Course NumberCourse Name
CEE 3104Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Overall view of environmental engineering with emphasis on hazardous waste management, water treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution and its control, solid waste management, groundwater pollution and environmental regulations.
CEE 3304Fluid Mechanics for CEE
Introductory course in fluid mechanics. Includes concepts and measurements of fluid properties; computing hydrostatic and hydrodynamic forces on hydraulic structures; computing fluid pressures, discharges, and velocities; and determining energy losses in pipe flows. Course includes conducting hydraulic laboratory experiments and demonstrations, analyzing and interpreting collected data, and preparing technical laboratory reports. Emphasizes the fundamentals of effective interpersonal, written, and visual communication skills for technical civil engineering reports.
CEE 3314Water Resources Engineering
Open channel flow; hydrology; hydraulic modeling; hydraulic machinery and structures; laboratory experiments and demonstrations. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to perform the objectives stated below.
CEE 4104Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
The design of physical unit operations and chemical and biological unit process for water and wastewater treatment are emphasized. The primary goals are to provide detailed coverage of the procedures that are used to design water and wastewater plants for municipalities and introduce students to the engineering and scientific principles on which these are based.
CEE 4114Fundamentals of Public Health Engineering
Public Health engineering principles for protection against biological and chemical health hazards. Emphasis o major communicable diseases that plague mankind, organisms that cause them, routes of transmission, and engineering methods of control. Appropriate control methods for rural areas and developing countries.
CEE 4134Sustainable Systems
Quantitative methods to evaluate environmental sustainability using a systems approach. Sustainability assessment frameworks, orientors and indicators, indicators of sustainable development, green-house gas emissions, renewable energy systems, whole-system design, economic systems and input-output techniques, system dynamics models, emergence and agent-based models. Class project requiring integration of environmental, economic and social systems.
CEE 4144Air Resources Engineering
Effects, regulation, sources, and control of air pollution. Application of engineering calculations and models to estimate emissions, predict pollutant concentrations, and design pollution control equipment.
CEE 4174Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Introduction to the problems, regulations and techniques associated with the management of solid and hazardous waste. Composition, volume and characterization of the wastes. Design of collection and disposal systems, including landfills, solidification/stabilization and incineration.
CEE 4304Hydrology
Precipitation, evaporation, consumptive use, infiltration; stream flow, flood routing; statistical analysis of hydrologic data, flood and drought forecasting, risk analysis, subsurface flow, well hydraulics, introduction to urban drainage design.
CEE 4314Groundwater Resources
Fundamentals of groundwater hydrology; flow through porous media, both saturated and unsaturated; flow to wells in both confined and unconfined aquifers; seepage of groundwater to canals and field drains; analysis of aquifer test data to quantify flow and storage parameters; contaminants in groundwater; basic introduction to groundwater modeling.
CEE 4324Open Channel Flow
Mechanics of open channel flow, including uniform flow, gradually varied flow, channel transitions, and unsteady flow.
CEE 4334Hydraulic Structures
Hydraulic analysis and design of engineering structures for water control, including reservoirs, dams, spillways, spilling basins, drainage structures, and hydraulic models.

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

CEE 4344Water Resources Planning
Analysis of the water resources planning process and the institutional framework for water resources management. Criteria and procedures for evaluating management alternatives are examined, with emphasis on assessment of economic and environmental impacts.
CEE 4384Introduction to Coastal Engineering
This course will provide an introduction to physical processes impacting the coast, quantification of design conditions, and functional design of coastal structures. Specific topics covered in this course include linear wave theory, littoral processes, tides, coastal storms, beach nourishment, and functional design of coastal structures. This course includes a mandatory two-day field trip to the Virginia/North Carolina coast.
CEE 4984(Spring 2019) Urban Water Sustainability
Topics in urban water sustainability, including climate change and the supply of freshwater, benefits and co-benefits of stormwater capture and reuse, decentralized water and wastewater treatment systems, fit-for-purpose water, wastewater recycling, and environmental water needs. All topics in urban water sustainability will be addressed through a coupled social-ecological-engineering lens.
CEE 5100Stormwater Treatment
Stormwater quality. Basic traps, basins, and filters. Stormwater treatment. Basic vegetative control systems. Mechanistic role of wetland. Best management practices. Monitoring, sampling, analysis, and maintenance methods.
CEE 5104Environmental Chemistry
Applied, environmental aspects of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry; including applications in sanitary engineering of the phenomena of precipitation, complexation, buffering capacity, and chemical equilibria. Review of the nomenclature and properties of organic compounds.
CEE 5124Fundamental of Environmental Toxicology
Introduction to nomenclature, principles, and scope of environmental toxicology. The fate and effects of both organic and inorganic toxicants in the environment, in animals, and in various test systems
CEE 5125Environmental Engineering Design I
Design of wastewater treatment facilities for the reduction and elimination of organic and inorganic pollutants. By the end of this course, the student will be able to:
CEE 5126Environmental Engineering Design II
Design of water treatment facilities for the production of potable waters from surface and groundwater systems
CEE 5134Engineering Aspects of Water Quality
The application of biological, chemical, and physical principles of water quality to engineering problems in surface waters.
CEE 5144Unit Operations and Processes Laboratory
Applied science aspects of water and waste treatment; advanced research techniques in analysis and treatment of water and wastes.
CEE 5144GAir Resources Engineering
Effects, regulation, sources, and control of air pollution. Application of engineering calculations and models to estimate emissions, predict pollutant concentrations, and design pollution control equipment.
CEE 5154Air Pollution Transport and Chemistry
Principles and practice of air pollution source control with emphasis on stationary source control and equipment operating and design parameters; economic and technical evaluation of control system design alternatives.

