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University of Pittsburgh    
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Feb 27, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Civil and Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering Area, MSCE


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Requirements


The general requirements for the option for the Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering - Environmental Engineering Area degree (thesis and professional) are detailed below:

Thesis Option:  24 course credits (eight courses) minimum and thesis (6 credits), with thesis defense

Professional Option:  30 course credits (10 courses) minimum

Students supported as graduate research assistants and all students intending to continue for a PhD degree are required to pursue the thesis option.  The professional option is not available to students supported as graduate research or teaching assistants.

The detailed course requirements for the two degree options are as follows:

 

MS Thesis Degree Requirements

a) 3 credits - CEE 2500 - ENVRNMNTL ENGRG MICROBIOL  or Equivalent

b) 3 credits - CEE 2501 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY   or Equivalent

c) 3 credits - CEE 2502 - PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  or Equivalent

d) 3 credits - CEE 3501 - ENVRNMTL ENGRG PROCESSES 1  or Equivalent

e) 3 credits - CEE 3502 - ENVRNMTL ENGRG PROCESSES 2  or Equivalent

f) 9 credits - Graduate Technical Electives

Graduate Technical Electives may include any advisor-approved program-related graduate course (i.e., course numbers 2XXX or 3XXX), including guided special investigations (CEE 2996; although no more than six credits of CEE 2996 may count towards the degree program coursework requirements).

g) 6 credits - MS Thesis CEE 2999 - M.S. THESIS  

Thesis Defense

Students pursuing the MS Thesis Option must pass an oral presentation and defense of their completed thesis, administered by the student’s thesis committee.  The committee shall be comprised of 3 or more members (including the student’s graduate advisor).  The chair of the committee and at least one other committee member must be appointed to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Faculty.

Professional MS Degree Requirements

a) 3 credits - CEE 2500 - ENVRNMNTL ENGRG MICROBIOL  or Equivalent

b) 3 credits - CEE 2501 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY   or Equivalent

c) 3 credits - CEE 2502 - PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  or Equivalent

d) 3 credits - CEE 3501 - ENVRNMTL ENGRG PROCESSES 1  or Equivalent

e) 3 credits - CEE 3502 - ENVRNMTL ENGRG PROCESSES 2  or Equivalent

f) 15 credits - Graduate Technical Electives

Graduate Technical Electives may include any advisor-approved program-related graduate course (i.e., course numbers 2XXX or 3XXX), including guided special investigations (CEE 2996; although no more than six credits of CEE 2996 may count towards the degree program coursework requirements).

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