Engineering and Public Policy with Concentration in Energy & Environment, MS

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with a background in engineering with the tools necessary to conduct robust policy analysis. It includes required core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy, complemented by electives in engineering and public policy, which can be met by two courses and a master’s report (recommended), or by one course and a thesis, or by three courses.  A minimum of 16 semester hours must be taken in the College of Engineering.

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core courses 20 SH 20 SH 20 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 12 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 SH
Minimum semester hours required 32 SH 32 SH 32 SH

Graduate Certificate Options

Students enrolled in a graduate degree program in the College of Engineering have the opportunity to pursue an engineering graduate certificate in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. For more information please refer to Graduate Certificate Programs.

Gordon Institute of Engineering Leadership

Master's Degree in Engineering and Public Policy with a Concentration in Energy and Environment with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Engineering and Public Policy with a Concentration in Energy and Environment in addition to earning a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership. Students must apply and be admitted to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program in order to pursue this option. The program requires fulfillment of the 16 semester-hour curriculum required to earn the Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership, which includes an industry-based challenge project with multiple mentors. The integrated 36-semester-hour degree and certificate will require 20 hours of advisor-approved energy and environment technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

Energy and Environment
CIVE 7272Air Quality Management4
or ENGR 5670 Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Environmental Systems Modeling
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Agent-Based Modeling)
Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking
Economics
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Ecological Economics
Applied Microeconomic Policy Analysis
Economic Analysis for Law, Policy, and Planning
Public Policy and Analysis
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Strategizing Public Policy
Techniques of Policy Analysis
Techniques of Program Evaluation
Statistics
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Applied Time Series and Spatial Statistics
Engineering Probability and Statistics
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Advanced Quantitative Techniques

Options

Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 12 semester hours from the Energy and Environment Course List below.12

Report Option

Complete 8 semester hours from the Energy and Environment Course List below.8
CIVE 8674Master’s Report4

Thesis Option

Complete 4 semester hours from the Energy and Environment Course List below.4
CIVE 7990Thesis8

Energy and Environment Course List

Any required core course not used to meet the required core course requirement can be taken as a restricted elective.

Environmental Protection and Management
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Water Engineering, Resources, and Energy Recovery
Surface Water Quality Modeling
Groundwater Quality Modeling
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Urban Informatics)
Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (Hydraulic Engineering)
Economic Decision Making
Environmental Planning
Geographical Information Systems
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Systems Engineering in Public Programs
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Big Data for Cities
Geographic Information Systems for Urban and Regional Policy
Urban and Regional Policy and Planning in Developing Countries
Advanced Spatial Analysis of Urban Systems

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required