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1997-98 UAF Catalog

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Environmental Quality Engineering and Environmental Quality Science

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

Degrees: M.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 30 credits (beyond a bachelor's degree)

The environmental quality engineering and environmental quality science curriculum is administered through the Civil Engineering Department and designed for graduate engineers and science majors who will pursue careers in the areas of water supply, treatment, and distribution; waste treatment; stream and air pollution; solid waste disposal; hazardous and toxic waste management; and environmental impact evaluation. Consideration is given for broad study of the environment, prevention and abatement of quality deterioration, and solutions to environmental problems.

Graduates will be 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 Master of Science in Environmental Quality Science. The GRE general exam is required of all applicants. Applicants for these degree programs who are not native English speakers are required to have a score of 575 on the TOEFL exam.

Graduate Degree Requirements

Environmental Quality Engineering -- M.S. Degree

Admission Requirements
1 B.S. in Engineering from an accredited institution with GPA of 3.0
2. Equivalent of UAF course in basic computer techniques.
3. GRE required for all applicants.
4. TOEFL (575) is required for international students.
Degree Requirements
1. Complete UAF degree requirements.
2. Pass a comprehensive examination and an oral defense of the thesis.
3. Course Requirements (30 credits):
Complete a minimum of 30 credits of approved and required courses, of which at least 24 credits, including thesis and/or research, must be at the 600 level. All courses must be approved by the graduate advisory committee. A non-thesis option is possible with approval by the committee.

Thesis Option:
Required courses (18 credits)
EQE 641 -- EQS Measurements (3 credits)
EQE 643 -- Air Pollution Management (3 credits)
EQE 644 -- Environmental Management and the Law (3 credits)
EQE 645 -- Unit Processes-Chemical and Physical (3 credits)
EQE 646 -- Unit Processes-Biological (3 credits)
EQE 648 -- Solid Waste Management (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits) (6 credits)
Thesis (6 credits)
EQE 699 (6 credits)
Non-Thesis Option:
Required courses (above) (18 credits)
Electives (9 credits) (9 credits)
Special Project (3 credits)
EQE 698 -- Project (3 credits)

Environmental Quality Science- M.S. Degree

Admission Requirements
1. B.S. in from an accredited institution with GPA of 3.0
2. Equivalent of one year of UAF courses in calculus and general chemistry, and one semester of computer techniques
3. GRE required for all applicants.
4. TOEFL (575), TSE (250), and TWE (5) required for international students.
Degree Requirements
1. Complete UAF degree requirements.
2. Pass a comprehensive examination and an oral defense of the thesis.
Credit Requirements (30 credits):
Complete a minimum of 30 credits of approved and required courses, of which at least 24 credits, including thesis and/or research, must be at the 600 level. All courses must be approved by the graduate advisory committee. A non-thesis option is possible with approval by the committee.
Thesis Option
Required courses (18 credits)
EQE 641 -- EQS Measurements (3 credits)
EQE 644 -- Environmental Management and the Law (3 credits)
EQE 647 -- Biotechnology (3 credits)
ES 341 -- Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
EQE 643 -- Air Pollution Management -- or
EQE 648 -- Solid Waste Management (3 credits)
EQE 645 -- Unit Processes-Chemical and Physical -- or
EQE 646 -- Unit Processes-Biological (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
Thesis (6 credits)
Non-Thesis Option:
Required courses (above) (18 credits)
Electives (9 credits) (9 credits)
Special Project (3 credits)
EQE 698 -- Project (3 credits)

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