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Engineering - Environmental Engineering (Online), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
University rank #149 (BCR) Online
Environmental engineering master’s programs are designed to help you increase your earning potential and advance toward leadership roles. The UCR online Master of Science in Engineering provides practical skills and leadership strategies that can help you make fast, significant strides in your career.
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Prepare to thrive in leadership roles with an Master of Science in Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Riverside.

The online Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Environmental Engineering Systems (Water) is an advanced exploration of environmental systems with a distinct focus on water resources, covering relevant topics such as water chemistry, separation processes and modern water treatment systems.

  • The 100% online format gives you the freedom to earn an advanced degree in 13 months while honoring your professional obligations. Your employer may even help you cover some or all of the program costs.
  • Whether you’re an environmental engineer or an engineer in another discipline looking to shift your career focus, our online engineering program can help you become a cross-functional engineering manager with the ability to lead teams across multiple disciplines.
  • If you have professional experience in the field or a bachelor’s degree in engineering, regardless of emphasis, we encourage you to find out more about the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering in the Global Environment 
  • Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers 
  • Introduction to Systems Engineering 
  • Principles of Engineering Management 
  • Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems 
  • Physical and Chemical Separation Processes 
  • Biological Treatment Processes
  • Advanced Treatment Systems 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 13 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • GPA
  • GRE/FE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants)
  • Evidence of significant professional engineering experience
  • Professional certifications
  • Reference letters

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