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Environmental Engineering Minor

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Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2013
  • Required credits in this minor: 54 to 57
The environmental engineering minor develops a student's ability to understand and address environmental concerns. Coursework provides broad-based science and engineering knowledge suited to pollution prevention and waste management. The minor enhances degrees in science or other engineering fields.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Lower Division (38-39 cr)
CHE 2111 - Material and Energy Balances (3.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Chemical Engineering
CHE 1011 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering. [LE CAT5] (3.0 cr)
or CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
Chemistry I
CHEM 1161 {Inactive} [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (5.0 cr)
or CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Chemistry II
CHEM 1162 {Inactive} (5.0 cr)
or CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II (1.0 cr)
Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 2212 - Environmental Chemistry [NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1.0 cr)
Math
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
Electives
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· CHE 2011 - Design of Engineering Experiments (3.0 cr)
· STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics (3.0 cr)
· STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Requirements (10 cr)
Students taking CE 3025 should replace CHE 1011 or CHE 2001 with CE 2435 or an additional upper division elective.
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
or CHE 3111 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
or ME 3111 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CHE 3112 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3.0 cr)
or ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Electives (6-8 cr)
Other upper division electives may be substituted subject to department approval.
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· BIOL 5807 - Mathematical Ecology (3.0 cr)
· CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology (4.0 cr)
· CE 4215 - Hydraulic Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4226 - Water Resources Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 4237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 4421 - Applied Geostatistics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4515 - Sustainable Design and Construction [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications (3.0 cr)
· CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN) (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4601 - Biochemical Engineering I (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4603 - Biorenewable Resources [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4612 - Hazardous Waste Processing Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CHE 4613 - Air Pollution Control (3.0 cr)
· CHE 5601 - Biochemical Engineering I (3.0 cr)
· CHE 5612 - Hazardous Waste Process Engineering (3.0 cr)
· ES 3500 - Ecological Economics (3.0 cr)
· ESCI 3101 - Nonrenewable Resources (3.0 cr)
· ESCI 3102 - Renewable Resources (3.0 cr)
· GEOL 5240 - Physical Hydrogeology (4.0 cr)
· GEOL 5250 - Environmental Hydrogeology (4.0 cr)
· ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa (3.0 cr)
· ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System (3.0 cr)
 
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CHE 2111 - Material and Energy Balances
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Elementary principles of chemical processes, emphasizing material and energy balances. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1161 or 1153 and 1154, Math 1296 or 1596 minimum grade of C
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
CHE 1011 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering. (LE CAT5)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Pre or coreq Chem 1153 and 1154 or Chem 1161 and Math 1296 or Math 1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Investigation of chemical engineering careers. Use of science and mathematics in chemical engineering. Introduction to fundamental topics: process flow diagrams, continuous and batch operations, material and energy balances, fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, reactor design, material science, process control, engineering economics. Group dynamics and ethics. Team project on industrial case study. prereq: Pre or coreq Chem 1153 and 1154 or Chem 1161 and Math 1296 or Math 1596
CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comprehensive survey of environmental engineering. Fundamental science and engineering principles as basis for analyzing environmental issues. Federal laws on air pollution, wastewater discharge, and hazardous waste. Wastewater treatment, air pollution control, waste minimization, resource recovery, and recycling. prereq: Chem 1113 or higher, Math 1250 or higher
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, SCSE, exercise science, athletic training, teaching life science, teaching earth and space science, teaching physical science or B.A. major in environment and sustainability, biology, chemistry or geological sciences student. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
CHEM 1155 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02280 - CHEM 1175/CHEM 1155/CHEM 1162
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers intermolecular forces, properties of liquids, solids and solution, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and other selected topics. Solid knowledge of college algebra and General Chemistry I is required. The companion laboratory course CHEM 1156 should be taken concurrently. prereq: 1151 or 1153 or 1161; credit will not be granted if already received for 1152, 1162 or 1175.
CHEM 1156 - General Chemistry Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02281
Prerequisites: 1151 or 1161 or 1154, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152, 1162 or 1176.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by laboratory study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers titration, intermolecular forces, colligative properties, kinetics, chemical equilibria, and qualitative analysis. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1155. prereq: 1151 or 1161 or 1154, concurrent or previous enrollment in CHEM 1155; credit will not be granted if already received for Chem 1152, 1162 or 1176.
