Earth Systems and Environmental Engineering, Master of Science (M.S.)

Degree Requirements

For the Master's degree in ESEE, a student must complete the 30-credit course program described below.

4 required courses covering core topics 12
2 distribution courses (6 credits) 6
3 courses in a specific area of concentration 9
ENGR I9900: Final project, a research project with a faculty member. (3 credits) 3
 

The PSM Degree in ESEE requires minimum 30 credits, including

4 required courses covering core topics 12
1 distribution course and Internship 6
3 courses in a specific area of concentration 9
Final project: Internship with an employer in industry, government, or non-profit organization (3 credits). 3

Students will be required to take four core courses for a total of 12 credits:

Course NumberTitleCredits
EE G6904Adv Stat & Non Linr An

3

ENGR G6601Environmental Modeling for Earth Systems Sciences and Engineering

3

SUS 7200CSustainable Aquatic, Terrestrial and Atmospheric Systems

3

OR

EAS B4800Sustainability of Terrestrial, Aquatic and Atmospheric Systems

4

One approved Non-STEM course from the list:

Course NumberTitleCredits
PSM B1600Strategic Management of Public Organizations

3

ECO B6000Introduction to Economic Development

3

UD 61004Urban Ecologies I

3

ENGR H7600Engineering and Business Law

3

SUS 7100AEnvironmental Planning

3

SUS 7300CIndustrial Ecology and Life Cycle Analysis

3

SUS 7600CEnvironmental Policymaking

3

SUS 8300AApplied Resilience by Design

3

PSM B1700Public Policy

3

SUS 7400CEconomics of Sustainability

3

Areas of Concentration

In the second semester of the program, students will begin taking a series of three courses in their specific area of concentration, for a total of 9 credits. At least two of these courses must be an engineering course. Enrollment in these specialized courses will be dependent on specific course offerings based on availability. Appropriate course sequences will be selected in conjunction with the program advisor.

For students with an interest in Water Resource Engineering Management, the following list of courses is recommended:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CE G7100Water and Wastewater Treatment

3

CE G7300Surface Water Quality Modeling

3

CE G8100Macro-Scale Hydrology

3

CE G9100Water Resources Systems Analysis

3

CE H0700Advanced Hydraulics

3

CE H0800Applied Hydraulics in Engineering

3

CE H6600Engineering Hydrology

3

CHEM A1100Environmental Chemistry

3

CHEM A1200Environmental Organic Chemistry

3

CE H7700Biological Systems in Environmental Engineering

3

EAS A1300Environmental Geochemistry

3

EAS A2300Subsurface Remediation

3

EAS B4500Hydrology

3

EAS B4600Groundwater Hydrology

3

CE G7100, CE G8100, CHEM A1100: These courses are also distribution courses described in the next section

For students with an interest in Climate and Remote Sensing, the following list of courses is recommended:

Course NumberTitleCredits
EE G6800Earth Surveillance

3

EE G6902Optical Remote Sensing

3

EE G6903Remote Sensing

3

EE I0100Probability and Stochastic Processes

3

CSc I0807Image Processing

3

EE I2200Image Processing

3

EAS B8800Climate and Climate Change

3

EAS B3090Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science

3

EE G6800, EE G6903, EAS B8800: These courses are also distribution courses described in the next section.

For students with an interest in Geoinformatics and GIS, the following list of courses is recommended:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CE G0800Geogrph Info Sys Ce

3

CE G0801GIS Water Resources

3

EE G6902Optical Remote Sensing

3

EAS B9012Adv Geog Info System

CSc I6730Data Reduction in the Physical Sciences

3

EAS B4400Global Environmental Hazards

3

EAS A4170Satellite Meteorology

3

CSc I0802Web/Geograph Info Sys

3

CE G0800/1, CSc 16730, EAS B4400: These courses are also distribution courses described in the next section.

For students with an interest in Energy and Environment, the following list of courses is recommended:

Course NumberTitleCredits
SUS 7300A/ARCH 63102Low-Energy Buildings

3

SUS 7900BSustainable Energy Conversion Systems

3

SUS 7600BDesign of Mechanical Systems for Sustainable Buildings

3

ME G2300Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning

3

ME G3300Solar Energy

3

SUS 7200BEnergy Systems Engineering for Global Sustainability

3

SUS 7600B, ME G3300: These courses are also distribution courses described in the next section

Distribution Courses

Distribution courses are designed to provide students with introductory knowledge of concentration areas other than their chosen one. Students must take distribution courses (marked with D*) from areas outside of their chosen concentration. At least one of these courses must be an engineering course. Student can take ENGR G6610: Independent Study and/or Engr I9500: Professional Seminar and Special Topics in Earth Systems & Environmental Engineering for Distribution courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
CE G7100Water and Wastewater Treatment

3

CE G8100Macro-Scale Hydrology

3

EE G6800Earth Surveillance

3

EE G6903Remote Sensing

3

EAS B8800Climate and Climate Change

3

CE G0800Geogrph Info Sys Ce

3

CE G0801GIS Water Resources

3

CSc I6730Data Reduction in the Physical Sciences

3

EAS B4400Global Environmental Hazards

3

SUS 7600BDesign of Mechanical Systems for Sustainable Buildings

3

ME G3300Solar Energy

3

CE G1101Advanced Data Analysis

3

EAS B3300Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

3

EAS B3400Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

3

EAS B9036Statistics in Earth and Env

3

Additional Requirements

 

All courses are to be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor and are subject to the approval of the Program’s Graduate Studies Committee. Any course substitution must be approved by the faculty advisor.
Student must take at least 6 courses (equivalent to 18 credits) with engineering designator: Engr; EE; CE; ME or ChE.
MS students are not allowed to take courses which are cross-listed with the undergraduate courses, if the student took corresponding course as an undergraduate student.
A maximum of six credits in other departments or divisions of the College, units of CUNY or external universities may be transferred toward the M.S. degree in ESEE unless waived by the program director.

 

Advisement

For general academic advisement for all program options:

Professor Barry Gross

ST-416; 212-650-5325.

Student Pathways

Full-time students in the ESEE master’s program will typically earn their degrees in 2-3 academic semesters. Full-time students following the PSM ESEE curriculum will typically earn their degrees in 2 academic semesters (1 year) and one summer. For those who prefer to earn their degree part-time, a part-time pathway requiring 4 academic semesters and one summer is available.