Areas of Specialization - Environmental Engineering

The environmental engineering specialty area within Louisiana State University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was developed to train students in the discipline required to improve the infrastructure systems serving the State of Louisiana and the nation. This program is designed to produce graduates who are well educated in fundamental disciplines, have a sound knowledge of relevant basic engineering practices, can adapt to change, and have the vision and insight needed to implement creative and cost effective solutions to growing demands. Graduate studies in water resources engineering provide the framework for a new generation of professionals who are well prepared to plan, design, build, and maintain our vital infrastructure systems far into the 21st century.

Graduate students enrolled in the program come from around the country and abroad, and also from the large population of practicing engineers in the public and private sectors of Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas. These students bring with them a variety of training and work-related backgrounds, a diversity that enriches the educational environment. In addition, the seminar series coordinated by the faculty will regularly bring visiting researchers and professionals to LSU, exposing students to a variety of intellectual perspectives.

Fields of Study and Research

he Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in environmental engineering. The Departments offerings are enhanced by access to the facilities and resources of the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC).

The Master's degree is designed as a broad-based curriculum that covers all aspects of environmental engineering. The Doctoral degree is designed as an in-depth specialty degree that permits students to choose specific areas of concentration to pursue at significantly greater depth.


Requirements and Course Work

Core Course Requirements

MS and Ph.D core course requirements: CE 7100


Major Field Courses

EVEG 4105 -- Quantitative Water Management
EVEG 4110 -- Unit Operations Laboratory
EVEG 4120 -- Solid Waste/Hazardous Waste Management
CE 4560 -- Engineering Application of Remote Sensing
CE 7100 -- Theory and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
CE 7145 -- Biological Treatment of Recirculating Systems in Aquaculture
CE 7180 -- Water Quality Simulations
CE 7701 -- Fundamentals of Biodegradation and Waste Treatment


Related Field Courses

The following are related field courses that may be included in a course of study for a graduate degree in Environmental Engineering.

CE 4200 -- Hydrology
CE 4250 -- Ground Water
CE 4260 -- Design of Hydrologic Systems
CE 7255 -- Advanced Hydraulics
CE 7265 -- Advanced Subsurface Hydrology and Hydraulics
CE 7275 -- Modeling for Management of Groundwater
CE 7280 -- Modeling in Physical Hydrology
CE 7455 -- Finite Element Method in Engineering
BIOL 4001 -- Physical Chemistry
BIOL 4087 -- Basic Biochemistry
BIOL 4246 -- Microbial genetics
CHE 4253 -- Introduction to Industrial Pollution Control
CHE 4263 -- Environmental Chemodynamics
CHEM 4150 -- Environmental Chemistry
CHEM 4160 -- Industrial organic chemistry
EXST XXXX -- All courses offered at the 4000 and 7000 level are appropriate
GEOG 4014 -- Climatology
GEOG 4015 -- Microclimatology
GEOG 4022 -- Geomorphology
GEOL 4131 -- Basin Analysis
OCS 4372 -- Estuarine Ecology
OCS 4165 -- Environmental chemistry of wetlands
OCS 7120 -- Introduction to Coastal Models
OCS 7132 -- Coastal Physical/Chemical Systems: Analytic Methods
OCS 7165 -- Biogeochemistry of wetland soils and sediments
MATH 4056 -- Mathematical Statistics
MATH 4024 -- Mathematical Models
MATH 4025 -- Optimization Theory and Applications
MATH 7320 -- Ordinary Differential Equations
MATH 7350 -- Complex Analysis
ME 4563 -- Mathematical Methods in Engineering


Articulation Courses

MATH 1550 -- Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 1552 -- Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
MATH 2057 -- Multidimensional Calculus
MATH 2065 -- Elementary Differential Equations
CE 2200 -- Fluid Mechanics
CE 2450 -- Statics