Environmental Technology

Name Title Credits School
ENVT 601 Introduction to Environmental Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The course focuses on fundamental concepts and problem-solving methods that address environmental conditions, pollution monitoring and prevention, and other approaches for protecting air, land, biota, and water. Topics include: scientific and engineering principles, environmental impacts, sustainability principles, regulations and technology associated with water resources, air quality, toxic and hazardous substances and waste.

ENVT 605 Hydrology and Groundwater Contamination 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This required course is an introduction to hydrology, groundwater flow dynamics, watershed management, contaminant transport, remediation techniques, sustainable use and water quality protection.- Course Credits: 3-0-3

ENVT 615 Water and Wastewater Environmental Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Physical, chemical and biological principles involved in process design and treatment of water and wastewater.

ENVT 620 Introduction to Waste Management 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A survey of waste collection, salvage and disposal techniques. Design optimization, cost analysis, classification, storage, transportation and government regulations will be covered.

ENVT 650 Hazardous Waste Operations 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A 40-hour OSHA training course designed for individuals who are engaged in hazardous substance removal or are exposed to potentially hazardous substances and health hazards. The instructor will offer hands on practice in the use of monitoring equipment, cleaning/use/storage of SCBA and personal protective equipment, cleanup methods and practice in decontamination.

ENVT 655 Fundamentals of Air Pollution 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
An analysis of the causes of air pollution and climate change including the use and regulation of fossil fuels in power plants and transportation vehicles. Sustainability, life cycle analysis, measurements, design and operational techniques to improve air quality will be covered in addition to its ecological impact on the Earth.- Course Credits: 3-0-3

ENVT 660 Waste/Energy Gen 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences

ENVT 680 Climate Change Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course will provide an integrated analytical and critical view of the greenhouse effect, climate change and the technologies required to mitigate its impact on the earth. The student will be required to analyze greenhouse gas emissions and the impact of climate change, including ecosystem diversity, health, food and water supply, sea level rise, economics and political instability. Analyzing the various technologies including fossil fuel conservation, end-use efficiencies and renewable fuels, coupled with major policy decisions, the student will be capable of developing major technology and policy adaptation plans.

ENVT 705 Environmental Toxicology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A survey of the terminology and biochemical and biophysical phenomena associated with chemicals in the environment. Methods used to determine levels of toxicity in animals and man will be studied.

ENVT 715 Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Pollution prevention is the proper use of materials, processes, and practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants or wastes at the source. The course will focus on life cycle analysis, product development, and necessary design and manufacturing process changes in addition to recycling, reuse, and substitution of less toxic materials.

ENVT 720 Environmental Audits and Monitoring 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The course will cover environmental compliance audits, reviews, and monitoring techniques for surface and subsurface site inspections including petrochemical contamination and underground storage tanks.

ENVT 725 Sustainability and the Environment 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course examines the issues that comprise the new discipline of "sustainability." The many definitions of sustainability are discussed and the goals of sustainability are defined. The course reviews the impacts of human activities on essential natural resources such as flora, fauna, soil, water, air, land, and energy sources, Fundamental factors such as carrying capacity, ecology, conservation, climate change, pollution, population, development, economics, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture, policy and environmental ethics are discussed in the context of sustainability. Readings will consider the complex relationships that make sustainability such a difficult goal and they will examine various diagnostic tools and sustainability best practices.

ENVT 730 Geographical Information Systems 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Geographical information system (GIS) is a computer mapping and analysis technology that utilizes a powerful information database for analysis of spatial data. It is currently used for environmental monitoring and analysis, resource and facilities management, and planning of utility and transportation networks.

ENVT 735 Environmental Modeling Techniques 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The study and development of system modeling to predict ecosystem changes and environmental impacts. A variety of topics are addressed, including: dispersion effects for air and water pollution, population changes, forest growth, solar energy, traffic flows, and urban development. Computer applications are mandatory. Students are expected to use spreadsheets and programs such as MathCad or MathLab. Software applications will be demonstrated in class, and utilized by students in projects and assignments.

ENVT 745 Urban Environmental Sustainability 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
As urban populations rise, cities face growing environmental issues and sustainability challenges. This course examines local and global case studies and solutions to environmental problems common in urban communities, such as sustainable design and planning, public health, waste management, food and water supply, disaster recovery and resiliency, aging infrastructure and transportation planning. Students will explore the interconnectedness between environmental protection, sustainable development, population density, public health, economic viability, and social equity. Discussions will focus on how cities can best manage their natural resources to create clean and healthy environmental for all residents. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

ENVT 750 Environmental Risk Assessment 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The assessment of risk and understanding of natural and technological hazards harmful to the environment. This case study course will focus on hazards involving energy, oil, transportation, manufacturing, chemicals, nuclear power, and biotechnology.

ENVT 755 Sustainability & Life Cycle Assessment 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Sustainability and Life Cycle assessment refers to the evaluation of all environmental, social and economic negative impacts and benefits in decision-making processes towards more sustainable products throughout their life cycle. It is the carbon footprint of a product or service and the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted over the life cycle of that product or service, expressed as kilograms of CO2 equivalents. It is a technique that is used to assess the environmental aspects associated with a product over its life cycle. The carbon footprint figure captures the mix of energy sources used in producing and delivering a product/service, as well as non-energy related greenhouse gas emissions (such as methane and nitrous oxide) from production, use and disposal of the product. The course will utilize IS0-14040/44 standards. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

ENVT 760 Advanced Topics Seminar Program 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The fast paced changing field of environmental technology includes a variety of the state of the art topics of current interest to professionals. This course will include seminars conducted by distinguished outside speakers.

ENVT 765 Environmental Practicum 1 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Students enrolled in this course are expected to perform a minimum of 150 hours of professional service per term in an environmental organization including manufacturing, transportation, consulting, government, or non-profit public service corporation. Conferences and meetings will be held with students and their supervisor. Note: This course will be in addition to those courses required for the degree.

ENVT 780 Environmental Research and Statistics 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course provides a comprehensive approach to conducting relevant and publication-level research in the environmental sciences. Utilization of software such as Matlab and R to conduct in-depth data analyses will provide the students with valuable skillsets.

ENVT 801 Audit or Design Project I 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A capstone project to demonstrate the student's grasp of environmental technology. The design of a system, compliance program, or audit of waste sites are typical of the project requirements.

ENVT 802 Audit or Design Project II 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A second capstone project to demonstrate the student's grasp of compliance program, or audit of waste sites are typical of the project requirements.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENVT 801

ENVT 899 Maintain Matriculation 0 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Matriculated students who do not register for coursework in a regular semester (excluding summer) are required to maintain matriculation by registering for this course.