MEng in Environmental Engineering Curriculum

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

  • Core Industry Preparation Courses (6 credits)
  • Departmental Requirements  (15 credits)
  • Specialization Requirements (9 credits)
  • Internship, Applied Research Experience or Project (0 credits)

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Curriculum Notes

  1. Students are required to attend seminar programs specific to environmental engineering or their specialization area.
  2. Students may also pursue the MEng in Environmental Engineering without a specialization in which case 3 courses from an extended list of electives as well as courses listed in each of the specializations may be substituted.

Overview

Core Industry Preparation Course Requirements (6 credits)

  • MENG 540: Management of High Tech Industries
  • MENG 570: Business Fundamentals for Engineers

Departmental Requirements (15 credits with at least one course each from 5 of the 6 following categories)

Chemistry

  • CEE 561: Environmental Aquatic Chemistry
  • CEE 563: Chemical Fate of Organic Compounds
  • CEE 690: Chemical Transformations of Environmental Contaminants

Biosciences

  • CEE 566: Environmental Microbiology
  • CEE 661L: Environmental Molecular Biotechnology
  • CEE 562: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering

Applied Mathematics

  • CEE 501: Applied Mathematics for Engineers
  • ENVIRON 764: Applied Differential Equations in Environmental Science
  • MATH 551: Applied Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables
  • MATH 541: Applied Stochastic Processes

Transport Processes & Modeling

  • CE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • CE 307: Transport Phenomena: Biological Systems

Atmospheric & Hydrologic Processes

  • ENVIRON 734L: Watershed Hydrology
  • CEE 683: Groundwater Hydrology
  • CEE 569: Intro to Atmospheric Aerosols
  • ENVIRON 535: Air Quality Management

Engineered Systems

  • CEE 564: Physical Chemical processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 562: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 575: Air Pollution Control Engineering

Specializations (9 credits satisfied with at least 3 course from a specialization area)

ECHYDROLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID DYNAMICS

  • CEE 569: Intro to Atmospheric Aerosols
  • CEE 690: Physical Hydrology, Hydrometeorology
  • ENVIRON 535: Air Quality Management
  • ENVIRON 711: The Climate System
  • EVIRON 370A: Physical Oceanography
  • CEE 642: Environmental Geomechanics
  • ME 536: Compressible Fluid Flow
  • ME 537: Mechanics of Viscous Fluid
  • ME 631: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 632: Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 639: Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
  • CEE 690: Vegetation and Hydrology
  • CEE 690: Advanced Turbulence Theories
  • CE 690: Environmental Modeling Principles

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS ENGINEERING

  • CEE 564: Physical Chemical processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 562: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CE 575: Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • CEE 676: Advanced Physical-Chemical Processes
  • CEE 575: Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • CEE 571: Hazardous/ Toxic Waste
  • ENVIRON 590: Energy Technologies and Environmental Impact

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING & PUBLIC POLICY

  • ENVIRON 802: Environmental Program Management
  • ENVIRON 590S: Environmental Life Cycle Analysis and Decision Making
  • PUBPOL 811: Microeconomics: Policy Applications
  • PUBPOL 813: Quantitative Evaluation Methods
  • ENVIRON 752: Sustainability and Renewable Resource Economics
  • ENVIRON 531: Economic Analysis of Resource and Environmental Policies
  • ENVIRON 532: Evaluation of Public Expenditures
  • ENVIRON 577: Resource and Environmental Politics
  • PUBPOL 577: Environmental Policy
  • ENVIRON 829: Natural Resource Economics
     

MENG WITHOUT SPECIALIZATION

9 credits satisfied by any non-redundant 3 courses from any of the above lists- including departmental requirements- or electives approved by the DMS
 
 
Pre-Approved Electives (e.g., for Environmental Engineering w/o specialization):
Transport Processes & Modeling
  • CEE 581: Pollutant Transport System
  • CEE 690: Model Environmental Chemical and Biological Processes
  • ENVIRON 803: Principles of Environmental Modeling
  • ME 555: Microscale physicochemical hydrodynamics
  • BME 560: Molecular Basis of Membrane Transport
  • ENVIRON 590S: Energy Modeling
Chemistry
  • ENVIRON 590S: Instrumentation and Methods for Environmental Pollutants
  • ENVIRON 739: Intro to Atmospheric Chemistry
 

Internship, Project or Equivalent Requirements (0 credits)

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