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Our graduates have the vital skills and training in air quality and sustainable water resources needed to solve today’s environmental engineering and public health problems. These students are providing solutions and making a difference in air quality and sustainable water resources to include emerging developments locally and globally in environmental engineering. For example, one of… Read more »

MSEE Competencies

Prospective Students Current Students   Identify environmental engineering problems, needs and objectives. Evaluate problems quantitatively using measurements and models of contaminant transport or reactions in environmental media (e.g., air, soil and water). Develop and design appropriate controls and facilities to solve environmental engineering problems. Evaluate the success of environmental engineering designs and assess the uncertainty… Read more »

Example MSEE Programs

Public Health and Engineering Coursework Coursework includes introduction to public health, eight technical electives and a diverse range of seminars on environmental engineering and public health topics. The electives provide flexibility to focus on water quality and processes, international water, water planning and management, and air quality. Through these courses you will gain exposure to… Read more »

MSEE Coursework

Coursework includes eight technical electives, four of which are approved engineering courses. The electives provide flexibility to focus on water quality and processes, international water, water planning and management, and air quality. Through these courses you will gain exposure to technological innovations, predictive modeling for effective environmental decision-making, global WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) methods,… Read more »

Earn a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering in Just One Year

Coursework After the MSEE The program includes: –    Experiential learning through a real-time simulation of humanitarian and environmental emergencies. –    Courses taught by world-renowned faculty in a top ranked public school of public health. Created by the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at The University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health,… Read more »

Waru Gichane studies sexual and reproductive health and structural level factors that impact health globally

Where are you from? This is always a hard question for me to answer. I moved a lot as a child so there isn’t one place I call home. I was born in Kenya, but left the country when I was about 3 years old. I spent most of my childhood and adolescence in a… Read more »

Five Questions with Aiya Williams

Aiya Williams is terrible at sitting still. Name: Aiya Williams Position: Instructional technology manager, Instructional and Information Systems Time at the Gillings School: Nine months, but I’ve been at UNC for about two years. I worked in the Center for Faculty Excellence / ITS Teaching and Learning before coming to Gillings.   What I do… Read more »

Five Questions with Katie Thornsvard

Katie Thornsvard loves numbers, analysis and… dogs. Name: Katie Thornsvard Position: Assistant dean for finance, Finance Office Time at the Gillings School: Almost nine   What I do at UNC Gillings (and why I love it): You could consider me the chief financial officer for the School. I oversee Schoolwide financial reporting and act as… Read more »

Five Questions with Tim Sheahan

Tim Sheahan likes science and music for the same reason. Name: Tim Sheahan Position: Research assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology Time at the Gillings School: 1.5 (I’m also a UNC alumnus. I earned my PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine.)   What I do at UNC Gillings (and… Read more »

Five Questions with Andrew Herrera

Andrew Herrera believes we should all be doing something to make the world better. Name: Andrew Herrera Position: Graduate student, Public Health Leadership Program Time at UNC Gillings: One year (I will graduate in August.)   What I do at the Gillings School (and why I love it): I’m focused on epidemiology. I’m getting this… Read more »