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ERE 132 Orientation Seminar: Environmental Resources Engineering (1)
One hour of lecture, discussion and/or exercises per week. Introduction to department and campus resources available to ensure academic success for Environmental Resources Engineering majors. Introduction to engineering as a design profession. Fall.

ERE 133 Introduction to Engineering Design (3)
Two hours of lecture and three hours of group instruction per week. An introduction to the engineering profession, including design, communication, ethical and professional behavior, teamwork and data analysis. Learning is reinforced through study, conduct and critique of design exercises related to environmental resources engineering. Spring.

ERE 275 Ecological Engineering I (3)
Two hours of lecture and three hours of group instruction per week. Overview of ecological engineering theory and practice. Key concepts, empirical models, and case studies of ecological engineering. Living machines, treatment wetlands, bioremediation, municipal composting, agroforestry, traditional ecological knowledge, emergy analysis, and ecosystem restoration. Spring.
Prerequisites: one semester each of calculus, biology, chemistry, and ecology. Forest Engineering students only or by permission of instructor.

ERE 311 Ecological Engineering in the Tropics (3)
One hour of discussion per week with intensive spring break field study in a Caribbean country. Principles of ecological engineering for ecosystem restoration and pollution control. Field trips to pristine and degraded ecosystems including: humid tropical cloud forests, coastal mangrove, dry mountain forests, and coral reefs to identify target functions for nature and society, observe degradations, and develop sustainable restoration designs. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): one course in calculus, biology, and chemistry. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 311 and ERE 511.

ERE 335 Numerical and Computing Methods (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Introduction to numerical and computing methods for engineers. Writing computer code to analyze and solve engineering problems using state-of-the-art software packages. Fall.
Prerequisite: MAT 485.

ERE 339 Fluid Mechanics (4)
Three hours of lecture per week plus one lab session. An introduction to fluid mechanics within the context of civil and environmental engineering. This includes hydrostatics, Bernoulliís Equation, control volume analysis, drag, dynamic similitude, pipe flow, and open channel flow with some brief coverage of hydraulic machines and flow in porous media. Fall.
Prerequisites: APM206 and GNE172 or equivalents

ERE 340 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics (4)
Three hours of lecture and lab per week. Covers hydraulics processes of pipe network flow, open-channel flow, river flow controls, and porous media flow. Covers hydrologic controls and measurement of watershed processes including rainfall, evapotranspiration, infiltration, and runoff. ERE 540 covers greater theory and application through problem sets and project reports than ERE 340.
Prerequisites: ERE 335, ERE 339 and ERE 371 Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 340 and ERE 540

ERE 351 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Principles of energy conservation and conversion: first and second laws. Relation to PVT behavior, property functions, equilibria and heat and mass transfer, and applications to energy and power systems. Introduction to engineering problem analysis and computer methods. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): Physics, general chemistry, and calculus.

ERE 365 Principles of Remote Sensing (4)
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory and discussion per week. A qualitative and quantitative introduction to the fundamentals of acquiring, analyzing and utilizing remote sensing data. Introductory concepts and methods in digital image processing and photogrammetry. Spring.
Prerequisite: ERE 371 Surveying for Engineers. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 365 and ERE 565.

ERE 371 Surveying for Engineers (4)
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. The principles of plane surveying and position determination for engineers. Subject matter areas include introduction to the theory of measurement and errors, reference surfaces, coordinate systems and datums, horizontal and vertical measurements, traversing and computations, construction surveying including circular and parabolic curves, property and public land surveys, the analysis and treatment of systematic and random errors, foundations and applications of global positioning systems. Laboratory fieldwork and computations culminate in a topographic map. Fall.
Prerequisite: Calculus.

ERE 385 Mechanical Design (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. The principles of operation and design of mechanical systems common in engineering. Solution of equipment design using such components as springs, gears, motors and transmissions. Strength, reliability and economy are considered. Design projects are oriented to current concerns in construction, environment, and manufacturing. Spring.
Prerequisite: ERE 221; Co-requisites: ERE 222, ERE 362.

