Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

BIOL 1030, 1030 (HON) General Biology I 3(3,0) First in a two-semester sequence. Includes an evolutionary approach to cells, cellular activities, genetics, and animal diversity emphasizing the processes of sci¬ence. Credit toward a degree will be given for BIOL 1030 or 1100 only.

BIOL 1050 General Biology Laboratory I 1(0,3) Laboratory to accompany BIOL 1030. Emphasizes developing laboratory techniques, becoming famil¬iar with biological instrumentation, and performing investigations and interpreting results in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. Coreq: BIOL 1030.

ENGR (CES) 1020, 1020 (HON) Engineering Disciplines and Skills 2(1,3) Introduction to engineering disciplines. Students study spreadsheets and obtain graphical solutions. They complete team-based design projects. Credit toward a degree will be given for only ENGR 1010 or 1020. Coreq: MTHS 1060.

CH 1010, 1010 (HON) General Chemistry 4(3,3) Intro¬duction to the elementary concepts of chemistry through classroom and laboratory experience. Emphasizes chemical reactions and the use of symbolic representation, the mole concept and its applications and molecular structure. Credit toward a degree will be given for only one of CH 1010 and 1050. Preq or Coreq: CMPT score of 3 or higher; or MTHS 1010, 1020, 1030, or 1050.

CH 1020, 1020 (HON) General Chemistry 4(3,3) Continuation of CH 1010, treating solutions, rates of reactions, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, chemistry of selected elements, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Credit toward a degree will be given for only one of CH 1020 or 1060. Preq: CH 1010 with a C or better.

CH 2010 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4(3,3) Introduction to organic chemistry emphasizing nomenclature, classes of organic compounds, and chemistry of functional groups. For students needing a one-semester course in organic chemistry. Credit toward a degree will be given for only one of CH 2010 or 2230. Preq: CH 1020 or consent of instructor.

ENGL 1030, 103 (HON) Accelerated Composition 3(3,1) Training in composing correct and effective expository and argumentative essays, including writing documented essays. Students placed in ENGL 1030 receive credit for ENGL 1010 after completing ENGL 1030 with a C or better. Students who have received credit for ENGL 1020 will not be allowed to enroll in or receive credit for ENGL 1030. Preq: Satisfactory score on departmental placement exam.

ENGR 1300 Engineering Fundamentals 2(1,2) Topics include dimensional analysis, statistics, advanced spreadsheet applications, instrumentation used in solving problems, and graphical representation of various physical phenomena. Oral and written presentations are required. Credit toward a degree will be given for only one of ENGR 1300 or 1410. Coreq: CES/ENGR 1010 or 1020, and MTHS 1060.
MTHS 1060, 106 (HON) Calculus of One Variable I 4(4,0) Topics include analytic geometry, introduction to derivatives, computation and application of derivatives, integrals, exponential and logarithm functions. Preq: MTHS 1030 or 1050 or satisfactory score on the Clemson Mathematics Placement Test or consent of department.

MTHS 1080, 108 (HON) Calculus of One Variable II 4(4,0) Topics include transcendental functions, applications of integration, integration techniques, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Preq: MTHS 1060.

MTHS 2060, 2060 (HON) Calculus of Several Variables 4(4,0) Topics include real valued functions of several variables, multiple integration, differential calculus of functions of several variables, vector field theory. Preq: MTHS 1080.

MTHS 2080, 2080 (HON) Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 4(4,0) Introduction to the study of differential equations and their application to physical problems. Topics include exact, series, and numerical solutions; solutions by means of Laplace transforms; and solutions of systems of differential equations. Preq: MTHS 2060.

PHYS 1220, 1220 (HON) Physics with Calculus I 3(3,0) First of three courses in a calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include vectors, laws of motion, conservation principles, rotational motion, oscillations, and gravitation. Credit for a degree will be given for only one of PHYS 1220, 2000, or 2070. Coreq: MTHS 1060.

PHYS 2210, 2210 (HON) Physics with Calculus II 3(3,0) Continuation of PHYS 1220. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and circuits, and motions of charged particles in fields. Credit for a degree will be given for only one of PHYS 2080 or 2210. Preq: PHYS 1220.

C E 2010, 2010 (HON) Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3(3,0) Forces and force systems and their external effect on bodies, principally the condition of equilibrium. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed, and the rigor of physical analysis is emphasized. Preq: PHYS 1220, MTHS 2060 (or concurrent enrollment).

EES 2010 Environmental Engineering Fund I 3(3,0) Overview of topics and engineering application areas that comprise the environmental engineering profession. Significant emphasis is given to development of oral and written communication skills needed by the engineering professional and application of engineering fundamentals to environmental systems. Preq: MTHS 1080; CH 1010; CES 1020 or ENGR 1020 with a grade of C or better. Coreq: CHE 1300 or ENGR 1300 or ENGR 1410.

