ENGRCEE 169 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 169 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers

(Required for EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 169 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers (Credit Units: 4) Fundamentals and applied principals of microbiology. Structures and functions of microorganisms, the microbiology of water, wastewater and soil used in environmental engineering, and the impact of microorganisms on human and environmental health. Prerequisite: ENGRCEE 160. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
Sunny Jiang
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Abundance and distribution in the natural environment
  • Structures and functions of microbial cells
  • Applied microbial genetics and molecular biology
  • Diversity and function of microorganisms in environmental engineering systems
  • Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Powerpoint presentation tool, Word processing, Excel and other graphic image software

Laboratory Projects:
  • Microbiology sterile technique
  • Medium preparation
  • Bacterial isolation
  • Water sample collection and testing
  • Membrane filtration
Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Quiz: 30%
  • Lab reports: 30%
  • Final: 30%
  • Participation: 10%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
April 9, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr