College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Engineering - Environmental Engineering, Master of Engineering

This non-thesis program is designed for practicing professionals and allows you to build additional expertise in the environmental engineering areas of water resources, air pollution control, sustainable engineering, hydrogeology, biotechnology and the design of constructed and natural remediation systems. Students graduating from this program can design solutions to complex environmental problems, and are prepared to become registered professional engineers specializing in environmental engineering in their future careers.


What Can I Do with a Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering?

Society’s demand for essentials such as clean air, food and water, sustainable land use and consumer products pose large-scale, practical problems. Environmental engineers use engineering, biological and chemical principles to design and operate pollution control and impact mitigation systems. Learn to be part of the solution to some of society’s greatest challenges when you study environmental engineering at the graduate level at NAU. This program leads to exciting careers in the public or private sectors where you can make a difference.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Researcher
  • Sustainability engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Field engineer

University Requirements

  • To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)

    You must additionally complete:

    • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
    • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
    The full policy can be viewed here.



In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 30
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Additional Fees/Program Fees Required


Additional Admission Requirements
  • Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Master's Requirements
  • Take the following 30 units:
    • Coursework in applied mathematics, in a relevant topic such as numerical methods, linear algebra, or statistical analysis (3 units)
    • Coursework in engineering management (course may be offered through such programs as Engineering, Business, or Management) (3 units)
    • Of the following coursework, 6 units may be 400-level or independent study. (24 units)
      • Coursework in General Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Geology, selected with your advisory committee's approval (15 units)
      • Elective courses selected with your advisory committee's approval. This can include up to 6 units in an optional practice-oriented project, developed and conducted under your advisory committee's guidance and focused on a problem of interest to the practicing engineering community. (9 units)
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

  • Program fees are established by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR). A program fee of $402 per credit hour for distance-delivered courses has been approved for this program.

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