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MSENE - Environmental Engineering


MSENE: Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering

27 units (9 courses)


CORE (3 courses)


CE 512 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (de Barros, Spring)

ENE 505 Energy and the Environment (Sanders, Fall)

CE 599 Data Management (Soibelman, Fall)





ENE 426

Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/ Measurement (Sioutas, Spring)

ENE 599

(ENE 562)

Aquatic Chemistry (McCurry, Spring)

ENE 527

Climate Change and Atmospheric Aerosols (Ban-Weiss, Fall)

CE 523

Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering (Childress, Fall)

ENE 535

Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk (Sioutas, Spring)

CE 553

Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering (Smith, Fall)

Water choice

Pick one: CE 463L*, CE 523*, CE 553*, CE 516

Air choice

Pick one: ENE 426, 527, or 535

Note: Air Concentration students must take ENE 428 Air Pollution Fundamentals in lieu of one of the electives if they have not already taken the course, or its equivalent, as an undergraduate.

* Note: CE 453 Water Quality Control, or equivalent, is a prerequisite for CE 463L, CE 523 and CE 553.

Note: CE 453 Water Quality Control is considered a pre-requisite for the Water Concentration; if not taken prior to coming to USC, it must be taken in the first year and is not counted toward the degree.




CE 451 Water Resources Engineering (Spring)

CE 484 Water Treatment Design (Fall)

CE 485 Wastewater Treatment Design (Spring)

CE 503 Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (Spring)

CE 516 Geohydrology (Fall)

CE 599 Complex Systems Safety and Resiliency (Spring)

ENE 502 Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (Spring)

ENE 510 Water Quality Management and Practice (Spring)

Other electives approved by advisor


NOTE: At least 2/3 of the units applied to the degree must be at the 500-level or above.