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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions E Energy and Environment, Engineering ENEE
Energy and Environment, Engineering ENEE

For more information about these courses, see the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education: schulich.ucalgary.ca/ceere.

Senior Courses
Energy and Environment, Engineering 355       Introduction to Energy and the Environment
History of energy technologies, energetics of natural systems and agriculture, formation, extraction, and transformations of fossil fuels, renewables such as biomass, solar and wind; and the electricity system, environmental impacts of energy systems, technical options for transforming energy systems to reduce environmental impacts.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Energy and Professional Land Management Concentration (Haskayne School of Business) or a Minor in Energy and Environment Engineering (Schulich School of Engineering) or the Energy Sciences Concentration (Faculty of Science) or the Energy Engineering Program (Schulich School of Engineering).
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 377       Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainability
Theory and practice of environmental engineering. Theory and practice of sustainable development, with a multidisciplinary approach, including components such as engineering, economics, carbon foot-print, policy planning, social license. Comparison of the roles of environmental engineering and sustainable development in society. Environmental and sustainability focused ethics issues including Indigenous engagement, treaty rights and Indigenous rights. Indigenous environmental perspectives.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-3/2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Minor in Energy and Environment or Energy Engineering Program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Energy and Environment, Engineering 377 and either 519.09 or Civil Engineering 481 will not be allowed.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 501       Pollution Prevention and Control for Energy Industry
An overview of environmental laws and regulations. Environmental standards for air quality, water and land. Regulatory approval process for new energy projects. Base-Line Study and Environmental Impact Assessment. Environmental review of new energy projects. Pollution prevention methodology and techniques. Separation and recycle streams. Process modification, integration, analysis and control. Risk assessment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering, and Engineering 311.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 503       Life Cycle Assessment
Concepts of life cycle analysis. Applications to energy utilization, environmental consequences, sustainable development, environmental process analysis, and optimization. Inventory, impact and improvement analyses of energy systems. LCA Model development and utilization. Human health and safety considerations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering, and Engineering 311.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 505       Effluent Treatment Processes for Energy Industry
Application of fundamental engineering concepts to develop process design specifications for various unit operations and separation processes used for the treatment of gaseous (air), aqueous (wastewater) and solid effluents from mining, exploration, production, transportation and utilization of carbon-based energy sources.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units from Chemical Engineering 331, Mechanical Engineering 341 or Energy Engineering 480; and third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 507       Introduction to Sustainable Development
Motivations for development of a sustainable industrial economy. Relationship among economic systems, growth and sustainable alternatives. International dimensions. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, including government, industry, and society. Tools for assessing sustainability. Sustainability challenges in industrial economies. Scope for sustainable innovations in the energy, manufacturing, and transportation sectors. Case studies of sustainable development.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 519       Special Topics in Energy and Environment
Current advanced topics in Energy and Environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the CEERE Director and third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 573       Engineering Aspects of Sustainable Communities
Ecological footprint, life cycle assessment, sustainable construction, energy efficiency in buildings, intelligent and sustainable transportation, control of water/air pollution from mobile and stationary sources, energy from waste.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 575       Renewable Energy Systems
Review of electrical machines, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Alternative energy systems such with emphasis on hydro, solar photovoltaics, and wind power for electricity production. System design, cost, and sizing, and environmental impacts of alternative energy systems. Effects of intermittency of power production and integration into the electricity grid. Energy storage.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Engineering 311 and third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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Energy and Environment, Engineering 577       Electrical Transmission System Planning and Operation
Electricity markets, carbon markets, optimal operation of electricity systems, environmental impacts of transmission networks, regulatory issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1T)
Prerequisite(s):
Third-year standing, or higher, in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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