Total Program Minimum Hours - 30 hours
The program consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of thesis. All students must take three “principles” courses (Physical/Chemical Principles; Biological Principles; Aquatic Chemistry), and at least one “sustainability” course. Students should consult their research advisors for guidance in selecting other coursework.
Core Courses (required) - 12 hours minimum
ENV 6002 Physical Chemical Principles (3)
EES 6107 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering(3)
ENV 6666 Aquatic Chemistry (3)
And at least one of the following:
CGN 6933 Green Engineering for Sustainability or (3)
CGN 6933 Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities) or
ENV 6510 Sustainable Development Engineering(3)
Concentration Requirements (optional) - 12 hours
Engineering for International Development (EFD)
This optional concentration acknowledges coursework and international field experience in the area of engineering for international development that considers issues of sustainability, environment, health, gender, and society. Students must take the following four courses, and must engage in an extended international engineering field experience, which in most cases will form the basis of the Master’s thesis.
ENV 6510 Sustainable Development Engineering
A minimum of 1 course (3 credits) from the following anthropology courses:
ANG 6766 Research Methods in Applied Anthropology
ANG 6730 Socio-cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS
ANG 6469 Health, Illness and Culture
A minimum of 1 course (3 credits) from the following global public health courses:
PHC 6764 Global Health Principles & Contemporary Issues
PHC 6761 Global Health Assessment Strategies
3 additional credit hours of coursework in international development engineering or closely related areas.
Students engaged in full-time global training and service as part of the EFD concentration (e.g., in the U.S. Peace Corps or equivalent) may register for CST 6990 for 0 credit hours while in their country of service.
Elective Courses - 12 hours minimum
Beyond the core coursework, 12 additional credit hours are required, based on approval of the student’s graduate committee. Students in the EFD Concentration complete the concentration requirements in lieu of elective courses.
Thesis 6 hours minimum
Students pursuing the M.S.E.V. are required to complete at least six (6) credits of Thesis. Students must conduct a suitable research project under the guidance of their thesis advisor, write an original thesis based upon the results of the research project, and defend the thesis to a committee that must subsequently approve the completed thesis. For students in the EFD Concentration, the thesis must be associated with research in a developing-world context.
The thesis and defense are used in lieu of a comprehensive exam.