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2009-2011 College of Engineering Catalog

ENGR 350 The Global Environment (4) GE Area F
Interdisciplinary investigation of how human activities impact the Earth's environment on a global scale. Examination of population, resource use, climate change, and biodiversity from scientific/technical and social/economic/ historical/political perspectives. Use of remote sensing maps. Sustainable solutions. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Areas A and B. Crosslisted as AG/BUS/EDES/ENGR/HUM/SCM/UNIV 350. Fulfills GE Area F.

ENGR 581 Biochemical Engineering I (4)
Fundamentals of Biotechnology. Types of organisms and their structure. Unstructured and structured models for microbial growth. Theory of microbial competition. Stoichiometric and thermodynamic principles. Material and energy balances for aerobic and anaerobic growth. Kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions. 3 seminars, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: MCRO 221 and CHEM 371, or consent of instructor.

ENGR 582 Biochemical Engineering II (4)
Kinetics of growth, product formation and cell death. Continuous culture. Cell recycle and immobilization. Air sterilization. Transport processes in bioreactors. Scale-up of bioprocesses. Biochemical processes. Biocatalysis. Recombinant DNA and non-microbial processes. 3 seminars, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ENGR 581 or consent of instructor.

Civil (CE) and Environmental (ENVE) Engineering Department
2009-2011 Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Civil Engineering Catalog
2009-2011 Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Environmental Engineering Catalog

CE 587 Geoenvironmental Engineering (4)

Principles for containment applications. Engineering properties of soils and geosynthetics and their interaction with contaminants and wastes; analysis of geosynthetics used in containment facilities; liners; covers; leachate and gas collection systems; contaminant transport; and monitoring systems. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 381.

ENVE 439 Solid Waste Management (3)
Chemical and physical properties of municipal and industrial refuse. Landfill disposal, incineration, composting. Industrial and commercial solid waste disposal problems and treatment methods. Pyrolysis. Salvage and recycle operations. Economics of disposal methods. Interrelationship between water quality and landfill operations. 3 lectures. Prerequisite: ENVE 330 or ENVE 331, and senior standing.

ENVE 436 Introduction to Hazardous Waste Management (4)
Overview of industrial processes that produce hazardous wastes. Principles of toxicology and review of state federal regulations for hazardous wastes, including RCRA, TSCA, and superfund laws. Storage, handling, and transport of hazardous wastes. Unit operations and processes treatment and reduction. Ultimate disposal including incineration and secure landfills. 4 lectures. Prereq-uisite: ENVE 325 and ENVE 331, and ENVE 421 or consent of instructor.

CE 588 Ground Improvement (4)
Ground improvement applications investigated for modification of geomechanical and hydraulic properties of soils. Engineering properties of soft ground and high water content materials; mechanical, chemical, and thermal stabilization investigated for foundation and environmental remediation applications. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 381, CE 382, and CE 481.

CE 589 Geosynthetics Engineering (4)
Geosynthetics applications within civil engineering. Design content for geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and transportation applications. Manufacturing processes, material properties, interaction with soils, and service conditions. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 381.

ENVE 542 Sustainable Environmental Engineering (4)
Critical analysis of environmental engineering practices such as solid waste management, recycling, and wastewater treatment from the viewpoint of energy efficiency, lifecycle cost, and sustainability. Both laboratory experiments and computer models to assess sustainability. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Graduate or senior standing or consent of instructor.

ENVE 421 Mass Transfer Operations (4)
Theory and practices related to using mass transfer principles to solve environmental problems. Design principles dealing with air and water pollution control and hazardous waste management. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: ENVE 304, ENVE 325, ENVE 331, and ME 341 or ENVE 264.

ENVE 443 Bioenvironmental Engineering I (4)
State-of-the-art bioremediation technologies for soil, groundwater and contaminated air stream remediation and pollution prevention. Introduction to engineering design combining biogenetics, reactor configuration, and basic biological and engineering principles. Various in-situ and ex-situ technologies. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ENVE 331.

ENVE 450 Industrial Pollution Prevention (4)
Theory and case studies of innovative industrial and hazardous waste treatment and waste minimization through principles of pollution prevention. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: ENVE 331.

