MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Madison is now offering an online Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering. Students may now apply for the program with classes beginning in September 2015.
The Environmental Engineering degree prepares engineers to tackle tomorrow’s increasingly complex environmental challenges. Its courses are designed to provide the depth of skills needed for those engineers seeking to advance their career.
“We are very excited to launch the Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering degree,” said Lee DeBaillie, program director. “This degree program provides environmental engineers with the competencies needed to solve environmental challenges effectively across technical, organizational and social boundaries.
Environmental engineers are critical to solutions for some of society’s biggest challenges. Leading teams toward successful solutions will require that environmental engineers understand the viewpoint of members of interdisciplinary teams, social concerns including public health, environmental quality, government regulations and requirements, and sustainability concepts. This degree provides the foundation for graduates’ success in consulting practice, government service, and industry.
UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering Professional Development has worked closely with faculty from the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering in designing this comprehensive program.
“We’ve carefully crafted a practical and applied program for environmental engineering practitioners,” said Michael Doran, PE DEE, professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison’s College of Engineering. “Furthermore, the program was specifically designed to deliver the body of knowledge established by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists as needed for professional practice.”
The Environmental Engineering program builds on the strengths of UW-Madison’s online graduate engineering programs, which are ranked #3 overall by U.S. News & World Report.