2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science

College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(907) 474-6129
www.uaf.edu/engineer/cee.htm

M.S. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits

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The environmental engineering and environmental quality science program offers an M.S. degree in environmental engineering for engineers and an M.S. degree in environmental quality science for scientists.

Career opportunities for graduates include water supply, treatment and distribution, waste treatment, water and air pollution, solid waste disposal, hazardous and toxic waste management, pollution prevention, environmental impact evaluation, administration of environmental programs and regulatory compliance. Graduates are prepared to hold positions in government, industry, consulting or academia.

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 for the paper test, or 213 for the computerized test).
    3. Complete a B.S. in engineering from an ABET 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 for one of the environmental engineering and environmental quality science concentration areas listed below:

Graduate Program—Environmental Quality Science, M.S. Degree

  1. Complete the following admission requirements:
    1. Complete the equivalent of 1 year of UAF courses in calculus and general chemistry, and 1 semester of computer techniques.
    2. Complete the TOEFL exam (only non-native English speakers, minimum score 575 for the paper test, or 213 for the computerized test).
    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 for one of the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science concentration areas listed below:

Concentrations for Environmental Engineering and Environmental Quality Science: Environmental Contaminants, Environmental Science and Management, Water Supply and Waste Treatment

Environmental Contaminants

  1. Complete the following

    CS 663—Groundwater Dynamics 3 credits

    ENVE 641—Aquatic Chemistry 3 credits

    ENVE 642—Contaminant Hydrology 3 credits

    ENVE 647—Biotechnology 3 credits

    ENVE 649—Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management 3 credits

    ENVE 650—Seminar* (1) 2 credits

    ENVE 653—Measurements Laboratory 1 credit

    ENVE 698—Project 3 credits
    or ENVE 669—Thesis 6 credits

    Approved electives** 6-9 credits
  2. Minimum credits required 30

* Complete 2 semesters at 1 credit each.
** Electives as approved by the student’s committee (6 credits for thesis option; 9 credits for project option).
Note: In addition to the courses listed in any of the concentration areas, electives include but are not limited to: BIOL 642, 680, 682, 685; and CE 603, 661, 683, 684; and CHEM 631, 655; and ENVE 658; and GE 620; and MATH 608, 615.

Environmental Science and Management

  1. Complete 5 of the following courses

    ENVE 641—Aquatic Chemistry 3 credits

    ENVE 644—Environmental Management and Law 3 credits

    ENVE 647—Biotechnology 3 credits

    ENVE 649—Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management 3 credits

    ENVE 651—Environmental Risk Management 3 credits

    ENVE 652—Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists 3 credits
  2. Complete the following

    ENVE 650—Seminar* (1) 2 credits

    ENVE 653—Measurements Laboratory 1 credit

    ENVE 698—Project 3 credits
    or ENVE 669—Thesis 6 credits

    Approved electives** 6-9 credits
  3. Minimum credits required 30

* Complete 2 semesters at 1 credit each.
** Electives as approved by the student’s committee (6 credits for thesis option; 9 credits for project option). For Environmental Engineering candidates, 6 elective credits must be from the following: CE 663, ENVE 642, 643, 645, 646 and 648.
Note: In addition to the courses listed in any of the concentration areas, electives include but are not limited to: BIOL 642, 680, 682, 685; and CE 603, 661, 683, 684; and CHEM 631, 655; and ENVE 658; and GE 620; and MATH 608, 615.

Water Supply and Waste Treatment

  1. Complete the following

    ENVE 641—Aquatic Chemistry 3 credits

    ENVE 645—Unit Processes—Chemical and Physical 3 credits

    ENVE 646—Unit Processes—Biological 3 credits

    ENVE 647—Biotechnology 3 credits

    ENVE 650—Seminar* (1) 2 credits

    ENVE 653—Measurements Laboratory 1 credits

    ENVE 698—Project 3 credits
    or ENVE 669—Thesis 6 credits

    Approved electives** 6-9 credits
  2. Complete one of the following

    ENVE 643—Air Pollution Management 3 credits

    ENVE 648—Solid Waste Management 3 credits

    ENVE 649—Hazardous and Toxic Waste Management 3 credits
  3. Minimum credits required 30

* Complete 2 semesters at 1 credit each.
** Electives as approved by the student’s committee (6 credits for thesis option; 9 credits for project option).
Note: In addition to the courses listed in any of the concentration areas, electives include but are not limited to: BIOL 642, 680, 682, 685; and CE 603, 661, 683, 684; and CHEM 631, 655; and ENVE 658; and GE 620; and MATH 608, 615.

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