Environmental Engineering BSEnvE/Civil and Environmental Engineering MS(Environmental Engineering)

The completion of a thesis M.S. in Engineering enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their research and supporting coursework that can launch them into a Ph.D. and accelerate their doctoral work or give them a competitive edge and add experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve total earning potential over the length of a career verses a B.S. alone.

Admission to Program

Students will be allowed to apply to the Double Dawg Dual Degree program during the spring semester of their junior year in Engineering.

To be considered for this dual degree pathway, the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

1) Have an overall UGA GPA of 3.0.
2) Have completed all the necessary prerequisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (CVLE 4910, ENGR 4910, ENVE 4910 or MCHE 4910) during fall semester of their senior year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECAM degree program.
4) Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECAM indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next academic year (senior year in Engineering). In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

During their Senior Year:
5) Students will be required to work in the faculty mentor’s laboratory to gain experience and potentially begin their research program.
6) Students can, but are not required to, participate in the UGA CURO program as part of their research experience.
7) Student will apply for admission to the Graduate Program.

What Students Need to Apply:
• College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Letter of Support from Faculty Member Mentor

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Requirements must be met for both the B.S. in ENVE and the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The integrity of each individual program is maintained when selecting courses (maximum 12 credit hours) that may be used to satisfy the requirements of both programs.

The graduate courses that will satisfy the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering must be chosen to also satisfy the undergraduate B.S. ENVE program technical elective requirements. The currently published courses for the M.S. are listed below. As a requirement of the M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree, students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours selected from among the lists below. Students will work with their faculty advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework.

Energy Systems
• ENGR 6490 Renewable Energy Engineering
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENVE 6230 Energy in Nature, Civilization and Engineering
• ENVE 6530 Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
• ENVE 6250 Energy Systems and the Environment
• ENVE 8110 Ecological Energetics
• MIST 6550 Energy Informatics

Environment and Water
• CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
• CVLE 8130 Mechanics of Jets & Plumes
• ENGR 8220 Microfluidic Transport Phenomena
• ENVE 6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
• ENVE 6435 Natural Resources Engineering
• ENVE 6230 Energy in Nature, Civilization and Engineering
• ENVE 6470 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
• BCHE/ENVE 6490 Environmental Engineering Remediation Design
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENVE 6430 Advanced Open Channel Design
• ENVE 6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
• ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulics
• ENVE 6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
• CVLE/MCHE 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
• CVLE 8140 Transport and Mixing in Natural Flows
• CRSS(GEOL) 8710 Watershed-Scale Modeling
• MCHE 6590 Fluid Mechanics II
• WASR 8200 Hillslope Hydrology Seminar
• GEOL(WASR) 8740 Hydrologic Flow and Transport Modeling
• STAT 6315 Statistical Methods for Researchers
• ENVE 6550 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
• CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 6660 Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Coastal Engineering
• ENGR 8103 Computational Engineering
• ENGR 8220 Microfluidic Transport Phenomena
• ENVE 6435 Natural Resource Engineering
• CVLE/MCHE 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
• CVLE 8140 Transport & Mixing in Natural Flows
• CVLE 8130 Mechanics of Jets and Plumes
• MARS 8030 General Physical Oceanography
• MARS 8100 Estuarine and Coastal Oceanography
• MARS 7380 Quantitative Methods in Marine Science
• MARS 8150 Ocean Waves
• MARS 8510 Modeling Marine Systems
• MCHE 6590 Fluid Mechanics II

Infrastructure/Planning/Economics
• AENG 3540 Physical Unit Operations
• CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 6660 Sustainable Building Design
• ENVE 6530 Energy & Environmental Policy Analysis
• ENVE 6550 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
• ENVE 4710 GIS for Urban Engineering, Planning, Development
• ENVE 4720 Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development
• ENVE 6470 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Students must choose a total of 10 courses.
a) One course must be selected from the environmental engineering electives.
b) A minimum of one course must be taken from the Infrastructure/Planning/Economics electives.
c) A minimum of three (3) design courses must be selected from the electives list. The design courses are those indicated with a (D).
d) No more than 12 credits may be applied to both the B.S.ENV.E. and M.S.-E degree.

It is recommended that during year four of their curriculum that the student take the 6000 level components of the included 4000/6000 level courses.

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must apply and be admitted to the UGA graduate school. Their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL) will be considered.

• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in Master’s Thesis Research

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ramaraja Ramasamy
  • Email: engr-gradprogram@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4101
  • Address: Riverbend Research Center South, Room 174

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Environmental Engineering B.S.Env.E.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Margaret Sapp
  • Email: mjsapp@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7503
  • Address: 127 Coverdell