Graduate Degrees

Environmental Engineering at USC

Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENE)

28 units (7 courses)

 

ENE 505 Energy and the Environment (Sanders, Fall)  4 units

ENE 512 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (de Barros, Spring)  4 units

 

CHOOSE EITHER AIR OR WATER CONCENTRATION (4 courses)

AIR

WATER

ENE 426

Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/ Measurement (Sioutas, Spring)  4 units

ENE 562

Aquatic and Environmental Chemistry (McCurry, Fall)  4 units

ENE 527

Climate Change and Atmospheric Aerosols (Ban-Weiss, Fall)  4 units

CE 523

Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering (Childress, Fall)  4 units

ENE 535

Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk (Sioutas, Spring)  4 units

CE 553

Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering (Smith, Spring)  4 units

Water choice

Pick one: ENE 562, CE 523, CE 553*

Air choice

Pick one: ENE 428, 426, 527, or 535

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

Note: Water Concentration students must take CE 485 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design in lieu of the elective if they have not already taken the course, or its equivalent, as an undergraduate.

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES (1 course)

 

CE 451 Water Resources Engineering (Spring)

CE 485 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design (Fall)

CE 503 Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (Spring)

CE 516 Geohydrology (Fall)

CE 599 Complex Systems Safety and Resiliency (offered intermittently)

ENE 428 Air Pollution Fundamentals (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.

AME 578: Modern Alternative Energy Conversion Devices (Spring) – added by AEC Spring 2019

GEOL 425L Data Analysis in Earth and Environmental Sciences (every other Fall)

GEOL 515 Introduction to Atmospheric Science (every other Fall)

PM 553 Human Exposure Assessment for Public Health (Spring)

PM 510: Principles of Biostatistics (Spring)

HP448: Global Environmental Changes and Health (Fall)

BISC 599: Modeling and Numerical Techniques for Marine Scientists (course number likely to change in future)

AIR

ENE 526
Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/ Measurement (Sioutas, Spring)

​ENE 527
Climate Change and Atmospheric Aerosols (Ban-Weiss, Fall)​


ENE 535
Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk (Sioutas, Spring)​

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

​​
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.