CE 537 Groundwater Contamination (4)
Sources and types of groundwater contamination, contamination transport mechanisms. Sorption and other chemical reactions. Numerical modeling of contaminant transport. Nonaqueous phase liquids. Groundwater remediation and design. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 113; corequisite: CE 336 and ENVE 331.

CE 539 Environmental Hydraulics (4)
Application of fluid mechanics principles to environmental flows. Emphasis on advection, dispersion, stratification and mixing effects. Stratified flows, turbulent jets and plumes, wastewater and thermal diffusers, cooling ponds and channels, control of environmental problems. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: CE 336.

ENVE 411 Air Pollution Control (3)
Theory, principles and practices related to the control of particulate emissions. Mechanical separations. Cost and design of control systems. 3 lectures. Prerequisite: ENVE 304, ME 341 or ENVE 264, ENVE 325, and ENVE 331.

CE 500 Individual Study (1–3)
Advanced study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair, graduate advisor and supervising faculty member.

ENVE 500 Individual Study (1–3)
Advanced study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Total credit limited to 4 units. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of department chair.

CE 570 Selected Advanced Topics (1–4)
Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1–4 seminars. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

CE 571 Selected Advanced Laboratory (1–4)
Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1–4 laboratories. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ENVE 570 Selected Advanced Topics (1–4)
Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1–4 seminars. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ENVE 571 Selected Advanced Laboratory (1–4)
Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1–4 laboratories. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CE 591 Graduate Seminar 1(1)
Current research activities and analysis/design philosophies in civil and environmental engineering practice. 1 seminar. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CE 592 Graduate Seminar II (1)
Current research activities and analysis/design philosophies in civil and environmental engineering practice. Development of oral and written presentation skills. 1 seminar. Prerequisite: CE 591 and graduate standing.

IT 330 Issues of Packaging (4): GE Area F
Overview of packaging. Historical development, functions, and materials. Processes and technology employed to protect goods through the supply chain. Container types, package design, development, research and testing. Economic and international importance and perspective as an industrial activity. Packaging and the environment, and laws affecting packaging. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area B3 via a course in physics (PHYS), Honors Contract physics (HNRS), or physical science (PSC). Fulfills GE Area F.

IT 341 Plastic Processes and Applications (4): GE Area F
Cultural, social and economic implications of plastics in a worldwide environment. Study of materials, costs, processes, resource management, recycling, safety, laws and regulations. Applied laboratory experiences with common industry processes, i.e., injection, blow, rotational and compression; molding with plastic casting and fabrication. Application of laboratory experiences to improve consumer conformance to specifications and economic analysis of raw material cost and availability. Evaluation of current materials and technologies to reduce waste and improve reuse and recycling plastics. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area B3 via Chemistry. Fulfills GE Area F.

IT 403 Quality Systems Management (4)     
Quality assurance as viewed from a systems perspective that includes cost, time, and process elements. Lean thinking applied as a problem solving approach to achieve continuous process improvement through the elimination of waste and the reduction of variability. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: IT 341 or IT 371 and STAT 217, or STAT 218, or STAT 251; Business majors must have formally declared their concentration to enroll.

IT 408 Paper and Paperboard Packaging (4)       
Physical and chemical properties, manufacture, conversion and use of paper, paperboard, corrugated board and related components. Design, use and evaluation of packages made from these materials. Survey of tests and procedures for paper based packaging materials and packaging products following ASTM, TAPPI, and ISO standards. 2 lectures, 2 activities. Prerequisite: IT 330. 

IT 428 Commercialization of New Technologies (4)    
Concepts, frameworks, and experiences necessary to understand the business potential of technology innovations and determine if one or more sustainable market opportunities can be identified to exploit them. Hands-on exercises and real new inventions to illustrate concepts. 4 lectures. Prerequisite: IT 326 or BUS 342 or BUS 346 and BUS 212 or BUS 214.

IT 435 Packaging Development (4)       
The development of industrial and consumer goods packaging from concept to marketplace. Interplay of package design for marketing, production and distribution. Development of the package function for optimal market and consumer performance. Case studies of domestic and international package/product successes and failures with critical examination of performance, economic and social factors. Class project for analysis and solution. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Prerequisite: IT 330.

IT 533 Industrial Processes and Materials (4)     
Survey of emerging industrial processes and materials, and enterprise management implications of alternatives. Integrative problems such as concurrent engineering, material and process selection. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories. Prerequisite: OCOB graduate standing.