Course selection is subject to the approval of the advisor or the advisory committee. Students may choose courses offered at either university from among those listed below.
The courses listed below are grouped by area of study. Students must complete at least one course in three of the five areas. The director will decide when a course offered under a special topics or directed studies heading can be considered to meet the requirements of a given area. Course descriptions may be found in the departmental sections of the calendars concerned.
Course codes in parentheses are for Carleton University. Only a selection of courses given in a particular academic year.
CVG7161 (ENVE 5102) TRAFFIC RELATED AIR POLLUTION (3 units)
CVG7162 (ENVE 5103) AMBIENT AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION MODELLING (3 units)
CHG8132 (ENVE 5105) ADSORPTION SEPARATION PROCESSES (3 units)
Discussion of different microporous materials and molecular sieves as adsorbents. Adsorption equilibrium and adsorption kinetics. Equilibrium adsorption of single fluids and mixtures. Diffusion in porous media and rate processes in adsorbers. Adsorber dynamics: bed profiles and breakthrough curves. Cyclic fluid separation processes. Pressure swing adsorption. Examples of commercial separation applications.
EVG5101 (ENVE 5101) AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (3 units)
EVG7104 (ENVE 5104) INDOOR AIR QUALITY (3 units)
Water Resources Management, Groundwater Management, and Contaminant Transport
CVG5124 (CIVJ 5605) COASTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Key concepts in coastal engineering. Wave mechanics and coastal hydrodynamics, (2) sediment transport and coastal morphodynamics and (3) coastal structures and coastal zone management. Wave mechanics and coastal hydrodynamics to include small-amplitude wave theory, finite amplitude wave theories (Stokes, Cnoidal and solitary wave), wave generation, wave transformations, development and prediction, hydrodynamics of coastal circulation. Sediment transport and coastal morphodynamics to include: wave and current-induced sediment transport, coastal sediment processes, longshore and cross-shore beach morphologic transformations, etc. Coastal structures and coastal zone management to include: beach erosion control, coastal structures (dikes, breakwaters, groins, seawalls), beach nourishment, coastal pollution and control, nearshore area development.
CVG5125 (CIVJ 5601) STATISTICAL METHODS IN HYDROLOGY (3 units)
Concepts of probability and random variables applied to hydrology. Statistical distributions, their approximation and analysis. Statistical inference, including tests of significance and estimation theory. Linear and multivariate correlation and regression techniques. Data generation and simulation techniques for design of water-resource systems. Introduction to hydrologic and meteorologic time series.
CVG5126 (CIVJ 5602) STOCHASTIC HYDROLOGY
Spectral analysis of hydrology time series. Stochastic operations and prediction theory of a stationary process. Univariate and multivariate spectral analysis. Estimation of frequency response functions; analysis and optimization of linear and non-linear systems for random processes.
CVG5131 (CIVJ 5606) RIVER ENGINEERING
Introduction to fluvial processes and flow regimes: modes of sediment transportation; suspended and bedload transport theories; sediment measuring techniques and their limitations; secondary circulation and the meander process; hydraulics of bridge waterways and pipeline crossings; local scour at bridge piers; erosion protection.
CVG5154 (CIVJ 5308) RANDOM VIBRATION (3 units)
Descriptions of random data. Frequency domain analysis and time domain analysis. Stochastic response of structures; wind and earthquake excitation, etc. Data analysis techniques. Prediction for design purposes. Simulation of random processes. Special topics.
CVG5160 (CIVJ 5503) SEDIMENT TRANSPORT (3 units)
An introduction to particle transport, with special emphasis on river engineering applications, including natural channel design. Sediment properties, initiation of motion, bed load, suspended load, fluvial dunes, alluvial channels, bank erosion and protection, natural channel design. Special topics include contaminated sediments, local scour, morphodynamic modelling, fluvial habitat.
CVG5162 (CIVJ 5504) RIVER HYDRAULICS (3 units)
Advanced concepts of river hydraulics, with an emphasis on field measurement techniques and application of numerical models. Navier-Stokes equations, turbulence, flow resistance, numerical modelling of simplified momentum and continuity equations, field-based measurement and statistical analysis of velocity fields. Special topics include contaminant transport, morphodynamic modelling.
CVG7108 (CIVE 5504) SEEPAGE AND WATER FLOW THROUGH SOILS (3 units)
CVG7163 (ENVE 5302) CASE STUDIES IN HYDROGEOLOGY (3 units)
CHG8158 (ENVJ5304) POROUS MEDIA (3 units)
Classification and structural properties of porous media. Porosity, permeability, tortuosity, pore size distribution, anisotropy, heterogeneity. Capillary phenomena in porous media. Capillary pressure-saturation function. Single-phase fluid flow, electrical conduction and diffusion in porous media. Phenomenological flow models, capillary models, cell models. Darcy's Law and the Brinkman Equation. Two-phase flow in porous media. Computer simulations of water/oil displacement in porous media.
