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2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Systems Design (M.Eng.)


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The Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Systems Design prepares students for higher level professional practice in local and international markets, whether in private consulting practice, industry, or government and regulatory activities. 

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Systems Design are to provide the graduates of the program with:

  • Extensive knowledge in fundamental environmental engineering science, the interactions of pollutants in water, air, and subsurface environments, and the design of treatment / pollutant remediation systems.
  • In-depth knowledge in an area of student interest deriving from one of the areas of environmental engineering noted above, including applications in environmental hydraulics, solid and hazardous waste engineering, and management of environmental control systems.
  • Awareness of the local and global context in which environmental engineering is practiced, including economic and business practices, societal needs, and considerations of public health, safety, culture and ethics.
  • An ability to solve unstructured engineering problems, think critically, function well in a team, and communicate effectively.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication on technical matters.

Admission

Admission requirements are the same as those for the Master of Science Program.

Courses (33 credit hours)


Course work for the Master of Engineering degree requires the completion of 33 credit hours as follows:

I- Engineering core (6 credits)


III- Elective Courses (12 credit hours)


Four courses (12 cr.) are to be selected from a set of graduate courses in engineering, physical sciences, social sciences, management and other related graduate level courses subject to advisor and director’s approval. No more than one 400-level course in engineering, computer science and other related areas, not in the student’s undergraduate major, may be taken for graduate credit subject to advisor and director’s approval.

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