Department of Systems Engineering & Management

Department of Systems Engineering & Management
Program Details

Environmental Engineering and Science (GES)
Current as of: 04/29/2014

Degree Type: MS

The Environmental Engineering and Science (GES) program was developed considering guidelines established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and subject areas from the Professional Engineering Exam for Environmental Engineering. The master's degree program in this program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). Students matriculating with an ABET accredited undergraduate degree will receive the degree Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Science upon successful completion of all graduation requirements. Those students who do not have an ABET accredited undergraduate degree will receive the degree Master of Science.

The GES program was also developed in coordination with an Industrial Hygiene Degree previously offered at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD and now offered at AFIT. Both programs were motivated by a request from the AF Bioenvironmental Engineering (BEE) career field. This program was offered for the first time in the Fall of 2003 and capitalizes on existing coursework and research thrusts present in several AFIT departments. The core curriculum includes course offerings in statistics, chemistry, risk assessment, chemical fate and transport in the environment, and environmental sampling, along with design classes in air, water, and solid waste pollution control.

Program Educational Objective: The Environmental Engineering and Science Program was designed to provide DoD career professionals with relevant graduate education in the principles of environmental engineering and science. The educational objective of the environmental engineering and science program is that within 3-5 years of program completion, graduates, who would be serving as DoD officers and career professionals, will demonstrate that they can apply the principles of environmental engineering and science (encompassing air, water, and soil media) to successfully accomplish their future duties across the spectrium of DoD environmental consulting and management duties. These abilities may be validated through voluntary professional certification, as appropriate (e.g., PE, CEM, BCEEM, QEP).

Student Outcomes: Upon graduation, students will be able to

  1. Conduct and present methodological research to solve problems and support decisions.
  2. Critically analyze studies within current literature
  3. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge within a chosen environmental emphasis area.

 www.afit.edu/images/pics/file/GES_14M_CDRC_Program Guide.pdf

 Enrollment and graduation data for ABET-accredited Environmental Engineering and Science master's degree program are located on AFIT's Institutional Data <http://www.afit.edu/INSTITUTIONALDATA/index.cfm> webpage.