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

CEE 5164Environmental Biotechnology
The course will examine foundation in microbiology and engineering principles for biotechnology application to address environmental pollution control.Recent development of environmental biotechnologies such as ANAMMOX, membrane bioreactors, and algal bioreactors will be discussed in details. This course will aid your understanding of the interesting and complex environmental topics related to sustainable environmental remediation and protection. The course is valuable as a prerequisite to more advanced research in environmental engineering, as a technical education to stimulate graduate students' interest in environmental sustainability, and as an introduction to environmental constrains that are increasingly important to other engineering disciplines.
CEE 5184Techniques for Environmental Analysis
An introductory course on techniques commonly utilized for analysis of environmental samples. Course will discuss gas and liquid chromatrography, mass spectrometry, and atomic absorption spectroscopy, focusing on analysis of complex environmental samples. Practical techniques and applications are emphasized, but sufficient theory is introduced to provide students with an understanding of the principles involved.
CEE 5194Environmental Engineering Microbiology
Roles of microorganisms in wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion of municipal sludges, stream self-purification, and degradation of water quality in drinking-water systems. Disinfection of wastewater and drinking water to remove viruses, bacteria, and protozoa that cause waterborne disease.
CEE 5264Sustainable Land Development
Contemporary techniques for developing land while maintaining long-term sustainability. Smart location and linage, neighborhood pattern and design, conceptual design, stormwater strategies, green buildings and energy. Development standards such as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and Envision.
CEE 5264GAdvanced Air Resources Engineering
Effects, regulation, sources, and control of air pollution. Application of engineering calculations and models to estimate emissions, predict pollutant concentrations, and design pollution control equipment.
CEE 5274Land Development Design Projects
Comprehensive analysis of land development projects from early-stage feasibility assessment through the development of construction plans and specifications. Various aspects of the land development industry including government policies and regulations, legal topics, engineering design, and construction practices. Course projects include site feasibility analysis, site planning and conceptual layout, ADA compliance, and the design of major infrastructure systems related to potable water, wastewater, and stormwater. Extensive use of automated drafting and design software.
CEE 5304Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Application of the principles of fluid mechanics to the analysis of hydraulic engineering problems; ideal and viscous flow; seepage problems; water waves; turbulence modeling; diffusion processes.
CEE 5314River Mechanics and Sediment Transport
Sediment properties; critical stress; bed-form regimes in alluvial streams; depth-discharge relations for rivers; bed load and suspended load movement; river stability; flow in bends; river training.
CEE 5324Advanced Hydrology
Applications of statistics to hydrology, floods, and droughts; flow generation models; mathematical models in physical hydrology; difference methods in flow routing; kinematic wave; evapo-transpiration; infiltration; and atmospheric processes. X-grade allowed.
CEE 5334Quantitative Hydrology
Introduction to quantitative engineering hydrology. Diverse computational aspects within watersheds. Methods and models used to examine components of hydrologic cycle. Risk analysis and statistical probability in hydrology. Comprehensive models for watershed management and urban hydrology.
CEE 5344Surface Water-Groundwater Interaction
Interaction (exchange) of surface water with groundwater at watershed, reach, and sediment-patch scales including bidirectional hyporheic flows. Focus on streams and rivers, consideration of lakes. Steady and unsteady exchange hydraulics including laminar and turbulent flows. Exchange benefits and engineering goals including heat transfer, nutrient processing, and contaminant attenuation. Engineering applications including conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater resources and impact of groundwater pumping on rivers. Field methods.
CEE 5354Numerical Modeling of Groundwater Flow and Transport
Theory and practice of numerical techniques are developed and applied to fluid flow and solute transport in ground-water flow systems. Governing equations are formulated using FD techniques with appropriate BC\'s and IC\'s. Additional topics include: model conceptualization and grid design in multi-dimensional systems using GMS and MODFLOW2000; practical applications of models including calibration, validation, and prediction; and reactive transport using SEAM3D.
CEE 5364Water Law
Analysis of law for allocation of surface and groundwater supplies, legal controls over water quality alteration, public rights of water use, and drainage law.
CEE 5374Dynamics of Groundwater
The theory of dynamics of fluids in porous media; fluid and matrix properties; transport equations; boundary and initial value problems; flow of immiscible fluids; dispersion.
CEE 5384Advanced Open Channel Flow
Advanced treatment of the mechanics of open channel flow, including uniform flow, gradually varied flow, channel transitions, and unsteady flow. Independent research project.
CEE 5704Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory course in support of 5104, Environmental Chemistry, allowing students to perform experiments related to natural environmental processes, including biological oxygen consumption, complexation, and carbonate equilibria. Consideration of laboratory procedures used to investigate and assess environmentally related materials and their contaminants.

