2020-2021 University Catalog 
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ENGN 295 - Intermediate Special Topics in Engineering

Credits: 3 credits for fall or winter; 4 credits for spring. Prerequisites: Vary with topic. Intermediate work in bioengineering, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics or materials science. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits if the topics are different.

Winter 2021, ENGN 295A-01: Intermediate Special Topics in Engineering: Environmental Engineering Process Design (3). Prerequisite: PHYS 112. Phosphorous deposition in our Nations waterways and the land application on farmlands of sludge from wastewater treatment plants continue to be contentious in communities and in the courts. Phosphorous loadings eutrophy waterbodies killing indigenous species, and biosolids with still viable Ecoli sp. populations and contaminants fertilize food crops. This class focuses on the chemical and biological engineering processes implemented to mitigate the environmental impact of both phosphorous loading and biosolids application. Class outcomes develop process design skills through industry standard methodologies and apply them to real world mitigation scenarios. Straub.


Fall 2020, ENGN 295A-01: Intermediate Special Topics in Engineering: Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3). Prerequisite: ENGN 204. This course will develop key engineering and scientific concepts to assess quantitatively engineered systems associated with water and wastewater treatment and conveyance and air pollution. Key regulatory drivers for technological advancement are highlighted, and case studies emphasize variability in technical solutions. This course provides a broad understanding of how environmental systems are assessed and engineered to address undesirable outcomes of human activities. Straub.

Fall 2020, ENGN 295B-01: Intermediate Special Topics in Engineering: Energy Production Systems (3). Prerequisite: PHYS 112. Humans have developed a wide range of methods for producing energy from a variety of natural resources. Students will explore and analyze contemporary energy production systems that utilize water, wind, solar, fossil fuel, and nuclear sources. Students will research regional, national, and international case studies of current production methods and perform comparative analysis to develop an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the methods considered. Kuehner.

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