The principal objective of the Master of Engineering Program is to prepare individuals for professional practice in a broad range of areas by enhancing the skill sets developed in an undergraduate engineering program. For the master’s degree in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE), students can choose a pathway of specialization in specific topical areas. Other goals of the professional master’s degree are to provide training in leadership skills and teamwork and experience with field and international issues.
The entrance requirement is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical sciences, or life sciences.
The degree requires 30 units of coursework.
The program is designed to be completed in one year, but it can be completed over a longer time period on a part-time basis.
The curriculum includes courses from outside of engineering that are relevant to professional engineering practice. These include courses in management, economics and policy.
Up to 6 units of credit can be received for a practicum completed over the summer term.
Pathways are available in Advanced Energy Technologies; Environmental Engineering Science; Technology for Environmental Public Health & International Development; Energy & Environmental Nanotechnology; and Energy and Environmental Management.
6 core courses selected from a menu of options
4 elective courses (can be used to complete a pathway that will result in a certificate)
The list of courses below is dynamic, and will change from time to time. Students have the flexibility of choosing other classes with the permission of their academic advisor. Please check the latest listing by clicking on the box to the right.
- Elective Courses (total of 6)
Courses must be 400-level of higher and are selected with the approval of the academic advisor. Although some courses appear as both electives and core courses, any single course can only count toward one of the required course groups (i.e., no double counting of courses).
- Students can sign up for up to 6 units of independent study (ChE 500) with a professor. The independent study could be in the form of a practicum or a special project. Approval by the Advisor is necessary for independent study credits.
- Pathways that are comprised of specific elective courses can be completed to result in a certificate of specialization. Available pathways are listed below.
Certificates can be obtained in the following pathways. For detailed requirements, please click the box to the right.
- Advanced Energy Technologies
- Environmental Energy Science
- Technology for Environmental Health & International Development
- Energy and Environment Nanotechnology
- Energy and Environmenal Management
In addition to classes, students will have monthly meetings with personnel from industry. Students are also required to attend the EECE Seminars held on Fridays at 11 am.