Environmental Engineering (EVEN)

EVEN 5303  Advance Topics in Envir Eng  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated when topic changes.

EVEN 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

EVEN 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

For thesis option students. The course requires 6 hours of grades, the first 3 hours consisting of completion of a thesis proposal and the last 3 hours consisting of completion of the thesis. Completion of the thesis proposal is a prerequisite for enrollment in the last 3 hours of thesis.

EVEN 6102  Grad Sem in Environmental Engr  1 SCH  (1)  

Provides students with exposure to multidisciplinary opinions on current and future environmental issues from industrial, scientific, academic, governmental and engineering experts, in an environment that fosters productive exchange of ideas. Prerequisite: graduate standing in EVEN or related discipline. Credit/Noncredit.

EVEN 6301  Environ and Occupationl Health  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of pertinent regulations and regulatory infrastructure. Development and application of the fundamental principles that determine environmental and occupational health. Discussion of methods for controlling environmental occupational hazards. Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety Information Systems.

EVEN 6304  Internship in Environ Enginrng  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Allows environmental engineering graduate students to participate in internships with industry, government and environmental consulting companies in career-based practical activities to broaden the skills obtained through curricular education. Attention will be given to select opportunities where the job training enhances the particular research needs of each student. Credit/Noncredit.

EVEN 6305  Res in Environmental Engr  3 SCH  (3)  

Research for Thesis or Dissertation.

EVEN 6306  Proposal/Dissertation Research  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Students are allowed no more than 6 hours of registrations to complete a dissertation proposal.

EVEN 6308  Fundmnls Solid Hazardous Waste  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of pertinent federal and state regulations. Fundamentals of solid/hazardous waste generation, management, treatment and disposal. Emphasis on the modeling aspects of the fate and transport of hazardous waste in the environment. Discussions of assessment planning, waste minimization, effective management of waste material and the application of treatment and disposal technologies.

EVEN 6309  Fund Air Qual and Polutn Contr  3 SCH  (3)  

Classification of air pollutants by the Clean Air Act and its amendments. Fundamental theories of air pollution and atmospheric science. Air pollution meteorology, atmospheric dispersion modeling and an introduction to air quality models. Control technology of gaseous air pollutants, process design variables applications.

EVEN 6311  Air Quality Modeling  3 SCH  (3)  

Physico-chemical process analysis of the atmosphere. Discussion of air quality models, types and applications. Development of an atmospheric chemical transport model for urban and regional scale applications. Performance evaluation and statistical assessment of air quality models. Stochastic modeling and analysis of air quality problems. Prerequisite: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6312  Sur Water Quality Modeling  3 SCH  (3)  

Ecological and human effects assessment; environmental decision criteria; monitoring strategies; environmental exposure assessment; development of pollutant transport, fate and persistence models; model parameter estimation. Prerequisites: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6313  Ground Water Contaminant  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced topics in groundwater flow problems and contaminant transport modeling, including groundwater transport model selection, initialization and calibration with an emphasis on model application to regional water resources protection and planning. Prerequisites: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6314  Ecosystem Modeling  3 SCH  (3)  

Discussion of ecosystem models, types and applications. Emphasis is placed on incorporation of relevant forcing functions and system processes into models to predict design outcomes for restoration and re-creation. Ecosystem modeling definitions, concepts and principles in their application to understanding ecosystem response to human induced perturbations. Development of a dynamic, ecosystem computer simulation model. Prerequisite: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6315  Fund of water Quality Engr  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of pertinent regulations and regulatory infrastructure. Introduction to fundamental principles of water supply and pollution control. Characterization of water quality and its relationship to quantity. Development and application of analytical methods for modeling and modifying water quality and in natural and engineering systems.

EVEN 6316  Fundamentls of Environ Biotech  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of microbiology fundamentals and development of quantitative tools for describing stoichiometry, microbial energetics, microbial kinetics, biofilm kinetics and bioreactor mass balances. Application of these tools for designing processes for treating solid, liquid and gas phase pollutants, including solid waste composting, wastewater treatment, sludge digestion, bioremediation and air biofiltration. Analysis of complex biological systems involving dynamic multispecies interactions.

EVEN 6318  Enviro System Modeling  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed to introduce the basic approaches for modeling environmental systems. Impacts from anthropogenic activities to the environment will be systematically evaluated via the use of various simulation approaches. Case studies in understanding complex environmental systems will be incorporated to enhance the integrated skills available for model synthesis via multidisciplinary analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6319  Chem Prin of Envir Eng Design  3 SCH  (3)  

Discussions and applications of chemical principles in disinfection, air pollution, geochemistry and aquatic, microbial, redox and coagulation chemistry in systems design for environmental engineering. Introduction to chemical computer models for environmental applications. An overview of the biogeochemistry of natural water systems and the chemistry of the atmosphere.