GEO5143 (GEOL 5403) ENVIRONMENTAL ISOTOPES AND GROUNDWATER GEOCHEMISTRY (3 units)
Stable environmental isotopes (18O, 2H, 13C, 34S, 15N) in studies of groundwater origin and flow, and geothermal studies. Groundwater dating techniques involving tritium and radiocarbon, and exotic radioisotopes (e.g. 36Cl, 39Ar, 85Kr). Low temperature aqueous geochemistry and mineral solubility with emphasis on the carbonate system. Some applications to paleoclimatology will be discussed. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Hydrogeology (67.420 or GEO 4342) or equivalent.
GEO5144 (ERTH 5404) GROUNDWATER RESOURCES
Advanced topics in the exploration and development of groundwater resources, including detailed aquifer response analysis. Examination of hydrogeology in arid and undeveloped regions will also be included. Prerequisite: Fourth-year Hydrogeology (67.420 or GEO4341) or equivalent.
GEO5146 (ERTH 5406) TECHNIQUES OF GROUNDWATER RESOURCES EVALUATION (3 units)
Governing groundwater flow equations, initial and boundary conditions; simple numerical solutions (spreadsheets); complex numerical solutions (commercial software); and analytical solutions. Applications: aquifer response test analysis, capture zone analysis, groundwater flow modeling, water budgeting, and aquifer vulnerability assessment. Prerequisite: undergraduate hydrogeology.
GEO5147 (ERTH 5407) GEOCHEMISTRY OF NATURAL WATERS (3 units)
Aqueous speciation, solubility of metals, minerals and gas, reaction kinetics and equilibria. Chemistry and dynamics of groundwaters and hydrothermal fluids.
GEO5148 (ERTH 5408) THEORY OF FLOW AND CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT IN GEOLOGICAL MATERIALS (3 units)
Development of governing groundwater flow equations and solute transport equations from first principles, and application of principles in case studies. Topics: Forces and potentials, fluids, geological materials, contaminants, case studies. Prerequisite: undergraduate hydrogeology.
EVG7301 (ENVE 5301) CONTAMINANT HYDROLOGY (3 units)
EVG7303 (ENVE 5303) MULTIPHASE FLOW IN SOILS (3 units)
Management of Solid, Hazardous, and Radioactive Waste and Pollution Prevention
CVG5133 (ENVJ 5906) SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL (3 units)
Collection and disposal of solid wastes. Sanitary landfill, composting, incineration and other methods of disposal. Material and energy recovery.
CVG5179 (ENVJ 5908) ANAEROBIC DIGESTION (3 units)
Advanced theoretical, biological, and practical aspects of anaerobic digestion processes. Principles to be applied to the design and application of conventional and advanced anaerobic processes used for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. Topics to include microbiology and biochemistry fundamentals, techniques for monitoring anaerobic digestion performance, municipal sludge stabilization, anaerobic composting, anoxic/anaerobic bioremediation, Andrew's dynamic model. Design of the following: two-phase digestion; Downflow Stationary Fixed Film (DSFF) reactors; Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB); Upflow Blanket Filter (UBF) reactors; and Anaerobic Sequencing Batch Reactors (ASBR).
CVG5331 (ENVJ 5902) SLUDGE UTILIZATION AND DISPOSAL (3 units)
Introduction to sludge processing technology and procedures to be used in the planning and design of sludge treatment processes. Evaluate the economics and performance of sludge unit process operations. Selection of methods for final disposition of sludge
EVG5203 (ENVE 5203) HAZARDOUS AND RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT (3 units)
EVG7201 (ENVE 5201) GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
EVG7202 (ENVE 5202) CONTAMINANT FATE MECHANISMS (3 units)
Water and Wastewater Treatment
CVG5130 (ENVJ 5900) WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS DESIGN (3 units)
The physical, chemical and biological processes involved in the treatment of domestic and industrial wastes. Waste characteristics, stream assimilation, biological oxidation, aeration, sedimentation, anaerobic digestion, sludge disposal.
CVG5132 (ENVJ 5901) UNIT OPERATIONS OF WATER TREATMENT (3 units)
Unit operations and unit processes involved in the treatment of a water supply for various uses. Topics included are: water quality, water microbiology, sedimentation, chemical treatment, disinfection, water chemistry, flocculation.
