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Spring 2015-2016
* CEE 304 / ENE 304 / ENV 300   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Environmental Engineering and Energy

Catherine A. Peters

In our sustainable future, the world's energy needs will be met while protecting natural resources and minimizing risks to human health. The course covers the environmental and geological engineering principles relevant to the entire energy supply chain from mining and extraction of fuels, to power production, to disposal of wastes and sequestration of greenhouse gases. Both conventional and renewable energy are considered. Students will learn the engineering principles and practices to address environmental challenges and to find the best ways to utilize earth systems to our advantage.

Sample reading list:
James A. Fay and Dan S. Golomb, Energy and the Environment: Scientific and Technological
Richard Wolfson, W. W. Norton & Company, Energy, Environment, and Climate (2nd Edition)
Perry H. Rahn, Prentice Hall, Engineering Geology: An Environmental Approach (2nd Edition)
F. G. Bell, Wiley-Blackwell, Environmental Geology: Principles and Practice 1st Edition
Fred G. Bell and Laurance J. Donnelly, CRC Press, Mining and its Impact on the Environment 1st Edition
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Required reading will be about 10 to 20 pages per week. Assignments include problems sets, several of which include short writing assignments in response to required reading. The final assignment is an engineering analysis and written report.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 30%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CHM 201 and MAT 104 (can be taken concurrently) or permission of the instructor.

Other information:
This course is a requirement for the Geological Engineering certificate program. Other 20% = Homework.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41209 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Bowen Hall   222   Enrolled:9 Limit:60