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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, M.Env.E

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The Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering offers two 30 credit hour master’s degrees: Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.) and Master of Environmental Engineering (M.Env.E.). Both degrees have thesis and non-thesis options. Requirements for the non-thesis option are as follows:

  • Students enrolling in a non-thesis master’s program may fulfill the degree requirements by either (a)completing 27 credit hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 credit hours of CE 6330 , Master’s Report; or (b) completing 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework.
  • Students will not be allowed to use credit/non-credit courses (e.g., CE 7000 ) to fulfill the required 30 credit hours.
  • Students will be required to complete successfully a department-administered comprehensive exam during their graduating semester.


About the Environmental Engineering Master’s Program

The M.Env.E. is an ABET-accredited 154-hour freshman-to-master’s degree program specializing in environmental engineering. It is a design-oriented program that culminates in a comprehensive design problem rather than a research-oriented thesis.

The major focus areas of water supply resources, environmental chemistry, wastewater management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, air pollution control, and environmental health are included in specific advanced and graduate-level courses within the curriculum. Students choosing the M.Env.E. degree are formally admitted to the upper-division courses after faculty review at the end of the second curriculum year. Students must pass the Graduate Record Examination and meet the university’s Graduate School admission requirements before enrolling in graduate-level courses. Students who do not achieve admission to the Graduate School may receive the non-accredited Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, which comprises all the undergraduate courses shown in the M.Env.E. curriculum. Further information about the curriculum and assessment procedures can be found at

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