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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 22, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sustainable Engineering, MSSE

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The Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Engineering (MS SE) is housed within the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI), with the degree granted from the Swanson School of Engineering.  The 30-credit degree was designed to integrate with current MS programs in engineering, providing students with the opportunity to complete two MS degree programs with a limited time increase.

Program Objectives

  • Provide advanced education to graduate students to identify and solve sustainability issues using systems approaches in the context of the triple bottom line of environmental, societal, and economic problems.
  • Create a rigorous program with breadth and depth to propel graduate students to foster sustainable technologies, science, and practices in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Create regional and nationally scalable sustainability solutions through service learning projects with a cohort of students.
  • Provide students with experiences that enable them to communicate sustainability issues and solutions to multiple audiences.

Course Requirements

A total of 30 credits are required to earn the MS SE professional master’s degree.   The degree is structured so the participating student is required to take five core courses and five electives.

 The five core courses are as follows:


Students can choose five electives from the areas below. Related courses that are not listed below may be taken as an elective if it is approved by the program director.

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