Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Description

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers design-oriented and student-centered undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The degrees build upon fundamental engineering principles and provide specialization within Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduates are positioned for a broad range of professional opportunities, and are well-prepared for an engineering career in a world of rapid technological change.

The Civil Engineering degree offers breadth in several Civil Engineering fields: Construction Engineering, Engineering Surveying, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Water Resources. Civil students can elect to further specialize in one or more of these areas by selecting related courses to fulfill their Civil Engineering Technical Electives.

The Environmental Engineering degree introduces students to the fundamentals of environmental engineering including the scientific and regulatory basis of public health and environmental protection. The degree is designed to prepare students to investigate and analyze environmental systems and assess risks to public health and ecosystems as well as evaluate and design natural and engineered solutions to mitigate risks and enable beneficial outcomes. Topics covered include water reclamation and reuse, hazardous waste management, contaminated site remediation, environmental science, water and wastewater treatment, and regulatory processes.

The programs leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and to the degree Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The department also offers two minors and two ASIs. Majors are encouraged to use free elective courses to gain knowledge in another discipline and incorporate either an Area of Special Interest (ASI) or a minor. This adds to the flexibility of the program and qualifies students for a wide variety of careers.

Program Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering programs contribute to the educational objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile and the ABET Accreditation Criteria. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of these programs are as follows:
 
Within three years of attaining the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, graduates will be situated in growing careers or will be successfully pursuing a graduate degree in Civil Engineering or a related field; advancing in their professional standing, generating new knowledge and/or exercising leadership in the field; and contributing to the needs of society through professional practice, research, and/or service.
 
Within three years of attaining the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, graduates will be situated in careers or will be successfully pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering or a related field; advancing in their professional standing, generating new knowledge and/or exercising leadership in their field; and contributing to the needs of society through professional practice, research, and/or service.

Curriculum

During the first two years at Colorado School of Mines, students complete a set of core courses that includes mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering sciences. Course work in mathematics gives engineering students tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical and chemical phenomena. The basic sciences of physics and chemistry provide an appropriate foundation in the physical sciences; engineering science then builds upon these basic sciences and focuses on applications.

The core curriculum also includes an introduction to engineering design principles and practices. These courses emphasize design methodology and stress the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession.  The core curriculum also includes complementary courses in the humanities and social sciences which explore the links between the environment, human society, and engineering.

In the final two years, students complete discipline-specific advanced engineering courses. The Civil Engineering students explore soil mechanics, structural theory, design of foundations, design of steel or concrete structures, and Civil Engineering technical electives. The Environmental Engineering students explore water chemistry and water quality, air pollution, the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment (air, water, and soil), water resources, environmental policy, and Environmental Engineering technical electives. At the student’s discretion, free electives (9 credits) can be used to either satisfy his/her personal interest in a topic or the credits can be used to pursue an "area of special interest" (12 semester hours) or a minor (at least 18 semester hours). All students complete a capstone engineering design course which is focused on an in-depth, realistic, and multi-disciplinary engineering project.

Students interested in a research experience, in addition to their undergraduate curriculum, are encouraged to work on an Independent Study project with one of the Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty. These projects can offer an applied experience that is relevant to future graduate studies and a professional career.


Primary Contact

Jaime Bachmeier
303-273-3860
jbachmeier@mines.edu

Professor and Department Head

Terri Hogue

Professor and James R. Paden Distinguished Chair

Marte Gutierrez

Professor and AMAX Distinguished Chair

Tissa Illangasekare

Professor and Grewcock Distinguished Chair

Michael Mooney

University Emeritus Professor

Robert L. Siegrist

Emeritus Associate Professor

Ronald R. H. Cohen

Emeritus Teaching Professor

Candace Sulzbach

Professors

Tzahi Cath

Linda Figueroa

D.V. Griffiths

Ning Lu

John McCray

Kamini Singha

John R. Spear

Timothy Strathmann

Associate Professors

Christopher Higgins

Panos Kiousis

Junko Munakata Marr

Jonathan O. Sharp

Assistant Professors

Christopher Bellona

Reza Hedayat

Shiling Pei

Kathleen Smits

Teaching Professors

Joseph Crocker

Kristoph Kinzli

Susan Reynolds

Teaching Associate Professors

Andres Guerra

Hongyan Liu

Alexandra Wayllace

Teaching Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Holley

Adjunct Faculty

Sidney Innerebner

Paul B. Queneau

Tanya Rauch

Patrick Ryan

Research Assistant Professors

Mengistu Geza

Lee Landkamer

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree Requirements:

