PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering

Colorado State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Doctoral Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


In this program, students can develop a course of study that is technically strong, multi-faceted, and concentrates on one or more subject areas of particular interest. The field of environmental engineering is broad and interdisciplinary, and it is difficult to define a prescriptive curriculum that covers all areas. It enables students to understand human and natural environments and how they function, and to understand how they can be damaged and how hazards arise from environmental contamination. The types of subjects that are addressed every day by environmental engineers are: water treatment; wastewater treatment; contaminant transport; environmental regulatory program management; environmental impact; environmental statistics and risk analysis; climate variability on the environment; groundwater remediation; hazardous waste treatment; industrial ecology; non-point source pollution; protecting watersheds; safe drinking water infrastructure; stream habitat and fisheries; sustainable development; TMDL assessments; waste containment; and water quality monitoring

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