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Masters in Environmental Engineering

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More information about the Environmental Engineering discipline

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 and Project Management

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has fifty full-time faculty members and twenty-two staff dedicated to the education of more than 400 undergraduate students and 360 graduate students. The education in the department prepares students for leadership in the profession of civil and environmental engineering. Career opportunities are very strong because of the many pressing needs to improve and expand the infrastructure and protect the environment. Approximately one-quarter of our undergraduates pursue graduate education, one of the highest proportions in the College of Engineering.

  • Master in Engineering

    The Professional Master Of Engineering emphasizes the practice of engineering in either the private or public sector. The program focuses on developing competencies in the areas of engineering design, problem solving, and practice beyond what can be achieved in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in a given engineering discipline. An MEng graduate student is expected to have a focus and degree designation in one of the core UMD disciplines of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Master in Environmental Health and Safety

    The Master of Environmental Health and Safety (M.E.H.S.) program prepares graduates for professional careers in environmental health and safety – encompassing occupational safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, risk management and environmental health. However, we strive not only to provide academic-based knowledge, but also the technical and practical skills necessary to be a successful EHS professional. While our coursework covers a broad range of EHS topics, students may also choose areas in which they would like to explore more in-depth. We invite people from all undergraduate backgrounds to apply and offer an evening option for those considering a career change.

  • Master in Infrastructure Engineering and Management

    Our Infrastructure Engineering and Management programme will give you in-depth knowledge about specialised aspects and management of infrastructure systems. Such infrastructure specialists are required to support the UK government towards more efficient and accelerated delivery of the National Infrastructure Plan as well as lead in the planning and delivery of new, and the management of, congested infrastructure systems in overseas countries.

  • Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering

    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers programs of graduate study and research in the following two areas: mechanics, materials, and structures; and environmental engineering and water resources.

  • Master in Geodetic Science

    The M.S. program in Geodetic Science traditionally has focused on the thesis-based M.S. degree; however, there is also an approved Non-Thesis Option (Plan B). The Non-Thesis Option is intended for geodetic scientists in government or industry who do not plan to continue for a Ph.D., and therefore do not require significant preparation in independent research, but whose career paths will benefit from additional educational and practical experience.

  • Master in Engineering Practice (Environmental Engineering)

    If you are an Engineering Technologist and have more than 5 years industry experience under your belt, then USQ’s Master of Engineering Practice (Environmental Engineering) will give you the necessary qualification to be eligible for Professional Engineer registration with Engineers Australia.

  • Master in Engineering for International Development

    This MSc aims to expose engineers and built environment students and professionals to the challenges and complexities of working in a global context, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to place these in the frameworks and paradigms in which they might work. This programme will focus on the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in low-middle income countries.

  • Master in Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering)

    The Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Agricultural Engineering) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge in agricultural engineering. You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.

  • Master in Engineering Management

    The mission of the Engineering Management Program at the University of Minnesota is to provide tools for practicing engineers and engineering managers to effectively manage technology, people, and information in their careers to ensure economic growth, competitiveness, ethical decision-making, and environmentally responsible behavior. The program will also provide research based opportunities to prepare students for further education and career opportunities in Engineering Management.

  • Master in Environmental Engineering Sciences ( Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Engineering)

    EDGE enables engineering professional, military members, and students worldwide to participate in courses, certificates, and degree programs from the UF College of Engineering. Engineers can earn a master’s degree at a time and place convenient to them through programs from UF EDGE. As an EDGE student, you view the same course lectures, complete the same assignments and exams as UF campus based engineering students.



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