Freshman
Fallleclabsem.hrs
MATH111CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I  4.0
CHGN121PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I  4.0
GEGN101EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS or CBEN 110  4.0
HASS100NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES  4.0
CSM101FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR  0.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
MATH112CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II  4.0
PHGN100PHYSICS I - MECHANICS  4.5
CHGN122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)  4.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
EDNS151INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN  3.0
16.0
Sophomore
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CEEN210INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE  1.5
MATH213CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III  4.0
PHGN200PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS  4.5
CEEN241STATICS  3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
HASS200GLOBAL STUDIES  3.0
16.5
Springleclabsem.hrs
CEEN310FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  3.0
CEEN267EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING, EDNS 262, EDNS 261, or EDNS 251  3.0
CEEN311MECHANICS OF MATERIALS  3.0
MEGN350MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING LABORATORY II  1.5
MATH201PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS  3.0
CSCI260FORTRAN PROGRAMMING, 261, or EDNS 205  2.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Summerleclabsem.hrs
CEEN331ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL  3.0
3.0
Junior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CEEN350CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MATERIALS  3.0
CEEN314STRUCTURAL THEORY  3.0
CEEN312SOIL MECHANICS  3.0
CEEN312LSOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY  1.0
MATH225DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  3.0
EBGN201PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS  3.0
16.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CE BREADTH Civil Engineering Breadth Elective*  3.0
CE BREADTH Civil Engineering Breadth Elective*  3.0
CEEN415FOUNDATION ENGINEERING  3.0
STR ELECT Structural Design Elective**  3.0
MEGN315DYNAMICS  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS Mid-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
18.0
Senior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
EDNS491SENIOR DESIGN I  3.0
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Technical Elective***  3.0
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Technical Elective***  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS Mid-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
FREE Free Elective  3.0
FREEFree Elective  3.0
18.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
EDNS492SENIOR DESIGN II  3.0
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Technical Elective***  3.0
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Technical Elective***  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS 400-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
FREE Free Elective  3.0
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 135.5

* Civil Engineering Breadth Electives - Students must take a minimum of two courses from this list. These courses may count as Civil Engineering Technical Electives or Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

** Structural Design Elective - Students must take a minimum of one course from this list. These courses may count as Civil Engineering Technical Electives or Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.

DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

*** Civil Engineering Technical Electives - Students must take a minimum of four courses from this list. These courses may also count as Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
SOIL DYNAMICS
UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS
HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
SURVEYING FOR ENGINEERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN PRACTICES
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURES
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND GEOTECHNICS
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION
ENGINEERING VIBRATION
COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING
INTRODUCTION TO ROCK MECHANICS
TUNNELING
ROCK MECHANICS IN MINING
DESIGN AND SUPPORT OF UNDERGROUND EXCAVATIONS

Major GPA

During the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Undergraduate Council considered the policy concerning required major GPAs and which courses are included in each degree’s GPA.  While the GPA policy has not been officially updated, in order to provide transparency, council members agreed that publishing the courses included in each degree’s GPA is beneficial to students. 

The following list details the courses that are included in the GPA for this degree:

CEEN100 through CEEN499 inclusive

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Degree Requirements:

Freshman
Fallleclabsem.hrs
MATH111CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS I  4.0
CHGN121PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I  4.0
GEGN101EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS  4.0
HASS100NATURE AND HUMAN VALUES  4.0
CSM101FRESHMAN SUCCESS SEMINAR  0.5
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
MATH112CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS II  4.0
CHGN122PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II (SC1)  4.0
PHGN100PHYSICS I - MECHANICS  4.5
EDNS151INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN  3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
16.0
Sophomore
Fallleclabsem.hrs
MATH213CALCULUS FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS III  4.0
PHGN200PHYSICS II-ELECTROMAGNETISM AND OPTICS  4.5
CEEN241STATICS  3.0
CEEN310FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  3.0
CSCI260FORTRAN PROGRAMMING, 261, or MATH 307  2.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
17.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
MATH225DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS  3.0
CEEN311MECHANICS OF MATERIALS  3.0
EDNS251THE PRACTICE OF DESIGN, 261, or 262  3.0
EBGN201PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS  3.0
HASS200GLOBAL STUDIES  3.0
PAGN ElectivePHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE  0.5
15.5
Junior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
CEEN301FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I  3.0
CEEN381HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING  3.0
MATH201PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS  3.0
CHGN209INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS, CBEN 210, or MEGN 361  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS Mid-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
15.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
CEEN302FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II  3.0
CEEN303ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY  3.0
BIOSCI ELECTBioscience Elective*  3.0
EVE ELECT Environmental Engineering Elective**  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS Mid-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
FREE Free Elective  3.0
18.0
Summerleclabsem.hrs
CEEN330ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL  3.0
3.0
Senior
Fallleclabsem.hrs
EDNS491SENIOR DESIGN I  3.0
CEEN470WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES  3.0
CEEN480CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT  3.0
CEEN482HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY  3.0
EVE ELECT Environmental Engineering Elective**  3.0
FREE Free Elective  3.0
18.0
Springleclabsem.hrs
EDNS492SENIOR DESIGN II  3.0
EVE ELECT Environmental Engineering Elective**  3.0
EVE ELECT Environmental Engineering Elective**  3.0
HASS/EBGN HASS 400-Level Restricted Elective  3.0
FREE Free Elective  3.0
15.0
Total Semester Hrs: 134.5

