Graduate Programs

Environmental Engineering Option


The Environmental Engineering program offers an opportunity to pursue a broad range of interests in the fields of environmental and water resources engineering. The course of study is designed to meet an individual student's interests and career goals. Programs consist of civil engineering courses in water and wastewater treatment, environmental chemistry, hydrology, hydraulics, air pollution control, environmental law and policy and may include courses from allied disciplines such as biological and health sciences, environmental studies, chemistry and work environment. The program of study consists of five core courses and elective courses.  Undergraduate course prerequisites must be completed before beginning graduate course work. 

Core Courses 

14.561 Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes 
14.562 Physical and Chemical Hydrogeology 
14.567 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry 
14.568 Environmental Fate and Transport
14.578 Biological Wastewater Treatment

Elective Courses 

Individual student programs consist of a complement of elective courses usually taken from the following list: 

14.527  Geotechnical Environmental Site Characterization 
14.529  Engineering with Geosynthetics 
14.570  Small and Alternative Waste Water Treatment 
14.572  Marine and Coastal Processes 
14.573  Solid Waste Engineering 
14.574  Air Quality Modeling 
14.575 Groundwater Modeling
14.576  GIS Applications in Civil & Environmental Engineering
14.577  Biological Principles in Environmental Engineering Systems 
14.595  Hazardous Waste Site Remediation 
18.501  Wetlands Ecology
18.502  Limnology 
18.505  Glacial Geology
18.506  Regional Hydrogeology 

18.510  Water Resources Management 
18.523  Air Pollution Control 
18.571  Air Pollution Phenomenology 
18.581  Understanding the Massachusetts Contingency Plan 

See the graduate catalog for more information and course descriptions.