Applied Environ Sci & Tech (AEST)

Courses

AEST A601 Aquatic Process Chemistry 3 Credits

An introduction to fundamental aquatic chemistry concepts frequently encountered in environmental science and engineering. An equilibrium approach with an emphasis on treatment process and natural water chemistry is employed. Both a qualitative and quantitative understanding of equilibrium calculations and the ability to apply both graphical and algebraic/numerical solution techniques to chemistry problems.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST A602 Water Quality Management 3 Credits

An assessment of the rationale, concepts, institutions, and engineering aspects of water quality management. Regulatory processes, monitoring strategies and statistics, flow and mixing characteristics, pollutant chemistry, assessment strategies, point and nonpoint source characteristics, the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process, and mitigation measures are covered.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST A603 Solid Waste Management 3 Credits

Planning, collecting and disposing of solid waste; techniques of collection, transportation, disposal and resource recovery; solid waste environmental regulations and relationships to water, air, and land pollution; hazardous waste management.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST A604 Environmental Law, Regulations and Permitting 3 Credits

Introductory graduate level course on understanding and navigating environmental laws and regulations. Students will learn the principles of the major environmental laws in the U.S., practice interpreting regulations, and prepare permits.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST A605 National Environmental Policy Act 3 Credits

Examines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, including process, roles and responsibilities of involved parties, impact analysis, alternative development, stakeholder involvement and environmental conflict resolution. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on NEPA.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST A606 Clean Water Act 3 Credits

Examines the Clean Water Act and its impact on the environment. The course will explore the history of the Act, and various programs established by the Act, including the Section 404 wetlands program and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pollution control program. Subject matter experts from State and Federal agencies, industry, environmental nongovernmental organizations and utilities will provide their perspectives on the Clean Water Act and its effectiveness.
Registration Restrictions: Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline.

AEST A607 Environmental Permitting Project 3 Credits

Explores the complex relationship between environmental regulatory and permitting requirements and their application to engineering and science projects.
Registration Restrictions: Admission to Applied Environmental Science and Technology graduate program.

Prerequisites: AEST A604 with a minimum grade of B and AEST A605 with a minimum grade of B and AEST A606 with a minimum grade of B.

AEST A613 Remediation 3 Credits

Fundamentals and applications of technologies for the remediation of contaminated sites. Site characterization techniques and fundamental microbial, chemical, and physical concepts are presented to provide a basis for the design and operation of specific on-site and in-situ technologies.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST A666 Methods, Assessment and Communication of Basic and Applied Research 3 Credits

An overview of the structure, methods and assessment tools needed to conduct graduate level research in environmental science and engineering fields. The course is designed to guide the student through the process of establishing, organizing, writing and presenting a graduate level research project conducive to a publication, thesis or proposal.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in AEST program, Civil Engineering or instructor permission.

AEST A698 Individual Research 1-6 Credits

A course to be designed between the student and faculty member to allow the student the chance to pursue special advanced interests in engineering at the graduate level.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST, CE, or BIOL graduate programs, or gain instructor approval.

AEST A699 AEST Thesis 1-6 Credits

Arranged between the advisor and the student. Generally the student has been admitted to candidacy for the master's degree and a thesis committee is formed. The student must take an oral exam defending the thesis.
Registration Restrictions: Registrants must be enrolled in the AEST graduate program.