* Bio-science Elective Courses - Students must take a minimum of one course from this list. If this requirement is met with BIOL110, then CEEN461 and CHGN462 may count as Environmental Engineering Electives or Free Electives. BIOL110 cannot count as an Environmental Engineering Elective.

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
MICROBIOLOGY

** Environmental Engineering Elective Courses - Students must take a minimum of four courses from this list. These courses may count as Free Electives if not used to meet this requirement. 

SOIL MECHANICS
NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
MICROBIOLOGY
ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
INTRO TO RENEWABLE ENERGY
GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING
GEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING SITE INVESTIGATION
APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Major GPA

During the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Undergraduate Council considered the policy concerning required major GPAs and which courses are included in each degree’s GPA.  While the GPA policy has not been officially updated, in order to provide transparency, council members agreed that publishing the courses included in each degree’s GPA is beneficial to students. 

The following list details the courses that are included in the GPA for this degree:

CEEN300 through CEEN499 inclusive

General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here.

Civil or Environmental Engineering Minor and ASI

ASI in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a closely related field to many majors on campus, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering, and mining engineering. A background in civil engineering fundamentals bolsters students' credentials for careers in the construction industry, the mining industry, the energy sector, or public policy and service. This Area of Special Interest (ASI) has been carefully designed to introduce the fundamentals of the major subfields of civil engineering at Mines: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources and hydrology, environmental engineering, construction engineering, and surveying.

Students are encouraged to explore other courses relevant to this ASI and propose their own plan of study that would support the Area of Special Interest- Civil Engineering. For pre-approval on potential course substitutions to fulfill this ASI, please contact the Undergraduate Program Manager for Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Four courses (12.0 credit hours) are required for this ASI.

Required6.0
SOIL MECHANICS
STRUCTURAL THEORY
Electives (See List)6.0
Total Semester Hrs12.0

Elective List: Select 2 of the following 4 courses:

CEEN301FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I3.0
CEEN331ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL3.0
CEEN360INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING3.0
CEEN381HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING3.0

Students that are majoring in Civil Engineering cannot complete this ASI. A student majoring in Environmental Engineering can complete this ASI by completing CEEN312, CEEN314, CEEN331, and CEEN360. Courses cannot be double-counted as Environmental Engineering Electives. Up to three of these courses may be double-counted towards the B.S. Environmental Engineering as Free Electives. This requirement ensures that there is sufficient distinction between the degree and the minor. 

ASI in Environmental engineering

Environmental engineering is at the forefront of solving the world’s challenges related to earth, energy and environment. As such, an ability to apply environmental fundamentals to engineering practice within disciplines such as geological, mining, electrical, computational, mechanical, petroleum, and chemical processing industries as well as public policy and service bolsters students’ credentials in those fields. This Area of Special Interest (ASI) has been carefully designed to introduce the fundamentals of environmental engineering at Mines: environmental science and chemistry, hydrology and water resources, water and wastewater treatment, and chemical implications, fate and transport to enable an understanding and application of these themes to practitioners across disciplines. 

Students are encouraged to explore other courses relevant to this minor and propose their own plan of study that would support this Area of Special Interest (ASI). For pre-approval on potential course substitutions to fulfill this ASI, please contact the Undergraduate Program Manager for Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Four courses (12.0 credit hours) are required for this ASI.

Complete 4 of the following 5 courses:12.0
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT

Students who are majoring in Environmental Engineering cannot complete this ASI. A student majoring in Civil Engineering can only earn this ASI by completing all 5 of the courses (15.0 credit hours total). Of those 5 courses, only 2 may be double-counted towards the major degree requirements. This additional requirement is necessary in order to ensure sufficient distinction between the degree and the ASI.

