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Courses

Course descriptions from the University catalog are available online. Using the University's PLUS website, the schedules of courses can be checked for the current semester and semesters in the recent past (about 1 year). Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQs) can also be checked online by instructor and course.

EVEN Courses: Current and Past

The Environmental Engineering Program administers a small number of courses to supplement courses offerings from the participating Departments. Below is a list of regularly offered EVEN courses with links to more detailed descriptions.

  • EVEN 1000 (1 credit) Introduction to Environmental Engineering
    Instructor: Jana Milford;
          formerly Angela Bielefeldt, Joe Ryan, R. Scott Summers (Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering)
    Offered: every fall

  • EVEN 4100 (3 credits) Environmental Sampling and Analysis
    Instructor: Neil Smith (P.E., CDM); Amy Hui (EKI); Jeremy Kolenbrander (Drill-Pro Services)
    Offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2009 (syllabus); Spring 2008; Fall 2005
    Link to article about the course

  • EVEN 4830-004 (3 credits) Special Topics -- Technoleconomic Analysis for Environmental Engineering
    Instructor: John Pellegrino, EVEN
    Offered: Fall 2008
    Course description: Introduces the basic quantitative tools and reasoning approaches for analyzing the economic effects of technical data (including assumptions) on process (and product) designs, and thus influencing decision making, especially with respect to environmental and sustainability goals. Topics include fundamentals of process design; basic economic analysis and cost estimating techniques; life cycle analysis; and a variety of case studies drawn from biofuels, water use, and others. Prereq. CHEN 1211; APPM 2360; PHYS 1120 (or equivalents)

  • EVEN 4830-004 (3 credits) Special Topics -- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Abandoned Mine Remediation
    Instructor: Joseph Ryan, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
    Offered: Fall 2003
    Cross-listed: ENVS 5100
  • EVEN 4840 (1-3) Independent Study
    See individual instructors to arrange independent research projects, including a senior thesis. Select an instructor from the FACULTY list working in your area of interest, and contact them by email or phone.
  • EVEN 4980 / 4990 (3/3) Senior Thesis 1 / 2
    Provides 2-semester faculty-supervised independent research in environmental engineering, including a written thesis and oral defense at the end of the second semester. Select an instructor from the FACULTY list working in your area of interest, and contact them by email or phone to discuss potential research topics.



Examples of Required Courses for EVEN students:

  • CVEN 4434 (3 credits) Environmental Engineering Design
        Instructor: Angela Bielefeldt, CVEN, or JoAnn Silverstein, CVEN
        Offered: every spring

        Link to 2007 article on course projects
        Link to 2004 article on course projects

  • CVEN 4424 (3 credits) Environmental Organic Chemistry
        Instructor: Joe Ryan, CVEN; or Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, CVEN     Offered: every spring


  • CVEN 4404 and 4414 (formerly CVEN 3454 - 4 credits) Water Chemistry
        Instructor: Joe Ryan, CVEN; or Diane McKnight, CVEN
        Offered: every fall


  • CVEN 3414 (3 credits) Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
        Instructor: Joe Ryan, Karl Linden, or Mark Hernandez, CVEN
        Offered: every fall and every spring


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