Courses

Undergraduate

Undergraduate
Course Description Credits Term Frequency
BEE 221 Ecological Engineering Fundamentals

Introduction to the concepts and practice of ecological engineering including characteristics, classification, and modeling of ecosystems; ecosystem protection; and sustainable uses of ecosystems, including treatment wetlands, land treatment systems, and ecologically sensitive stormwater management, to meet the needs of human societies. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

3 Winter Annually
BEE 222 Ecological Engineering Computation

Programming methods relevant to ecological engineering, including hardware/software integration. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

2 Spring Annually
BEE 270 Ecology for Engineers

The study of ecology in the context of engineering. Develops an understanding of the patterns associated with species distribution in the natural world. Examines the theories of competition, predation, disease and mutualism that help explain the functioning of biological communities. Discusses interactions between abiotic and organismal factors, the environment, and ecological properties and processes. PREREQS: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

3 Fall Annually
BEE 311 Ecological Fluid Mechanics

Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid motion, conservation of mass, momentum and energy for incompressible fluids, dimensional analysis, ecological engineering applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: PH 212 and MTH 254 and ENGR 211

4 Fall Annually
BEE 312 Ecohydraulics

Theory and design of hydraulic systems for ecological engineering applications. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BEE 311 or CE 311 or CHE 331 or CHE 331H

4 Winter Annually
BEE 313 Ecohydrology

Provides quantitative description of fundamental hydrologic processes and the hydrologic cycle, the interactions of water between atmosphere, soils, and plants, and models for estimating the generation and transport of water in the environment. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BEE 312

4 Spring Annually
BEE 320 Biosystems Analysis and Modeling

An introduction to simulation modeling and analysis of a variety of biological and ecological systems. Systems approaches to describing ecological systems. PREREQS: MTH 256 and BEE 222 or consent of instructor.

4 Fall Annually
BEE 322 EcoE Thermodynamics/Transfer Processes

A study of the transport processes of fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer applied to biological organisms and ecological systems. PREREQS: BEE 320

4 Winter Annually
BEE 361 Ecological Engineering Laboratory

Introduction to modern measurement methods for ecological applications, includes sensors and systems for measuring soil, water and atmospheric properties. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BEE 312

3 Spring Annually
BEE 362 Ecological Engineering Microbial Processes 3 Spring Annually
BEE 411 Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Design (ECampus)

Empowers students interested in global change research to focus on the interactions between changes in human land use and climate. Using an innovative online data and mapping tool called Data Basin, students will explore topics accessing the highest quality datasets available in an all-in-one platform. PREREQ: FE 257

3
BEE 415 Professional Development

This course is designed to help students prepare for their professional career.  Students will interact with professionals working in Career Development and Ecological Engineers to learn from their experiences. PREREQ: Senior standing and co-enrolled in BEE 481

1 Fall Annually
BEE 433 Irrigation System Design

Principles of soil physics and plant water use applied to irrigation system design. Design of gravity, pressurized, and trickle irrigation systems, improving on-farm water management, performance characteristics of pumps and other irrigation equipment. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years. PREREQ: BEE 312 or CE 313.

4 Winter Biannually (Odd Years)
BEE 439 Irrigation Principles and Practice (eCampus)

Survey of irrigation systems, system configurations, factors that influence irrigation efficiency, crop water requirements, energy requirements, pumps, irrigation scheduling. For non-engineers. Lec/lab/rec. PREREQS: MTH 111. NOTE: Only offered at the La Grande campus

4 Spring Annually
BEE 446 River Engineering

Multipurpose river use; natural physical processes in alluvial rivers; channel modification practices; river structures; design practices; impact of river modification; problem analysis; and impact minimization. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BEE 312 or CE 313

4 Spring Biannually (Odd Years)
BEE 458 Nonpoint Source Pollution Assessment and Control

Problem solving in nonpoint source pollution. Methods for evaluating the extent, rate, timing, and fate of Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants in agricultural and urban environments. PREREQS: BEE 313 or CE 412.

