1.714 Surface Hydrology

Covers observation and theory of the physical processes involved in the hydrologic cycle. Processes considered include atmospheric radiation and transport, rainfall, infiltration, runoff generation. Stream flow, evaporation, transpiration, rainfall interception, and snow processes. Problem sets, a short term paper, and a final examination.

Prerequisites: 1.71J (Introduction to Hydrology (or equivalent)
Graduate (Fall)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit

1.715 Environmental Data Analysis

Covers probabilistic concepts and techniques that are useful for environmental; data analysis. The topics include: random variables, hypothesis testing, linear regression, analysis of trends, space/time domain analysis, stimulation of random fields, Markovian processes, derived distributions, and stochastic differential equations. Problem sets emphasize environmental applications. 3 Engineering Design points.

Prerequisites: 1.010 (Uncertainty in Engineering) or equivalent
Graduate (Fall)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit

1.071 Global Change Science

Introduces the basic relevant principle’s and concepts in atmospheric physics, climate dynamics, biogeochemistry, and water and energy balance at the land-atmosphere boundary, through an examination of two current problems in the global environment: 1) carbon dioxide and global warming, and 2) tropical deforestation and regional climate. An introduction to global environmental problems for students in basic sciences and engineering.

Prerequisites: 18.03 (Differential Equations); 5.60 (Thermodynamics and Kinetics) ) or equivalent
Undergraduate (Fall)
3-0-9 H-Level Grad Credit


1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design

Students engage with faculty around a topic of mutual interest, building on the knowledge/skills gained throughout their program. Synthesizes prior coursework and experiences through a semester-long design project and related assignments. Students form teams to work on projects of their choosing, focusing in depth on the diverse areas within civil and environmental engineering. Teams demonstrate creativity in applying theories and methodologies while considering their project’s technical, environmental and social feasibility. Includes lectures on a variety of related engineering concepts, as well as scholarship and engineering practice and ethics. Provides instruction and practice in oral and written communication.

Undergraduate (Spring)