|FE1611||Engineered Systems in Natural Resources||3 ch (2C 2L)|
This course introduces students to the design process when designing structures and developing production processes associated with natural resources and the environment. Structures examined may include forest roads, small water management structures such as culverts and earthen dams, retaining walls, and landfills. Production processes may include forest harvesting, mineral extraction, and factory activities such as wood processing and seedling production. Impacts of engineered structures and production on the natural environment and ways to mitigate these effects are essential elements of these design processes.