StudyQA — PhD: Environmental Engineering — Pennsylvania State University

PhD

Environmental Engineering

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The Penn State Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, established in 1881, is internationally recognized for excellence in the preparation of undergraduate and graduate engineers through the integration of education, research, and leadership. In 2015, the Civil Engineering undergraduate program was ranked 15th by U.S. News and World Report, the graduate program in Civil Engineering was ranked 21st, and the graduate program in Environmental Engineering was ranked 20th. More than 400 juniors and seniors are enrolled in the undergraduate program, and approximately 210 students in the graduate program, with about half pursuing doctoral degrees. Penn State is a large research university, and the CEE Department, with its 26 tenure track faculty members and five full time instructors, performs over $7,000,000 of research annually, and 33,000 peer reviewed paper citations indexed by Thomson’s Web of Science. The Department’s faculty has received a number of prestigious honors including NAE membership and 7 NSF CAREER awards.

The CEE graduate program offers six graduate degrees: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in either Civil Engineering or in Environmental Engineering. Within Civil Engineering, graduate students can specialize in one of four areas: Geotechnical and Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or Water Resources Engineering. Students with interests in both Water Resources Engineering and Environmental Engineering may choose either the Civil or Environmental degree options. To earn each of graduate degree requires the student to meet specific requirements of both the Pennsylvania State University Graduate School and the Department of CEE. This handbook describes the departmental programs and requirements for each degree. 

In Environmental Engineering, a minimum of 21 credits of graduate course work (400 level and above) is required beyond the Master’s degree or beyond the 24 required credits for those in the Direct Entry program. For Ph.D. candidates who have completed a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Penn State, a minimum of 15 credits of graduate course work (400 level and above) is required.

Course Nbr Course Title Typically Offered

301

Environmental Microbiology

 

401

Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

Spring Only

411

Water Supply and Pollution Control

Fall Only

413

Operation and Control of Treatment Systems

 

415

Hydrology

Spring Only

416

Treatment Plant Design

Spring Only

417

Hydraulic Design

Fall & Spring

424

Solid Waste Management

Fall Only

425

Hazardous Waste Management

Spring Only

430

Sustainable Engineering

Fall Only

460

Environmental Law

Spring Only

460

Environmental Law

Summer Only

470

Air Quality

Fall & Spring

494

Research Project

Spring Only

494H

Research Project

 

540

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Spring Only

550

Chemical Fate and Transport

Fall Only

569

Environmental Risk Assessment

Spring Only

591

Research Methods in Environmental Engineering

Spring Only

594

Research Topics

All Semesters

596

Individual Studies

Fall & Spring

5097

Water Trtmnt Plant Oper Vol 1

 

5098

Water Trtment Plant Oper Vol 2

 

5100

Principles Of Health & Safety Program

 

5101

Principles Of Environ Mgmt/Iso 14001

 

5102

Environmental/Safety Certificate Program

 

5103

Basic Regulatory Survival

 

5104

Total Compliance Workshop

 

5106

Environmental Compliance

 

5195

Pilot Plant Workshop

 

5287

Water Analysis

 

5288

Water Analysis Volume 1

 

5289

Water Analysis Volume 2

 

5300

Drinking Water Treatment Symposium

 

5401

Recycling 401

 

5893

Basic Math For Water Operators

 

5979

Water Filtration Pilot Plant Instrumenta

 

5981

Chemical Feed Pump Workshop

 

5998

It'S Not Easy Being Green

 

6000

Operations & Maintenance: Tools & Tech

 

6001

Recycling Professional Certificate

 

6002

Maintenance Management Workshop

 

6003

Best Practices Recycling

 

6004

Cross Connection

 

6005

Data Management Workshop

 

6010

Disinfectants & Byproducts

 

6020

Water Filtration Solutions

 

6025

Alternative Disinfectants

 

6030

Taste And Odor In Drinking Water

 

6078

Recycling Practice & Theory

 

6100

Introduction To Recycling And Composting

 

6100A

Introduction To Recycling & Composting

 

6105

Establishing & Enhancing A Program

 

6106

Innovative & Successful Program

 

6110

Recycling And The Law

 

6115

Recycling And Public Policy

 

6120

Recycling 120

 

6123

Valve Workshop

 

6130

Recycling_130

 

6131

Recycling 131

 

6135

Recycling 135

 

6150

Recycling 150

 

6151

Recycling-Analyzing The Economics

 

6200

Backyard Composting Basics

 

6201

Recycling 201

 

6210

Recycling 210

 

6220

Advanced Composting

 

6221

Compost Equipment Safety

 

6222

On-Site Institutional Composting

 

6223

Organic Composting Using Forced Aeration

 

6224

Incorporating Food Waste/Compost Ops

 

6225

Compost Use For Turf Management

 

6226

Erosion And Sedimentation Control

 

6227

Homeowner'S Conservation Practices

 

6228

Soils 101: The Basics

 

6229

Organics Recycling System

 

6230

Organics Collection

 

6231

Recycling Videoconference

 

6232

Strategies For Managing Organics

 

