Environmental Engineering Core Courses

EVE 302: Foundations of Environmental Engineering.

Foundational principles in environmental engineering, sources of contaminants, physics and chemistry of  water, air, soil, concepts and tools for assessing sustainability. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Chemistry 302.

EVE 310: Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Integration and optimization of engineering systems for water treatment, water reuse, and energy production processes given technical, economic, and environmental constraints.  Three lecture hours per week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Physics 303L.

EVE 312: Environmental Engineering and Science.

Quantitative evaluations of environmental processes including mass and energy balances, mass and heat transfer, chemical kinetics, water quality modeling, water treatment, indoor and outdoor air quality, and risk analyses.  Two lectures and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Pre-requisite: Environmental Engineering 302 and credit or registration for Mathematics 427J.

Environmental Engineering Electives

(Note: Courses with a * represent new courses, and descriptions for these and other updated courses are provided below the course listings.)

Area 1, Air, Climate, and Energy

  • ARE 346N, Building Environmental Systems
  • ARE 346P, HVAC Design
  • ARE 370, Design of Energy Efficient and
  • Healthy Buildings
  • ARE 371, Energy Simulation in Building Design
  • ARE 372, Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows
  • in Buildings
  • ARE 377, Climate Change Mitigation
  • CHE 369L, Air Pollution Engineering
  • CE 369R, Indoor Air Quality
  • *EVE
  • 360: Design for Air Quality Improvement.

Area 2, Sustainable Water Systems

  • CE 342, Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Engineering
  • CE 346, Solid Waste Engineering and
  • Management
  • *EVE
  • 350A: Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World.
  • CE 370L, Water Pollution Chemistry
  • *EVE
  • 370: Design for Environmental Community Improvement.

Area 3, Water Resources and the Environment

  • CE 374K, Hydrology
  • CE 374L, Groundwater Hydraulics
  • CE 357, Geotechnical Engineering
  • CE 358, Introductory Ocean Engineering

Area 4, Contaminant Fate and Transport

  • CE 342, Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Engineering
  • CHE 322, Thermodynamics
  • CE 346K, Hazardous Waste Management
  • CHE 353, Transport Phenomena

C E 342. Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering.

Application of chemical, biological, and physical principles to the analysis and design of treatment processes for drinking water, industrial process water, municipal wastewater, and water reuse applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 or Environmental Engineering 312.

C E 346: Solid Waste Engineering and Management.

Characteristics of municipal and industrial solid wastes, generation rates, collection systems, recycling, processing, and disposal. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with occasional field trips. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Civil Engineering 341 or Environmental Engineering 312.

*EVE 350A: Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World.

Application of chemical concepts to understand the fate of contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Focus on the use of analytical and graphical tools for solving chemical equilibrium and kinetic problems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisites: Environmental Engineering 312.

*EVE 360: Design for Air Quality Improvement.

Analysis, synthesis, and integrated design of air pollution control systems for improvements in outdoor and/or indoor air quality. Design for reduction of high impact pollutants of local, regional and global significance with consideration of human inhalation exposure and climate impacts.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours to be arranged for design laboratory, system testing, and field trips. Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 319F and 333T; and Civil Engineering 369L or 369R; and Mechanical Engineering 320 or 326.

C E 364: Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities.

Analysis, synthesis, and integrated design of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants, with an emphasis on novel water conservation and water reuse applications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours to be arranged for design laboratory and field trips. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Civil Engineering 342 and credit for Civil Engineering 356.

C E 365K: Hydraulic Engineering Design.

Application of engineering hydraulics to watershed management and urban infrastructure design; engineering hydrology; open-channel hydraulics; remotely sensed data analysis; hydraulic and hydrologic modeling tools; urban water quality and low impact design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 356.

C E 369L: Air Pollution Engineering.

Characterization of sources, emissions, transport, transformation, effects, and control of outdoor and indoor air pollutants. Applications of chemistry, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics in the selection and design of air pollution control equipment. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 or Environmental Engineering 312.

C E 369R: Indoor Air Quality.

Sources, properties, transport and fate, human exposure, and adverse responses to indoor air pollutants. Control strategies and engineered technologies to mitigate impacts of gaseous and particulate phase air pollutants in indoor environments.  Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311K and 319F; and Civil Engineering 341 or Architectural Engineering 346N or Environmental Engineering 312.

*EVE 370: Design for Environmental Community Improvement.

Application of engineering to a project that addresses a local, national or international community or design challenge.  Problem statement, project objectives, stakeholder input,  technical problem solving, environmental, social and economic assessment is performed collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team to develop a final design for a comprehensive service-learning project. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours to be arranged for design laboratory. Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 342 or 369L.

C E 374K: Hydrology.

Phases of the hydrologic cycle and associated transport processes; land surface – atmosphere interaction; soil infiltration; rainfall-runoff; unit hydrograph; flow routing; hydrologic statistics; extreme events, including design storms and flows. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311S and 356.