Environmental Systems Engineering

Courses

During the first two years, the program shares many common features (e.g., mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering mechanics) with other more traditional engineering disciplines. Students then take a series of special courses that introduce engineering concepts in the extractive and process industries. Process engineering and a variety of solid-solid, solid-fluid, and fluid-fluid separations play a major and often dominant role in the prevention and/or remediation of environmental damage resulting from industrial activity. The students then take a series of courses that emphasize air, land, water, or health and safety issues depending on which option is selected. The curriculum is structured so as to integrate design concepts into the various subject areas covered in the program.

Following are the course descriptions for the upper level classes that are offered in the Environmental Systems Engineering program:

  • C E 370 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
  • EGEE 470 - Air Pollutants from Combustion Sources (3)
  • EME 301 - Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering (3)
  • EME 303 - Fluid Mechanics in Energy and Mineral Engineering (3)
  • EME 460 - Geo-resource Evaluation and Investment Analysis (3)
  • ENVSE 400 - Safety Engineering (3)
  • ENVSE 404W - Surface and Interfacial Phenomena in Environmental Systems (3)
  • ENVSE 406 - Sampling and Monitoring of the Geo-Environment (3)
  • ENVSE 408 - Contaminant Hydrology (3)
  • ENVSE 412 - Environmental Systems Engineering Laboratory (1)
  • ENVSE 427 - Pollution Control in the Process Industries (3)
  • ENVSE 440 - Industrial Ventilation for Contaminant Control (3)
  • ENVSE 450 - Environmental Health and Safety (3)
  • ENVSE 457 - Industrial Hygiene Measurements (4)
  • ENVSE 470 - Systems Safety and Risk Engineering (3)
  • ENVSE 480 - Environmental Systems Engineering Process Design (3)
  • GEOSC 413W - Techniques in Environmental Geochemistry (3)
  • GEOSC 452 - Hydrogeology (3)
  • M E 433 - Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3)
  • METEO 454 - Introduction to Micrometeorology (3)
  • METEO 455 - Atmospheric Dispersion (3)
  • MN PR 301 - Elements of Mineral Processing (3)
  • MN PR 401 - Mineral Process Engineering (3)
  • MN PR 425 - Interfacial Phenomena and Flotation (3)
  • MN PR 426 - Aqueous Processing (3)
  • MNG 401 - Introduction to Mining Operations (1)
  • P N G 411 - Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction (1)
  • SOILS 401 - Soil Composition and Physical Properties (3)