EVEN 6320  Envir Risk and Mgmt of Risk  3 SCH  (3)  

Quantitative and qualitative topics in the characterization of environmental risk and the development of acceptable concentrations. Evaluation of models to develop guideline concentrations and regulatory options and actions to manage risk.

EVEN 6325  Physical-Chem Water Treatment  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of the theory and mechanisms governing physical and chemical water treatment processes. Application of chemical and physical process theory to the practical design of systems for water and wastewater treatment and residuals management. Basic design features of the treatment systems are presented, with an emphasis on the underlying principles. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

EVEN 6329  Environ Monitor and Measurmnts  3 SCH  (1-3)  

An integrated experience in developing and designing laboratory experiments and field sampling campaigns, acquiring and analyzing high quality data for understanding environmental phenomena and presenting experimental results using state-of-the-art communication tools. Emphasis is also on project-oriented, team-based projects that promote collaborative learning.

EVEN 6330  Ecological Engineering  3 SCH  (3)  

Discussion of the fundamental processes and attributes of natural systems, including hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology, with the emphasis on the engineer?s role in creating and restoring natural systems. Techniques for terrestrial, aquatic and wetland ecosystem creation and restoration, including assessment, planning and construction.

EVEN 6331  Industrial Ecology  3 SCH  (3)  

Discussion of similarities between ecological systems and industrial systems with the emphasis on material cycles, energy flow, organizational structures and how industries can learn from their natural counterpart. Fundamentals of natural ecosystems as models for the design, creation and operation of industrial ecosystems. Role of engineered ecosystems in industrial ecosystems (e.g., residual-product resource recovery, contaminated site remediation water conservation). Discussion of pollution prevention tools for industrial and process design, including green chemistry and green engineering approaches to process and product design, and environmental performance evaluation tools, including life cycle assessment.

EVEN 6332  Environmental Data Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Topics concerning the unique characteristics of environmental data, the process of statistical characterization, the identification of system changes, the usefulness of non-parametric approaches and the utilization of data in characterizing risk and the determination of acceptable environmental cleanup standards to manage risk. Prerequisites: MATH 3320.

EVEN 6340  Decision Sci for Environ Systm  3 SCH  (3)  

Provides the fundamentals of decision science theory in support of large-scale complex environmental systems analysis. Discussions and lectures will cover the realm of multi-criteria decision-making. The basics of multi-attribute decision-making and multi-objective stochastic programming, gray programming, fuzzy programming and their combinations will be emphasized.

EVEN 6341  Enviromental Informatics  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction to environmental data types and structures. Discussion of database design and tools, data warehousing: environmental information management using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), theory and environmental application of remote-sensing technologies; environmental knowledge management and decision support using knowledge-based systems.

EVEN 6342  Enginerng Optimzatn Envron Sys  3 SCH  (3)  

Provides the fundamentals of optimization theories and their real world application potential for environmental systems planning and pollution control. Class discussions of fundamental operational research techniques cover linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming and nonlinear programming. Case studies are designed to deal with the typical planning, design and operation problems for environmental infrastructure systems with regard to complex multidisciplinary decision-making.

EVEN 6343  Environmental Mgmt Syst  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduces the basic knowledge of current environmental management systems applied in both public and private sectors. Class discussions will cover conventional development of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for various levels of organizations. Possible extensions of internal and external environmental auditing, environmental label and life cycle assessment can be made based on relevant Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) requirements. Case studies emphasize enterprise strategic environmental management planning for organizations and their stakeholders, in the context of environmental regulatory, law and policy. Topics will be linked with ecoproduct evaluation, environmental performance evaluation and green production planning to search for strategies compatible with ISO 14001-accreditation.

EVEN 6354  Enviromental Regs&Policy  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of federal and state regulations and international agreements for the protection of human and environmental health. Legal, social, political and economic patterns and processes, which set the stage for the development of environmental policy. Impacts and interactions of environmental regulation and policy on the design and implementation of environmental management systems in the public and private sectors. Discussion of environmental ethics and interactions with the environmental engineering profession and with the formulation of environmental regulations and policy.

EVEN 6356  Spec Top in Environ Enginerng  3 SCH  (3)  

Courses offered under this Special Topics denomination concentrate on themes not present in the current EVEN curriculum, or can also be offered to strengthen and provide further depth of study in important areas of environmental engineering. Topics vary to reflect new developments and interests on emerging areas of environmental engineering. May be repeated when topic changes.