This course deals with elements of mechanics of fluids and fluid statics. It incorporates the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and its applications, introduction to dimensional analysis and similitude, motion of ideal and real fluids including internal and external viscous flows.

Physical, chemical and biological laboratory scale simulation of water and wastewater treatment processes. Treatability studies using synthetic or real world water matrices. Sampling of treatment processes. Physical, chemical biological and biochemical water analyses for characterization of water and wastewater treatment processes. Analysis and interpretation of laboratory data. Design processes based on empirically obtained data.

The purpose of the course is to help students who are interested in environmental engineering to obtain fundamental concepts in various branches of chemistry and to gain knowledge in the analysis of water and wastewater.This course is divided into two parts.  The first part covers the basic concepts of environmental engineering chemistry from physical chemistry, organic chemistry, equilibrium chemistry, colloid chemistry, and biochemistry. The second part involves a laboratory, which focuses on quantitative, qualitative, and instrumental methods for water and wastewater analysis of particular interest to environmental engineering such as alkalinity, hardness, chlorine residuals, BOD, COD, nitrogen, phosphorus, volatile acids, and gas analysis.

Fundamentals of Air Pollution is an elective advanced undergraduate course in the Environmental Engineering program. It is intended to provide the students an overview of the air pollution problem, their causes, types of air pollutants, effects on health, laws and regulations, among others. As an engineering course, it presents control technologies to remove air pollutants and will provide the student with some analytical tools for the design of them.

This course is offered by the department of Civil Engineering. It is a mandatory course for civil engineering students and counts as an elective for the certificate in Environmental Engineering. The course is intended to discuss water quality and treatment methods, wastewater characteristics and pollution control processes, pollution effects on receiving water, ocean outfall, air pollution control, and solid waste management.

Physico-chemical treatment of water and wastewater (INCI 6076) is a graduate core course offered in the environmental engineering program that is intended to give an in-depth understanding of the state-of-art theory of physical-chemical processes as well as with practical tools and applications for the design of processes for the treatment of water and wastewaters.

INCI 5015 is an advanced undergraduate course that is intended to provide the students with an adequate understanding of the fundamental theory and of the logical procedures appropriate for the design of physical solids separation processes, as well as chemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment.