Environmental Engineering Degrees | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Environmental Engineering Degrees

Our offerings in environmental engineering/science span from an undergraduate minor in environmental engineering to a Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering. We also offer three options to study for a master's degree in environmental engineering/science, which may be pursued through full or part-time study.


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Master's in Environmental Engineering

The master's in environmental engineering provides students with a fundamental understanding of the science and engineering of natural and engineered environmental systems, with a focus on the built urban environment. Students learn to design water and wastewater treatment systems and their components. They are prepared to control and operate environmental infrastructure.

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Master's in Environmental Science

The master's in environmental science provides students with a fundamental understanding of the science and applied engineering of natural and urban environmental systems.  Students learn to evaluate the interactions between humans and the environment and control the adverse impacts of pollution on ecological systems considering climate change.  

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Master's in Civil Engineering (Environmental and Water Resource Engineering)

The master's in civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering integrates fundamental notions of environmental engineering within the broader context of civil engineering.  Students are expected to complete 4 core courses in civil engineering (12 Credits), 4 concentration courses in environmental engineering and/or water resources (12 Credits).  The remaining 6 credits may be taken as 2 electives, a research based thesis, or a research project and one elective.

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Doctorate in Civil Engineering

The PhD in Civil (Environmental Engineering) offers a personalized research-based educational experience.   Recent graduates have worked on a wide range of topics including (1) coastal resiliency, (2) water quality, (3) wastewater treatment, (4) detection and control of waterborne pathogens, and (5) design of natural wastewater treatment systems.  

The doctorate in Civil (Environmental Engineering) offers a personalized research-based educational experience.   Recent graduates have worked on a wide range of topics including (1) coastal resiliency, (2) water quality, (3) wastewater treatment, (4) detection and control of waterborne pathogens, and (5) design of natural wastewater treatment systems.  

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Undergraduate Minor in Environmental Engineering

The undergraduate minor in Environmental Engineering exposes students to the fundamental principles of environmental engineering theory and practice.  Students complete 5 courses which permits them apply these principles to solve practical problems that involve evaluation and treatment of contaminated water, soils, and air. The minor is available to all NYU students meeting its prerequisites.

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