College of Engineering

Civil Engineering Systems

In CEE 3000, we learn about civil engineering systems and how to apply the systems approach and a sustainable engineering approach to planning, design, implementation, operation and renewal of systems. Per the Civil Engineering Code of Ethics, the concept of sustainability is the operating paradigm for making decisions across the life cycle of civil engineered facilities. A primary goal of the course is the expand the way we think about civil infrastructure systems from primarily physical to sociotechnical.

Happiness

This course introduces students to the study and pursuit of happiness, integrating research findings from numerous disciplines including psychology, sociology, and economics. In addition to being a scientific topic, happiness is central to political philosophy, ethics, religion, and philosophy. Thus, happiness research has the potential to help everyone flourish by integrating and uniting human beings through social, political, and individual ideals.

Biorefining

Biomass is the only renewable source of organic carbon. Many efforts have been made in recent year to develop economically viable processes for converting biomass into novel products like fuels, chemicals, and materials. Examples of products include ethanol and alkanes as biofuels, bulk chemicals like ethylene glycol and phenol, and composite materials containing biomass-derived fibers. However, the complexity of the feedstock and required process conditions have presented significant challenges for many applications.

Introduction to Engineering Graphics

Learn graphics and CAD tools through socio-technical project-based learning with Motivational Designs for Sustainability. Design based activities that incorporate social justice and sustainability are engaged by both individual and team projects.

Chemical Product Design

This course provides a product design algorithm that can facilitate design and development of new or improved products. The design process emphasizes the concepts of sustainability, and discusses the impact of products, specifically chemical products on the community. Product design is discussed from the social, cultural and environmental perspectives, whereby the need for technology development for the social good becomes key.

Construction Management and Megaprojects

“Restore and improve urban infrastructure” is one of the 14 grand challenges for engineering in the 21st century, according to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Capstone Design

This section of M.E. capstone is lead by Dr. Cassandra Telenko. It will focus on human-centered design projects and sustainable design projects. Students will utilize prototyping, qualitative research methods, and sustainable evaluation tools to help understand human needs and opportunities and evaluate and improve solutions.

Pre-Senior Design

Senior Design is a mentored experience in which students begin the transition from school to engineering practice. In Senior Design, students must learn to apply the theories, methods, and tools they learn in the classroom to situations that are complex, where data are not given, and where the assumptions required by formal analyses may be violated. Therefore, Senior Design is more than a course. It is an opportunity for students to work with a client, team members, and faculty to accomplish something truly meaningful.

Senior Design

Senior Design is a mentored experience in which students begin the transition from school to engineering practice. In Senior Design, students must learn to apply the theories, methods, and tools they learn in the classroom to situations that are complex, where data are not given, and where the assumptions required by formal analyses may be violated. Therefore, Senior Design is more than a course. It is an opportunity for students to work with a client, team members, and faculty to accomplish something truly meaningful.

Virtually Remaking Cities

In addressing their sustainability agenda through design and construction, cities are subject to unique challenges, which requires effective exchange of knowledge and subject matter expertise among distributed project teams. At the same time, design and construction projects are dynamic and uncertain, requiring considerable coordination, communication and leadership to execute. Executing such projects in a virtual environment can offer many advantages and facilitate the design efforts. Yet, coordination, communication and leadership become increasingly difficult.

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