Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses

The Civil and Environmental Engineering track is made up of four courses for 12 credit hours. Students may select from the options below:

ENVENG 5600 Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (3 cr hrs)

Presents a history of the interactions between science, engineering, and public policy in the United States and in the context of global concerns (e.g. climate change, competitiveness), inquire into how various federal government, universities, & corporations conduct & fund science and engineering & explore how public sector interests & processes influence sci, engr & public policy. 

ENVENG 5195 Engineering Design for Environmental Health (3 cr hrs)

In this course, students learn how to incorporate health information in to the engineering design process. This material complements risk assessment by focusing on the design of engineering systems. Discussion will be on balancing financial, health, performance, and other considerations. Quantitative analysis will be conducted in soil, water, air, buildings, and occupational health scenarios. Health information will be discussed including exposure, dose, and statistical analysis. The course will also cover interdisciplinary team work and communication.

CIVILEN 6194 Advanced Topics in Surveying for Smart Cities (3 cr hrs)

This course is designed to discuss advanced topics in surveying smart cities by using recent advances in sensor technologies. The goals of the course is to introduce tools for analysis of spatial data collected using a number of sensors in connected cities. The sensors of interest include but are not limited to GPS, imaging sensors and LIDAR and their combinations. The course will include introduction to data analytics using these sensing technologies. The semester will conclude by crowd sourcing spatial data and analysis of crowd-sourced data.

MECHENG 5194 Hydropower Systems (3 cr hrs)
This course will examine the physics of hydropower systems and their component parts and aspects of environmental impact and mitigation, as well as regulatory and financial aspects.

ENVENG 5170 Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Practices (3 cr hrs)

An introduction to concepts of sustainability and pollution prevention. This course is currently in develpoment and planned for distance education delivery in AU21.


Learn more about the Energy Sustainability Research Group led by Dr. Jeffrey Bielicki, faculty member with the Civil and Environement and Geodetic department and also the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Bielicki teaches the ENVENG 5600 course.