A Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is available to students interested in graduate work in Environmental Engineering. The program is designed to expose graduate students to a wide range of knowledge on environmental engineering and on problem solving while encouraging them to pursue individual research interests.
The curriculum has a common core of courses but is flexible enough to permit an interdisciplinary approach, if so desired, and allows the student to pursue his or her career goals. A proposed program of studies will be developed by the advisory committee together with the student. The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, the natural sciences, or a related field. Students who do not meet the stated criteria may be considered for admission if they complete the required prerequisites and satisfy any deficiencies.
The degree is available in a thesis or non-thesis program. The thesis program entails a minimum of six credits for the successful completion of the research and thesis. The non-thesis program must be supported by the successful completion of a project and a report of substantial engineering content for a minimum of three credits. A non-thesis, all-course option,is also available.
A student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester credits of acceptable graduate course work, which includes required graduate courses in the Environmental Engineering area of technical specialization. No course in which a grade below a ‘C’ is earned may be counted toward a Master of Science degree. All work applicable to the Master’s degree, including transfer credit, must be completed within six years immediately preceding the awarding of the degree.
For additional details, refer to the Civil and Environmental Engineering section of the current Graduate Catalog and those of previous academic years: http://catalog.fiu.edu
For more information about the program and requirements, please contact Graduate Program Director.