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BAE (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
474
031621
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Principles and Applications of Ecological Engineering
Prin & Apps of Eco Engineering
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biological and Agriculture Engineering (11BAE)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Michael Burchell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisites: (MB 351 or PB 321 or PB 360 or SSC 332) and BAE 371
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Governing principles of ecological engineering and the advanced biological, chemical, and physical conditions that determine the design of biological systems. Emphasis on 1) stream and wetland ecosystem restoration and 2) natural treatment systems for groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater such as riparian buffers, bioretention cells, and stormwater wetlands. A class field trip is required during non-scheduled time.

The course prerequisites are be changed as follows:


Current: MB 351 or SSC 332, BAE 471


Proposed: (MB 351, PB 321, PB 360 or SSC 332), BAE 371


The advanced biology list is being expanded to accommodate more course options added to the curriculum.  BAE 471 has been renumbered to become BAE 371.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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Additional Information
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:



  1. Describe the governing principles of the field of ecological engineering and how they apply to biological engineering

  2. Apply relationships between advanced biological, chemical, and physical processes occurring in natural ecosystems to engineered ecological systems for restoration and water quality improvement

  3. Demonstrate the utilization of soil and water engineering techniques to a.) design stream and wetland restoration projects and b) natural treatment systems for groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater

  4. Apply implementation techniques recommended for a variety of ecological engineering projects


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams30 %Two exams will be given during the semester.
Homework25 %n/a
Project20 %Their will be 3 group projects.
Final Exam25 %n/a

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