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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.

  • 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. 
Program Requirements
  • A minimum of 27 units of course work beyond the bachelor's degree.
  • 9 units of core courses 
    ENE 410 – Environmental Fluid Mechanics
    ENE 505 – Energy and the Environment
    CE 599 - Data Management
  • Choose either an AIR of WATER Concentration

Air (+):

ENE 526

Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/Measurement

ENE 535

Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk

ENE 527

Climate Air

Water choice

CE 463L, 523, 553, or 516* (pick one)

+ (1)Students must take CE 516 Geohydrology if they have not takenCE 453 Water Quality Control or equivalent

                                         (2) If students have taken CE 453 or equivalent they may take one of CE 463L, CE 523, or CE 553.

 (3) Students in the air concentration are required to have taken ENE 428 Air Pollution Fundamentals or equivalent course before completing their degree. If they have not taken this course or equivalent prior to entering the program, they may count it as a technical elective.

Water (*):

CE 463L

Water Chemistry and Analysis

CE 523

Process Kinetics and Dynamics in Environmental Engineering

CE 553

Biological Processes

Air choice

ENE 526, 535, or 599 (pick one)

 * Students in the water curriculum are required to take CE 453 Water Quality Control prior to taking Water Concentration courses

Suggested Electives:

CE 516 Geohydrology
CE 484 and 485 (Water Treatment Design and Wastewater Treatment Design)
CE 451 Water Resources Engineering
CE 503 Microbiology for Environmental Engineers
ENE 510 Water Quality Management and Practice