Environmental Engineering – Course work emphasizes water, waste water, soil and subsurface remediation, stream restoration, air pollution engineering, health risk analysis, and environmental sustainability.
Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering – Course work emphasizes water, waste water, soil and subsurface remediation, stream restoration, air pollution engineering, health risk analysis, and environmental sustainability. Thesis option students work on research projects involving nanotechnology, novel water and waste water treatment technologies, bio sampling, contaminant impacts, air quality, and modeling. A non-thesis option is also available.
This rapidly growing interdisciplinary field allows students to pursue their area of environmental interest. Generally research projects at Montana Tech relate to the environmental challenges facing the minerals industry. However, the research results and coursework have general application to the solution of environmental engineering problems worldwide.
There are opportunities for graduate research in the areas of air, water quality and pollution control; hazardous waste minimization, treatment, and control; and waste cleanup. Specific areas of current research include the water chemistry of heavy metals, and hazardous organics; ground and surface water modeling; air emission inventories; biosorption of heavy metals; wetland research, land reclamation, atmospheric diffusion processes; and cleanup of "RCRA" and "super-fund" sites.
Admission generally requires a B.S. in an engineering field. Students from science backgrounds are also encouraged to apply with the understanding that a background "engineering core" will become part of the overall graduate program. A research thesis is required.
Environmental Engineering majors at Montana Tech generally have the opportunity to obtain work experience prior to graduation. Companies such as Phelps Dodge, Kennecott, Marathon Oil, ARCO, EG&G Idaho, Carter Mining, Envirocon, Special Resource Management, and...