MINOR in structural engineering

Structural engineering services are in high demand in virtually every engineering industry, spanning from construction to manufacturing to aerospace. This minor has been developed for students with an interest in the principles of solid mechanics that wish to learn how to design structures in practical applications. Topics covered in this minor include various methods and theories for structural analysis and design; finite element methods; design with steel, concrete, timber, and masonry; and an introduction to the seismic design of structures.

Students are encouraged to explore other courses relevant to this minor and propose their own plan of study that would support the Structural minor. For pre-approval on potential course substitutions to fulfill this minor, please contact the Undergraduate Program Manager for Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Six courses (18.0 credit hours) are required for this minor.

Required3.0
STRUCTURAL THEORY 1
Electives (See List)15.0
Total Semester Hrs18.0

Elective List: Select 5 of the following 7 courses:

FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS
ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURES
DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES
DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

In order to ensure sufficient distinction between the degree and the minor, Civil Engineering students must meet additional requirements to earn this minor. Courses that are required for the degree (CEEN314 and either CEEN443 or CEEN445) may not be double-counted towards the minor. Therefore, the remaining six courses on the list must be taken in order to earn the minor (CEEN406, CEEN430, CEEN440, CEEN443/CEEN445, CEEN441, and CEEN433). None of the six courses may be double-counted as Civil Engineering Technical Electives, but a maximum of three may be double-counted as Free Electives. The remaining courses used for the minor may not be applied to the B.S. Civil degree.

Students may also propose the substitution of other CEEN-prefixed structural engineering courses, such as 500-level graduate courses or approved Special Topics courses, at discretion of the approval of the department.

1The prerequisite to CEEN314, Structural Theory, is CEEN311 Mechanics of Materials. Students who have completed MEGN 312 Introduction to Solid Mechanics are encouraged to pursue a prerequisite override.

Assuring safe and sustainable water supplies is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. Understanding the design and implementation of water systems and related infrastructure requires diverse knowledge within the water resources field but that knowledge also crosses into numerous engineering disciplines. Students that are pursuing careers in the mining industry, energy industry, manufacturing industry, chemical processing industry, and public policy sector can bolster their credentials with this minor. The Water Sustainability minor has been developed to expose students to the relevant subfields of water and environmental systems, including water chemistry, fluid mechanics, water resources and hydrology, fate and transport of chemicals in the environment, site remediation, and onsite water reclamation and reuse.

Students are encouraged to explore other courses relevant to this minor and propose their own plan of study that would support the Water Sustainability minor. For pre-approval on potential course substitutions to fulfill this minor, please contact the Undergraduate Program Manager for Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Six courses (18.0 credit hours) are required for this minor.

Required Courses12.0
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I
FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 1
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES
Electives (See List)6.0
Total Semester Hrs18.0

Elective List: Select 2 of the following 6 courses:

WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE
SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING
SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN
CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT
HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY

Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors may not pursue this minor, as there is too much overlap between degree requirements and the minor. The combined (BS + MS) degree program may be a suitable option for Civil or Environmental majors that wish to focus in Sustainable Water Engineering.

1 Students that have completed a different variation of a fluid mechanics are encouraged to pursue a course substitution request so that the completed course can be double-counted for the minor.

Courses

CEEN198. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CEEN199. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

CEEN210. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE. 1.5 Semester Hr.

(I) An introduction to civil infrastructure systems, including the analysis, design and management of infrastructure that supports human activity, including transportation (road, rail, aviation), water and wastewater, communications and power. 0.75 hours lecture; 2.25 hours lab; 1.5 semester hours.

CEEN241. STATICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with DCGN241,
(I, II, S) Forces, moments, couples, equilibrium, centroids and second moments of areas, volumes and masses, hydrostatics, friction, virtual work. Applications of vector algebra to structures. Prerequisite: PHGN100 and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH112. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN267. EPICS II: CIVIL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EPIC267,
(II): Design EPICS II builds on the design process introduced in Design EPICS I, which focuses on open-ended problem solving in which students integrate teamwork and communication with the use of computer software as tools to solve engineering problems. Computer applications emphasize information acquisition and processing based on knowing what new information is necessary to solve a problem and where to find the information efficiently.Prerequisite: EDNS151, EDNS155, EDNS192, or HNRS115. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN298. SPECIAL TOPICS. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CEEN299. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

