Course Number: CivE111
Course Name: Environmental Engineering
When is it offered? Fall
Requirement Satisfied: Upper-div engineering elective
Concentration(s): Energy & Environment
Summary: CivE 111 systematically addresses water quality, air quality and their engineering control.
Official Prerequisites: Physics 7AB, Math 54 Chem 1AB
LEGIT Prerequisites: None (complementary with CE107). A basic understanding of chemistry and differential equations is all you need
Topics Covered: 1. Exploration of the characteristics of water, air, and pollutants. 2. Study of transformation and transport processes that affect pollutant levels in water and air. 3. Develop reactor models to analyze the effects of processes on contaminant concentrations are developed. 4. Apply engineering analysis and modeling to study the principles and practice of water and wastewater treatment technologies. 5. Exploration of the control of air pollutants
Workload: Weekly problem sets (25%), 2 midterms (15% each), and one final (45%). The problem sets are relatively easy to complete with the help of lecture notes. If necessary, discussion/office hour assistance should be able to fill in any gaps.
When to take? Anytime
"Whats next" Courses? CivE107 (climate change mitigation) will be much easier after taking this course
Usefulness for research / internships: Too general to be useful for a specific position
Added Comments or Tips: Prof Nazaroff taught this course for almost 20 years and recently retired. However, even with a new professor the course should not be too challenging to succeed in. Coming in having taken CBE140 will provide you with more than enough background knowledge to model systems and solve simple mass and energy balances. Nazaroff's class was extremely well-organized with supplemental materials, lecture notes, and homework/test solutions all provided (hopefully this model continues)