Master of Science in Environmental Engineering

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 

Program Director: Khaled Abdelghany, Ph.D.

Introduction

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering emphasizes engineering analysis and design of both technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems, while broadly addressing the fundamental science and regulatory aspects of the field. A minimum of 30 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree is required. For full-time graduate students, six credit hours may involve research and completion of a master's thesis, with approval from the student's adviser, with an additional 24 credit hours of course work. The program also has the flexibility to meet the needs of part-time students, already working in industry, who typically take the non-thesis route requiring 30 credit hours of course work. All environmental graduate courses are offered with evening class times and via distance education to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in one of the engineering disciplines or in a quantitative science closely related to environmental engineering.
  • A minimum of one year of college-level calculus. An additional half-year of differential equations is desirable.
  • A minimum of one year of college-level chemistry. An additional half-year of organic chemistry is desirable.
  • A solid background in the fundamental engineering sciences, including thermo­dynamics and fluid mechanics, is desirable.

Degree Requirements

In addition to meeting the Lyle School of Engineering admission requirements for an M.S. degree, applicants are required to satisfy these additional requirements:

30 hours with a minimum graduate G.P.A. of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale. Additional articulation courses may be required for students without rigorous engineering undergraduate degrees..

Environmental Engineering: Sample Degree Plan

Satisfactory completion of the core curriculum consisting of five courses (15 credit hours):

CEE 7312 Risk Assessment and Health Effects
CEE 7313 Environmental Chemistry and Biology
CEE 7322 Biological Waste Treatment
CEE 7331 Air Pollution Management and Engineering
CEE 7354 Environmental Engineering Principles and Processes

Satisfactory completion of three Group I specialization electives (nine credit hours) chosen from environmental engineering courses and related engineering disciplines, including:

CEE 7317 Environmental Organic Chemistry
CEE 7319 Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
CEE 7324 Geographical Information Systems and Mapping
CEE 7325 Disaster Management
CEE 7332 Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination
CEE 7334 Fate and Transport of Contaminants
CEE 7335 Aerosol Mechanics
EMIS 7370 (STAT 5340) Probability and Statistics for Scientists and Engineers
ME 7336 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics

Satisfactory completion of two Group II breadth electives (six credit hours) chosen from civil engineering, environmental science, environmental systems management, hazardous and waste materials management, and engineering management courses, including:

CEE 7(0,1,2,3,6)96 Thesis
CEE 7314 Environmental Regulations and Compliance
CEE 7323 Project Management
CEE 7350 Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
CEE 7351 Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
CEE 7352 Management of Radioactive Hazards
CEE 7353 Environmental Epidemiology
CEE 7418 Engineering Microbiology
EMIS 8360 Operations Research Models
EMIS 8361 Engineering Economics and Decision Analysis
EMIS 8362 Engineering Accounting
EMIS 8363 Engineering Finance
EMIS 8364 Engineering Management
EMIS 8378 Optimization Models for Decision Support

Degree Plan

Course Descriptions

Graduate Catalog

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M.S. | Environmental Engineering Flyer (.pdf)

M.S. | Environmental Engineering + MBA

The M.S. in Enviro
The M.S. in Enviro