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Engineering for International Development
Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The M.S.E.V. degree provides a student with the opportunity to earn the advanced degree with either coursework only or research thesis options. Students must have an accredited first degree in engineering or complete a list of prerequisite engineering coursework. An optional concentration in Engineering for International Development allows students to combine their graduate education and research with international engineering service. The M.S.E.V. with thesis is a research-oriented degree in which the student writes, as a major part of the degree requirements, a thesis that defines, examines, and reports in depth on a subject area relevant to Environmental Engineering. Both the thesis and non-thesis options prepare graduates for careers with governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), or private industry and firms involved in Environmental Engineering planning, design, or policy. The environmental engineering laboratories provide state-of-the-art analytical and experimental equipment for chemical and biological research. Equipment includes an ion chromatograph, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, several gas chromatrographs (including with mass spectometry), HPLC, TOC machine, and environmental chambers. Field research sites are available locally and in several international settings that include developing world communities. Graduates of the major are prepared for careers in academia, governmental agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), or private industry and firms involved in planning, design, research and development, or policy.
The Florida Board of Professional Engineers allows for successful completion of a graduate studies leading to Master’s degree in engineering to provide credit toward one year of engineering experience.
Major Research Areas:
Water quality engineering; air quality engineering; fate and transport of contaminants in the environment; environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology; waste management; sustainability and ecological engineering; surface water hydrology and hydraulics; groundwater hydrology; water reuse; green engineering; renewable energy; fate of emerging contaminants; and humanitarian engineering with a focus on the developing world.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- GRE with preferred minimum scores of V (25th percentile), Q (60th percentile), AW (15th percentile); or valid Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certificate. Verification of FE certification should be obtained from the professional engineering (PE) board where the FE certification was obtained.
- Two (2) Letters of Reference provided at the time of application. EFD students must submit 3 Letters of Reference.
- Statement of Purpose provided at the time of application.
- Resume provided at the time of application.
- Exceptions made on a case-bay-case basis where warranted.
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