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MSENE - Environmental Engineering

 
Established in 1970, the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program aims at mitigating environmental problems through water and wastewater engineering, air pollution control, water quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, and efficient use of energy and water resources. Students are trained for positions as consulting engineers, environmental affairs engineers for large private companies, or officials in state or federal agencies.

Prerequisites
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering
  • Students must have the equivalent of one year of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Students may be assigned prerequisites if deficiencies exist. 
  • All students must have taken the following courses (or equivalent):
    • CE 309 - Fluid Mechanics or ENE 410 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics (3)
    • CE 443 - Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • CE 453 - Water Quality Control (3)
      Note: ENE 410, CE 443, and CE 453 do not count as graduate credit
  • The prerequisites above are determined by review of the student's undergraduate program.  
Program Requirements
  • A minimum of 27 units of course work beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • 15 units of core courses (the 5th course TBD)
    • CE 463L - Water Chemistry and Analysis (3)
    • CE 523 - Process Kinetics and Dynamics in Environmental Engineering (3)
    • ENE 506 - Ecology for Environmental Engineers (3)
    • ENE 526 - Environmental Pollutants: Monitoring and Risk Assessment (3)
  • 9-12 units minimum from the following specialty areas:
    • General Environmental Engineering (9 units)
      • ENE 502 - Environmental and Regulatory Compliance 
      • ENE 428 - Air Pollution Fundamentals (3)
      • ENE 429 - Air Pollution Control  (3)
    • Water and Wastewater Engineering (9 units)
      • CE 465 - Water Supply and Sewerage System Design (3)
      • CE 484 - Water Treatment Design (3)
      • CE 485 - Wastewater Treatment Design (3)
    • Air Pollution Engineering (9 units)
      • ENE 428 - Air Pollution Fundamentals (3)
      • ENE 429 - Air Pollution Control (3)
      • One of the following courses:
        • ENE 535 - Applied Air Quality Management (3)
        • ENE 596 - Chemical Reactions in the Atmosphere (3)
    • Water Quality Control (9 units)
      • CE 503 - Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (3)
    • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (9 units)
      • ENE 505 - Energy and the Environment (3)
    • Energy and the Environment (9 units)
      • ENE 505 - Energy and the Environment (3)
      • ENE 535 - Applied Air Quality Management (3)
    • Groundwater Pollution Control (12 units)
      • CE 516 - Geohydrology (3)
      • PTE 582 - Fluid flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media (3)
      • PTE 508 - Numerical Simulation of Subsurface Flow and Transport Processes (3)
      • PTE 517 - Testing of Wells and Aquifers (3)
  • Other electives from the following (No elective for Groundwater Pollution Control)
    • ENE 428 - Air Pollution Fundamentals (3)
    • ENE 429 - Air Pollution Control (3)
    • CE 465 - Water Supply and Sewerage System Design (3)
    • ENE 502 - Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (3)
    • CE 503 - Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (3)
    • ENE 505 - Energy and the Environment (3)
    • ENE 535 - Applied Air Quality Management (3)
    • ENE 596 - Chemical Reactions in the Atmosphere (3)
    • PTE 582 - Fluid flow and Transport Processes in Porous Media (3)
    • PTE 508 - Numerical Simulation of Subsurface Flow and Transport Processes (3)
    • PTE 517 - Testing of Wells and Aquifers (3)
    • CE 510 - Groundwater Hydrology (3)
    • CE 516 - Geohydrology (3)

ENE 590 - Directive Research may be taken only by students who have completed 12 units of coursework with a G.P.A. of 3.3 or better.
ENE 590 students must write a paper at the end of the semester describing their results.

  • Seasonal Offerings:
  • CE 443 - Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • CE 510 - Groundwater Hydrology (3)
  • CE 514a - Advanced Sanitary Engineering Design for Water (3)
  • CE 522 - Groundwater Hydrologic Modeling (3)
  • CE 553 - Chemical & Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering (3)
  • CE 563 - Chemistry and Biology Natural Waters (3)
  • ENE 510- Water Quality Management and Practice (3)
  • ENE 516 - Hazardous Waste Management (3)
  • ENE 560 - Environmental Aspects of Oil & Gas Production (3)