M.Eng. On Campus

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Cornell University

12 months
60286 USD/year
60286 USD/year
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The Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, offered by Cornell University degree with a specialization in Environmental Engineering is generally completed in two semesters but for those interested in a more immersive Cornell experience there is a three-semester option as well. Merit-based partial fellowships are available for top students. 


The Civil and Environmental Engineering includes four areas in which M.Eng. students can focus, at Cornell University:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems. Sustainable energy is a challenging and exciting field in which engineering students can apply their skills. A wide range of energy resources that do not emit greenhouse gases in their end use are under development in the U.S. and many other countries, including wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal, among others. At the same time, these primary energy sources must be adapted and transformed for applications such as electricity generation, heating and cooling of buildings, and transportation of passengers and freight. Trends in government policy toward reducing emissions, the willingness of investors to commit funding, and local support of or opposition to energy projects play a role as well. 
  • Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering. Research and instruction in this area address the development and application of scientific principles, economic theory, and mathematical techniques to the management and planning of public infrastructure and environmental and water resource systems. Research projects include evaluation of engineering projects, groundwater contaminant modeling and remediation optimization, statistical analysis of hydrologic processes, hydropower systems optimization, water supply systems management, water quality planning, risk analysis, river basin and groundwater systems planning and operation, ecological systems management, sustainable development, and computer graphics.
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology involves the study of fluid mechanics of the environment and the associated application to hydraulics, hydrology, coastal oceanography, and meteorology as related to the we

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation and Organization
  • Collaborative Problem Solving and Issue Resolution
  • Communication of Knowledge, Ideas and Decision Justification
  • Preparation for Self-directed Learning and Professional Development 

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject include:

  • environmental and water resources systems engineering
  • environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology
  • environmental processes
  • geotechnical engineering
  • remote sensing
  • structural engineering
  • structural mechanics 
  • transportation systems engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have minimum iBT Tips TOEFL scores of 20 in Writing; 15 in Listening; 20 in Reading; and 22 in Speaking. Additional information is available on request from the graduate field office.

  • all Graduate School Requirements
  • three recommendations

Tuition Fee

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    60286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 60286 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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