CEEN301. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING I. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN353,ESGN353,
(I, II) This course introduces fundamentals of environmental science & engineering as applied to water resource management and environmental problem solving. Topics include environmental regulation, toxicology, material balance, applications in environmental chemistry, hydrology, water quality management, water supply and treatment, and wastewater treatment and reuse. Topical discussions will address major sources and concerns in measurement, practice and underlying theory in the field of environmental engineering. The course also includes field trips to local water and wastewater treatment facilities to integrate theory with practice. Prerequisites: CHGN122, PHGN100. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN302. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING II. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN354,ESGN354,
(I, II) Introductory level fundamentals in atmospheric systems, air pollution control, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, waste minimization, pollution prevention, role and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations in environmental management(relative to air, solid and hazardous waste). Prerequisite: CHGN122, PHGN100 and MATH213. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN303. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN355,
(I) This course introduces the laboratory and experimental techniques used for generating and interpreting data in environmental science and engineering related to water, land, and environmental health. An emphasis is placed on quantitative chemical and microbiological analysis of water and soil samples relevant to water supply and wastewater discharge. Topics include basic water quality measurements (pH, conductivity, etc.) and quantitative analysis of chemicals by chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Advanced topics include quantitative and qualitative analysis of bioreactor performance, bench testing for water treatment, and measurement and control of disinfection by-products. Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CEEN310. FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) The study and application of principles of incompressible fluid mechanics. Topics include: hydrostatic forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy, control volume analysis, conservation of mass, fluid motion, Bernoulli's equation and conservation of energy, momentum, dimensional analysis, internal flow (pipe systems), external flow (drag and lift), flow in open channels, and hydraulic jumps. The course will also introduce concepts about municipal water supply networks and storm water drainage and wastewater collection and treatment systems. May not also receive credit for PEGN251 or MEGN351. Prerequisites: PHGN100. Co-requisites: CEEN241. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CEEN311. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN320,
(I, II, S) Fundamentals of stresses and strains, material properties including axial, torsional, bending, and combined loadings. Stress at a point; stress transformations and Mohr's circle for stress; beam deflections, thin-wall pressure vessels, columns and buckling, and stress concentrations. May not also receive credit for MEGN312. Prerequisite: CEEN241. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN312. SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN361,
(I, II) An introductory course covering the engineering properties of soil, soil phase relationships and classification. Principle of effective stress. Seepage through soils and flow nets. Soil compressibility, consolidation and settlement prediction. Shear strength of soils. Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN312L. SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. 1.0 Semester Hr.

Equivalent with EGGN363,
(I, II) Introduction to laboratory testing methods in soil mechanics. Classification, permeability, compressibility, shear strength. Co-requisites: CEEN312. 3 hours lab; 1 semester hour.

CEEN314. STRUCTURAL THEORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN342,
(I, II) Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures for both forces and deflections. Influence lines, work and energy methods, moment distribution, matrix operations, computer methods. Prerequisite: CEEN311. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN330. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, ENVIRONMENTAL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN335,
(S) The environmental module is intended to introduce students to laboratory and field analytical skills used in the analysis of an environmental engineering problem. Students will receive instruction on the measurement of water quality parameters (chemical, physical, and biological) in the laboratory and field. The student will use these skills to collect field data and analyze a given environmental engineering problem. Prerequisites: CEEN301. Three weeks in summer session; 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CEEN331. ENGINEERING FIELD SESSION, CIVIL. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN234,
(S) The theory and practice of modern surveying. Lectures and hands-on field work teaches horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements and computations using traditional and modern equipment. Subdivision of land and applications to civil engineering practice, GPS and astronomic observations. Prerequisite: EDNS251, ENDS261, EDNS262 or CEEN267. Three weeks (6 day weeks) in summer field session; 9 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CEEN340. COOPERATIVE EDUCATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN340,EGGN340C,
(I,II,S) Supervised full-time engineering-related employment in which specific educational objectives are set and achieved. The co-op differs from a typical internship in both the length and scope of responsibilities. Students must meet with the CEE Co-op Advisor prior to enrolling to determine the appropriateness of the engagement, clarify the educational objectives, set expectations, and receive written approval for their specific Co-op program. This prior approval of the CEE Co-op Advisor and completion of paperwork with the Career Center is required prior to beginning the work portion of the program. The co-op occurs during academic fall or spring semester(s) and may overlap with a summer session, with a typical length of six months total. Prerequisite: Second semester sophomore status or above and a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.00. 3.0 credit hours. This course is repeatable.

CEEN350. CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MATERIALS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) This course deals with the nature and performance of civil engineering materials and evaluation of their physical and mechanical properties. This course focuses on materials used in construction and maintenance of building and infrastructure such as metals (steel and aluminum), aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, shotcrete, asphalt, wood, recycled materials, and composites. The course covers standards describing materials and tests for determining material properties and includes a lab component where students conduct tests, analyze the resulting data, and prepare technical reports. Laboratory tests include evaluation of behavior of civil engineering materials under a wide range of conditions. Prerequisites: CEEN311. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab, 3 semester hours.

