The following is the list of courses taught within the Environmental Engineering and Science program. An instructor is listed for those courses that are almost always taught by the same faculty member; none is listed for courses that are team taught or taught on a rotating basis by several faculty members. If the course is described in the University Catalog, the course number here is linked to that description; otherwise, the course is described here. In the University Catalog, those courses that have been scheduled for the next semester are linked to the University Class Schedule (which gives day, time, and room information).
Introduction to evaluating multiple impacts of engineering decisions, especially choice of services for basic needs and societal development. Local and global environmental and human impacts; social and economic considerations. Quantitative and qualitative analysis is applied in two case studies.
CEE 498 SIS Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
Identify and design sustainable infrastructure, with a focus on transportation systems that maximize safety and economic potential, minimize environmental impact, and enhance human mobility. The technical feasibility of innovative transportation systems, smart materials, and green construction methods will be evaluated from a systems perspective. Quantitative decision-making tools include optimization methods and life cycle analysis. Spring. (Werth and Work).
CEE 537 Water Quality Control Proc, I. Fall.
CEE595 Seminar Courses
CEE 598 SGW Stochastic Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Transport
Gives a systematic presentation of stochastic analysis in groundwater hydrology. Topics include: review of available field data and random field models of aquifer properties; review of important concepts from probability and statistics; elementary geostatistical methods; generation of random fields on the computer; techniques for solving stochastic partial differential equations; effective (i.e., mean) flow and transport parameters, field-scale dispersion; analysis of uncertainty. Prerequisite: CEE 457. Spring. (Valocchi). 4 hours.
CEE 598 SUS Sustainable Urban Syatems
This course will holistically explore fundamental concepts of sustainability and resilience as applied to urban infrastructure systems, including the complex interactions among human, engineered, and natural systems. The course will be taught from a project based format; focusing on a CEE-related infrastructure issue. The first offering will focus on proposed stormwater ordinances for Champaign and Urbana, examining alternative policy and design options to reduce stormwater problems while improving (of at least not worsening) other sustainability issues. Student teams will learn background information on sustainability and metrics for measuring sustainability in urban environments, the issues and controversies regarding the case study from stakeholders and available documents and data, propose a study that will improve knowledge of decsion making about this problem, complete the study and make appropriate recommendations for the cities, and present their findings in written and oral presentations. For example, a project could conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the costs and benefits (human and ecosystem health and well bieng, economic impacts of urban farming, reduction in flooding and pollutants, etc.) of green infrastructure. Open to graduate students from all majors who will work in multidisciplinary teams and faculty from multiple departments and colleges will participate as advisors. Fall. (Minsker). 4 hours
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