The Environmental Engineering minor will be of interest to those in Civil and Chemical Engineering. The Environmental Engineering Area minor includes 6 required courses and 2 elective courses. The required courses provide an introduction to the overall field of environmental engineering. The elective courses allow the student to tailor the minor to their academic majors and special interests.
The graduate environmental and water resources engineering program is housed in the Department of Civil Engineering, but includes faculty across the Institute. Our approach to graduate education is to prepare students for practice-oriented environmental and water resources engineering.
A professional degree is designed to consider the needs of the practicing engineer. As such, many courses include hands-on design projects and laboratory exercises that simulate the workplace. Students work on a project for a real client (often a non-profit entity) in a structured projects course as opposed to a thesis.
For information on courses and suggested curriculum, see the undergraduate course catalog.