Graduate Courses

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ENVE 5430. Green Chemistry and Global Environmental Problems. 3. Green Chemistry and Global Environmental Problems focuses on green chemistry and the chemical processes and properties underlying current environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, biofuels, sustainability, etc. The course is designed to help students understand how chemistry can be used to address fundamental environmental problems in soil, water, and air.

CE 5435. Environmental Transport Processes. 3. Designed for graduate students and engineering seniors interested in the principles of mass transport and their application to environmental systems. Deals with the hydrodynamics of mixing and transport, as well as the interaction of mixing and various reaction rate processes. Applications include water and wastewater treatment, groundwater pollution, and transport and mixing in rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Prerequisite: MATH 2310 and ES 2330.

CE 5440. Hazardous Waste Management Engineering. 3. A general treatment of the hazardous waste management problem and the regulatory climate surrounding the storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste is presented. The relationship between risk assessment and treatment/disposal facility design is covered. Design of landfills and incinerators is emphasized while waste minimization and resource recovery methods are reviewed using case studies. Cross listed with ENVE 5440. Prerequisite: CE 3400, consent of instructor.

CE 5445. Hazardous Waste Site Remediation. 3. The contamination of soil, air, and groundwater by improper disposal of hazardous wastes is covered. Control and cleanup of contaminated groundwater plumes, treatment of polluted soils and soil gases is emphasized. Case studies are extensively used. Prerequisite: CE 3400 and consent of instructor.

CE 5455. Project Management for Environmental Engineering. 3. Covers the fundamentals of project management as applied to the environmental remediation field. Emphasis will be placed on project organization, work breakdown structures, life cycle management project implementation and control, and the integration of individual projects into the overall project management framework. Prerequisite: CE 3400.

ENVE 5885. Problems. 1-3 (Max. 6). Special course designed to make possible individual investigation of problems of environmental engineering selected to fit student's educational research needs. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. ENVE 5895. Environmental Engineering Seminar. 1-3 (Max. 3). Departmental seminar on current research with formal training for professional and scholarly presentation of research/technical papers. Prerequisites: consent of instructor, graduate standing.

Undergraduate Courses

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CE 3900. Engineering Economics and Decision Making. 3. A study of decision making with an emphasis on economic criteria. Includes time value of money, present value, annual value and rate of return methods; incremental graphics, depreciation methods, income tax evaluations; replacement and sensitivity analysis; and governmental financing. Evaluation of risk and uncertainty in decision making also covered. Prerequisite: junior standing.

CE 3100. Civil and Architectural Engineering Practice. 3. Civil and architectural engineering practice from project inception through construction documentation. Topics include: codes, marketing, specifications, budgeting, contracts, subcontracting, registration, construction planning, scheduling, bidding, liability, insurance, and bonding. Cross listed with ARE 3100. Prerequisites: CE 2100 or ARE 2100.

CE 3400. Introduction to Environmental Engineering. 3. An introduction to the major topics in environmental engineering. Focus areas include water supply, wastewater treatment, air pollution control and solid and hazardous waste management. Quantitative aspects and engineering solutions to problems are emphasized. Prerequisites: MATH 2205 and CHEM 1020 or equivalent.

CE 4430 [3420, 2420]. Environmental Engineering Chemistry. 3. Focus includes inorganic, organic, physical, equilibrium, biochemistry, colloidal, and nuclear chemistry with an emphasis on the problems/solutions encountered by environmental and civil engineers. Prerequisite: CE 3400.

CE 4440. Solid Waste Engineering. 3. Municipal solid waste characteristics and quantities, collection, landfills, processing of municipal solid waste, materials separation, combustion and energy recovery, and biochemical processes with an emphasis on materials flow. Integrated solid waste management principles are also discussed. Prerequisite: CE 3400.

CE 4900. Comprehensive Design Experience in Environmental Engineering. 1-4 (Max. 4). Concentrated, comprehensive design course focusing on one or more subdisciplines within civil engineering. See your departmental adviser for further information and requirements. Prerequisites: senior standing in civil engineering; concurrent enrollment in the designated companion course.