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

CEE 5714Surface Water Quality Modeling
Use, analysis, and development of water quality models for lakes, rivers, and estuaries. Emphasis on model calibration, verification, and post-audit analysis. Lab portion will develop and apply a eutrophication model for an estuary using existing data.
CEE 5724Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
Experimental design and sampling techniques for environmental analysis, including environmental monitoring techniques and statistical principles for planning monitoring locations and frequencies at environmental sites such as landfills, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere. Development of monitoring strategy; examination of sampling techniques for various sample types.
CEE 5734Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management
Development of methods and numerical models for computing surface runoff from developing watersheds; hydraulics of combined sewer systems; urban non-point source pollutant load calculations and best-management practices; control strategies for regional stormwater management; detention basin design for control of urban floods and non-point source pollutants.
CEE 5774Hazardous Waste Management
Review of regulatory framework governing hazardous waste management. Characteristics of hazardous wastes. Fundamental physical, chemical, and biological principles applied to the design of treatment processes. Risk management. Case studies. Design project.
CEE 5794Environmental Engineering Principles
Examines the basic physical, chemical, and microbiological principles that provide the foundation for environmental engineering. Illustrates how these principles are applied to solve a wide range of environmental problems.
CEE 5844Wave Mechanics
Linear wave theory including boundary value problems, wave transformation in shallow waters, long waves, and engineering properties of waves. Introduction to nonlinear wave theories.
CEE 5854GAdvanced Coastal Engineering
Nearshore hydrodynamics, wave analysis and statistics, tides and storm surge, littoral processes, coastal erosion, coastal numerical models, beach nourishment, functional design of coastal structures.
CEE 5984(SPRING 2018) Membrane Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment
The course will focus on two advanced treatment technologies for water and wastewater: membrane technology and advanced oxidation. It will examine foundation in microbiology and engineering principles of those two technologies to address environmental pollution control. The course is valuable as a prerequisite to more advanced research in water research, as a technical education to stimulate graduate environmental constraints that are increasingly important to other engineering disciplines.
CEE 5984(FALL 2018) Modeling of Environmental Flows
This course is designed to introduce students to different ways in which flow and transport processes can be modeled in natural environments. The course is neither an advanced numerical methods course nor a pure model application course. Rather, it is designed to give students a basic understanding of numerical approaches to modeling rivers and estuaries and to expose students to different levels of model resolution and capabilities. The first half of the course is geared towards theory and coding of simple examples. The second half of the course focuses on modeling more complex environments with open-source or freely available computational resources. While there are no graduate level prerequisites for the course, it would be highly advantageous for a student to have had some exposure to graduate level fluid mechanics. The course material will assume that students are familiar with the differential form of the equations of motion and transport.
CEE 5984(Fall 2018) Smart Sustainable Infrastructure
Students will learn to leverage technologies and data during design, construction, and operation of infrastructure systems to better meet societal needs. The course begins with why smart sustainable infrastructure is needed and outlines both concepts and barriers for a more sustainable future. Students will then design their own process to engage infrastructure stakeholders (local officials, planners, community groups, and the public) and explore cutting-edge technologies for construction. Students will learn basic data science techniques and practice with large, real-world existing infrastructure data. The course also offers students an opportunity to explore a specific topic related to smart sustainable infrastructure more deeply through an individual project.
CEE 5984(SPRING 2018) Biofilms Science & Technology
Biofilms Science & Technology
CEE 5984(Fall 2018) Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
The composition of the atmospheric is dynamic and complex, spanning an exceedingly wide range of physicochemical properties. The tools developed to measure atmospheric constituents and answer the pressing scientific questions in the field of atmospheric science are consequently similarly diverse. Instrument development is therefore considered a cornerstone of atmospheric scientific research, with novel and custom instrumentation leading to many recent advances in the field. This course will provide studies with an overview of the range of tools and instruments used to understand the atmosphere, including their operating principles, their capabilities and limitations, their historical and current applications, and the scientific advances enabled by their development. Students will also consider aspects of the design and deployment of new instrument and gain some hands-on experience with existing instrumentation around campus.
CEE 6104Advanced Environmental Chemistry

Advanced theories and practices in environmental engineering with special emphasis on inorganic aspects of water chemistry; application of water chemistry fundamentals for the description of aquatic systems.

CEE 6114Advanced Topics in Air Quality Engineering
Review and critique of current research. Emissions, transport, transformation, and fate of gases and particles in the atmosphere.
CEE 6844Advanced Topics in Coastal Engineering
Contemporary challenges and research questions in coastal engineering. Review and critique of contemporary coastal engineering literature. May be repeated with different topic content for a maximum of 6 credits.
CEE 6984(FALL 2018) Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability
Environmental sustainability is an important 21st century goal that must be met if human society is to survive. One mechanism by which such success can be achieved is through the development of novel approaches to address critical human and ecological needs. One potential approach is to take advantage of the incredible technological gains that have been made both in nanotechnology as well as in data analytics and biotechnology. Students in this course will learn the basics of nanotechnology and will then learn how nanotechnology is being used to address emerging problems such as water scarcity, antibiotic resistance, energy production and climate change.