MSCE Water and Waste Management

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The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Water and Waste Management is an interdisciplinary program with Sustainable Infrastructure Systems.

The Sustainable Infrastructure Systems program prepares students for immediate and effective participation in the modern infrastructure workforce through a common core that includes:

  • smart-system design for sustainable infrastructures
  • the societal and regulatory context of infrastructure engineering decisions
  • construction management

Program Requirements

If you started the program fall 2019 or later – click the button below to see your program requirements
    Program Requirements for Students Who Started Fall 2019 or later



    If you started the program prior to fall 2019 or later - click the button below to see your program requirements


    Program Requirements for Students Who Started Prior Fall 2019

    Program Requirements
    For Students Enrolling Fall 2019 or Later

    A minimum of 28 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree.

    • 15 Units of Required Coursework
    • 13 Units of Electives
      • Note: some elective combinations may result in taking more than the minimum of 28 units.
    • At least 2/3 of the units applied to the degree must be at the 500-level or above. Learn more.

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

    • Prerequisites
      • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
      • Students in the Water and Waste Management program are expected to have a background in fluid mechanics equivalent to CE 309 or ENE 410.
      • Admitted students who do not meet this prerequisite will be assigned a course to complete the deficiency.
    • Required Courses (15 units)

      CE 451: Water Resources & Coastal Engineering (4 units)
      CE 476: Design of Pressurized Hydraulic Systems (4 units)
      CE 501: Functions of the Constructor (4 units)
      SAE 515: Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (3 units)

    • Electives (Select At Least 13 Units)

      CE 510: Groundwater Management
      CE 511: Flood Control Hydrology
      CE 516: Geohydrology
      CE 520a: Ocean & Coastal Engineering
      ENE 510: Water Quality Management & Practice (offered intermittently)
      ENE 516: Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal
      ENE 527: Water Quality Management & Practice
      ENE 535: Applied Air Quality Management
      (other electives with approval)

    Program Requirements
    For Students Who Enrolled Prior to Fall 2019

    A minimum of 27 units of coursework beyond the Bachelor degree.

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

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

    • Prerequisites
      • A Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
      • Students in the Water and Waste Management program are expected to have a background in fluid mechanics equivalent to CE 309 or ENE 410.
      • Admitted students who do not meet this prerequisite will be assigned a course to complete the deficiency.
    • Required Courses (5 courses)

      *Many CE courses transitioned from 3 to 4 units classes (Effective Fall 2019).  The actual total units you take for this program can vary based if you took/take a course before/after fall 2019.

      CE 451**: Water Resources Engineering
      CE 453**: Water Quality Control
      CE 476**: Design of Pressurized Hydraulic Systems
      CE 501: Functions of the Constructor
      SAE 515: Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

      ** Please contact Christine Hsieh before enrolling in any 400-level courses to verify that you aren’t in violation of the two-thirds rule.

    • Electives (4 courses)

      CE 510: Groundwater Management
      CE 516: Geohydrology
      CE 520a: Ocean and Coastal Engineering
      (other electives with approval)

      Seasonal Offerings:
      CE 511: Flood Control Hydrology