CEEN360. INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Overview of the construction process for civil construction (spanning the building, transportation, and infrastructure sectors), including procurement methods and project delivery methods, codes, regulations, tests, standards, and Risk estimation and management. Construction methods and materials. Construction contracts, including drawings and specifications. Construction administration, including submittals, requests for information, change orders, special instructions, claims, disputes, arbitration, litigation, and project close-out. Project scheduling using the Critical Path Method. Construction project management. Construction safety and OSHA. Quantity takeoffs and construction estimating. Application of engineering analysis and design to construction projects. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN381. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CEEN481,ESGN459,
(II) This course introduces the principles of physical hydrology and fundamentals of water resources engineering. Topics include groundwater, surface water, precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, sediment transport, flood and drought analysis, lake and reservoir analysis, water-resources planning, water quality engineering, stormwater management, and engineering design problems. Prerequisites: CEEN310. 3 hour lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN398. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 6.0 Semester Hrs.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CEEN399. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.

CEEN401. LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Which is more sustainable: paper vs plastic, hybrid vs electric vehicles? LCA is a powerful tool used to answer these questions; LCA quantifies the environmental sustainability of a product or process. Students will learn to conduct an LCA during a semester-long project of their choosing. At the end of the course students should be able to sit for the ACLCA professional LCACP certification exam. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN405. NUMERICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN460,
(S) Introduction to the use of numerical methods in the solution of problems encountered in engineering analysis and design, e.g. linear simultaneous equations (e.g. analysis of elastic materials, steady heat flow); roots of nonlinear equations (e.g. vibration problems, open channel flow); eigenvalue problems (e.g. natural frequencies, buckling and elastic stability); curve fitting and differentiation (e.g. interpretation of experimental data, estimation of gradients); integration (e.g. summation of pressure distributions, finite element properties, local averaging ); ordinary differential equations (e.g. forced vibrations, beam bending). All course participants will receive source code consisting of a suite of numerical methods programs. Prerequisites: CSCI260 or CSCI261 or MATH307, MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN406. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR ENGINEERS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN442,
(II) General theories of stress and strain; stress and strain transformations, principal stresses and strains, octahedral shear stresses, Hooke's law for isotropic material, and failure criteria. Introduction to elasticity and to energy methods. Torsion of noncircular and thin-walled members. Unsymmetrical bending and shear-center, curved beams, and beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plate theory. Thick-walled cylinders and contact stresses. Prerequisites: CEEN311 or MEGN312; MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN410. ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN448,
Advanced soil mechanics theories and concepts as applied to analysis and design in geotechnical engineering. Topics covered will include seepage, consolidation, shear strength and probabilistic methods. The course will have an emphasis on numerical solution techniques to geotechnical problems by finite elements and finite differences. Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours. Fall even years.

CEEN411. SOIL DYNAMICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CEEN512,EGGN431,
(II) Soil Dynamics combines engineering vibrations with soil mechanics, analysis, and design. Students will learn to apply basic principles of dynamics towards the analysis and design of civil infrastructure systems when specific issues as raised by the inclusion of soil materials must be considered. Prerequisites: CEEN311, CEEN312, and MATH225. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN412. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CEEN511,
(II) Systematic introduction of soil mechanics under partially saturated conditions. Topics include principles of seepage under variably saturated conditions, principle of the effective stress, shear strength theory, and hydraulic and mechanical properties. When this course is cross-listed and concurrent with CEEN511, students that enroll in CEEN511 will complete additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisites: CEEN312. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CEEN415. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN464,
(I, II) Techniques of subsoil investigation, types of foundations and foundation problems, selection of basis for design of foundation types. Open-ended problem solving and decision making. Prerequisite: CEEN312. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN421. HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN435,
The emphasis of this class is on the multi-disciplinary nature of highway and traffic engineering and its application to the planning and design of transportation facilities. In the course of the class the students will examine design problems that will involve: geometric design, surveying, traffic operations, hydrology, hydraulics, elements of bridge design, statistics, highway safety, transportation planning, engineering ethics, soil mechanics, pavement design, economics, environmental science. 3 credit hours. Taught on demand.

CEEN423. SURVEYING FOR ENGINEERS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN PRACTICES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN333,EGGN433,
(I) Applications of civil engineering skills using the engineer's level, total station, GPS receiver, and commercial software for field data collection, design, and layout of civil infrastructure including survey control, roadways, intersections, and utilities such as water and sewer. The course includes basic road design, horizontal design, vertical design, centerline layout, slope/cross section staking, earthwork volume calculations, engineering astronomy, and preparation of plan/profile drawings. Some discussion of concepts and mathematics of applying GPS data to engineering projects and the principles of map projections (Mercator, Lambert, UTM, State Plane, etc.) and coordinate systems such as (North American Datum) NAD '27, NAD '83, and other reference networks is included. Prerequisite: CEEN331. 2 hours lecture; 8-9 field work days; 3 semester hours.