ERE 405 Sustainable Engineering (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Will explore and attempt to develop solutions to societal and environmental problems in a changing world that is facing climate change, premium fuel depletion, and regional water shortages. Evaluation of system sustainability using a multidisciplinary framework. Introduction to sustainability metrics, including emergy evaluation and life cycle assessment. Application of emergy evaluation. Spring.

ERE 412 River Form and Process (3)
Three hours of lecture per week including river field sites. Field-based data collection methods for river classification. Bankfull flow estimates. Classified river form, suggested evolution sequences and governing fluvial processes. Computational river hydraulics, sediment transport, and issues of channel stability and restoration. Fall.
Prerequisites: ERE340, ERE371, APM395. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 412 and ERE 612.

ERE 425 Ecosystem Restoration Design (3)
A summer field course followed by a weekly seminar and workshop during the Fall. Will travel in a less developed country. Will examine degraded and restored ecosystems. Will travel on public transportation and stay in low-cost hostels. Will use contemporary problems as source material for course projects. Continuation of restoration project designs and analysis from the field trip will be part of the coursework after returning to Syracuse. The course will explore restoration strategies in many different ecosystems. Will consider restoration needs in less developed countries, and how that shapes design and evaluation. Course fee. Fall.
Prerequisites: One course in calculus, biology, and chemistry, upper division standing, and permission of instructor

ERE 430 Engineering Decision Analysis (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Classical engineering economics: time value of money, nominal and effective interest, and present worth, annual worth, rate of return, and benefit-cost ratio comparison techniques. Identification and evaluation of alternative investment and borrowing decisions, including the role of inflation, depreciation, taxes and uncertainty. Investment theory including the potential risks and rewards associated with investments options. Simulation and optimization techniques to aid in management decisions. Fall.

ERE 440 Water Pollution Engineering (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Two laboratory exercises and one field trip. Introduction to physical, chemical and biological parameters of water and wastewater quality as well as principles of unit operations and processes for wastewater treatment and reuse. Study of design parameters and design procedures for wastewater treatment and reuse. Spring.
Prerequisites: FCH 152 General Chemistry II; FCH 153 General Chemistry II Lab; EFB 101 General Biology I; ERE 275 Ecological Engineering Co-requisite: APM 485 Differential Equations

ERE 444 Hydro-Meteorology (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Atmospheric physics, moisture dynamics, and thermodynamics emphasizing feedback loops with precipitation. Quantitative descriptions of stability and dynamics and the development of fronts, cyclones, and thunderstorms. Weather station sensors and data-logger programming. Testing of analysis products, numerical weather models, quantitative precipitation forecasts, and radar precipitation data. Spring.
Prerequisites: Physics 1, Calculus II, permission of instructor.

ERE 445 Hydrologic Modeling (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. An exploration of deterministic and stochastic hydrologic models, model development, and the use of computer programming to construct, calibrate, manipulate, and interpret hydrologic models. Theoretical and analytical approaches to describing hydrologic processes, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, surface runoff, percolation, and groundwater discharge. Stochastic techniques include frequency, trend, and regression analyses. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): Introductory computer programming, Probability and Statistics, one year of Calculus. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 445 and ERE 645.

ERE 448 Open Channel Hydraulics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Advanced concepts in open channel hydraulics, including the energy and momentum principles, critical flow, uniform flow, flow profiles, and unsteady flow used suitable for engineering practice. Spring.
Prerequisite: FEG 340 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 448 and ERE 548.

ERE 450 Environmental Hydraulics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Theories of open channel flows and dynamics. Hydraulic physical and computational models. Turbulent processes, advection and dispersion components of mixing. Physical and numerical analysis of unsteady flows. Interactions of channel hydraulics with sediment and air interfaces regulating ecosystem functions. Spring.
Prerequisites: FEG133, MAE341, FEG335, FEG340, ERE371, APM 395.