EES 2020 Environmental Engineering Fund II 3(3,0) An overview of fundamentals related to environmental engineering processes, including water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air pollution control, risk assessment, and pollutions prevention strategies. Laboratories cover measurement techniques and applications to process engineering.  Preq:  EES 2010; CH 1020; ENGR 1410 or ENGR 1300 or CHE 1300 with a C or higher.

EES 4300, 6300 Air Pollution Engineering 3(3,0) Introductory course in air pollution and its control. Topics include air pollutants and effects, sources, dispersion models, engineering controls, and air-quality legislation. Preq: EES 2020 or EES 4010.

EES 4020, 6020 Water and Waste Treatment Systems (3,0) Study of fundamental principles, rational design considerations, and operational procedures of the unit operations and processes employed in water and waste treatment. Both physiochemical and biological treatment techniques are discussed. Introduces the integration of unit operations and processes into water and waste treatment systems. Preq: EES 2020 or EES 4010.

EES (BE) 4840, 6840 Municipal Solid Waste Management 1(1,0) Required group learning and research experience for Geology majors (open to others with consent of instructor). Introduction to problem solving through case studies and interdisciplinary team approaches. Focus is on, but not limited to, research approaches in geology. Social and ethical contexts, communication skills, and professional development are incorporated.

CE 2080 Civil Engineering Dynamics 2(2,0) Study of kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, impact and momentum. Preq: CE 2030 or EM 2010 and PHYS 1220. Coreq: MTHS 2060.

CE 3410 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 4(3,3) Introduction to fluid mechanics, including hydro¬statics and fluid flow. Includes principles of mass, momentum, and energy conservation. Other topics include conduit flow, pump systems, and open channel flow. Laboratory experiments familiarize students with laboratory techniques and instrumentation. The Effective Technical Communications Laboratory is used to prepare a presentation for a lab assignment. Preq: CE 2080 or EM 2020.

EG 2100 Engineering Graphics for Civil Engineering 2(1,3) Introduction to engineering graphics principles for civil engineers. Sketching and CAD tools are used to visualize, communicate, and perform graphical analysis of civil engineering problems. Credit toward a degree will be given for only one of EG 2080, 2090, or 2100. Coreq: ENGR 1300 or 1410.

MICR 3050 General Microbiology 4(3,3) Morphology, physiology, classification, distribution, and cultivation of microorganisms. Preq: Introductory biology, CH 1010, 1020.

ME 3100 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 3(3,0) Introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer for non-majors: properties of liquids and gases, first and second law analysis, introduction to cycles for power and refrigeration, heat flow by conduction and radiation, and convective heat flow and heat exchangers. Preq: Junior standing in an engineering curriculum.

EES 4860, 6860 Pollution Prevention and Industrial Ecology 3(3,0) Topics include pollution prevention technology, the role of pollution prevention within a corporation, source reduction and recycling assessments, treatment to reduce disposal, life-cycle assessment, design for environment, and industrial ecology. Emphasizes case studies. Preq: Junior standing in College of Engineering and Science.

EES 4800, 6800 Environmental Risk Assessment 3(3,0) Quantitative estimation of human health risk posed by the release of a contaminant to the environment. Topics include methods for analyzing emission rate, environmental transport, exposure, and health effects; methods of uncertainty analysis; and the role of risk assessment in environmental regulation and environmental decision making. Preq: EES 2020 or EES 4010; MTHS 2080 with a C or higher.

BE (EES, FOR) 4510, 4510 (HON), 6510 Newman Seminar and Lecture Series in Natural Resources Engineering 1(0,2) Topics dealing with development and protection of land, air, water, and related resources are covered by seminar with instructor and invited lecturers. Current environmental and/or resource conservation issues are addressed. Preq: Senior standing, consent of instructor.

EES 4850, 6850 Hazardous Waste Management 3(3,0) Introduction to the problems, regulations, treatment, and ultimate disposal of hazardous and toxic materials. Spill cleanup, groundwater transport, land disposal, incineration, and treatment technologies are discussed. Preq: ENSP 2000 or EES 4010; CH 2010 or CH 2230; or consent of instructor.

EES 4750 Capstone Design Project 3(1,6) Students apply creativity and their engineering knowledge to solve open-ended environmental engineering problems. Problems are formulated and solutions are evaluated by faculty and practicing engineers. Oral and written communication skills are developed through presentations, correspondence and project reports. Preq: Senior Standing in Environmental Engineering; CE 3410; EES 4020; EES 4030; EES 4300