CVG5134 (ENVJ 5907) CHEMICAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Dilute aqueous solution chemistry of water and wastewater treatment. Chemical kinetics and equilibrium. Carbonate, phosphate and chlorine chemistry. Precipitation and complex formation. Corrosion. Analytical techniques and applications.
CVG5135 (CIVJ 5608) WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES (3 units)
Appropriate hydrological techniques. Floods and droughts. Water supply in village situations. Renewable energy technologies (pumping, windpower, roof catchments, solar applications). Simple water treatment methods. Low cost sanitation methods (dry and wet methods, excreta re-use methods). Economic considerations. Training.
CVG5137 (ENVJ 5905) WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS ANALYSIS (3 units)
Mass balancing in complex systems. Reaction kinetics and kinetic data analysis: classical and computer based methods. Reactor design: ideal reactors and real reactors. Analysis of tracer tests. Interfacial mass transfer: common theories. Mass transfer models. Prerequisite: CVG 3132 or equivalent. Students with a Chemical Engineering background may not take this course for credit.
CVG5138 (ENVJ 5902) ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT (3 units)
Scope, limitations and design procedures for water treatment processes for the removal of toxic and non-standard contaminants. Current water treatment problems and regulations, activated carbon treatment, ion exchange, disinfection practices and oxidation via advanced oxidation processes (ozonation and UV oxidation), iron and manganese removal, recent developments in coagulation, membranes, air stripping. Prerequisite: CVG 3132 or equivalent.
CVG7160 (ENVE 5001) BIOFILM PROCESSES IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT (3 units)
CVG5180 (ENVJ 5909) BIOLOGICAL NUTRIENT REMOVAL (3 units)
Advanced theoretical, biological, and practical aspects of biological nutrient removal (BNR) (nitrification, denitrification and excess biological phosphorus) processes. Principles to be applied to the design and application of conventional and advanced BNR processes used for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters. Topics as follows: microbiology and biochemistry fundamentals of BNR, nitrification process design of suspended growth and fixed film growth systems, denitrification process design of suspended growth and fixed film growth systems, excess biological phosphorus removal design including prefermentation. Design of 2,3,4 and 5 stage BNR systems. General activated sludge model and Simworks for BNR systems. Retrofit of exiting plants and pilot plant testing for BNR.
CVG5232 (ENVJ 5911) UNIT OPERATIONS OF WATER TREATMENT LAB (1.5 units)
Bench-scale and pilot-scale experiments required to: a) assess the suitability of different physicochemical processes for particular applications, and b) design a full-scale facility. Conventional analytical techniques used in water treatment (pH, alkalinity, hardness, turbidity, color, spectrophotometric analysis). Process analysis techniques for process evaluation and scale-up including: zone sedimentation, batch flux settling tests, coagulation with iron and aluminum salts, flocculent sedimentation, filtration and fluidization, flotation. Prerequisite: CVG 3132 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CVG 5132.
CVG5238 (ENVJ 5912) ADVANCED WATER TREATMENT PROCESSES LAB (1.5 units)
Bench-scale and pilot-scale experiments required to: a) assess the suitability of different physicochemical processes for the removal of toxic and non-standard contaminants, and b) design a full-scale facility. Tracer tests and none-ideal reactor behaviour, activated carbon adsorption equilibria and kinetics, aeration. Total organic carbon analysis, spectrophotometry. Process analysis, techniques for process evaluation and scale-up including: aeration, analysis of non-ideal flow conditions. Tracer study of three basins, adsorption isotherm tests, activated carbon mini-column tests, oxidation kinetic tests. Prerequisite: CVG 3132 or equivalent. Co-requisite: CVG 5138.
CHG8181 (ENVJ5501) BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Kinetics of bioreactions, growth and product formation. Batch and continuous bioprocesses. Mass and heat transfer in bioreactors. Novel bioreactor design. Industrial microbiology. Animal and plant cell culture. Downstream processing. Biosensors, biological waste-water treatment, biocorrosion, bioleaching. Nitrogen fixation. Genetic engineering.
CHG8192 (ENVJ5502) MEMBRANE APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Course emphasizing the applications of membrane separation processes in the resolution of various environmental problems. Applications of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and pervaporation to the treatment of industrial waste waters. Applications of membrane gas and vapor permeation to the removal of pollutants from air. Discussion of fundamentals underlying each separation process.
CHG8198 (ENVJ5503) REVERSE OSMOSIS (3 units)
Physical chemical criteria for reverse osmosis separations, membrane materials, and membrane casting techniques. Basic transport equations for single and mixed solute systems. Prediction of membrane performance. Process design, specification, and analysis applications.
