Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

ENGR138 HM - Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Fowler

Offered: Fall

Description: Students in this course will build technical skills central to the field of environmental engineering to model and design solutions for contaminated water, air, and land systems that could pose a threat to human health or the environment. To design the best solutions to complex problems, students will also build a conceptual framework of how the stakeholders and scientific fields are interconnected in environmental challenges through discussing real environmental crises and solutions in California. The technical skills that students will gain include: (1) modeling the transport of water, air, and contaminants by applying mass and energy balance principles to environmental systems, including surface water, groundwater, and atmospheric systems; (2) calculating important metrics of water/air/soil quality (e.g. dissolved oxygen, concentration of contaminants) to determine how they change over time and location; (3) evaluating the risk of contaminants to human health and the environment; and (4) designing engineered solutions to treat these systems, including water and wastewater treatment systems. 

Prerequisite(s): ENGR082 HM