MSENE Environmental Engineering

For more information about the Environmental Engineering program, please visit our website and read our brochure.

The Program Requirements for the ENE MS degree vary depending on when a student started the program.  Please indicate if you are new student or continuing student using the buttons below to see your course requirements.

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Program Requirements For Students Enrolling Fall 2019 or later

The following program requirements are for students who started the Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENE) Program fall 2019 or later.  The MSENE requires students complete 28 units (7 courses). These must include the 2 CORE courses, 4 courses from either the Air or Water concentration (below), and 1 elective.

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

CORE (2 courses)

ENE 505: Energy & the Environment (Fall only)
ENE 512: Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Spring only)

IMPORTANT

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

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Choose either Air or Water concentration (4 courses)
  • Air

    ENE 426: Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/ Measurement (Spring only)
    Taught by Prof. Sioutas
    ENE 527: Climate Change and Atmospheric Aerosols (Fall only)
    Taught by Prof. Ban-Weiss
    ENE 535: Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk (Spring only)
    Taught by Prof. Sioutas

    Water Choice: Pick One of the following

    • CE 523 (Fall only),
    • CE 553 (Spring only),
    • ENE 562 (Spring only)

    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.

  • Water

    ENE 562: Aquatic Chemistry (Fall only – but not offered fall 2019. Will be offered fall 2020)
    Taught by Prof. McCurry
    CE 523: Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering (Fall only – not offered fall 2019. Will be offered fall 2020)
    Taught by Prof. Childress
    CE 553: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering (Spring only)
    Taught by Prof. Smith

    Air Choice –  Pick one of the following:

    • ENE 426 (Spring only)
    • ENE 428 (Spring only)
    • ENE 527 (Fall only)
    • ENE 535 (Spring only)

    Note: Water Concentration students must take CE 485 Water & 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)

ENE 428: Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (Spring only)
ENE 502 :
Environmental & Regulatory Compliance (Spring Only)
ENE 510:
Water Quality Management and Practice (Spring only)
CE 410: Introduction to Environmental Engineering Microbiology (Fall only)
CE 451: Water Resources Engineering (Spring only)
CE 485: Wastewater Treatment Design (Fall only)
CE 503: Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (Spring only)
CE 516: Geohydrology (Fall only)
CE 599: Complex Systems Safety and Resiliency (offered intermittently)

Other electives approved by advisor

Program Requirements for Students Who Started Prior to Fall 2019

 
The Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENE) Program requires students complete 27 units (9 courses). These must include the 3 CORE courses, 4 courses from either the Air or Water concentration (below), and 2 electives.

For detailed course information, please see the Course Catalogue. For a course schedule, please see the Schedule of Classes.

CORE (3 courses)

ENE 512: Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Spring only)
ENE 505: Energy and the Environment (Fall only)
CE 505: Data Management (Fall only)

IMPORTANT

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

Learn more here

Did you start Fall 2019 or later?Click here to see requirements for Students Starting Fall 2019 or later
Choose either Air or Water concentration (4 courses)
  • Air

    ENE 426: Particulate Air Pollutants: Properties/Behavior/ Measurement (Spring only)
    Taught by Prof. Sioutas
    ENE 527: Climate Change and Atmospheric Aerosols (Fall only)
    Taught by Prof. Ban-Weiss
    ENE 535: Air Pollution Management: Exposure, Health Effects and Risk (Spring only)
    Taught by Prof. Sioutas

    Pick one:  CE 523*(Fall only), CE 553*, CE 516
    *Note: CE 453: Water Quality Control (Fall only), or equivalent, is a prerequisite for CE 463L, CE 523 and CE 553.

    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.

  • Water

    ENE 599 (ENE 562): Aquatic Chemistry (Fall only – but not offered Fall 2019. Will be offered Fall 2020))
    Taught by Prof. McCurry
    CE 523: Physicochemical Processes in Environmental Engineering (Fall only)
    Taught by Prof. Childress
    CE 553: Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering
    Taught by Prof. Smith

    Pick one: ENE 426 (Spring only), ENE 527 (Fall only), or ENE 535 (Spring only)

    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.

Suggested Electives
(2 courses)

CE 451: Water Resources Engineering (Spring only)
CE 484: Water Treatment Design (Fall only)
CE 485: Wastewater Treatment Design (Spring only)
CE 503: Microbiology for Environmental Engineers (Spring only)
CE 516: Geohydrology (Fall only)
CE 599: Complex Systems Safety and Resiliency
ENE 502: Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (Spring only)
ENE 510: Water Quality Management and Practice (Spring only)
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.