2001-2002 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science

College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(907) 474-6129

Degree: M.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30-31 credits

The Environmental Engineering and environmental quality science programs are designed for graduate engineers and science majors. The program provides broad study of the environment, prevention and abatement of quality deterioration, and solutions to environmental problems.

Career opportunities include water supply, treatment and distribution, waste treatment, stream and air pollution, solid waste disposal, hazardous and toxic waste management, and environmental impact evaluation. Graduates are prepared to hold positions in federal, state and municipal organizations as well as in consulting engineering offices.

For students having non-engineering degrees, a program is available leading to the M.S. degree in environmental quality science.

Graduate Program

Environmental Engineering -- M.S. Degree

  1. Complete the following admission requirements:
    1. Complete the equivalent of a UAF course in basic computer techniques.
    2. Complete the TOEFL exam (only non-native English speakers, minimum score 575).
    3. Complete a B.S. in engineering from an accredited institution (GPA of 3.0 or higher).
  2. Complete the general university requirements.
  3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
  4. Complete the thesis or non-thesis requirements:

    Thesis

    1. Complete the following
      ENVE 641 -- Aquatic Chemistry (3 credits)
      ENVE 643 -- Air Pollution Management (3 credits)
      ENVE 644 -- Environmental Management and Law (3 credits)
      ENVE 645 -- Unit Processes -- Chemical and Physical (3 credits)
      ENVE 646 -- Unit Processes -- Biological (3 credits)
      ENVE 648 -- Solid Waste Management (3 credits)
      ENVE 699 -- Thesis (6 credits)
      Electives (6 credits)
    2. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

    Non-Thesis

    1. Complete the following:
      Required courses listed for the thesis (18 credits)
      ENVE 698 -- Project (3 credits)
      Electives (9 credits)
    2. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

Environmental Quality Science -- M.S. Degree

  1. Complete the following admission requirements:
    1. Complete the equivalent of one year of UAF courses in calculus and general chemistry, and one semester of computer techniques.
    2. Complete the TOEFL exam (only non-native English speakers, minimum score 575), TSE (250) and TWE (5).
    3. Complete a B.S. in science from an accredited institution (GPA of 3.0 or higher).
  2. Complete the general university requirements.
  3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
  4. Complete the thesis or non-thesis requirements:

    Thesis

    1. Complete the following
      ENVE 641 -- Aquatic Chemistry (3 credits)
      ENVE 643 -- Air Pollution Management (3)
           or ENVE 648 -- Solid Waste Management (3) (3 credits)
      ENVE 644 -- Environmental Management and Law (3 credits)
      ENVE 645 -- Unit Processes -- Chemical and Physical (3)
           or ENVE 646 -- Unit Processes -- Biological (3) (3 credits)
      ENVE 647 -- Biotechnology (3 credits)
      ENVE 699 -- Thesis (6 credits)
      ES 341 -- Fluid Mechanics (4 credits)
      Electives (6 credits)
    2. Minimum credits required (31 credits)

    Non-Thesis

    1. Complete the following:
      Required courses listed for the thesis (18 credits)
      ENVE 698 -- Project (3 credits)
      Electives (9 credits)
    2. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

See Civil Engineering.
See Engineering Management.
See Science Management.


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