BEE 2510 - Engineering Processes for Environmental Sustainability

(crosslisted) ENGRD 2510  
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: CHEM 2070  or CHEM 2090  or AP Chem. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 2930 .

J. Goldfarb.

Students will quantitatively understand and analyze environmental issues such as: the impact of energy on water quality; the global carbon cycle; improving global access to clean water. This course integrates principles from chemistry, biology, math and engineering to understand and solve real-world problems that impact three major environmental compartments: air, water, and soil. Students will solve mass and energy balances beginning with simple, closed systems, then progress through reactive, open systems to describe environmental fate and transport of pollutants, natural environmental cycles and remediation scenarios. Students will be exposed to technical and lay material from interdisciplinary sources to understand the environmental externalities – social, political, economic and cultural – that must be considered when proposing solutions to today's most pressing environmental issues. BE and EnvE students must complete either BEE 2510 or BEE 2600  according to their academic plan. Students who complete both BEE 2510 and BEE 2600  receive engineering credit toward their degree for only one of these courses.

Outcome 1: Students will improve their ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics (ABET 1).

Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate improved ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as relevant global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors (ABET 2).

Outcome 3: Students will display an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences (ABET 3).

Outcome 4: Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements which consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts (ABET 4).

Outcome 5: Students will demonstrate an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives (ABET 5).

Outcome 6: Students will improve their ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions (ABET 6).

Outcome 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (ABET 7).

Outcome 8: Students will improve their capacity to integrate modern biology with engineering principles (ABET-BE).

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