Environmental Engineering Courses Description


3 (3,0)

Writing AE1 This course provides students with comprehensive instructions and practice in essay writing, including transforming ideas into different functions of writing such as process, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, and argumentative essays. Throughout the whole course, students are required to read university-lev- el texts to develop the ability to read critically and to respond accurately, coherently, and academically in writing. Through providing them with crucial writing skills such as brainstorming, paraphrasing, idea developing, revising, and editing, this course pre- pares the students for research paper writing in the next level of AE2 writing.

2 (2,0)

Listening AE1 The course is designed to prepare students for effective listening and note-taking skills, so that they can pursue the courses in their majors without consider- able difficulty. The course is therefore lecture-based in that the teaching and learning procedure is built up on lectures on a variety of topics such as business, science, and humanities.

2 (2,0)


Previous course: EN007IU

Writing AE2 This course introduces basic concepts in research paper writing, especially the role of generalizations, definitions, classifications, and the structure of a re- search paper to students who attend English medium college or university. It also provides them with methods of developing and presenting an argument, a comparison, or a contrast. Students are required to work on the tasks selected to maximize their expo- sure to written communication and are expected to become competent writers in the particular genre: the research paper.

2 (2,0)


Previous course: EN008IU

Listening AE2 Giving presentations today becomes a vital skill for students to succeed not only in university but also at work in the future. However, this may be a nerve-racking task, especially when presented in a foreign language. Speaking AE2 provides the students with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver effective presentations. To do this, the course covers many aspects of giving presentation: preparing and planning, using the appropriate language, applying effective visual aids, building up confidence, per- forming body language, dealing with questions, and responding, etc.

4 (4,0)

Calculus 1 Functions; Limits; Continuity; Derivatives, Differentiation, Derivatives of Basic Elementary Functions, Differentiation Rules; Applications of Differentiation: l’Hôpital’s Rule, Optimization, Newton’s Meth- od; Anti-derivatives; Indefinite Integrals, Definite Integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Techniques of Integration; Improper Integrals; Applications of Integration.

4 (3,1)

Biology The key concepts in the course are organized into units on biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Basic principles and theories of biology addressed in the course include: the chemical basis of life; cell theory; energy flow and management; gene and gene products (including inheritance and gene expression); evolution, especially by means of natural selection; and studies of ecological populations and their interactions with living and non-living aspects of their environment.

3 (3,0)

Chemistry for Engineers This one-semester course is designed for engineering students those who are pursuing a non-chemistry engineering degree such as information technology, biotechnology, civil, biomedical, electronic and telecommunication engineering, environmental engineering. The course will introduce the basic principles of chemistry and connect those principles to issues in engineering professions. The related lab- work is not included in this course.
ENEE- 1003IU

3 (2,1)

Fundamental of Analytical Chemistry This course is designed for students pursuing a degree in environmental field and provides a fundamental knowledge for environmental monitoring. The course covers the basic principles of analytical chemistry including range and unit usage in analytical methods, errors in measurement and performance of analytical results. The course also introduces analytical techniques, from volumetric techniques to the instrumental techniques with emphases on techniques relevant to environmental analysis. In addition, students also gain laboratory work including basic laboratory safety, usage of basic glassware and practicing volumetric and spectroscopic techniques in analyzing some basic environmental parameters.
ENEE- 1010IU

4 (3,1)

Biochemistry The course is designed to provide students with fundamental concepts in biochemistry and an intro- duction to metabolisms occurring in living organ- isms to understand the molecular basic of life. The course topics will include enzyme kinetics and mechanisms and metabolisms of important bio- logical molecules such as carbohydrates, fatty acids, amino acids with an emphasis on their degradation pathways. Techniques and approaches used in bio- chemical research will be presented.
ENEE- 2013IU

2 (2,0)


Parallel course: ENEE- 2016IU

Environmental Microbiology This course provides a general introduction of microbiology in human-impacted and nature environments. Especially, the course will provide fundamental microbiology in water and wastewater treatment engineering, microbial detection methodologies, dissemination of waterborne pathogen, microbial risk assessment and microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e. pollutants) in a variety of natural and engineered systems. In the program of environmental engineering, this is an essential course for further courses such as Bioprocess Engineering, and Wastewater treatment.
ENEE- 2016IU

2 (0,2)

Parallel course: ENEE- 2013IU

Environmental Microbiology Lab. This course provides basic microbiological laboratory skills for studying environmental samples. Students can learn about how to perform isolation, culturing, storage, and identification of bacterial strains from some environmental samples (e.g., soil, wastewater, surface water).

2 (2,0)

Physics 1 This course introduces the basic knowledge of physics which is applied to the biotechnology for under- graduate students. It is a part of 2-semester course in Physics. These two courses in Physics examine. This particular module provides fundamental information on aspects of physical processes and phenomena.