Donald W. Clayton Graduate Program in Engineering Science - Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering

Vision

The MS and PhD programs in Engineering Science will be a nationally recognized program attracting new students and new research funds to the College of Engineering and contributing high quality graduates capable of resolving the problems associated with environmental and technological hazards.

Mission

The program will provide:

  • Capabilities for research and education that either do not exist within core engineering departments or require the expertise of faculty that cross departmental or college lines
  • Opportunities for research and education in environmentally-related engineering for students from non-traditional backgrounds
  • Encouragement for the development of inter-departmental and inter-college initiatives in research and education in environmental and technological hazards
  • A mechanism for students to initiate graduate engineering studies outside of traditional departmental programs
  • A mechanism for students within traditional engineering departments to pursue a concentration in environmental and technological hazards engineering

Structure

A Concentration in Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering can be pursued at either the MS or PhD level. It may be pursued as a concentration area with a Master of Engineering Science or PhD in Engineering Science program or as a concentration area in any of the core engineering disciplines. For Engineering Science students, the concentration requirements may be included in an approved program of study. For students of core engineering disciplines, the concentration requirements may be met through use of electives in their respective programs.

Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering encompasses a broad range of topics. To ensure that a student develops depth within one or more of these topical areas, a Concentration in Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering requires a combination of formal coursework within a particular topical area as well as additional coursework that may be drawn from a list of engineering courses approved for application to the Concentration. The list of courses within the currently available topical areas as well as the complete list of approved Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering courses is attached. Students may also wish to pursue formal coursework in other colleges and departments that may supplement and support their concentration.

The minimum requirements for a MS Concentration in Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering (ETHE) are as follows.

  • 6 hours of coursework in one approved ETHE topical area
  • 6 hours of coursework drawn from a general list of approved ETHE courses

The minimum requirements for a PhD Concentration in Environmental and Technological Hazards Engineering are as follows.

  • 9 hours of coursework in one approved ETHE topical area
  • 9 hours of coursework drawn from a general list of approved ETHE courses

In addition, thesis MS and PhD students in Engineering Science must have an approved program of study and pursue thesis topics in the area of Environmental and Technological Hazards to receive the Concentration.

Approved topical areas for the Concentrations in Environmental and Technological Hazards include the following.

Environmental Dynamics of Contaminants
  • BE 4383 - Natural Resource Engineering
  • BE 7304 - Advanced Natural Resource Engineering
  • ChE 4263 - Chemodynamics
  • CE 4250 - Groundwater
  • CE 7180 - Water quality simulation
  • CE 7265 - Advanced Subsurface Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • CE 7275 - Modeling for Management of Groundwater
  • EVEG 4105 - Water Quantity Management
Industrial Hazards and Pollution Control
  • BE 7361 - Biological Reactor Systems for Agricultural Waste Treatment
  • ChE 4253 - Industrial Pollution Control
  • CE 7100 - Theory and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • CE 7145 - Biofiltration for Recirculating Systems
  • IE 4462 - Safety Engineering
  • IE 4463 - Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Engineering
  • IE 7460 - Equipment Failure Analysis and Prevention
  • IE 7463 - Industrial Hygiene Engineering
  • ME 4443 - Introduction to Combustion
  • ME 4643 - Thermal Environmental Engineering
  • PETE 4087 - Environmental Control in Petroleum Engineering
Natural Hazards Engineering
  • CE 4200 - Hydrology
  • CE 4320 - Coastal Engineering
  • CE 4445 - Hurricane Engineering
  • CE 4745 - Natural Hazards and the Built Environment
  • CE 7260 - Advanced Hydrology
  • CE 7270 - Hydrologic Systems
  • CE 7280 - Modeling for Physical Hydrology
Water Resources Engineering
  • BE 4361 - Irrigation Fundamentals and Management
  • BE 4383 - Natural Resource Engineering
  • BE 7304 - Advanced Natural Resource Engineering
  • CE 4200 - Hydrology
  • CE 4250 - Groundwater
  • CE 4260 - Design of Hydrologic Systems
  • CE 7112 - Water Quality Management
  • CE 7180 - Water Quality Simulation
  • CE 7260 - Advanced Hydrology
  • CE 7265 - Advanced Subsurface Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • CE 7270 - Hydrologic Systems
  • CE 7275 - Modeling for Management of Groundwater
  • CE 7280 - Modeling in Physical Hydrology
  • EVEG 4105 - Water Quantity Management
  • EVEG 4135 - Water Quality Analysis of Natural Systems
Wastewater Treatment
  • BE 7361 - Biological Reactor Systems for Agricultural Waste Treatment
  • CE 7100 - Theory and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities
  • CE 7110 - Operation and Processes in Sanitary Engineering II
  • EVEG 4110 - Wastewater treatment
  • EVEG 4159 - Wetlands Treatment

Contact Info:

William Moe, PhD, PE
3513B Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: 225/578-9174
Facsimile: 225/578-8652
Email: moemwil@lsu.edu