University of Texas at El Paso Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Educational Objectives

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply advanced science and engineering concepts to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  •  Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.
  •  Students will demonstrate an ability to research, analyze, and/or design complex engineering systems to meet a desired need.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's in civil engineering or another related engineering discipline. Candidates wishing to pursue acceptance into the program with a non-Civil/Environmental Engineering background are welcome to apply and should request specific detailed information regarding admission policy and possible leveling courses with the graduate advisor. Students need at least a 2.5 undergraduate grade point average to be considered for admission. Applicants from countries where English is not the first language are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Please consult the graduate school website for required scores.

Recommendations for admission are made on the basis of the following:

  • Grade point average in upper-division or graduate work as appropriate.
  • ​Resume or evidence of relevant personal or professional experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of GRE scores is required for applicants who do not have an earned degree in a closely related discipline from a U.S. university. 

Degree Requirements

For the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, thesis and non-thesis programs are available. Students enrolled in the thesis program normally take a minimum of 24 hours of coursework plus six (6) hours of CE 5398-CE 5399, Thesis. Non-thesis students follow a 33-hour program which includes credit for CE 5396-CE 5397, Graduate Projects.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 30

MSENE in Environmental Engineering (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
CE 5398Thesis3
CE 5399Thesis3
Course Work:
Select twenty-four hours of the following:24
Grndwtr Hydro & Polltn
Adv Design of Struct Systms
Advanced Structural Analysis
Finite Element Method (3-0)
Risk/Reliability Anal-Engr Sys
Environmental Processes
Water Reclamation & Reuse
Stats Methods for Civil Eng
Bridge Engineering
Advanced Geotechnical Eng.
Prestressed Concrete
Construction Management
Design for Dynamic Loads
Air Pollution Control
Methods Engineering Computatio
Surface Water Hydrology
Hydraulic Computer Application
Biol Unit Operations/Processes
Adv Phy-Chem Water Treat
Design-Filtrat'n/Membrane Proc
Mech Pavement Design/Analysis
Foundation Design II
Geotech. Site Investigation
Adv Mech Electrical Construct
Advanced Civil Eng. Materials
Sustainable Engr Design
Structural Loads Models
Traffic Engineering
Foundation Design I
Highway Geometric Design
Traffic Flow/Simulat Modeling
Urban Transportation Planning
Infrastrct Syst Design & Eval
Construction Dispute Resolutn
Sustainable Construction
Adv Constr Cost Analysis & Bid
Construction Internship
Adv Construction Law & Ethics
Adv Construction Scheduling
Advanced Construction Safety
Adv Constr Methods & Materials
Special Topics Civil Engr
Individual Studies
Earth Construction
Construction Claims
Environmental Eng Chemistry
Infrastructure Management
Engineering Analysis (3-0)
Infrastructure Engineering
Water Resources Mgmt
Fundamentals of Smart Cities
Smart Cities Design
Total Hours30