Program Overview

The University of Florida’s joint Master of Science/Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Sciences, with a concentration in Systems Ecology and Ecological Engineering, is an exciting course of study that is conveniently offered through an entirely online format. This program is delivered through UF’s internationally recognized College of Engineering, and administered under the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences. The Systems Ecology and Ecological Engineering program’s curriculum provides students with a comprehensive base in the fundamentals of systems ecology and ecological engineering. This program’s distance learning delivery was designed with working engineering professionals in mind who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate degree on-campus.

The curriculum for this program consists of 30 credits, encompassing a total of ten courses. There is a required core of six classes, and the remaining four courses are electives hand-selected by the student tailored to their personal interests and professional goals. Some of the required courses span topics such as Ecological and General Systems, Wetland Treatment Systems, Energy Analysis, Spring Analysis, and Advanced Environmental Planning and Design. Some of the electives delve into subjects such as Global Environmental Policies and Institutions, Advanced Environmental Resources Management, Principles of Industrial Ecology, Stormwater Systems Design, and more. Graduates of this program may possess certain knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this wide-reaching field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Prospective students must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering from an ABET certified school to qualify for the Master of Engineering program. Students with undergraduate degrees in other majors may qualify for the Master of Science program.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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