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Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering is a coursework-only degree program specifically designed to provide advanced professional preparation in specialized areas of environmental engineering practice. The program is a 'mixed-media' program, meaning students gain experience in a combination of environmental engineering fields including water and wastewater engineering, air quality engineering, and industrial and hazardous waste engineering and management.

Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines (e.g., civil, environmental, chemical, biological, and others) and non-engineering disciplines (e.g., environmental science, chemistry, mathematics, and others). Students from non-engineering disciplines may be required to take deficiency courses (e.g., mathematics through differential equations, fluid mechanics, and hydraulics) in their first year of study or prior to their acceptance into the program (these courses do not count toward the degree). Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any deficiency course requirements.

Program Requirements 

Candidates in this program must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, up to four of which may be a special projects course — ENVE 597. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework may be included in the program with adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree.

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

CAE 523 Statistical Analysis of Engineering Data
ENVE 501 Environmental Chemistry
ENVE 506 Chemodynamics
ENVE 542 Physiochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 580 Hazardous Waste Engineering

General Electives (17 credit hours)

Select 17 credit hours from environmental engineering electives. 1

1  Generally accepted environmental engineering electives include: ENVE 513 Biotechnological Processes in Environmental Engineering, ENVE 528 Modeling of Environmental Systems, ENVE 561 Design of Environmental Engineering Processes, ENVE 570 Air Pollution Meteorology, ENVE 576 Indoor Air Pollution, ENVE 577 Design of Air Pollution Control Devices, ENVE 578 Physical and Chemical Processes for Industrial Gas Cleaning, and CAE 539 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.

Up to two courses from other disciplines (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.) may be chosen as electives with adviser approval. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level courses can be applied toward the degree. Up to four hours of ENVE 597 can also be applied toward the degree.