Emphasizing contemporary topics and emerging research, the Online MS in Environmental Engineering program covers advanced water-quality topics, including water flow, analysis, chemistry, treatment, hydraulics, and resource management. Students learn about contemporary environmental engineering issues and put them into immediate practice. Students who choose a thesis option can explore research topics including contaminant transport, impact and sustainability, pollution prevention, and source water protection.
All courses are taught by expert WPI faculty members who are pioneering new ways of managing water and wastewater treatment and developing improved waste and water remediation systems.
This degree is also offered on campus.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering offers two options for completion:
You will work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized and relevant plan of study selected from the courses below.
CE 560. Advanced Principles of Water Treatment
CE 561. Advanced Principles of Waste Water Treatment
CE 562. Biosystems in Environmental Engineering
CE 563. Industrial Waste Treatment
CE 565. Surface Water Quality Monitoring
CE 566. Groundwater Flow and Pollution
CE 567. Hazardous Waste: Containment, Treatment, and Prevention
CE 570. Contaminant Fate and Transport
CE 571. Water Chemistry
CE 572. Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes
CE 573. Treatment System Hydraulics
CE 574. Water Resources Management
CE 590. Special Problems
CE 5621. Open Channel Hydraulics
With your advisor’s permission, you may take up to 3 elective courses (9 elective credits) from other WPI graduate departments, either on campus or online.
The MS program in environmental engineering requires a BS degree in civil, chemical, or mechanical engineering. Students with a BS in other engineering disciplines, or physical and life sciences, are eligible, provided they meet the following requirements:
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Graduates of WPI's MS in Environmental Engineering program work for companies including CDM, Greeley-Hansen, HDR, Fuss & O’Neill Environmental Science, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, AECOM, and GEI Consultants.
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