Course descriptions index


Environmental Engineering/
Environmental Quality Science

A per semester fee for computing facility user fee is assessed for CEM engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/materials fee. Please see the class schedule for details.


ENVE F458 Energy and the Environment

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Overview of basic concepts of energy supply, demand, production of heat and power impacts of energy use on the environment. Extensive discussion of mitigation technologies and strategies for meeting energy needs while preserving environmental quality. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: CHEM F106X; ES F346 or equivalent; MATH F201X; PHYS F211X. (Cross-listed with ME F458. Stacked with ENVE F658; ME F658.) (3+0)


ENVE F641 Aquatic Chemistry

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Aspects of physical, colloid and equilibrium chemistry applied to environmental engineering and science problems. Special fees apply. Recommended: At least 2 semesters of undergraduate chemistry; at least 2 semesters of calculus; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F642 Contaminant Hydrology

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Theoretical and applied aspects of the movement of contaminants through saturated and unsaturated soil. Special fees apply. Recommended: CE F663 or equivalent; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F643 Air Pollution Management

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

Air pollution topics including the quantity and quality of atmospheric emissions and their effects on the human environment. Identification and location of sources, measurement of quality and conformance with standards. Legal considerations of Clean Air Act and Amendments and local regulations. Evaluation of stationary and moving sources. Meteorology and modeling requirements. Control mechanisms for gases and particulates; and engineering economics. Special fees apply. Recommended: CHEM 106X or equivalent; MATH F201X; graduate standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F644 Environmental Management and Law

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Topics of environmental impact statements, environmental law (local, state and federal), public involvement and environmental quality. Impact from projects of mining, highways, airports, pipelines, industrial development, water, wastewater and solid waste, and others -- theoretical considerations and case studies. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F645 Unit Processes-Chemical and Physical

3 Credits     Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes for water and wastewater. Sedimentation, coagulation, flocculation, filtration, ion exchange, adsorption/absorption, gas transfer and other special topics. Unit process demonstrations and experiments. Emphasis on arctic applications, design and engineering economics. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing; MATH F201X; CHEM F106X or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F646 Unit Processes -- Biological

3 Credits

Theoretical and applied aspects of biological wastewater treatment, including waste-activated sludge processes, trickling filters, lagoons, sludge digestion and processing, septic tank analysis and design, nutrient removal, biology of polluted waters, state and federal regulations. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F647 Biotechnology

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Theoretical and applied aspects of bioengineering. Issues studied include microbiology, metabolism, genetics, genetic engineering, enzymes and catalysis, stoichiometry and kinetics, biological reactor design and bioremediation. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F648 Solid Waste Management

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Characterization, collection, disposal and treatment of municipal and industrial residuals. Emphasis on regulations that control waste management, waste generation rates, waste characterization procedures, the flow of materials in society, materials processing for waste utilization (recycling), and landfill disposal. Special fees apply. Recommended: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


ENVE F649 Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Course provides in-depth coverage of hazardous and toxic substance management including legal, economic and technical issues. Topics will include characterization of hazardous materials, economics of toxics minimization, hazardous materials use, storage and disposal, technical aspects of landfill siting, and selection and design of treatment technologies. Includes case studies of current waste management issues. Special fees apply. Recommended: Bachelor's degree in science or engineering. (Cross-listed with GE F649.) (3+0)


ENVE F650 Advanced Topics

1 Credit

Presentations by students, faculty and outside experts on current issues in environmental science and engineering. Course may be repeated twice for credit when topic varies. Special fees apply. Prerequisites: Admission to Environmental Engineering or Environmental Quality Science graduate program, or permission of instructor. (1+0)


ENVE F651 Environmental Risk Assessment

3 Credits

The characterization of population exposures and the evidence used to identify environmental substances that may pose a human health risk. The theory and methods for estimating risk: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment and risk characterization. Special fees apply. Recommended: Undergraduate degree in engineering or natural science. (3+0)


ENVE F652 Introduction to Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Introduction to the science of toxicology for graduate students in fields that use information about hazardous chemicals for input into decisions. Topics include an overview of the effects of chemicals on cells, organs and organ systems, and the toxic effects of classes of chemicals such as pesticides, metals and solvents. Use of data from animal testing and common lists, factors and extrapolation are reviewed. Special fees apply. Recommended: Undergraduate degree in engineering or natural science. (3+0)


ENVE F653 Environmental Measurements Laboratory

1 Credit     Offered Spring

Introduction to analytical methods and measurement techniques used in environmental engineering and environmental quality science. Students will design, conduct and report on a laboratory experiment. Includes sample preparation techniques and analytical methods such as microscopy, atomic adsorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Special fees apply. Recommended: ENVE F641. (0+3)


ENVE F658 Energy and the Environment

3 Credits

Basic concepts of energy supply, demand, production of heat and power impacts of energy use on the environment. Extensive discussion of mitigation technologies and strategies for meeting energy needs while preserving environmental quality. Special fees apply. Recommended: CHEM F106X; ES F346 or equivalent; MATH F201X; PHYS F211X; graduate standing. (Cross-listed with ME F658. Stacked with ENVE F458; ME F458.) (3+0)


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