ERE 465 Environmental Systems Engineering (3)
Mathematical models of environmental systems are presented and combined with optimization procedures, decision theory, uncertainty analysis, and engineering economics to develop integrated approaches to the planning, design, and sustainable management of complex environmental systems. Students will be exposed to a variety of optimization algorithms for a wide range of environmental applications. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): APM206 Corequisity(s): APM395

ERE 468 Solid Waste Management (3)
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Introduction to solid waste regulations, social economic, environmental and technical factors. Design of solid waste management systems, including collection, recycling, composting, energy recovery, land disposal, leachate treatment, and stormwater control. Field trips. Fall.
Prerequisites: chemistry, biology, soil science, engineering hydrology.

ERE 475 Ecological Engineering for Water Quality (3)
Three hours of lecture/seminar/discussion per week. Design and analysis of ecological treatment systems for water quality improvement. Hands-on construction, operation and/or monitoring of engineered ecosystems through group project activities beyond class meeting times in on-campus labs and a greenhouse. Focusing on constructed wetlands, with minor topics selected by students. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): ERE 440/643 or equivalent. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 675 and ERE 475.

ERE 485 Fundamentals of Engineering Preparation (1)
Discussion of content and administation of the Fundamentals of Engineeering (FE) Exam, a comprehensive review of FE-type problems, and a targeted review of specific topics on the FE Exam. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or consent of instructor.

ERE 488 Engineering Project Management (1)
Project management strategies for the engineering profession. Readings, exercises and discussion emphasizing professional responsibility and ethical practices; project management; technical communication and teamwork. Team-based scoping and planning of engineering design projects. Fall.
Prerequisite: Senior status ERE students only.

ERE 489 Environmental Resources Engineering Planning and Design (3)
Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory. A capstone course to integrate engineering coursework with the engineering design process to solve interdisciplinary environmental problems. Semester-long project provides experience in problem analysis, teamwork, project management, engineering ethics, and professional communication. Spring.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Environmental Resources Engineering, ERE 488

ERE 496 Special Topics (1 - 3)
Lectures, readings, problems and discussions. Topics in environmental or resource engineering as announced. Fall and/or Spring.

ERE 498 Research Problem in Environmental Resources Engineering (1 - 3)
Independent research in topics in environmental resources engineering for the highly motivated undergraduate student. Selection of subject area determined by the student in conference with appropriate faculty member. Tutorial conferences, discussions and critiques scheduled as necessary. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ERE 506 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Systematic control of generation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. Applicable hazardous waste regulations. Pollutant transport mechanisms. Technology design to investigate, control emissions and remediate sites. Urban economic redevelopment impacts. Fall.
Pre- or co-requisite(s): Chemistry and biology. Permission of instructor for seniors in good standing.

ERE 511 Ecological Engineering in the Tropics (3)
One hour of discussion per week with intensive spring break field study in a Caribbean country. Principles of ecological engineering for ecosystem restoration and pollution control. Field trips to pristine and degraded ecosystems including: humid tropical cloud forests, coastal mangrove, dry mountain forests, and coral reefs to identify target functions for nature and society, observe degradations, and develop sustainable restoration designs. ERE 511 students will perform the additional work of writing a 15-page research paper. Spring.
Prerequisites: 1 course in calculus, biology, and chemistry. Note: Credit will not be granted for both FEG 311 and ERE 511.

ERE 519 Green Entrepreneurship (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Explore challenges and goals of creating a start-up venture in environmental science or technology. Recognize trends in the marketplace, and where commercial opportunities can be created. Analyze feasibility and potential to create a sustainable venture. Other topic areas include critical success factors and key start-up issues unique to science and technology firms. Spring.
Pre- or Co-requisites: FOR 207 Introduction to Economics or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

ERE 527 Stormwater Management (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. One Saturday field trip. Techniques for urban stormwater and erosion control and analysis of associated water quality impacts. Review of applicable regulations and design standards. Students will engage in individual and team-oriented activities such as lecture, discussion, observation, computation, reading and writing. In addition, students are required to participate in a Saturday field trip where examples of stormwater management facilities will be reviewed. Students will, in small teams, generate a design for a stormwater management alternative at a local site. Fall.
Prerequisite: FEG 340 or equivalent as determined by instructor.