CEEN430. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN441,
(II) Introduction to advanced structural analysis concepts. Nonprismatic structures. Arches, Suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Structural optimization. Computer Methods. Structures with nonlinear materials. Internal force redistribution for statically indeterminate structures. Graduate credit requires additional homework and projects. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hour lectures; 3 semester hours.

CEEN433. MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CEEN533,
(II) Focused study on computer oriented methods for solving determinate and indeterminate structures such as trusses and frames. Classical stiffness based analysis method will be introduced with hands-on practice to develop customized matrix analysis program using Matlab. Commercial structural analysis programs will also be introduced during the class and practiced through class projects. When this course is cross-listed and concurrent with CEEN533, students that enroll in CEEN533 will complete additional and/or more complex assignments. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CEEN440. TIMBER AND MASONRY DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN447,
(II) The course develops the theory and design methods required for the use of timber and masonry as structural materials. The design of walls, beams, columns, beam-columns, shear walls, and structural systems are covered for each material. Gravity, wind, snow, and seismic loads are calculated and utilized for design. Prerequisite: CEEN311 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture: 3 semester hours. Spring odd years.

CEEN441. INTRODUCTION TO THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN494,
(I) This course provides students with an introduction to seismic design as it relates to structures. Students will become familiar with the sources of seismic disturbances, the physics of seismic energy transmission, and the relationship between ground disturbance and the resulting forces experienced by structures. The theory and basis for existing building code provisions relating to seismic design of structures will be introduced. Building code requirements and design methodologies will be examined and applied. Prerequisites: CEEN443, or CEEN445, or CEEN440. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN443. DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN444,
(I, II) To learn application and use the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Steel Construction Manual. Course develops an understanding of the underlying theory for the design specifications. Students learn basic steel structural member design principles to select the shape and size of a structural member. The design and analysis of tension members, compression members, flexural members, and members under combined loading is included, in addition to basic bolted and welded connection design. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN445. DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN445,
(I, II) This course provides an introduction to the materials and principles involved in the design of reinforced concrete. It will allow students to develop an understanding of the fundamental behavior of reinforced concrete under compressive, tensile, bending, and shear loadings, and gain a working knowledge of strength design theory and its application to the design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and footings. Prerequisite: CEEN314. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN461. FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN401,
(II). Biological and ecological principles discussed and industrial examples of their use given. Analysis of ecosystem processes, such as erosion, succession, and how these processes relate to engineering activities, including engineering design and plant operation. Criteria and performance standards analyzed for facility siting, pollution control, and mitigation of impacts. North American ecosystems analyzed. Concepts of forestry, range, and wildlife management integrated as they apply to all of the above. Three to four weekend trips will be arranged during the semester. 3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours.

