EVEN students

Course descriptions from the University catalog are available online. Using MyCUInfo, the schedules of courses can be checked for the current semester. Faculty Course Questionnaires (FCQs) can also be checked online by instructor and students.

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: Scott Summers
    Introduces students to environmental engineering as an academic major and a career.
    Covers air quality, aquatic ecology, chemical processing, energy, site remediation, and water resources and treatment. Includes reading and writing on the history of environmental engineering major environmental issues, and professional ethics. 
    Offered: Every fall (syllabus)
  • EVEN 3350 (3 credits) Sustainability Principles for Engineers
    Instructor: Sherri Cook
    This is a fundamental sustainability course for sophomores in EVEN. This course introduces students
    to sustainability principles in the field of environmental engineering. During this class, students will
    apply these principles to engineering problems in order to evaluate the environmental, economic, and
    social implications of engineering and design decisions. Topics include definition(s) of sustainability,
    main engineering sustainability challenges (e.g., water, energy, climate, and materials), pollution
    generation and prevention, and sustainability assessment tools (e.g., life cycle assessment).
    Offered: Every spring (syllabus)
  • EVEN 4100 (3 credits) Environmental Sampling and Analysis 
    Instructor: Joe Ryan
    Introduces students to hands-on environmental sampling and analysis techniques for characterization of surface water, subsurface water, soils and sediments, and air. Laboratories include stream sampling, drilling, monitoring well installation, water level, slug tests, air sampling. Department enforced prereqs., CVEN 3313, CVEN 4404/4414, CVEN 4424.
    Offered: Every Fall (syllabus)
  • EVEN 4404 (3 credits) Water Chemistry
    Introduces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants in lecture and laboratory. Lecture topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of acids and base reactions, carbonate chemistry, air-water exchange, precipitation, dissolution, complexation, oxidation-reduction, and sorption. Same as CVEN 4404. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CHEN 1211 and CHEM 1113 and CVEN 3414 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to Civil (CVEN) or Environmental (EVEN) Engineering majors only.
    Offered: Every fall.
  • EVEN 4414 (1 credit) Water Chemistry Laboratory
    Reinforces chemical fundamentals of inorganic aqueous compounds and contaminants from EVEN 4404, Water Chemistry, in laboratory experiments and reports. Topics include acids and bases, carbonate chemistry (alkalinity), and other water chemistry characteristics (hardness, dissolved oxygen); precipitation, complexation, and oxidation-reduction reactions; and laboratory techniques and reporting. Same as CVEN 4414. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CHEN 1211 or CHEM 1113 and CHEM 1133 (all minimum grade C-). Requires corequisite course of EVEN 4404. Restricted to Civil (CVEN) or Environmental (EVEN) Engineering majors only.
    Offered: Every fall.
  • EVEN 4424 (3 credits) Environmental Organic Chemistry
    Examines the fundamental physical and chemical transformations affecting the fate and transport of organic contaminants in natural and treated waters. Emphasizes quantitative approach to solubility, vapor pressure, air-water exchange, sorption, hydrolysis and redox reactions, and photodegradation. Same as CVEN 4424. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CHEN 1211 (minimum grade C-).
    Offered: Every spring.
  • EVEN 4434 (4 credits) Environmental Engineering Design
    Instructors: Christopher Corwin, Michael Walker
    Examines the design of facilities for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater, hazardous industrial waste, contaminated environmental sites, and sustainable sanitation in developing countries. Economic, societal, and site specific criteria impacting designs are emphasized. Same as CVEN 4434. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CVEN 3414 (minimum grade C-).
    Offered: Every spring (syllabus).

More information on the Capstone Senior Design Course

  • EVEN 4464 (3 credits) Environmental Engineering Processes
    Instructor: Christopher Corwin
    Develops and utilizes analytic solutions for environmental process models that can be used in a) reactor design for processes used in the treatment of water, wastewater and hazardous waste and b) process analysis of natural systems, such as streams and groundwater flow. Models facilitate the tracking of contaminants in engineered and natural systems. Same as CVEN 4464. Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CVEN 3313 and CVEN 3414 (all minimum grade C-).
    Offered: Every fall (syllabus).
  • EVEN 4484 (3 credits) Introduction to Environmental Microbiology
    Surveys microbiology topics germane to modern civil and environmental engineering. Provides fundamentals needed to understand microbial processes and ecology in engineered and natural systems and reviews applications emphasizing the interface between molecular biology and classical civil engineering. Same as CVEN 4484. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CHEN 1211 (minimum grade C-). 
    Offered: Every spring.

  • EVEN 4830 (3 credits) Environmental Engineering Process Modeling
    Instructor: Michael Walker
    This is a computer-based lab course that introduces undergrad students to useful modeling and analysis software/techniques that they typically do not have a great deal of exposure to.  This is intended as a senior-level, fall semester course.  It will build on fundamentals learned in previous courses and provide skills that will be useful in the capstone design course, and as practicing engineers. (Prereq: Heat Transfer, Thermo).
    Offered: Every Fall (Course description).

  • 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.