Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,
Date of First Reading: August 31, 2020
Date of Second Reading: September 21, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Schools of Engineering – School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment - for the establishment of graduate degree – MS in Environmental Engineering
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The MS in Environmental Engineering program provides students who have a background in agricultural, biological, chemical, civil, or environmental engineering or related fields with advanced knowledge that can be applied to address grand challenges facing society including supplying clean water and safe food, designing a future without pollution and recovering valuable resources from waste, and creating healthy and smart cities. The curriculum includes core courses in environmental engineering that span engineering science, process engineering, and quantitative literacy. Elective courses can be structured for depth within one area of environmental engineering or breadth across environmental engineering. Graduates with an MS degree in Environmental Engineering are employed in engineering consulting, private industry, local and federal government, and nongovernmental organizations.