Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

The Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering is a coursework-based graduate degree program oriented toward students who wish to develop more knowledge in multiple areas of environmental engineering. The program provides students with opportunities to gain experience in a variety of environmental engineering domains, including water and wastewater treatment, water resources engineering, indoor and outdoor air quality, hazardous waste management, environmental health and safety and industrial hygiene, and environmental sustainability.  

The program is intended for preparation for advanced engineering practice rooted in the principles of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to develop and analyze solutions to environmental problems, including air and water pollution control, water and wastewater treatment systems design, climate change, resource depletion, and more.

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, chemical, or mechanical engineering) and also non-engineering but related disciplines (e.g., environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, or others). All admitted students are expected to have completed undergraduate coursework or equivalent in chemistry, physics, mathematics through differential equations, and fluid mechanics. If students have not completed these courses, they may be required to take proficiency courses in their first year of study or in the summer before their first year of study. Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any proficiency course requirements.

Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework may be included in the program with adviser approval.



Required Courses (12)
Select minimum of 12 credit hours from the list below:12
Water and Wastewater Engineering3
Introduction to Air Pollution Control3
Environmental Chemistry3
Biotechnological Processes in Environmental Engineering3
Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Analysis3
Global Environmental Change and Sustainability Analysis
Geoenvironmental Engineering3
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Modeling of Environmental Systems3
Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering3
Statistics/Data Analysis Requirement (3)
CAE 523Statistical Analysis of Engineering Data3
or MATH 474 Probability and Statistics
or MATH 564 Regression
or MMAE 500 Data Driven Modeling
or BME 533 Biostatistics
or STAT 514 Applied Computational Statistics for Analytics
Major Electives (9)
Select minimum of 9 credit hours of major electives from the list below:9
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Introduction to Water Resources Engineering3
Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Design3
Environmental Capstone Design3
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety3
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage3
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Design of Environmental Engineering Processes3
Indoor Air Pollution3
Design of Air Pollution Control Devices3
Physical and Chemical Processes for Industrial Gas Cleaning3
Hazardous Waste Engineering3
Special Problems1-4
General Electives (6)
Select up to 6 credit hours of general electives 16
Total Credit Hours30

1General electives can be taken in CAE, CHE, CHEM, EG, ENVE, MMAE, SAM, or other disciplines with advisor approval.

Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level courses can be applied to the program.

A maximum of 4 credit hours of 597 Special Problems can be applied to the degree program.