The Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering program was instituted in 2006 to provide advanced graduate training in the field of environmental engineering in the context of sustainable development highlighting practical research of special interest to the concerns of our country, the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.
Many critical environmental issues such as safe drinking water, solid waste disposal, hazardous waste and wastewater management, poor air quality, soil and groundwater contamination, and environmental degradation all require multidisciplinary and collaborative solutions. This interface provided by environmental engineering with other fields allow for interdisciplinary research and teaching that promotes innovation and sustainability.
There are two ways of entry for a student planning to take PhD EnE: either as straight PhD (graduate of BS course) or PhD after finishing MS degree. To qualify for the PhD EnE degree, a student must complete a minimum of 24 units of graduate courses (if one has a Master’s degree), or a minimum of 45 units (if one has a bachelor’s degree) with additional credit of 12 units of dissertation.