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.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering offers two options for completion:
- 30 credit hours consisting of 8 courses, 3 credits each, and a thesis earning 6 credits.
- 33 credit hours consisting of 11 courses, 3 credits each; no thesis.
You will work with a faculty advisor to develop a customized and relevant plan of study. 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.
FALL TERM - 2017/18
SPRING TERM - 2017/18
FALL TERM - 2018/19
SPRING TERM - 2018/19
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:
- Mathematics and Science (minimum 12, three-credit courses).
- Mathematics must include differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and statistics (normally three courses in calculus and one course in differential equations).
- Science must include two chemistry courses and a minimum of one physics course.
- Fluid Mechanics.