Environmental Impact Assessment
EVG7401 (ENVE 5401) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF MAJOR PROJECTS (3 units)
CVG5139 (ENVJ 5700) ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS (3 units)
Procedures and methods for systematic evaluation of the environmental impact of civil engineering projects including wastewater disposal systems, solid waste disposal systems, and water resource development systems.
To fulfill the requirements beyond the nine units of area courses, students may choose from the following:
EVG7402 (ENVE 5402) FINITE ELEMENTS IN FIELD PROBLEMS (3 units)
CHG8153 (ENVJ5500) STATISTICAL MODELLING AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC PROCESSES (3 units)
Discrete, linear, stochastic models for dynamic processes. Univariate Time Series. Identification of transfer function models. Fitting and checking transfer function models. Design of feedforward and feedback control schemes. Applications to chemical processes.
CHG8186 (ENVJ5506) MODELLING OF STEADY-STATE PROCESSES (3 units)
A comprehensive examination of techniques for building and analyzing process models is made. Topics include: linear least squares estimation, non-linear least squares estimation, multiresponse parameter estimation, error in variables estimation, heterosedasticity, design of experiments for precise parameter estimation and model discrimination.
CHG8194 (ENVJ5504) MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES (3 units)
Advanced topics of membrane separations including reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, gas separation, non-aqueous liquid separation, and membrane applications in biotechnology. The course involves problem solving in membrane transport, membrane design, and membrane process design.
CHG8195 (ENVJ5505) ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS IN TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3 units)
Survey course of numerical methods for solving linear and non-linear ordinary and partial differential equations. Techniques reviewed include Runge-Kutta and predictor-corrector methods, shooting techniques, control volume discretization methods and finite elements. Example problems from the field of transport phenomena.
CHG8196 (ENVJ5507) INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA IN ENGINEERING (3 units)
Interfacial tension and interfacial free energy; contact angles; spreading of liquids; wetting of surfaces; experimental techniques. Interfacial tension of mixtures; Gibbs equation; absorbed and insoluble monolayers; properties of monolayers and films. Electrical phenomena at interfaces; the electrical double layer; zeta-potential; electrokinetic phenomena (electrophoresis, electro-osmosis, streaming potential); surface conductance. Dispersed systems; formation and practical uses of emulsions; spontaneous emulsification; flocculation.
CVG5128 (ENVJ 5604) WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND POLICY
Examination of engineering and non-engineering aspects of arrangements which affect Federal and Provincial water resources policy. Application of basic concepts of engineering hydrology, economic projections and water law to current problems of water resources planning and policy.
CVG7140 (CIVE 5601) STATISTICS, PROBABILITIES AND DECISION-MAKING (3 units)
CVG7150 (CIVE 5304) INTERCITY TRANSPORTATION, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (3 units)
CVG7151 (CIVE 5305) TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3 units)
CVG7153 (CIVE 5307) URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND MANAGEMENT (3 units)
Students may also, subject to approval, select courses from the graduate programs in mechanical engineering, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, computer sciences, geography and public administration at both universities.
Seminars, Directed Studies and Special Topics
EVG5800 (ENVE 5800) SEMINAR FOR MASTER'S CANDIDATES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (1 unit)
EVG5801 (ENVE 7800) SEMINAR FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
EVG6108 (ENVE 5906) DIRECTED STUDIES I (3 units)
EVG6109 (ENVE 5907) DIRECTED STUDIES II (3 units)
EVG6300 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING I (3 units)
EVG6301 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II (3 units)
EVG6302 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING III (3 units)
Project and Theses
EVG6001 PROJET EN GÉNIE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT / ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROJECT (6 units)
EVG7999 THÈSE DE M.Sc.A. / MASc THESIS
EVG9998 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE/ COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
EVG9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / PhD THESIS
(ENVE 5900) ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROJECT
(ENVE 5909) MASTER'S THESIS
(ENVE 6909) PhD THESIS
GNG5121 PLANNING OF EXPERIMENTS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (3 units)
Two-level statistical experimental methods as applied to engineering design; analysis of means, analysis of variance, contrasts, multifactorial analysis of variance, fractional factorial design, screening designs, product variation and an introduction to the Taguchi approach.
GNG5122 OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND LEAN SIX SIGMA (3 units)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt tools and techniques, operational efficiency, waste and variability reduction, continuous improvement, the pursuit of perfection. DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control), process mapping, data collection and analysis, root cause problem solving, the cost of quality, mistake proofing, change management.
GNG5123 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE (3 units)
Enterprise architecture as a rigorous planning methodology that harmonizes and integrates the needs of society, management, and engineering in both business and government. Based on an analysis of currently available frameworks and standards, the course will address the design of enterprise business architectures and the derivation of supporting information systems infrastructure.