Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

CVE 210 Sustainable Engineering


Sustainability has become of paramount concern in the 21st century, as we grapple with the global challenges, such as access to clean water and medicine, increasing demand for energy, environmental degradation, climate change, and the knowledge that our planet has limited resources. This course is an examination of the concept of sustainability and its application to the infrastructure that sustains society (e.g., water supply and distribution, energy production and delivery systems, food and agriculture, material construction and waste, etc.). This course provides an introduction to the current state of the science and public policy, as well as, a review of the physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment.  This is a discussion-based course and active participation is expected of all students.

3 credit hours