CIV_ENV 395-0-20: Projects Practicum in Environmental Engineering

Quarter Offered

Fall : TTh 2:00-3:30 ; Aristilde


This course will focus on the application of environmental engineering fundamentals to evaluate, model, and develop engineering solutions for different environmental contamination scenarios. Students will work in groups of “environmental consulting engineers” to address each problem scenario by designing engineering approaches to the problems, deriving mass balances of problem contaminants, applying differential equations to model biological and chemical transformations, evaluate cost-benefit analyses or implementation challenges of solutions.

Course Objectives:

  1. Derive and apply equations to describe mass balances and reactions in environmental systems.
  2. Solve environmental problems in different natural and engineered settings.
  3. Develop and evaluate alternative engineering solutions.
  4. Evaluate the complexity of problems and challenges faced by environmental scientists and engineers