What will I learn?

The Environmental Engineering (ENE) Program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate study leading to the MS in environmental and water resources engineering and the PhD in civil engineering (with an environmental and water resources engineering emphasis). The program goals are to educate and prepare engineers for careers in the various fields of environmental engineering design, water supply management, site remediation, environmental modeling, pollution control engineering, water resources engineering, and public health protection.

The MS in environmental engineering is open to students from all undergraduate engineering curricula or in a related field of science such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Soil Science, Statistics or Geology. It is specifically designed to build upon undergraduate degrees in civil, biological systems, chemical, mechanical, and mining engineering. Within a few years of program completion, graduates of the ENE program should be able to combine skills gained through academic preparation and post-graduation experience so that they can: Exhibit technical competence through application of engineering knowledge problem-solving skills, and modern tools from multiple areas of environmental engineering practice in the analysis, evaluation, design, and construction of environmental engineering systems and system components. Apply skills of effective communication, teamwork, leadership, and professional and ethical behavior as complements to technical competence. Incorporate economic, environmental, social, and sustainability considerations into the practice of environmental engineering. Continue their technical and professional development, which may include professional licensure, graduate level education, continuing education courses, self-directed study, and participation in conference and committee activities.

The purpose of the core curricula is to develop an understanding of the applicable chemical, physical, biological, and mathematical modeling fundamentals and then teach student how to apply these principles in a broad range of applied courses. Specialization can be in the traditional areas of air quality engineering, environmental modeling and simulation, environmental nanotechnology, hazardous waste management, water infrastructure, water resources engineering and water and wastewater process engineering. Emerging thrust areas include sustainable water supply and water reuse, water infrastructure and environmental nanotechnology.

The MS ENE degree may be taken either as coursework only or with the permission of the faculty may incorporate a research thesis.

The PhD program in Civil Engineering is designed to build upon the MS in environmental engineering, but also is open to students with master's degrees in other engineering disciplines. Areas of specialization are the same as for the MS degree, but the program of study are more individualized.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,207.50 per year
USD $14,207.50 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Virginia Tech

925 Prices Fork Road,

BLACKSBURG,

Virginia,

24061, United States

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,208.00 per year
USD $15,208 for 9 or more credit hours (Fall and Spring Semesters).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

National Capital Region - Middleburg Campus

5527 Sullivans Mill Road,

ARLINGTON,

Virginia,

22203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum GPA: 3.0.

For international students

Admission to the Graduate School is contingent upon receipt of a four year (or 3 year degree recognized by the Bologna process) bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and the presentation of evidence of potential to pursue graduate work.

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Testing Requirements:

TOEFL iBT 90.0

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission.

Application Deadlines: Fall: Jan 15; Spring: Sep 01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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