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Masters in Environmental Engineering

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Environmental Engineering is concerned with the study of clean technologies that have no or as little impact on the environment as possible. It analyses and develops new methods of waste management to minimize the negative effects of pollution on the environment. Another component of this field is the filtration technology development that aims at reducing the toxic emission in the air. This discipline focuses not only on the environment, but also on protecting the health of the employees of the industrial environment. Environmental Engineers protect the public health by applying engineering principles to the environment and contributing to the sustainable development.

Geoengineering is focuses in issues such as carbon dioxide reduction, global warming and solar radiation management, ocean fertilization, etc. It sets out to deliberately and systematically improve the environment on a large scale and enhance habitability. Applying engineering principles and methods, geoengineers work towards clean air, water and soil for the human society, but also for all living organisms and fight to remedy the pollution, degradation and destruction of natural habitats. Geoengineering can be regarded as Environmental Engineering with a broader scope and action.

Both fields tackle problems like waste management, impact assessment and mitigation, water treatment, air quality improvement. Graduates of this discipline have a good understanding of environmental systems and technologies and are dedicated to improving Earth.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Master in Engineering

    This MSc in Engineering course builds on previous study of Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering or our MEng, and offers you an opportunity to research an engineering topic in depth.

  • Master in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

    This program applies recognised disaster management practices, providing graduates with the unique ability to work on approaches to building disaster resilience in context specific situations.

  • Master in Bioengineering

    This intercollege program provides graduate-level training in engineering and the life sciences, and their integration. Students graduating from this program will have acquired expertise in the application of engineering principles to fundamental problems in biology, clinical problems in medicine, or in the development of new biomedical instrumentation. They are also expected to produce scholarly work to be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. Graduate curricula and student assessment in bioengineering is under the direction of the program chair and a graduate curriculum committee that is composed of graduate faculty representing several departments in the Colleges of Engineering, Health and Human Development, Science, and Medicine.

  • Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems - SELECT

    The master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future.

  • Master in Environmental Engineering

    The master’s programme is based on the fundamentals imparted in the bachleor’s programme in Environmental Engineering. The duration of the studies is 4 semesters. The curriculum offers a wide range of elective courses from the areas of water, transport and geo-information.

  • Master in Engineering Science

    A program leading to the degree of Master of Engineering with a major in Engineering Science is offered at Penn State Harrisburg. The program is designed to provide a broad, advanced education in the engineering sciences with some specialization permitted in the area of the student's major interest. It is offered specifically to permit practicing engineers to pursue advanced studies through evening classes while in full-time employment in industry in the area. Courses offered for the program are all established and authorized by the resident departments at the University Park campus.

  • Master in Geomechanics

    Students interested in participating in research projects may enroll for up to 6 units in CEE299. Students have flexibility in selecting courses focusing on the area within the program that is of greatest interest to them. Diversity is encouraged.

  • Master in Environmental Fluid Mechanics

    EFM is a high level one-year training in fluid dynamics of natural media, including chemistry and biology coupling, complemented with numerical and experimental methods. With internationally recognized researchers in the fields of fundamental fluid mechanics closely linked to modelling and observations of natural media...

  • Master in Materials Science & Engineering

    Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is a traditional full-time master’s degree program, although it can also be completed on a part-time basis. Courses are offered on the Homewood Campus. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers two options for students pursuing a Master of Science in Engineering: an M.S.E. degree with essay and an M.S.E. degree. Below, the requirements for each degree are detailed. Students interested in applying must adhere to the standard graduate admissions process.

  • Master in Engineering Management

    The Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) Engineering Mangement degree program is a graduate professional degree program that integrates engineering with business and management principles. The program provides engineers with business and management perspectives and enhances their capabilities in the management of major projects, business initiatives, policies, and other activities in both the public and private sectors. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of technology strategy and intellectual properties management, and offers an environment for personal and professional networking that could hold significant future dividend.

  • Master in Engineering Design

    Students may specialize in Engineering Product Design, Systems Design and Data-Driven Design. Engineering Product Design addresses the identification of consumer preferences and requirements, the evaluation of existing products and product families, and the development of innovative designs. Systems Design examines the role components play within systems and the optimization of systems as a whole. This includes defining and developing a variety of systems that satisfy user requirements. Data-Driven Design focuses on using data to motivate and inform design decisions and assess current product performance.

  • Master in Agricultural Engineering

    The MSc in Agricultural Engineering is an accredited master degree program from the University of Debrecen in Hungary.



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