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1000. Environmental Sustainability

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Detailed examination of anthropogenic impacts on the environment, resulting from the need for energy, food and shelter. Subtopics in the broad areas of energy, food, shelter, waste, water, sustainable development will be grounded with case studies of UCONN activities/programs in sustainability. Overarching and linking each topic is the impact of population and water resources with a focus on environmental literacy. Resolution of scientific/technological, public policy and economic aspects of environmental sustainability issues will be explored, including strategies for success, and possible pitfalls, in achieving environmental sustainability in the subtopic areas. CA 2. SM-11/8/10

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2193. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special environmental engineering topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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2310. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals

Also offered as: CE 2310

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1128 or 1148

Grading Basis: Graded

Concepts from aqueous chemistry, biology, and physics applied in a quantitative manner to environmental problems and solutions. Mass and energy balances, chemical reaction engineering. Quantitative and fundamental description of water and air pollution problems. Environmental regulations and policy, pollution prevention, risk assessment. Written and oral reports.

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2320. The Environmental Debate II

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Structured review of environmental issues and active debate during class time. Presentation of current environmental issues by environmental professionals and experts.

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2411. Introduction to Computer Aided Design

Also offered as: CE 2411

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Enrollment in the School of Engineering; this course and CE 2410 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to computer-aided design and drawing, emphasizing applications in civil and environmental engineering and landscape design. Introduction to fundamental CAD concepts and techniques, such as drawing commands, dimensioning, layers, editing techniques, and plotting, and additional software packages to create planimetric and topographic maps. Related topics include scale, coordinate geometry, and terrain representation.

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3100. Climate Resilience and Adaptation: Municipal Policy and Planning

Also offered as: ENVS 3100, EVST 3100

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher; instructor consent required. Recommended preparation: ENVE 1000, EVST 1000, or NRE 1000.

Grading Basis: Graded

An interdisciplinary study of climate change focusing on the local, municipal scale: impacts, policy, vulnerability and adaptation with emphasis on tools such as vulnerability assessments that help local communities determine priorities for adaptation efforts.

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3120. Fluid Mechanics

Also offered as: CE 3120

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2110; MATH 2110; MATH 2410; enrollment in School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2120. This course and ME 3250 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Statics of fluids, analysis of fluid flow using principles of mass, momentum and energy conservation from a differential and control volume approach. Dimensional analysis. Application to pipe flow and open channel flow.

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3193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special advanced environmental engineering topics taken in a foreign study program.

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3200. Environmental Engineering Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2251, CE/ENVE 2310; enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Aqueous analytical chemical techniques, absorption, coagulation/flocculation, fluidization, gas stripping, biokinetics, interpretation of analytical results, bench-scale design projects, written and oral reports.

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3220. Water Quality Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2310 or ENVE 2310; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Physical, chemical, and biological principles for the treatment of aqueous phase contaminants; reactor dynamics and kinetics. Design projects.

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3230. Air Pollution Control

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 2310 or CHEG 2103; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CHEG 2111 or ME 2233.

Grading Basis: Graded

Gaseous pollutants and their properties; basic analytical techniques for air pollutants; particulate pollutants and their properties; equipment design for removal of gaseous and particulate materials; economic and environmental impact of air pollutants; federal and state regulations.

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3270. Environmental Microbiology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Content includes general microbiology, cell structure, cell growth kinetics, and genetics. In addition to the fundamental microbiological mechanisms, the application of microbial knowledge in natural environment and engineering systems (including water and wastewater treatment, soil and solid waste treatment) is also included. Will broaden the students' views of microbiological fundamentals and the applications to environmental systems.

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3300W. Environmental Engineering Technical Communication

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 2310; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; concurrent enrollment with ENVE 3200; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic technical writing for the environmental engineering field. Students will step through the various sections of technical reporting, obtaining feedback on each section before compiling complete formal reports. Students will also gain an appreciation for teamwork and effective oral communication. Written assignments will mirror those in ENVE 3200.

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3530. Engineering and Environmental Geology

Also offered as: CE 3530, GSCI 3710

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: GSCI 1050 or 1051.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of geological principles to engineering and environmental problems. Topics include site investigation, geologic hazards, slope processes, earthquakes, subsidence, and the engineering properties of geologic materials. Course intended for both geoscience and engineering majors. CLAS-10/14/08; EG-9/26/08

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3995. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom or laboratory course on specific topics as announced. May be repeated for credit.

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4210. Environmental Engineering Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1128 or 1148; MATH 2410; enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Quantitative variables governing chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base, coordination, precipitation/dissolution, and redox reactions. Organic chemistry nomenclature.

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4310. Environmental Modeling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2310; CE 3120 or CHEG 3123; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Systematic approach for analyzing contamination problems. Systems theory and modeling will be used to assess the predominant processes that control the fate and mobility of pollutants in the environment. Assessments of lake eutrophication, conventional pollutants in rivers and estuaries and toxic chemicals in groundwater.

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4320. Ecological Principles and Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 3220; ENVE 4210, which may be taken concurrently; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to ecology and natural treatment systems for managing waste and pollutants with a focus on aqueous contaminants. Topics will include stormwater management, treatment wetlands, restoration ecology, composting, and bioremediation.

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4530. Geoenvironmental Engineering

Also offered as: CE 4530

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3510 or ENVE 3530 or NRE 4135; open to juniors or higher in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles of solid waste management; design of landfills and waste containment systems; compacted clay liners and slurry walls; overview of soil remediation techniques.

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4540. Design of Groundwater Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 3120 and CE 3510 or ENVE 3530 or NRE 4135

Grading Basis: Graded

Design of groundwater engineering systems used for water supply and/or preservation/improvement of water quality. Steady and transient flow, pumping tests, well hydraulics, and well-field design. Unsaturated zone hydrology, design and evaluation of landfills. Heterogeneity in natural systems, parameter estimation and inverse methods. Application of basic geostatistics in the design of groundwater systems.

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4810. Engineering Hydrology

Also offered as: CE 4810

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3120 or ENVE 3120 or CHEG 3123; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evaportranspiration, overland flow, snow hydrology, groundwater and streamflow processes. Stream hydrographs and flood routing. Hydrologic modeling and design. Computer applications. Design project.

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4820. Hydraulic Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3120 or ENVE 3120 or CHEG 3123; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Design and analysis of water and wastewater transport systems, including pipelines, pumps, pipe networks, and open channel flow. Introduction to hydraulic structures and porous media hydraulics. Computer applications.

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4850. Sustainable and Resilient Water Governance and Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. This course and ENVE 5850 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview and assessment of water institutions and management approaches that contribute (or not) to sustainable and resilient water resources under changing climate conditions, demographic and economic shifts. Course requirements include translating scientific information for water managers.

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4886. Thesis I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to research through literature review and preparation of a research proposal.

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4896. Thesis II

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 4886

Grading Basis: Graded

Execution of the research proposal prepared in Thesis I, preparation of written report and oral defense.

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4910W. Environmental Engineering Design I

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to seniors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students working individually or in groups produce solution to environmental engineering design projects from data acquisition through preliminary design, cost estimating and final specifications, oral presentation and written reports.

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4920W. Environmental Engineering Design II

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENVE 4910; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to seniors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students working individually or in groups complete the implementations of protocols and techniques covered in ENVE 4910W, final cost of entire project, feasibility, oral presentation and written reports. Instructors will supply initial conditions and performance expectations.

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4999. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual study of special topics in law as mutually arranged between student and instructor.

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