3 Spring Annually
BEE 468 Bioremediation Engineering

Examines strategies for using a variety of biological processes for treating municipal, agricultural and industrial contaminants. This course is offered as both a Hybrid and Ecampus course in alternating years. PREREQS: BEE 221 or ENVE 322

4 Winter Annually
BEE 481 Ecological Engineering Design I

Explores engineering design processes for ecological engineering applications, including specifications, performance criteria, timelines, and project logistics, principles and practices of working in engineering teams. (Writing Intensive Course). PREREQS: BEE 322 and senior standing

4 Fall Annually
BEE 482 Ecological Engineering Design II

Designs engineering processes for ecological engineering applications, including specifications, performance criteria, timelines, and project logistics, principles and practices of working in engineering teams. PREREQS: BEE 481

3 Winter Annually
BEE 483 Ecological Engineering Design III

PREREQS: BEE 482

2 Spring Annually

Graduate

Graduate
Course Description Credits Term Frequency
BEE 507 Seminar Series

Section 1: Graduate Student Orientation Seminar to acquaint new graduate students with graduate school and departmental requirements, policies and expectations, and departmental research programs.

Section 2: Graduate Research Publication Seminar to expose students to requirements for successful proposals and publication of research results.

Section 3: Oral Presentation Improvement--A highly participatory educational effort designed to improve performance in presenting research reports, technical papers and in responding to oral examination questions.

1 Winter Annually
BEE 511 Global Environmental Change: Using Data to Inform Design (ECampus)

Empowers students interested in global change research to focus on the interactions between changes in human land use and climate. Using an innovative online data and mapping tool called Data Basin, students will explore topics accessing the highest quality datasets available in an all-in-one platform.

3 Annually
BEE 512 Physical Hydrology

Principles of hydrologic processes and the integration of these processes into the hydrologic cycle. Topics include atmospheric processes, precipitation and runoff, storm response in streamflow on a watershed scale, and major concepts in groundwater systems. PREREQS: One year of calculus.

3 Fall Annually
BEE 529 Biosystems Modeling Techniques

Development of mathematical models of biological and ecological systems; linear and nonlinear systems analysis; stochastic modeling and random processes; model solution and analysis techniques.

3 Winter Annually
BEE 533 Irrigation System Design

Principles of soil physics and plant water use applied to irrigation system design. Design of gravity, pressurized, and trickle irrigation systems, improving on-farm water management, performance characteristics of pumps and other irrigation equipment. Lec/lab. Offered alternate years.

4 Winter Biannually (Odd Years)
BEE 542 Vadose Zone Transport

Introduction to the physical and hydraulic properties involved in flow from the soil surface to groundwater. Classical infiltration equations will be derived and presented with exact and approximate solutions. Attention is focused on application to pollutant transport and recent advances in non-ideal flow. Recommended prereq: MTH 254

4 Fall Annually
BEE 545 Sediment Transport

Principles of sediment erosion, transportation and deposition in rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries; measurement, analysis, and computational techniques.  Offered alternate years.  Recommended Prereq:  CE 313  Crosslisted with FE 545

4 Winter Biannually
BEE 546 River Engineering

Multipurpose river use; natural physical processes in alluvial rivers; channel modification practices; river structures; design practices; impact of river modification; problem analysis; and impact minimization. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BEE 312 or CE 313

4 Spring Biannually (Odd Years)
BEE 549 Regional Hydrologic Modeling

Challenges in regional-scale water resource analysis and management with emphasis on application to production agriculture.  Application of geostatistical techniques to spatially variable systems and remote sensing to large-scale water resource systems.  Development of soil-water-atmosphere-plant models.  Analysis of evapotranspiration estimating methods.  Offered alternate years.

3 Winter Biannually
BEE 558 Nonpoint Source Pollution

Problem solving in nonpoint source pollution. Methods for evaluating the extent, rate, timing, and fate of Non-Point Source (NPS) pollutants in agricultural and urban environments.  

3 Spring Annually
BEE 568 Bioremediation Engineering

Examines strategies for using a variety of biological processes for treating municipal, agricultural and industrial contaminants. This course is a Hybrid. PREREQS: Graduate level standing.

4 Winter Annually