CHEM 2212 - Environmental Chemistry (NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Study of chemical processes in natural air, water, soil and sediment environments. Sources, reaction, transport, effects, and fates of natural and anthropogenic chemical species will be covered. Methods of analysis of environmental samples, with emphasis on quantitative treatment of data. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176, Environmental Science major; credit will not be granted if already received for 2222 or 2223 or 2242
CHEM 2222 - Quantitative Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1175, concurrent registration in 2223 is strongly recommended; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theory in analytical techniques; introduces gravimetric, volumetric, and spectrophotometric methods. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1175, concurrent registration in 2223 is strongly recommended; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
CHEM 2223 - Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176; concurrent registration in 2222 is required; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lab companion to 2222 involving the quantitative analysis of organic and inorganic samples using classical and instrumental techniques. Students are instructed in the use of classical and modern computer-controlled instrumentation and techniques, as applied to the acquisition and analysis of experimental data. prereq: 1152 or 1162 or 1155 and 1156 or 1175 and 1176; concurrent registration in 2222 is required; credit will not be granted if already received for 2212 or 2242
MATH 1290 - Calculus for the Natural Sciences (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differential and integral calculus needed for modeling in earth and life sciences. Computational software. Not intended for students in mathematics, engineering, or physical sciences. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
CHE 2011 - Design of Engineering Experiments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic theories of experimental design, data analysis, and statistical process control, emphasizing their application to chemical engineering practice. prereq: Math 1297 and (prereq or coreq 2111)
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical considerations in data collection and experimentation. Descriptive statistics, least squares, elementary probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance tests, and analysis of variance as applied analysis of engineering data. prereq: MATH 1297 with a grade of C- or better, cannot be applied to a math or statistics major
STAT 3611 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic probability, including combinatorial methods, random variables, mathematical expectation. Binomial, normal, and other standard distributions. Moment-generating functions. Basic statistics, including descriptive statistics and sampling distributions. Estimation and statistical hypothesis testing. prereq: A grade of at least C- in Math 1290 or Math 1296
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent)
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Properties of fluids, fundamental of fluid flow including energy and momentum principles, applications to pipes and open channels, steady and unsteady flow, dimensional analysis, fluid measurement techniques, and pump performance. prereq: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent)
CHE 3111 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01422 - ChE 3111/ME 3111
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass and energy balances, Bernoulli's equation, momentum balance, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer theory, pumps, compressors, and turbines. prereq: BSChE cand, CHE 2111 prereq or coreq, Phys 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 3280, or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ME 3111 or CE 3221.
ME 3111 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mass and energy balances, Bernoulli's Equation, momentum balance, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer theory, flow through porous media. prereq: Engr 2026 or ME 2226, ME 2211 or 3211, BSME candidate or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for ChE 3111 or CE 3221
CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering systems and infrastructure. Fundamentals including application of mass/energy balances and equilibrium to environmental systems. These concepts applied to environmental topics: risk assessment, water quality modeling, water/wastewater treatment, air quality modeling, municipal/hazard solid waste management. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154, CE 3221, BSCE candidate
CHE 3112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: BSChE candidate, 3111, (prereq or coreq 2121)or instructor consent
ME 4112 - Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01425 - ME 4112/ChE 3112
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and practice of heat and mass transfer. Fundamentals of diffusion, conduction, convection, and radiation with application to the design of heat and mass transfer equipment and systems. prereq: 3111, Math 3298, BSME or BSChE candidate or instructor consent
BIOL 5807 - Mathematical Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Development and use of mathematical models to describe ecological patterns and processes. prereq: (2801, (Math 1290 or Math 1297)) or WRS or IBS Grad student
CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to hydrologic analysis including precipitation, infiltration, hydrology analysis, stream routing, groundwater, and well hydrology. Fundamentals of hydraulic analysis, types of flow hydraulic devices, pipe, and open channel flow, uniform and varied flow. prereq: 3221, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate
CE 4215 - Hydraulic Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of hydraulic and hydrologic engineering data and methods for design of hydraulic structures including storm sewers, conveyance channels, flow control structures, detention and wet ponds, culverts, bridges, and dams. This course will make use of computer simulation models used in engineering design and include applications to stormwater managements. prereq: 3225, no Grad credit
CE 4226 - Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change. prereq: 3225, no Grad cr
CE 4237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment. prereq: 3025 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4421 - Applied Geostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.) prereq: MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or STAT 3411 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues. prereq: BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME; no grad credit
CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory and application of environmental chemodynamics. Transport processes and equilibrium across natural phases including water, air, and soil using analytical and numerical modeling approaches. Economic and reliability analysis for hydrosystems using linear and non-linear programming with applications to water supply and water excess engineering. prereq: graduate status or instructor consent
CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change. prereq: 3225, grad student
CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment. prereq: 3025 or CHE 2001 or grad student or instructor consent
CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and application of the finite element method for solving problems in solid mechanics and fluid/heat mechanics, with emphasis on civil engineering applications. The course covers the underlying theory and the implementation of the method using commercially available computer software such as Matlab and Abaqus. Application problems covered in the course include, among others, analysis of elastic structures (beams and trusses and plates) and solid structures (plan strain problems) and steady-state analysis of water and heat flow problems in one and two dimensions. prereq: BSCE or BSME or BSIE or grad student
CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.) Will require development of a graduate level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course. prereq: MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or 3411 or CE graduate student
CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues. prereq: BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME or Grad student; meets DLE req of Sustainability
CHE 4601 - Biochemical Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of chemical engineering principles to design and operation of industrial biological processes, emphasizing enzyme and cell growth kinetics. prereq: 2111, minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 5601
CHE 4603 - Biorenewable Resources (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Comprehensive investigation of the engineering systems involved in the sustainable production of fuels, chemicals, and materials from bioresources. prereq: 2111 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CHE 4612 - Hazardous Waste Processing Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification of hazardous substances and their effects. Federal and state regulations. Design of waste treatment processes. Management of hazardous wastes. Modifications of processes to avoid hazardous waste formation. prereq: 2111, Chem 2521
CHE 4613 - Air Pollution Control
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CHEM 1155, 1156, MATH 1297 or 1597, PHYS 2015, 2016
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Analysis of what air pollution is, where it comes from and where it goes on the local, regional and global scales. Discussion of the regulatory apparatus concerning air quality. Design of air pollution control equipment. prereq: CHEM 1155, 1156, MATH 1297 or 1597, PHYS 2015, 2016
CHE 5601 - Biochemical Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application of chemical engineering principles to design and operation of industrial biological processes, emphasizing enzyme and cell growth kinetics. prereq: 2111, grad student and instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 4601
CHE 5612 - Hazardous Waste Process Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identification of hazardous substances and their effects. Federal, State and International regulations. Green Engineering - modification of processes to avoid hazardous waste formation. Life Cycle Management of hazardous substances. Design of waste treatment processes. prereq: Grad student or BSChE candidate with ChE 2111, 3112 and 4111
ES 3500 - Ecological Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examine the basic principles and assumptions of Micro and Macro Economics, and their relevance in our modern global economic system. Examine the environmental/social consequences of deviations from these assumptions, and alternative economic models/analyses and policies consistent with sustainable development. prereq: [ES or URS major] and [Econ 1022 or Econ 1023] or instructor consent
ESCI 3101 - Nonrenewable Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geology of nonrenewable resources and introduction to extractive industry methods and procedures. Formation and occurrence of natural resources, theory and practice of technologies associated with the production, separation, purification, conversion, consumption, and waste disposal of nonrenewable energy and mineral resources. prereq: 2210, Chem 1151 or 1161, Phys 2011 or 2013 and 2014, or instructor consent
ESCI 3102 - Renewable Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of renewable energy, energy conversion, irreversible thermodynamics and thermodynamic engines, thermoelectric generators, turbines, photovoltaic conversion, electrochemical conversion, fuel cells, pumping efficiency, wind energy, conversion of wave energy, heat pumps, ecosystems and biomass energy, and energy transmission and storage. prereq: Phys 2012 or 2015 and 2016
GEOL 5240 - Physical Hydrogeology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to concepts of fluid movement in Earth's crust and the interaction of rocks and water. Introduction to the hydrologic cycle, theory of flow through porous media, crustal-scale flow systems, role of fluids in the plate tectonic cycle. prereq: 2110, Phys 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1296 or Math 1290 or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 4240
GEOL 5250 - Environmental Hydrogeology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
A quantitative introduction to hydrogeology and aquifer mechanics with emphasis on environmental applications, including, unsaturated flow, interaction between surface water and groundwater, wellhead protection, well hydraulics, inverse methods, and solute transport. Offered alternate years. prereq: Math 1296 or Math 1290 and (Phys 2011 or 2013 and 2014) or grad student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 4250
ME 4365 - Global Sustainability Experience in Design/Manufacturing in Africa
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2105, IE 3130
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sustainability within the manufacturing and design context will be taught and explored. As we live in a global economy, this course exposes students to some of the leaders in sustainability, alternative businesses, and manufacturing methods, reinforced by visits to local manufacturing facilities, art centers, museums, and historical villages in Ghana. Cultural activities including: cultural dance, keyboarding, textile dying, and basketeering are also integrated into the experience. Students will design and manufacture products, such as a bicycle or water faucet, using local environmentally friendly materials like bamboo. An Eco-tool audit software is used to analyze and select material and manufacturing processes at design state that have low environmental impact and are energy efficient. prereq: 2105, IE 3130
ME 5305 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Finite-difference methods for steady and transient diffusion and convection-diffusion problems. Finite-volume technique for the solution of multi-dimensional fluid flow, and heat and mass transfer problems. Utilize CFD software to solve complex problems. prereq: 4112 (concurrent registration allowed) or ChE 3112, BSChE, or BSME or BSIE candidate or instructor consent
ME 5325 - Sustainable Energy System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02012
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
A comparison of different energy systems will be made in terms of economic, environmental and political implications. Specific energy alternatives will include coal, oil, geothermal, bioenergy, solar, wind, fission, fusion, hydrogen, fuel cell. prereq: 3211, BSChE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME candidate, or instructor consent