Environmental Engineering BSEnvE/Civil and Environmental Engineering MS(Environmental Engineering)(non-thesis)

The completion of a non-thesis M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering enables the student to gain in-depth expertise through their coursework and master’s project. This gives students a competitive edge in seeking a public or private sector position and adds experience years for industry employment. Earning an M.S. has been shown to significantly improve starting salary and most importantly, 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 fall or spring semester of their junior year in Engineering.

To be considered for the dual degree pathway the student must submit 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 pre-requisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (AENG 4910, CVLE 4910, ENVE 4910 or MCHE 4910) during Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
3) Submit an essay indicating their professional 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 and master’s project. By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.

Admission to the dual degree pathway does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

At the end of the student's senior year:
If both parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

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

Curriculum

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

Water Resources

CVLE 3420 Introduction to Soil Mechanics
CVLE 3440 Hydraulics of Closed Conduit Flow
CVLE 8110 Environmental River Mechanics
CVLE 8140 Transport & Mixing in Natural Flows
CVLE(MCHE) 8160 Advanced Fluid Mechanics
ENVE 4410/6410 Open Channel Hydraulics
ENVE 4440/6440 Computer Modeling in Water Resources
ENVE 4460/6460 Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers
ENVE 6435 Natural Resources Engineering
ENVE 6450 Engineering Hydrology & Hydraulics

Energy Systems

ENVE 4230/6230 Energy in Nature, Civilization and Engineering
ENVE 4250/6250 Energy Systems and the Environment
ENVE 8110 Ecological Energetics
ENGR 4490/6490 Renewable Energy Engineering

Infrastructure/Planning/Economics

AENG 3540 Physical Unit Operations
CVLE(MCHE)(LAND) 4660/6660 Sustainable Building Design
ENVE 4250/6250 Energy Systems and the Environment
ENVE 4530/6530 Energy & Environmental Policy Analysis
ENVE 4550/6550 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
ENVE 4710 GIS for Urban Engineering, Planning, Development
ENVE 4720 Urban Infrastructure Planning and Development
ENVE 4470/6470 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations

Graduate Level Courses Used to Satisfy Undergraduate Program:
Environmental Engineering Double Dawg:

Energy Systems

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

Environment and Water

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

Sustainable Coastal Engineering

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

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The requirements of the B.S. in Environmental Engineering and the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option) must both be met. The requirements of the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (non-thesis option) may be found at the College of Engineering or School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering websites.

Curriculum:
It is important to ensure that 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. Please provide the following information:

• Include the following dual degree pathway requirements:
o Specify which graduate-level courses can be used to satisfy undergraduate program requirements.
o Provide any additional requirements that are unique to the dual degree pathway, such as certain courses or groups of courses (e.g., Area of Emphasis) that students must complete and/or any limitations on course selection.

Provide a sample program of study for the dual degree pathway. (Sample Dual Degree Pathway Program of Study)


The M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 semester hours in the Program of Study, which consists of:

1. Core Coursework (10 hours):

a) Students are required to select 9 hours from an area of emphasis to achieve a focus in their studies (Energy Systems, Environment & Water, and Sustainable Coastal Engineering)

b) ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour) *

2. Elective Coursework (20 hours)

For the non-thesis option, students will work with a graduate advisor to select the most appropriate specialty area and coursework to ensure breadth of understanding as well as mastery of knowledge in a specific subject area. Emphasis courses will be reviewed each academic year and updated as needed to reflect new areas in the field.

3. Project Report (3 hours)
ENGR 7010, Project-Focused Masters Research
A minimum of 15 hours of coursework must be in ECAM Environmental Engineering courses
* Only 1 hour of Graduate Seminar may apply on the program of study. Students are strongly encouraged to continue regular attendance at speaker series presentations even if not formally registered in the seminar.
4. Sample Coursework 5th Year:
Fall Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (12 credits)

ENGR 8950 Graduate Seminar (1 hour)
Provide any additional requirements that are unique to the Double Dawg program. Unique requirements may include certain courses, Areas of Emphasis, Thesis versus Non-Thesis:
The requirements of the B.S. in Environmental Engineering and the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Non-Thesis Option) must both be met. The requirements of the M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Non-Thesis Option) may be found at the College of Engineering or School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural & Mechanical Engineering websites.

Spring Semester:
ECAM Electives/Core Coursework (6 credits)
ENGR 7010 Masters Project Focused Research** (3 credits)
** The masters project focused research can be completed during the Fall or Spring Semester of the candidates 5th Year.

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.

Admission to Graduate Program
• Online Graduate School Application
• Resume
• Statement of Purpose (professional interest and career goals in ECAM)
• Transcripts
• 3 Letters of Recommendation, including the Letter of Support from the faculty advisor who will mentor the student in their master’s project

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ramaraja Ramasamy
  • Email: engr-gradprogram@uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065424101
  • Address: Riverbend Research Center South, Room 174

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Environmental Engineering B.S.Env.E.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dagmar Nelson
  • Email: dnelson@engr.uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065429658
  • Address: 1150 Driftmier Engineering Center

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Civil and Environmental Engineering M.S.
  • Department/College: Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Margaret Sapp
  • Email: mjsapp@uga.edu
  • Phone: 7065427503
  • Address: 127 Coverdell