Sustainable Water (SW)

The Sustainable Water theme area will provide coursework related to water quantity and quality.  The water quantity aspects of the program will be taught through coursework in hydrology and hydraulics, whereas water quality will be taught through coursework related to water treatment and related topics.  Broadly speaking, this theme area is intended for learners who have interests related to water supply, water treatment, water reuse, and resource recovery from water, particularly as related to urban and municipal applications.  We envision these topics becoming increasingly important as parts of the world, especially urban areas, face increasing demands for water while also experiencing diminishing supplies and source water quality thereby requiring sustainable practices.

Curriculum

Two "bins" of core classes have been identified (see table below).  Students will be required to take at least two courses from one of these bins and three courses from the other bin (for a total of five core courses-15 credits). 

Water Quantity (Hydraulics) Bin Water Quality (Environmental) Bin
Course Title Credits Course Title Credits
CE 54300: Coastal Engineering 3 CE 5500: Physico/Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering 3
CE 59700: Design in Urban Hydrology 3 CE 59700: Biological Wastewater Treatment 3
CE 54400: Subsurface Hydrology 3 CE 59700: Plastics in Infrastructure and the Environment 3
CE 54900: Computational Watershed Hydrology 3 CE XXXXX: Photochemical Reactors: Theory, Methods, and Applications 3

Electives will include classes from the bins that were not taken as part of the core set of courses, as well as classes from the Affordable MS Program list that are otherwise related (see table below).  Leaners should plan to take at least three elective classes (for a total of nine credits).

Course Title Credits
CE 59700: Geographic Information Systems 3
CE 59700: Data Science for Smart Cities 3
CE 59700: UAS-Based Mapping: Principles and Applications 3
ME 50900: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 59700: Data Analytics for Scientists and Engineers 3
ME 60800: Numerical Methods in Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer 3
ME 61100: Principles of Turbulence 3
ME 61400: Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
ECE 57000: Artificial Intelligence 3
ECE 69500: Communication for Engineering Leaders 3

Two Applied Math and/or Statistics courses (six credits) can be chosen from this list:

Course Title Credits
MA 51100: Linear Algebra with Applications 3
MA 52700: Adv Math for Engineers and Physicists I 3
MA 52800: Adv Math for Engineers and Physicists II 3
STAT 51200: Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 51400: Design of Experiments 3
STAT 51700: Statistical Inference 3

Sample Plan of Study - Sustainable Water

Course # Course Title Credits Category
CE 54300 Coastal Engineering 3 CE Core
CE 54400 Subsurface Hydrology 3 CE Core
CE 54900 Computation Watershed Hydrology 3 CE Core
CE 59700 Biological Wastewater Treatment 3 CE Core
CE 59700 Plastics in Infrastructure and the Environment 3 CE Core
CE 59700 Geographical Information Systems 3 Tech Elective
CE 59700 UAS-Based Mapping: Principles and Applications 3 Tech Elective
ME 59700 Data Analytics for Scientists and Engineers 3 Tech Elective
STAT 51400 Design of Experiments 3 MATH/STAT
MA 52700 Adv Math for Engineers and Physicists 3 MATH/STAT