M.S. Environmental Engineering

The M.S. in Environmental Engineering is designed to provide part-time and full-time students with the opportunity to develop a greater competency in several major areas of practice in environmental engineering.

M.S. Environmental Engineering

M.S. Environmental Engineering

A course outline for our M.S. Environmental Engineering degree program.

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Students may choose to complete a research (thesis or research project) or non-research (coursework only) option.

For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required; a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester hours (approximately 6 courses) must be in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. All graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Environmental Engineering program must select a graduate advisor after completing 9 graduate semester hours or by the end of the first semester in which they joined the program, whichever comes first. The advisor should be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A plan of study must be developed and approved by each graduate student and his/her advisor, after completing 9 graduate semester hours or after the first semester, whichever comes first.

Research Areas

  • Emerging contaminants in the environment
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Fate and transformation of environmental contaminants
  • Surface and subsurface hydrology

Required Courses

  • CE 5701 Physical Principles Of Environmental Systems
  • CE 5702 Chemical Principles Of Environmental Systems
  • CE 5703 / CE 5048 Mathematical Modeling Or Probability And Statistics In Engineering
  • CE 5792 Biological Principles Of Environmental Engineering Systems 

Students pursuing the project option must also complete two of the courses listed below:

  • CE 5621 Engineering Hydrology
  • CE 5622 Fate Of Pollutants In Subsurface Environments
  • CE 5631 Environmental Hydrology
  • CE 5641 Urban Streams And Stormwater Management
  • CE 5711 Air Pollution Control
  • CE 5731 Solid Waste Engineering 
  • CE 8702 Advanced Chemical Principles Of Environmental Systems 
  • CE 8751 Water And Wastewater Systems Design

Degree Requirements

For graduation, a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework is required; a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester hours (approximately 6 courses) must be in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. All graduate students enrolled in the M.S. in Environmental Engineering program must select a graduate advisor after completing 9 graduate semester hours or by the end of the first semester in which they joined the program, whichever comes first. The advisor should be a full-time faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. A plan of study must be developed and approved by each graduate student and his/her advisor, after completing 9 graduate semester hours or after the first semester, whichever comes first.

Students pursuing the thesis option must complete 24 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and complete 6 semester hours of thesis. Students completing the project option must complete 27 semester hours of graduate-level coursework and 3 semester hours of a research project. Students pursuing the non-research option must complete 30 semester hours of graduate-level coursework.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please visit the Graduate Admissions page to view admission requirements and procedures.

For more information, please contact the College of Engineering’s Office of Admissions and Graduate Student Services at 215-204-7800 or email gradengr@temple.edu.

You can also Request an Information Packet for further information.

 

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