Total Semester Hours Required: 36

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department encourages students pursuing a GIEL certificate along with an MS in Climate Science and Engineering to complete their MS coursework requirements in their first year and their GIEL certificate requirements in their second year. Students who prefer to complete their GIEL certificate requirements in their first year are asked to speak with their MS degree adviser beforehand.

Students pursuing the MS in Climate Science and Engineering with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Leadership must complete 16 semester-hours of required GIEL coursework, 8 semester-hours of climate engineering coursework, and 12 semester-hours of College of Science Climate Science coursework.

Please refer to the Climate Science homepage for the most up-to-date course requirements and other program information.

Required GIEL Coursework

All students will be required to complete the following 16 semester-hours of Gordon Engineering Leadership coursework. Please visit the curriculum page for complete course descriptions.

ENLR 5121Engineering Leadership 12
ENLR 5122Engineering Leadership 22
ENLR 5131Scientific Principles of Engineering 12
ENLR 5132Scientific Principles of Engineering 22
ENLR 7440Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 14
ENLR 7442Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 24

Climate Science and Engineering Coursework Requirements

Students must complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated. In order to ensure a balance of training across science and engineering, students must take at least 12 semester-hours of College of Science courses (starting with EEMB, ENVR) and at least 8 semester-hours of College of Engineering courses (starting with CIVE, EECE, ENSY, MATL, ME, SBSY) from the core requirements and restricted elective course option.

Core Requirements

ENVR 5350Sustainable Energy and Climate Solutions4
ENVR 5600Coastal Processes, Adaptation, and Resilience4
ENVR 5800Climate Adaptation and Nature-Based Solutions4
CIVE 5150 or ENVR 5150Climate and Atmospheric Change4
CIVE 5275Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure4
CIVE 5281Coastal Dynamics and Design4
CIVE 5363Climate Science, Engineering Adaptation, and Policy4
CIVE 5365Climate Technologies for Decarbonization, Mitigation, and Adaptation4
CIVE 5366Air Quality Engineering and Science4
CIVE 5670 or ENVR 5670Global Biogeochemistry4
CIVE 7110Critical Infrastructure Resilience4

Restricted Electives

CIVE 5280Remote Sensing of the Environment4
CIVE 7100Time Series and Geospatial Data Sciences4
CIVE 7282Coastal and Hydraulic Modeling4
CIVE 7385Public Transportation4
CIVE 7392Special Topics in Environmental Engineering4
EECE 5670Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage4
ENSY 5000Fundamentals of Energy System Integration4
ENSY 5100Hydropower4
ENSY 5200Energy Storage Systems4
ENSY 5300Electrochemical Energy Storage4
ENSY 5500Smart Grid4
ENSY 5585Wind Energy Systems4
ENSY 5210Environmental Planning4
ENVR 5200Ecosystem-Based Management4
ENVR 5563Advanced Spatial Analysis4
MATL 6270Principles, Devices, and Materials for Energy Storage and Energy Harvesting4
ME 5685Solar Thermal Engineering4
SBSY 5100Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction4
SBSY 5200Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings4