2014-2015 Catalog

Environmental Engineering

http://www.engineering.und.edu/EnvironmentalEng

Faculty: Benson, Bowman, Gerla, Gullicks, Korom, Kirshnamoothy (Graduate Program Director), Mann, Moretti, Seames, Wills and Yarbrough

Degrees Granted: Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

The  Environmental Engineering graduate program combines those aspects of Chemical, Civil, and Geological Engineering most applicable to environmentally related problems. This program is, to our best knowledge, unique in the combination of these three disciplines for the training of graduate students in environmental engineering. These interdisciplinary M.S., M.Engr., and Certificate programs provide high-quality education and skill development opportunities, preparing students to be professionally successful, to be life-long learners, and to be knowledgeable, contributing members of a multicultural, global society. The faculty of the three participating departments and participating UND Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) personnel represent a tremendous wealth of environmental expertise based on past and current field and laboratory research, consulting experience, professional organization involvement, and formal continuing education and technical training. They also have strong working relationships with personnel from a wide variety of industries, municipalities, consulting firms, governmental agencies, and research-funding organizations. These relationships will provide many opportunities for collaboration and research, which will be beneficial to all stakeholders of the programs.

The program is oriented primarily towards a Master of Science (M.S.) degree. A research project, culminating in a master’s thesis is a major part of this program. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to Environmental Engineering from Chemical, Civil, and Geological perspectives and includes the three major environmental areas relating to the mitigation of environmental impacts from gaseous, liquid, and solid-phase emission sources. Students benefit from the interactions between the proposed programs and the EERC. The EPA-certified laboratories, pilot processes, research specialists, and ongoing research opportunities at the EERC are phenomenal assets.

In addition, a number of on-campus laboratory facilities, including the multi-disciplinary Environmental Analytical Research Laboratory (Leonard  Hall), Civil Engineering Environmental and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Chemical Engineering Laboratories are well equipped and fully available to the proposed programs. Enhanced research opportunities and additional analytical laboratory expertise will be available through established off-campus relationships with numerous state agencies, industries, consulting firms and communities.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in the Degrees section.

Master of Science (M.S.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Environmental Engineering Master of Science program is to prepare environmental engineers and environmental engineering scientists for careers in

  1. industry or government, and/or
  2. doctoral studies in environmental engineering or related fields.

This preparation will include advanced coursework in the three core disciplines supporting the field of environmental engineering, namely chemical, civil, and geological engineering, plus additional study and research in specific areas of interest to the student and for which the faculty is qualified to direct and instruct.

Goal 1: Students, with the advice of their research advisor and thesis committee, will construct a program of study that meets their individual learning goals and objectives, while fulfilling the qualifications for the M.S. Environmental Engineering degree.

Goal 2: Graduates will be proficient researchers, i.e. they will have the skills required to formulate, assess, and document a hypothesis.

Goal 3: Graduates will be well prepared for a career in industry and/or doctoral studies in environmental engineering or a related field.

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering program is to prepare environmental engineers for careers in industry or government. This preparation will include advanced coursework in the three core disciplines supporting the field of environmental engineering, namely chemical, civil, and geological engineering, with an emphasis on engineering design, plus work on an environmental engineering design project in specific areas of interest to the student and for which the faculty is qualified to direct and instruct.

Goal 1: Students, with the advice of their advisor will construct a program of study that meets their individual learning goals and objectives, while fulfilling the qualifications for the M.Engr. Environmental Engineering degree.

Goal 2: Graduates will be proficient at engineering design, with the ability to solve complex environmental engineering problems.

Goal 3: Graduates will be well prepared for a career in industry or government in environmental engineering or a related field.

 

Master of Science (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering program in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Geological Engineering. Students holding a B.S. degree in other engineering disciplines or in a science field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, or 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the Environmental Engineering Program.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of eight semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Required Courses:
    ENVE 562Seminar in Environmental Engineering (1 credit per semester)2
    ENVE 591Environmental Engineering Research3
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Advanced Transport Phenomena
    Air Pollution Control
    Transport Of Mass
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Environmental Engineering III
    Environmental Engineering IV
    Hazardous Waste Management
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Hydrogeology
    Water Sampling and Analysis
    Thesis
    Electives12
    Total Credits26
  5. A thesis documenting research conducted on a problem(s) related to Environmental Engineering is required.

 

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering program in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Geological Engineering. Students holding a B.S. degree in other engineering disciplines or in a science field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50, or 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the Environmental Engineering Program.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for the engineering design project.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of eight semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Required Courses:
    ENVE 562Seminar in Environmental Engineering1
    ENVE 595Design Project3-6
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Advanced Transport Phenomena
    Air Pollution Control
    Transport Of Mass
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Environmental Engineering III
    Environmental Engineering IV
    Hazardous Waste Management
    Select a minimum of 3 credits from the following:3
    Hydrogeology
    Water Sampling and Analysis
    Electives14-17
    Total Credits27-33
  5. A written report documenting work on a successfully completed environmental engineering design project.

 

Environmental Engineering Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in an ABET accredited engineering program in Environmental, Chemical, Civil, or Geological Engineering.
  2. Students holding a B.S. degree in other engineering disciplines or in a science field with an appropriate background in chemistry, fluid mechanics, and mathematics may also be admitted.
  3. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 or 3.00 for the last two years.

The  courses taken in a previously completed Environmental Engineering Certificate Program may be applied to a Master’s degree in Engineering.

Certificate Requirements

  1. A total of nine (9) credit hours must be completed in Graduate level courses listed as Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology, or Geological Engineering, and identified as qualified courses for the certificate.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required to earn the certificate.

Courses shall only count as credit toward fulfilling the requirements listed above when a grade of C or greater has been awarded at the completion of the course.

Courses

ENVE 562. Seminar in Environmental Engineering. 1 Credit.

Conferences, seminars, and reports on current developments in environmental engineering. Students will participate in professional presentations on topics relevant to environmental engineering. Students will also report the results of their graduate research or present information on other technically relevant topics approved by the course instructor. Repeatable.

ENVE 590. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Topics of current interest. Repeatable.

ENVE 591. Environmental Engineering Research. 1-6 Credits.

Supervised research work in environmental engineering. Repeatable to 24 credits.

ENVE 595. Design Project. 3-6 Credits.

Engineering design experience involving individual effort and formal written report and presentation.

ENVE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

ENVE 998. Thesis. 1-9 Credits.

Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Environmental Engineering at the master's level. Repeatable to 9 credits. F,S,SS.

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