6235

Compost Marketing

 

6237

Composting Business And Economics

 

6238

Composting For Fruit, Vegetable & Field

 

6240

Grassroots Recycling

 

6241

Vermicomposting

 

6278

Electronic Data Reporting Workshop

 

6298

Payt Teleconference

 

6299

Compost Technician Training

 

6300

Compost Operator Cert Course

 

6302

Community Colletion Options

 

6305

Pay As You Throw

 

6310

Collection Techniques & Options

 

6311

Specifications, Negotiating & Contractin

 

6312

Recycling Videoconference

 

6340

Recycling 340

 

6341

Recycling Workshop On Mercury Lamps

 

6349

Basic Wastewater Short Course

 

6350

Recycling 350

 

6351

Recycling 351

 

6352

Recycling Facility Design And Operation

 

6353

Materials Processing Operators

 

6353A

The Paper Chase

 

6354

Program Evaluation

 

6355

Single Stream Collection

 

6356

Recycling Economics Ii

 

6405

Best Practices In Recycling

 

6410

Public Communications/Relations

 

6411

Recycling 411

 

6412

Public Communications & Relations Ii

 

6413

Public Speaking Made Easier

 

6415

Youth Education

 

6416

Agriculture In Our Community

 

6421

Recycling Officials Of Pa Advanced Train

 

6422

Community Advocate Training Module

 

6423

Reuse Sector Training Module

 

6424

Reuse Sector Training Module Certificate

 

6430

Buy Recycled-Recycling 430

 

6431

Barriers To Buying & Using Recycled

 

6432

Green Procurement Videoconference

 

6433

Special Materials Collection

 

6434

Special Materials Collection Ii

 

6435

Recycling Videoconference

 

6435A

Waste Reduction

 

6436

Introduction To Special Materials

 

6437

Plastics Summit

 

6438

Special Materials Recycling & Disposal

 

6439

Special Materials Collection Events

 

6450

Illegal Dumping-Remediation & Prevention

 

6460

Recycling Enforcement Workshop

 

6461

Understanding Jurisdictions & Building

 

6462

Investigations & Prosecution Procedures

 

6463

Health And Safety

 

6464

Commodities Marketing

 

6501

Recycling 501:Management & Leadership

 

6505

Recycling Human Resources

 

6510

Recycling Office Management

 

6511

Business Planning For Sw Professionals

 

6530

Recycling 530

 

6540

Recycling 540

 

6550

Specifications And Rfp'S

 

6551

Recycling Facility Operators Cert Course

 

6552

Recycling Professional Training

 

6715

Basic Inst/Process Cont

 

6717

Sanitary Survey

 

6721

Basic Water Purification & Sewage Treat

 

6813

Chlorine Safety Workshop

 

6953

Activated Sludge Workshop

 

6982

Wastewater Collection Systems Workshop

 

6983

Introduction To Zero Waste 100

 

6984

Op Of Wastewater Treatment Plants Vol 2

 

6985

Leading The Way To Zero Waste

 

6986

Zero Waste Certificatio Rating System

 

7003

Water Chloramination Workshop

 

7071

Hazardous Waste

 

7111

Fin Mod 2: Resp Gov Bodies

 

7148

Water Meters

 

7258

Gen Cert Acad Session 1

 

7259

Gen Cert Acad Session 2

 

7297

Fire Hydrant Workshop

 

7319

Turbidity Removal Optimization

 

7391

Day Tank

 

7401

Solid Modeling I And Ii Pro/Eng Wildfire

 

7402

Surface Design/Sheet Metal Pro/Eng

 

7403

Mechanica/Mechanism Design Pro/Engineer

 

7411

Communicating The Benefits Of Recycling

 

7412

General Exam Overview

 

7418

Dw Certification Academy Session 1

 

7419

Dw Certification Academy Session 2

 

7420

Dw Cert Acad Session 3

 

7421

Dw Cert Acad Session 4

 

7437

Confined Space I

 

7438

Confined Space Safety 2

 

7471

Advanced Wastewater Treatment

 

7493

Ww8: Overview Adv Ww Trtmnt

 

7539

Corrosion Control Treatment

 

7540

Corrosion Control And Sequestering

 

7654

Pipe Tapping Workshop

 

7700

Basic Electrical Principles

 

7703

Small System Design Implement

 

7709

Basic Electricity

 

7710

Financial Module 1: Basic Operations

 

7711

Rate Setting For Water Systems

 

7712

Fin Mod 3: Safe Drink Water Act

 

7713

Fin Mod 4: Dealing W/ Ext Clients

 

7714

Fin Mod 5: Basics Acctg

 

7715

Fin Mod 6: Bus Planning

 

7716

Fin Mod 7: Budget/Cap Imprvmt

 

7717

Fin Mod 8: Rate Design Ovrvw

 

7718

Fin Mod 9: Bidding, Purch, Leas

 

7719

Fin Mod 10: Proj Mgmnt

 

7731

Advanced Sanitary Survey Course

 

7771

Enhanced Coagulation Technologies