University of North Dakota - Environmental Engineering Program
264 Centennial Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Degrees Granted: Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Environmental Engineering graduate program combines those aspects of Chemical, Civil, and Geological Engineering most applicable to environmentally related problems. This program is, to our best knowledge, unique in the combination of these three disciplines for the training of graduate students in environmental engineering. These interdisciplinary M.S., M.Engr., Ph.D., and Certificate programs provide high-quality education and skill development opportunities, preparing students to be professionally successful, to be life-long learners, and to be knowledgeable, contributing members of a multicultural, global society.
The faculty of the three participating departments and participating UND Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) personnel represent a tremendous wealth of environmental expertise based on past and current field and laboratory research, consulting experience, professional organization involvement, and formal continuing education and technical training. They also have strong working relationships with personnel from a wide variety of industries, municipalities, consulting firms, governmental agencies, and research-funding organizations. These relationships will provide many opportunities for collaboration and research, which will be beneficial to all stakeholders of the programs.
The program is oriented primarily towards a Master of Science (M.S.) degree. A research project, culminating in a master’s thesis is a major part of this program. The program emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to Environmental Engineering from Chemical, Civil, and Geological perspectives and includes the three major environmental areas relating to the mitigation of environmental impacts from gaseous, liquid, and solid-phase emission sources. Students benefit from the interactions between the proposed programs and the EERC. The EPA-certified laboratories, pilot processes, research specialists, and ongoing research opportunities at the EERC are phenomenal assets.
In addition, a number of on-campus laboratory facilities, including the multi-disciplinary Environmental Analytical Research Laboratory (Leonard Hall), Civil Engineering Environmental and Hydraulics Laboratories, and Chemical Engineering Laboratories are well equipped and fully available to the proposed programs. Enhanced research opportunities and additional analytical laboratory expertise will be available through established off-campus relationships with numerous state agencies, industries, consulting firms and communities.
Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found in the Degrees section.