BSE - Environmental and Water Resources Engineering


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Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Protecting and restoring the soil, air, and water that all biological systems depend on is a rewarding area of study with many career options. Learn about nonpoint source pollution, restoring streams, lakes, and wetlands, and how water resources engineering plays a role in sustaining our valuable natural heritage. This is a fantastic career choice for people who like to work outside and experience the hands-on results of their ideas and concepts. Study and participate in research on subject matter that makes a difference for the planet and the quality of life we have come to value.

Recommended Classes:

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Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Introduction to principles of environmental engineering including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering. Design of water, air, and waste management systems.

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Soil and Water Resources Engineering
Introduction to soil and water resources and the engineering processes used to analyze watersheds. Soil water relations, precipitation, runoff, erosion, wetland and groundwater hydrology, and water quality. Geographic information system utilized to develop maps and analyze watershed characteristics.

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Animal Waste Management
Characterization of wastes from animal production. Specification and design of collection, transport, storage, treatment, and land application systems. Air and water pollution, regulatory and management aspects.

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Irrigation and Drainage Systems Engineering
Analytical and design consideration of evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and water movement as related to irrigation and drainage systems; analysis and design of components of irrigation and drainage systems including water supplies, pumping plants, sprinkler systems, and center pivots.

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Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Engineering
Identification, characterization, and assessment of nonpoint source pollutants; transport mechanisms and remediation technologies; design methodologies and case studies.
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Process Design in Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Design of unit operations and processes associated with drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.
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Groundwater Engineering
Application of engineering principles to the movement of groundwater. Analysis and design of wells, well fields, and artificial recharge. Analysis of pollutant movement.

After Graduation

After completing a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, students go on to have fulfilling careers in a variety of directions. Many graduates find work with companies and organizations that provide consulting services for cities and the government. Other students will be hired by industrial companies to help design solutions for limiting pollution production and optimizing water use. There are also students who choose to continue with their education and pursue advanced degrees.
Emphasis Areas
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Medical Imaging, surgical tool design, tissue engineering, prosthetic design, and rehabilitation engineering are just a few of the emerging fields in this specialty.
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Learn about nonpoint source pollution, restoring streams, lakes, and wetlands, and how water resources engineering plays a role in sustaining our environment.
Bioenergy and Food Engineering
Bioenergy and Food Engineering
Discover new possibilities for bioproducts and bioenergy: from biodiesel and ethanol to new uses for grain by-products as well as improving food safety and quality.

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