Information for Newly Enrolled Students

Core Requirement

Students must complete the following core requirement before petitioning for M.S. degree



Course codes

Advanced Mathematics

One of the three

CBEMS230 (Applied Engineering Mathematics I), Fall

CEE283 (Mathematical Methods in Engineering Analysis), Fall

MAE200A (Engineering Analysis I), Fall

Water Quality and Treatment

One of the two

CEE263 (Advanced Biological Treatment Processes), Winter

CEE265 (Advanced Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes), Fall

Water Resources

One of the three

CEE272 (Groundwater Hydrology), Spring

CEE 276 (Hydrology), Fall

CEE277 (Hydrologic Transport Fundamentals), Winter

Air Quality and Energy

One of the two

MAE215 (Advanced Combustion Technology), Winter

MAE218 (Sustainable Energy Systems), Spring

Environmental Seminar

Two quarters

CEE 295, Fall, Winter, Spring


Areas of Emphasis

There are three primary area of emphasis within Environmental Engineering: Water Quality and Treatment, Water Resources, and Air Quality and Energy. Students can take additional elective courses in one of the three areas or from more than one area. Core courses taken in addition to the core requirement can also be counted as electives. Courses outside of the School of Engineering (i.e. Earth System Science, Public Health, Biological Science) can be used toward elective credits with the approval of the faculty advisor and the graduate director. Electives within each of the emphasis areas in Engineering are listed below.


Elective Courses by Areas of Emphasis

Water Quality and Treatment

Water Resources

Air Quality and Energy

CBEMS 218 (Bioeng. Rec. Orgs.)

CBEMS220 (Trans Phenomena)

CEE260 (Desalination)

CEE261 (Appl Environ Microbio)

CEE262 (Enviorn Chem)

CEE263 (Adv. Bio. Treat. Proc.)

CEE264 (Carbon Footprint Analysis of Water and Wastewater Sys)

CEE265 (Adv. Phys. Chem. Treat. Proc.)

CEE266 (Drinking Water and Wastewater Biotechnology)

CEE267 (Ecol of Coastal Waters)

Earth System Science 262 (Global Biogeochemical Cycles).

CEE271 (Unsaturated flow)

CEE272 (Groundwater Hydrology)

CEE274A (Trans. Phenom. Sat. Porous Media)

CEE274B (Trans. Phen. Unsat. Porous Media and Frac.)

CEE275 (Topics in Coastal Engineering)

CEE276 (Hydrology)

CEE277 (Hydrologic Transport Fundamentals)

CEE278 (Fluid Mech Open Channels)

CEE279 (Hydro Comp Modeling)

CEE289 (Hydro Sys)

CEE290 (Data & Models)

CEE291 (Hydro Remote Sen)

Earth System Science 203 (Earth System Change)

Earth System Science 231 (Global Hydrology)


MAE214 (Fuel-Cell Fundamentals and Technology) 

MAE215 (Adv. Combustion Technology)

MAE218 (Sustainable Energy Systems)

MAE230A (InviscidIncompressible Fluid Mechanics I)

MAE 231 (Fund. Turbulence)

MAE 233 (Turb. Free Shear Flows)

MAE 260 (Issues Related to Atmospheric Processes)

MAE 261 (Air Pollution Modeling)

MAE 264 Combustion Particulates and Aerosols)

Earth System Science 220 (Earth System Climatology)