MEng in Risk Curriculum

The Master of Engineering in Risk Engineering is a 30 credit degree distributed as follows:

  • Core Industry Preparation Courses (6 credits)
  • Core Engineering Courses (6 credits)
  • Methodological Requirements (9 credits)
  • Technical Electives in a Concentration Area (12 credits)
  • Internship, Project or Equivalent (0 credits)

 

Summary of Requirements for the MENG Risk Engineering

I. Course Requirements in Business Fundamentals, Leadership and Management (6 credits; 2 courses)

  • MENG 540: Management of High Tech Industries (3 credits)
  • MENG 570: Business Fundamentals for Engineers (3 credits)

II. Core Course Requirements in Uncertainty, Risk, and Systems Engineering (6 credits; 2 courses)

  • CEE 690: Uncertainty and Risk in Engineering (3 credits)
  • EGRMGMT 590: Introduction to Systems Engineering

III. Methodological Requirements  (9 credits; 3 courses, each from a different area of the following) 

Mathematical Modelling and Optimization

  • CEE 627: Linear Systems Theory
  • CEE 629: System Identification
  • CEE 690: Numerical Optimization
  • PHYS 513: Nonlinear Dynamics
  • MATH 551: Applied Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
  • MATH 555: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MATH 561: Numerical Linear Algebra, Optimization and Monte Carlo Simulation
  • MATH 577: Mathematical Modeling 

Uncertainty Quantification and Data Analytics

  • CEE 644: Inverse Problems in Geosciences and Engineering
  • ECE 555: Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers
  • ECE 581: Random Signals and Noise
  • ECE 585: Signal Detection and Extraction Theory
  • COMPSCI 571: Machine Learning
  • COMPSCI 579: Statistical Data Mining
  • MATH 541: Applied Stochastic Processes
  • STA 502: Bayesian Inference & Decision
  •  STA 601: Bayesian and Modern Statistics
  • STA 611: Introduction to Modern Statistics
  • STA 623: Statistical Decision Theory

Valuation, Assessment, and Decision Making

  • CEE 679: Environmental Engineering Project Management
  • ENERGY 590: Applied Energy Economics
  • ECON 753: Natural Resource Economics
  • ENVIRON 531: Economic Valuation of the Environment
  • ENVIRON 638: Environmental Life Cycle Analysis & Decision
  • ENVIRON 717: Markets for Electric Power
  • ENVIRON 640: Climate Change Economics 

Policy Analysis

  • PUBPOL 504: Counterterrorism Law and Policy
  • PUBPOL 505S: National Security Decision Making
  • PUBPOL 580S: Water Cooperation and Conflict
  • PUBPOL 582: Global Environmental Health: Economics and Policy
  • PUBPOL 583S: Energy and U.S. National Security
  • PUBPOL 585: Climate Change Economics and Policy
  • PUBPOL 607: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health and Environmental Policy
  • LAW 590: Risk Regulation

 

IV. Concentration Area Requirements (9 credits; 3 courses) 

Environment and Population Health

  • CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • CEE 561: Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • CEE 563: Fate and Behavior of Organic Contaminants
  • CEE 571: Control of Hazardous and Toxic Waste
  • CEE 581: Pollutant Transport Systems
  • CEE 667: Chemical Transformations of Environmental Contaminants
  • CEE 683: Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport
  • CEE 684: Physical Hydrology and Hydrometeorology
  • ENVIRON 539: Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessment
  • ENVIRON 563: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Health and Environmental Policy 

Materials and Structures

  • CEE 525. Wave Propagation in Elastic and Poroelastic Media
  • CEE 621. Plasticity
  • CEE 642. Environmental Geomechanics
  • CEE 520. Continuum Mechanics
  • CEE 541. Structural Dynamics
  • ME 527. Buckling of Engineering Structures
  • ME 555. Computational Materials Science
  • ME 742. Nonlinear Mechanical Vibration
  • BME 590. Viscoelastic Biomechanics 

Energy and Climate Systems

  • CEE 575: Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • ENERGY 716: Modeling for Energy Systems
  • ENERGY 711: Energy and the Environment
  • ENERGY 630: Transportation and Energy
  • ENERGY 631: Energy Technology and Impact on the Environment
  • ENERGY 635: Energy Economics and Policy
  • EOS 512: Climate Change and Climate Modeling

 

V. An internship, applied research experience or project (0 credits)

  • MENG 550: Internship or Applied Research Project
  • MENG 551: Internship/Project Assessment