design of water distribution systems, wastewater collection and disposal systems, and water and wastewater treatment plants.

Prereq: CWR 3201

ENV 4601 Environmental Resources Management 2 Credits

Theory and application of engineering economics and systems analysis to the design of environmental management systems.

Prereq: ENV 3040C

ENV 4905 Individual Studies in Environmental Engineering Sciences 1-4 Credits

Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of study.

ENV 4912 Integrated Product and Process Design 1: Environmental Engineering Sciences 3 Credits

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.

Prereq: ENV 4514C

Coreq: ENV 4121 or ENV 4351

ENV 4913 Integrated Product and Process Design 2: Environmental Engineering Sciences 3 Credits

The second part of the 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.

Prereq: ENV 4912

ENV 4932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering Sciences 1-4 Credits

Special problems in environmental engineering science.

ENV 4949 Co-op Work Experience 1 Credit

One term industrial employment including extra work according to a pre-approved outline. Practical engineering work under industrial supervisor, as set forth in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering regulations. (S-U)

Prereq: EG classification