CEEN470. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with BELS453,EGGN453,ESGN453,
(I) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the unit operations and processes involved in water and wastewater treatment. This course will focus on the physical, chemical, and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment and reclamation. Treatment objectives, process theory, and practice are considered in detail. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN471. WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the design of domestic and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems. This course will focus on the combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes and technologies to form a water or wastewater treatment system. Source water quality, treatment objectives, water reuse, multi-barrier approaches, and water and energy efficiency are considered in detail. Prerequisites: CEEN470, or CEEN570, or other water or wastewater treatment design courses (for graduate students enrolled in this course). 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN472. ONSITE WATER RECLAMATION AND REUSE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN460,
(II). Appropriate solutions to water and sanitation in the U.S. and globally need to be effective in protecting public health and preserving water quality while also being acceptable, affordable and sustainable. Onsite and decentralized systems have the potential to achieve these goals in rural areas, peri-urban developments, and urban centers in small and large cities. Moreover they can improve water use efficiency, conserve energy and enable distributed energy generation, promote green spaces, restore surface waters and aquifers, and stimulate new green companies and jobs. A growing array of approaches, devices and technologies have evolved that include point-of-use water purification, waste source separation, conventional and advanced treatment units, localized natural treatment systems, and varied resource recovery and recycling options. This course will focus on the engineering selection, design, and implementation of onsite and decentralized systems for water reclamation and reuse. Topics to be covered include process analysis and system planning, water and waste stream attributes, water and resource conservation, confined unit and natural system treatment technologies, effluent collection and clustering, recycling and reuse options, and system management. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN473. HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN451,
(I,II) Review of fundamentals, forces on submerged surfaces, buoyancy and flotation, gravity dams, weirs, steady flow in open channels, backwater curves, hydraulic machinery, elementary hydrodynamics, hydraulic structures. Prerequisites: CEEN310. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN474. SOLID WASTE MINIMIZATION AND RECYCLING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN462,
(I) The course objective is to put the student into the shoes of a plant manager having process responsibility for waste minimization, focusing on recycling. Emphasis is on proven and emerging solutions, especially those associated with heavy metals. Waste minimization generally requires a solid understanding of alternative raw materials and process technologies, in combination with creativity and sensitivity to economics. Prerequisites: Senior standing 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN475. SITE REMEDIATION ENGINEERING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN457,ESGN457,
(I, II) This course describes the engineering principles and practices associated with the characterization and remediation of contaminated sites. Methods for site characterization and risk assessment will be highlighted while the emphasis will be on remedial action screening processes and technology principles and conceptual design. Common isolation and containment and in-situ and ex-situ treatment technology will be covered. Computerized decision-support tools will be used and case studies will be presented. Prerequisites: CHGN121. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN476. POLLUTION PREVENTION: FUNDAMENTALS AND PRACTICE. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN463,
(II) The objective of this course is to introduce the principles of pollution prevention, environmentally benign products and processes, and manufacturing systems. The course provides a thorough foundation in pollution prevention concepts and methods. Engineers and scientists are given the tools to incorporate environmental consequences into decision-making. Sources of pollution and its consequences are detailed. Focus includes sources and minimization of industrial pollution; methodology for life-cycle assessments and developing successful pollution prevention plans; technological means for minimizing the use of water, energy, and reagents in manufacturing; and tools for achieving a sustainable society. Materials selection, process and product design, and packaging are also addressed. Prerequisite: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN477. SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with EGGN490,
(I) This course is a comprehensive introduction into concept of sustainability and sustainable development from an engineering point of view. It involves the integration of engineering and statistical analysis through a Life Cycle Assessment tool, allowing a quantitative, broad-based consideration any process or product design and their respective impacts on environment, human health and the resource base. The requirements for considering social implications are also discussed. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing; 3 hours lecture, 3 semester hours.

CEEN479. AIR POLLUTION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) This course familiarizes students with the basic physics, chemistry and biology of major air pollutants, related health impacts, and engineered approaches used to mitigate the effects of common air pollutants. This course is also designed to provide a solid foundation in air pollution topic areas found on the FEE or PE exam. Critical US air pollution legislation is discussed. The sources of particulate and gaseous pollutants from both stationary and mobile sources, associated key chemical reactions, and approaches for control are considered. Indoor air pollution and the Gaussian dispersion model for air pollutants are discussed. Prerequisite: CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN480. CHEMICAL FATE AND TRANSPORT IN THE ENVIRONMENT. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with ESGN440,
(I) This course describes the environmental behavior of inorganic and organic chemicals in multimedia environments, including water, air, sediment and biota. Sources and characteristics of contaminants in the environment are discussed as broad categories, with some specific examples from various industries. Attention is focused on the persistence, reactivity, and partitioning behavior of contaminants in environmental media. Both steady and unsteady state multimedia environmental models are developed and applied to contaminated sites. The principles of contaminant transport in surface water, groundwater and air are also introduced. The course provides students with the conceptual basis and mathematical tools for predicting the behavior of contaminants in the environment. Prerequisite: CEEN301. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN482. HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(I) This course introduces students to the collection, compilation, synthesis and interpretation of data for quantification of the components of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Students will use hydrologic variables and parameters to evaluate watershed processes and behavior. Students will also survey and apply measurement techniques necessary for watershed studies. Advanced topics include development, construction, and application of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water resources. Prerequisite: CEEN381. 2 hours lecture; 3 hours lab; 3 semester hours.

CEEN492. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Equivalent with CEEN592,ESGN490,ESGN502,PEGN530,
(I) Specially designed for the needs of the environmental quality engineer, scientist, planner, manager, government regulator, consultant, or advocate. Highlights include how our legal system works, environmental law fundamentals, all major US EPA/state enforcement programs, the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollutant laws, risk assessment and management, and toxic and hazardous substance laws (RCRA, CERCLA, TSCA, LUST, etc). Prerequisites: CEEN301 or CEEN302. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

CEEN498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.

CEEN499. INDEPENDENT STUDY. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Individual research or special problem projects supervised by a faculty member, also, when a student and instructor agree on a subject matter, content, and credit hours. Prerequisite: Independent Study form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit.