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Enviromental Engineering:   Offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. See Civil Engineering course list for faculty.
 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

EnE 262 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3-1-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 126, Math 112, and Phys 121. To introduce students to the integrated science, engineering, design and management concepts of engineered environmental systems. The course will cover environmental regulations and standards, environmental parameters, mass balance and natural systems, water quality management, water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, noise pollution, and solid and hazardous waste management. Background material and laboratories in the environmental sciences and management areas will be covered. Group term papers and presentations will be required. Effective From: Fall 2006

EnE 360 - Water and Waste Water Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EnE 262 and junior standing. Training in the methods used for water pollution control. Topics include the chemical, physical, and biological processes that occur in waste treatment design and in receiving waters; modeling schemes to determine allowable loadings in various bodies of water; and waste treatment processes used for water pollution control. Effective From: Spring 2014

EnE 361 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EnE 262 and junior standing. Exposure to the area of air pollution control, solid waste disposal, and radioactive waste disposal. Topics include the chemistry of contaminated atmospheres; the influence on meteorological conditions of dispersion of pollutants; abatement processes used in the control of emissions; classification and nature of solid waste, and solid waste disposal techniques; sources and methods for the disposal of radioactive contaminants; and related health effects. Effective From: Spring 2014

EnE 362 - Pollution Prevention (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 126, Math 111, and Junior Standing. This course presents pollution prevention concepts and principles, terminologies, life cycle impact approaches, and management strategies. It will also serve as a community based service learning course. The course introduces available improvement techniques for industrial pollution prevention and control and examines specific applications to industries biological, chemical, physical, and thermal techniques. Effective From: Fall 2014

EnE 485 - Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (3-0-3)
The study of new and/or advanced topics in an area of environmental engineering not regularly covered in any other EnE course. The precise topics to be covered in the course, along with prerequisites, will be announced in the semester prior to the offering of the course. Effective From: Spring 2010

EnE 491H - Honors Research Experience in Environmental Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Junior standing, agreement of a department faculty advisor, and approval of the associate chairperson for undergraduate studies. This course provides the student with an opportunity to work on a research project under the individual guidance of a member of the department. A written report is required for course completion. Open to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

GRADUATE COURSES:

EnE 593 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience IV (0 credits)
Prerequisites: One immediately prior 3-credit registration for graduate co-op work experience with the same employer. Requires approval of departmental co-op advisor and the Division of Career Development Services. Must have accompanying registration in a minimum of 3 credits of course work. Effective From: Fall 2006

EnE 610 - Hazardous Site Operations (3 credits)
Course consists of overview of OSHA regulations and NIOSH standards concerning toxicological hazards and medical surveillance requirements, and recognition and monitoring of site hazards. Site layout, design of engineering control to minimize exposure, risk assessment, and modeling will also be presented. Students will receive a certification for the 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operation training. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 620 - Environmental Chemodynamics (3 credits)
The overall objective of this course is to introduce students to concepts, mechanisms, and models used to describe the transport of chemicals in the environment. Concepts and models presented in the first six weeks are applied to the air-water, sediment-water, and soil-air interfaces during the rest of the term. Effective Until: Fall 2004

EnE 630 - Physical Processes of Environmental Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CE 320. A graduate course dealing with physical processes in various media (open water and through porous media) under various hydraulic conditions. The transport of chemicals by advection, convection, diffusion, and dispersion is considered along with an engineering approach for the exchange of fluxes. The behavior of reactors used for drinking water treatment and wastewater treatment will be addressed focusing on comparison between the idealized design and the actual performance. Effective From: Fall 2014

EnE 660 - Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Problems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. (May be taken concurrently.) Introduction to solid waste disposal. Industrial and urban sources of solid waste and conventional methods of waste disposal. Application of engineering principles related to these topics.

EnE 661 - Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. (May be taken concurrently.) Biological and microbiological principles applied to environmental and sanitary engineering. Bacteriological examinations in the laboratory of water and wastewater. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 662 - Site Remediation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EM 631. Can be taken concurrently with EM 631. Examines site remediation from start to finish. Includes regulations, cleanup standards, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessment, and safety. Examines established and innovative cleanup technologies such as incineration, containment, bioremediation, vapor extraction and ground water recovery.

EnE 663 - Water Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate general chemistry. The ability to analyze and solve a wide range of chemical equilibrium problems in water chemistry is developed.

EnE 664 - Physical and Chemical Treatment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. Physical and chemical operations and processes employed in the treatment of water and wastewater. Topics include gas transfer, coagulation, flocculation, solid-liquid separation, filtration, and disinfection.

EnE 665 - Biological Treatment (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EnE 663, EnE 661. (May be taken concurrently.) Principles of evaluation and control of water pollution that describe aerobic treatment processes: oxidation ponds, trickling filters, and activated sludge. Anaerobic digestion and sludge handling and disposal as well as biodegradability study techniques for various wastes.

EnE 666 - Analysis of Receiving Waters (3 credits)
Prerequisites or corequisites: EnE 663 and EnE 661. Ecological responses of various types of receiving waters to municipal and industrial waste loadings. Mathematical models for water quality prediction and planning.

EnE 667 - Solid Waste Disposal Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. Review and evaluation of design criteria, methods, and equipment employed in handling and disposal of industrial and municipal solid wastes. Emphasis is on hazardous toxic waste, resource recovery, and regulatory constraints.

EnE 668 - Air Pollution Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663 or physical chemistry. The nature of air pollution, its effect on the public, and legal and engineering remedies. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 669 - Water and Wastewater Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 663. (May be taken concurrently.) Measurement of parameters of interest in water and wastewater quality studies is performed in the laboratory. Specific project requiring analysis, interpretation, and recommendations will be a major part of the work. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 670 - Advanced Processes in Water Pollution Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: EnE 669. Detailed laboratory experiments using unit operations of sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation; chlorination, filtration, aeration, sludge treatment and digestion. Aspects of pilot plant design and layout are considered. Design parameters discussed in prerequisite courses are developed by advanced bench-scale laboratory procedures. Advanced design and synthesis are considered. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 671 - Environmental Impact Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite or corequisite: EnE 663. A graduate course dealing with physical aspects of the environment. Overview of environmental problems, federal and state standards, methodology for developing impact statements, case studies based on recent experience, basis for assessment and decision making.

EnE 672 - Stormwater Management (3 credits)
This course provides a comprehensive study of stormwater management with emphasis on design practices. Topics include regulatory framework, an overview of structural and non-structural BMPs, groundwater recharge analysis, estimate of runoff, and design of detention basin and drainage systems. Effective From: Spring 2006

EnE 673 - Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis (3-0-3)
The course provides a systematic foundation for the connection between evolving technology and human activity impacts on natural systems by emphasizing the sources of environmental degradation and energy use and strategies to reduce risk and promote sustainability. The course provides hands-on experience with life cycle assessment computer tools and approaches. The course emphasizes relationships between industrial activities and regional and global natural systems-physical, chemical and biological-focusing on the importance of sustainability goals and practices. Effective From: Spring 2009

EnE 700 - Environmental Engineering Project (3 credits)
Prerequisite: student must have sufficient experience and/or graduate courses in major field to work on the project. Subject matter to be approved by the department. Permission to register must be obtained from the project advisor. Extensive investigation, analysis, or design of environmental engineering problems not covered by regular graduate course work is required. A student with an exceptional project in EnE may, upon his/her own initiative and with the approval of his/her advisor, substitute the work of this course as the equivalent of the first 3 credits for EnE 701 Master's Thesis.

EnE 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
The thesis is to be prepared on a subject in the student's major field approved by the department. Approval to register for thesis must be obtained from the thesis advisor. A student must register for a minimum of 3 credits per semester. Credit will be limited, however, to the 6 credits indicated for the thesis.

EnE 702 - Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: advisor's approval. Topics of special current interest in environmental engineering.

EnE 720 - Environmental Chemodynamics (3)
Introduction to concepts, mechanisms and models used to describe the transport of chemicals in the environment. Concepts and models are applied to air-water, sediment-water and soil-air interfaces. Effective From: Spring 2005

EnE 725 - Independent Study I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: written permission from department chairperson plus courses to be prescribed by the supervising faculty member. Covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested but which is not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering.

EnE 726 - Independent Study II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: written permission from department chairperson plus courses to be prescribed by the supervising faculty member. Covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested but which is not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering.

EnE 727 - Independent Study III (3 credits)
Prerequisite: written permission from department chairperson plus courses to be prescribed by the supervising faculty member. Covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested but which is not of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering.

EnE 760 - Applied Environmental Soil Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisites: EnE 663, Math 651 or equivalent. Understanding of physical and chemical processes occurring in soils as well as the chemical and physical properties of subsurface soil environments. Emphasizes current research on the subsurface environment. Effective Until: Fall 2011

EnE 790 - Doctoral Dissertation (Credits as designated)
Required of all students working toward the doctoral degree. A minimum of 36 credits is required. The student must register for at least 6 credits of dissertation per semester until 36 credits are reached; registration for additional credits may be permitted beyond the 6, with the approval of the advisor, up to a maximum of 12 credits per semester. If the student has not completed the dissertation after completion of 36 credits, continued registration of 3 credits per semester is required.

EnE 791 - Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
Seminar in which faculty or others present summaries of advanced topics suitable for research. Students and faculty discuss research procedures, thesis organization, and content. Students present their own research for discussion and criticism. Required of all doctoral students registered for EnE 790 unless requirement is waived, in writing, by the dean of graduate studies.