Urban Waste Management and Renewable Energy (W2E)

The objective of this concentration area is to introduce the fundamentals and principles of urban waste management, waste to energy practices and renewable energy systems to graduate students, with a particular focus on recovery of resources from urban and rural waste and residues, including biological production of renewable energy (bioenergy) from biomass and management of hazardous wastes.

 

Urban Waste Management and Renewable Energy (WTE) Concentration Area

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Compulsory Classes (6 credits to be fulfilled)

ESC 520 Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences

3

ESC 530 Research Methods for Environmental Scientists

3

 

 

Esc 579 Graduate Seminar

0

Specified Elective Classes (at least 12 credits to be fulfilled)

ESC 531 Urban Waste Management

3

ESC 554 Bioenergy & Biofuels

3

ESC 518 Anaerobic Digestion Process

 

3

ESC 519 Environmental Technology Laboratory

3

ESC 509 Resource Conservation for Energy, Fuel, Chemicals

3

ESC 536 Renewable Energy Sources & the Environment

3

 

 

ESC 634 Treatment and Disposal of Wastewater Sludge

3

Free Elective Classes (at most 6 credits to be fulfilled)

Upon advisor’s and supervisor’s consent, student can take classes from “specified” categories of all concentration areas and/or classes under “free” category within and outside the IES