ERE 530 Numerical and Computing Methods (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Programming skills and computing techniques using state-of-the-art software packages. Applications of programming and computing methods for solving geospatial, ecological, and/or water resource engineering problems. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): Differential Equations.

ERE 534 Transport Phenomena (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Principles of heat and mass transfer as applied to the bioprocess industries. Topics include conduction, convective heat and mass transfer, diffusion of both steady-state and transient situations, analogies for heat and mass transfer, boundary layers, porous media transport, heat and mass transfer analysis. Discussion of specific bioprocess examples. Spring.
Note: Credit will not be granted for both BPE 335 and ERE 534.

ERE 540 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Covers hydraulics processes of pipe network flow, open-channel flow,river flow controls, and porous media flow. Covers hydrologic controls and measurement of watershed processes including rainfall, evapotranspiration, infiltration, and runoff. ERE 540 covers greater theory and application through problem sets and project reports than ERE 340.
Prerequisites: ERE 335, ERE 339 and ERE 371. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 340 and ERE 540

ERE 545 Environmental Soil Physics (3)
2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab per week. Soil water content and potential, steady water flow in saturated soil, heat flow in soil, transient water flow. Field methods to obtain data for analysis and modeling. Application of analytical and numerical solutions to describe heat and water fluxes in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, unsaturated zone hydrology, and solute transport. Fall.
Prerequisite: PHY 211, APM 485, ERE 339, or equivalent

ERE 548 Open Channel Hydraulics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Advanced concepts in open channel hydraulics, including the energy and momentum principles, critical flow, uniform flow, flow profiles, and unsteady flow used suitable for engineering practice. Spring.
Pre-requisites: ERE 340 or permission of instructor. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 448 and ERE 548.

ERE 551 GIS for Engineers (3)
Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Introduction to fundamental concepts in geographic information systems (GISs) with a focus on engineering applications. Fundamental concepts and development of geographic information systems including models and georeferencing systems used to represent and characterize spatial data. Data processing including collection and preprocessing, data management, spatial analysis and manipulation, and data output. Necessity and utility of spatial data in engineering design analysis. Fall.
Prerequisite: Calculus. Co-requisite: ERE 371 or equivalent.

ERE 553 Introduction to Spatial Information (1)
Three hours of lecture per week for the first third of the semester. An introduction to spatial terminology and methods for determining and expressing position. Examination of accuracy and precision in the context of horizontal measurements. Issues with subsequent use of measurements for producing maps and performing analysis. Fall.

ERE 561 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Principles of classical thermodynamics applied to engineering practice. First and second laws; heat effects; property functions and their correlation; physical and chemical equilibrium; solutions and mixtures; equations of state. Compressible flow. Electrolyte solutions. Thermodynamic analysis of processes and systems via case studies and computer simulation. Compressible flow and /or thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions. Fall.
Prerequisites: Physics and Calculus. Note: Credit will not be granted for both PSE 361 and PSE 561.

ERE 565 Principles of Remote Sensing (4)
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory and discussion per week. A qualitative and quantitative introduction to the fundamentals of acquiring, analyzing and utilizing remote sensing data. Introductory concepts and methods in digital image processing and photogrammetry. Spring.
Prerequisite: ERE 371 Surveying for Engineers or permission of instructor. Note: Credit will not be granted for both FEG 365 and ERE 565.

ERE 566 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (1)
Three hours of lecture per week for the last third of the semester. An introduction to the theory and practice of performing global positioning system (GPS) measurements. Comparison of accuracy potential for different GPS equipment and techniques. Exploration of error sources that reduce the accuracy of GPS measurements. Collection of GPS data. Fall.

