2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)

Environmental Engineering, M.S.

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Goals and Objectives

The MS in Environmental Engineering prepares graduates to plan, functionally design, control, operate and manage municipal and industrial pollution-prevention systems. Students are exposed to a learning atmosphere that provides a mix of theoretical and practical approaches. Courses include a mix of presentations, project exercises and practical problem solutions.

Specific program objectives are to provide the skills necessary to:

  • fundamentally understand the science and engineering of natural and man-made environmental systems;
  • functionally design air, water and waste treatment systems and components;
  • control and operate environmental facilities;
  • understand the modeling and simulation of environmental systems; and
  • participate actively in multidisciplinary teams to solve environmental problems.

Program Requirements

Electives: 9 Credits

Nine credits of approved engineering and science electives. This may include up to 3 credits of CE-GY 9963 M.S. Project in Civil & Urban Engineering  or up to 6 creduts of CE-GY 997X Thesis for M.S. in Civil Engineering .

Total: 30 Credits

Sample Study Plan

Here is a general outline of the course of study for a full-time student.

1st Semester Credits 2nd Semester Credits
CE-GY 7373 Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology  (Core Course 1) 3 Core Course 4 3
CE-GY 7423 Water and Wastewater Treatment  (Core Course 2) 3 Major Course 1 3
Core Course 3 3 Major Course 2 3
3rd Semester Credits 4th Semester Credits
Major Course 3 3 Elective 3 3
Elective 1 3    
Elective 2 3    


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