College of Engineering, Informatics, and Applied Sciences2021-2022

Department of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering, Master of Science

Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering aims to educate environmental engineers to conduct analytical and experimental studies in water quality analysis, water and wastewater design, solid and hazardous waste management, and air quality engineering. Examples of content areas include ecosystem restoration, analysis of the movement of toxic metals in the landscape and aquatic systems, advanced wastewater treatment using algae and microbial unit operations, energy and resource recovery from wastewater, and water and sanitation in developing countries. The learning experiences provided by the program prepare students to enter the workforce with advanced skills or to pursue further studies in a doctoral program. The program also aims at increasing competitiveness in the local, regional, and global markets, advancing existing careers, or serving as a gateway to the Ph.D. degree.

Student Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply graduate level critical thinking skills to formulate and solve advanced environmental engineering problems including those at the water-energy nexus, those with multi-stakeholder decision-making needs, and those with significant impact on public health and ecosystems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently identify sources and distill relevant information from the literature on advanced environmental engineering topics including emerging trends in air, water, and soil quality, sampling and data capture techniques, analytical tools, and management of remediation processes. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to document and explain advanced environmental engineering solutions to a variety of audiences, including peers, the general public, interested stakeholders, and non-technically-trained decision makers.

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