ERE 570 Hydrology in a Changing Climate (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Drawing on a growing body of academic literature focused on better understanding the degree of uncertainty in future climate, this class provides the technical background to interpret and apply predictions of future climate changes (as primarily related to hydrology) in different locales and at different scales. Specific topics include: frequency analysis under non-stationary conditions, misconceptions in linkages between hydrology and climate, accessing and manipulating climate model files (netcdf), and strategies for decision making under uncertainty. Spring.
Prerequisite: basic programming knowledge and prior hydrology/water resources class

ERE 605 Sustainable Engineering (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Introduction to sustainability metrics,nsuch as emergy evaluation and life cycle assessment. application of emergy evaluation. Explore and evaluate potential solutions to societal and environmental problems in a changing world that is facing climate change, premium fuel depletion, and regional water shortages. Evaluation of system sustainability using a multidisciplinary framework. Spring.
Prerequisites: Ecological engineering or permission of instructor

ERE 612 River Form and Process (3)
Three hours of lecture per week including river field sites. Field-based data collection methods for river classification. Bankfull flow estimates. Classified river form, suggested evolution sequences and governing fluvial processes. Computational river hydraulics, sediment transport, and issues of channel stability and restoration. Fall.
Prerequisites: Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics, Engineering Probability and Statistics. Note: Credit will not be granted for both FEG 412 and ERE 612.

ERE 621 Spatial Analysis (3)
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Spatial statistics and modeling as applied to various data formats: single point data, continuous data and area data. First and second order effects, complete spatial randomness, tessellation, kernel, covariograms and variograms, kriging, distance measures, correlation/correlogram. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): APM391, FEG335 or permission of instructor.

ERE 622 Digital Image Analysis (3)
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Elements of digital image processing and analysis systems: Digital image representation, visual perception, sampling and quantization, pixel connectivity, Fourier transforms, image enhancement, filtering, image segmentation, edge detection, thresholding, representation schemes, descriptors, morphology, recognition and interpretation. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): APM391, FEG335 or permission of instructor.

ERE 625 Ecosystem Restoration Design (3)
A summer field course followed by a weekly seminar and workshop during the Fall. Will travel in a less developed country. Will examine degraded and restored ecosystems. Will travel on public transportation and stay in low-cost hostels. Will use contemporary problems as source material for course projects. Each student will work individually with the instructor to develop an approach to explore a novel research direction for ecosystem restoration. Continuation of restoration project designs and analysis from the field trip will be part of the coursework after returning to Syracuse. The course will explore restoration strategies in many different ecosystems. Will consider restoration needs in less developed countries, and how that shapes design and evaluation. Course fee. Fall.
Prerequisites: One course in calculus, biology, and chemistry, and permission of instructor

ERE 640 Water Pollution Engineering (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Two laboratory exercises, one field trip and group project. Introduction to physical, chemical and biological parameters of water and wastewater quality as well as principles of unit operations and processes for wastewater treatment and reuse. Study of the design parameters and design procedures for wastewater treatment and reuse. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): General chemistry, microbiology. Co-requisite: Differential equations. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 440 and ERE 640.

ERE 641 Biomass Energy (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Historical, current and future uses of biomass as a source of renewable energy for the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. Characteristics of biomass, their conversion to different forms of energy and end products and an assessment of their sustainability. Spring.
Prerequisite: ESC 525, ESC 535 or permission of instructor; one semester of freshman chemistry or permission of instructor. Note: Credit will not be granted for both BPE 441 and ERE 641.

ERE 643 Water Pollution Engineering (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Two laboratory exercises, one field trip and group project. Introduction to physical, chemical and biological parameters of water and wastewater quality as well as principles of unit operations and processes for wastewater treatment and reuse. Study of the design parameters and design procedures for wastewater treatment and reuse. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): General Chemistry, microbiology. Co-requisite: Differential equations. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 440 and ERE 643.

ERE 644 Hydro-Meteorology (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Atmospheric physics, moisture dynamics, and thermodynamics emphasizing feedback loops with precipitation. Quantitative descriptions of stability and dynamics and the development of fronts, cyclones, and thunderstorms. Weather station sensors and data-logger programming. Testing of analysis products, numerical weather models, quantitative precipitation forecasts, and radar precipitation data. Spring. Prerequisites: Physics, Calculus II, permission of instructor
Prerequisites: Physics, Calculus II, permission of instructor.

