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Master of Science in Engineering Concentration in Contaminant Fate and Transport (MSE)

This concentration emphasizes understanding of physical, chemical and biological phenomena that affect the movement and transformation of pollutants in the environment.

Degree Program Requirements 

  1. Indicating the 300 course has been reviewed and deemed to have acceptable rigor, and
  2. Where applicable, identifying the name and course number of the class that the 300-level course will replace.

The MSE program is typically a two-semester program based on course work alone. However, MSE students have the option to complete an independent research project, submitted as a formal essay or group project report. An MSE degree with significant research components will usually require three to four semesters for completion and is generally intended for those students planning to work in engineering practice. Each individual’s program of study is planned by the student in consultation with department faculty and must be approved by the faculty adviser. MSE students select from the concentrations below.

Recommended Electives Note: Students should select elective courses from the list of recommended electives appropriate for each concentration. Students may substitute an alternate course for a recommended elective and should seek approval from their faculty adviser before registering for the substituted course.

Course Program Requirements 

Core courses:

One course in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, or engineering mathematics, such as:

Recommended electives include:

*Note that EN.570.676 Stochastic Programming will not be offered in the Spring 2016 Semester. Approved replacements for this course for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 academic year include: