ENGR 102: Natural Infrastructure for Climate Resilience

Examine how design can incorporate natural infrastructure (e.g., plants, large wood, dunes, floodplains) to reduce risk of flooding, erosion, and rising temperatures in river and coastal environments. Design calculations, studios, and analyses will emphasize energy dissipation and climate resilience.


BEE 312: Ecohydraulic Engineering (Winter)

This course covers the theory and design of hydraulic systems for ecological engineering applications, including center pivot systems, ram pumps, large wood structures for fish habitat, stormwater wetlands, and fish-friendly culverts. Content emphasizes applying the continuity, energy, and momentum equations to engineering pipes and open channels for minimizing impacts of humans on the environment, via modifying flows, reducing water and/or energy demands, and creating habitat. This design-based course also exposes students to costs, feasibility, and uncertainty in design.

Field tour of irrigation system at A2R farms

BEE 446/546: River Engineering (Spring)

This project-based class provides an introduction to river mechanics and engineering. Students will engage in all aspects of the design process, including data collection at the project site, hydraulic modeling of the existing and proposed conditions, design of hydraulic structures, permitting, and communicating engineering design in engineering memos and design reports. Design calculations vary with the project each year but regularly include grade control structures, stable channel design, engineered log jams, bank stabilization, culverts, and fish passage channels.