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
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

One approved Non-STEM course from the list:

Course NumberTitleCredits
EES 71600

EES 79903

EES 79903

PSM B1600Strategic Management of Public Organizations

3

ECO B6000Introduction to Economic Development

3

UD 61004Urban Ecologies I

3

ENGR H7600Engineering and Business Law

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 one 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 H1200Engineering 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 G6800Optic Remote Sensing

3

EE G6902Remote Snsng-Surv

3

EE G6903Remote Sensing

3

EE I0100Probability and Stochastic Processes

3

CSc I0807Image Processing

3

EAS B8800Climate and Climate Change

3

EAS B9014Fund Atmospheric Sci

3

EAS B9105Fund Atmospheric Sci

3

EES 79903

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

EES 79903: The courses are described in the bulletin of The Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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 G0801

3

EE G6902Remote Snsng-Surv

3

AS B9012

EES 79904

CSc I6730Data Reduction in the Physical Sciences

3

EES 79904

EAS B4400Global Environmental Hazards

3

EAS A4170Satellite Meteorology

3

CE G0800/1, CSc 16730, EES 79904, EAS B4400: These courses are also distribution courses described in the next section

EES 79904: The courses are described in the bulletin of The Graduate School of the City University of New York.

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

Course NumberTitleCredits
SUS 7300ALow-Energy Buildings

3

SUS 7900BSustainable Energy Conversion Systems

3

SUS 7600BDesign of Mechanical Systems for Sustainable Buildings

3

ME G3300Solar Energy

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.

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.

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.