STEM Designation: This program is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)-designated by the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, please see https://www.newhaven.edu/admissions/stem-designated-programs.php
Coordinator: Jean Nocito-Gobel, Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
- Apply the fundamental principles of environmental engineering science to complex environmental systems.
- Design treatment/remediation systems or system components.
- Apply the legal and regulatory aspects of environmental engineering practice.
- Synthesize information on technical as well as non-technical issues for a chosen topic into an engineering report or thesis.
A minimum of 30 credits must be completed from courses designated as environmental engineering to earn the master of science degree in environmental engineering. Specialized focus areas include Industrial and Hazardous Wastes, Water and Wastewater Treatment, and Water Resources. Students must complete a special project on a topic of their interest approved by the graduate program coordinator within the scope of other environmental engineering courses or CIVL 6690-Research Project, supervised by a full-time environmental engineering faculty member. A thesis is optional but highly recommended for students wishing to continue their post-graduate studies or focus on a particular topic under the guidance of a faculty member.
Students may elect to pursue a sequence of courses in one of three focus areas, or they may tailor a program of study to meet specific individual needs or objectives with guidance from a faculty advisor or the graduate coordinator. At the time of admission to the program, each student is assigned a faculty advisor to assist the student in formulating a program of study and identifying an appropriate research project.