Environmental Engineering, MSENVE

This program integrates the study of physical, chemical, and biological processes and fundamental principles for water and wastewater treatment and disposal, hazardous waste management, surface water and groundwater quality, water resources management, and air quality management. Successful graduates will have the ability to develop and implement technologies for various environmental applications with the goal to improve and protect the environment and human health. It includes required core courses from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), complemented by electives in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, earth and environmental sciences, and mathematics. 

Degree Requirements With Report With Thesis Course Work Only
Required core electives 12 SH 12 SH 12 SH
Restricted electives 8 SH 8 SH 12 SH
Other electives 8 SH 4 SH 8 SH
Master of Science report/thesis 4 SH 8 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 Environmental Engineering with Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership

Students may complete a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering 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 environmental engineering technical courses.

Engineering Leadership

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Core Courses

Complete three of the following:12
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Biological Processes
Water Engineering, Resources, and Energy Recovery
Environmental Physical/Chemical Processes
Hydrologic Modeling

Options

Complete one of the following options:

Course Work Option

Complete 12 semester hours from the Restricted Electives List below.12
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Electives List below.8

Report Option

CIVE 8674Master’s Report4
Complete 8 semester hours from the Restricted Electives List below.8
Complete 8 semester hours from the Other Electives List below.8

Thesis Option

CIVE 7990Thesis8
Complete 8 semester hours from the Restricted Electives List below.8
Complete 4 semester hours from the Other Electives List below.4

Course Lists

Restricted Electives List

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

Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking
Environmental Protection and Management
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Hydrologic Engineering
Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad
Climate Adaptation and Policy Abroad
Surface Water Quality Modeling
Groundwater Quality Modeling
Air Quality Management

Other Electives List

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

Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes
Soil Science
Geology and Land-Use Planning
Geographical Information Systems
Oceanography
Engineering Probability and Statistics
Statistical Methods in Engineering
Reliability Analysis and Risk Assessment
Probability 1
Applied Statistics
Regression, ANOVA, and Design

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

32 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required