ERE 645 Hydrologic Modeling (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. An exploration of deterministic and stochastic hydrologic models, model development, and the use of computer programming to construct, calibrate, manipulate, and interpret hydrologic models. Theoretical and analytical approaches to describing hydrologic processes, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, surface runoff, percolation, and groundwater discharge. Stochastic techniques include frequency, trend, and regression analyses. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): Introductory computer programming, Probability and Statistics, 1 year of Calculus. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 445 and ERE 645.

ERE 650 Environmental Hydraulics (3)
Three hours of lecture per week. Theories of open channel flows and dynamics. Hydraulic physical and computational models. Turbulent processes, advection and dispersion components of mixing. Physical and numerical analysis of unsteady flows. Interactions of channel hydraulics with sediment and air interfaces regulating ecosystem functions. Spring.
Prerequisites: FEG133, MAE341, FEG335, FEG340, ERE371, APM 395, or equivalent.

ERE 665 Environmental Systems Engineering (3)
Mathematical models of environmental systems are presented and combined with optimization procedures, decision theory, uncertainty analysis, and engineering economics to develop integrated approaches to the planning, design, and sustainable management of complex environmental systems. Students will evaluate and present a variety of optimization algorithms for a wide range of environmental applications. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): APM206 Corequisity(s): APM395

ERE 674 Methods in Ecological Treatment Analysis (3)
Two hours of lecture/seminar/discussion and three hours of lab per week. Introduction to the components and design principles of engineered ecosystems for water quality improvement. Common lab exercises for a comprehensive analysis of an engineered ecosystem, including water quality, reaction kinetics, hydraulic characteristics, vegetation, soil and gravel, and microbial community. Discussion on experimental procedures and data analysis. Spring.

ERE 675 Ecological Engineering for Water Quality (3)
Three hours of lecture/seminar/discussion per week. Design and analysis of ecological treatment systems for water quality improvement. Hands-on construction, operation and/or monitoring of engineered ecosystems through group project activities beyond class meeting times in on-campus labs and a greenhouse. Focusing on constructed wetlands, with minor topics selected by students. This course is differed from ERE 475 by conducting a group project to address treatment mechanisms and synthesize experimental results and other groups' operational data. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): ERE 440/643 or equivalent. Note: Credit will not be granted for both ERE 475 and ERE 675.

ERE 692 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Understanding of various remote sensing systems, their applications, and advanced digital image processing techniques. Analysis of satellite and airborne-acquired remote sensing data. Spring.
Prerequisite(s): FEG 365 or equivalent introduction to remote sensing.

ERE 693 GIS-Based Modeling (3)
Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Geographical, temporal, environmental modeling concepts using GIS-based modeling languages and techniques. Various modeling concepts and techniques including spatial interpolation, suitability/capability modeling, hydrologic modeling, diffusion modeling, calibration, optimization, accessibility modeling, and rainfall-runoff modeling. Fall.
Prerequisite(s): ERE 551 or equivalent.

ERE 797 Research Methods in Environmental Resources Engineering (1 - 3)
One to three hours of discussion/seminar per week. Introduction to research facilities, opportunities, and responsibilities of graduate scholarship. Discussion of ERE research topics, including journal reading, proposal formulation, funding, and engineering tools. Use of scholarly resources including e-journals, web, proposal development, and presentations. Fall and Spring.

ERE 798 Research in Environmental and Resource Engineering (1 - 12)
Independent research topics in Environmental Resources Engineering. Fall, Spring or Summer.
Credit hours to be arranged.

ERE 898 Professional Experience/Synthesis (1 - 6)
A supervised, documented professional work experience in the Master of Professional Studies degree program. Fall, Spring or Summer.
Prerequisite: Approval of proposed study plan by advisor, Department, and any sponsoring organization.

ERE 899 Masterís Thesis Research (1 - 12)
Research and independent study for the masterís degree and thesis. Fall, Spring and Summer.

ERE 999 Doctoral Thesis Research (1 - 12)
Research and independent study for the doctoral degree and dissertation. Fall, Spring and Summer.


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