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Master of Engineering (M.E.)

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ESF's Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Resources Engineering is the first of its kind within the SUNY system.

Housed within the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE), the intensive, 11-month M.E. program offers a unique, practice-oriented course of study focused on engineering design and project management. The degree will culminate in a team-based design project.

The program is designed to fill the educational gap between the bachelor's degree in engineering and professional licensure and qualifies to provide one year of experience credit towards professional licensure status. The M.E. program will strengthen the technical training acquired through the Bachelor of Science, and it will build on that knowledge by incorporating management and business perspectives.

The new degree will require the completion of coursework in engineering and applied science. Engineering course work will be customized for each student drawing from courses across ERE's five graduate degree options: ecological engineering, environmental engineering, environmental resources engineering, geospatial information science and engineering, and water resources engineering.

In light of the breadth and depth of knowledge demanded of engineers today, several professional organizations are advocating education and experience beyond the traditional bachelor's degree. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) both recommend a master's degree in engineering as the base educational requirement for licensure.

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Lindi J. Quackenbush
404 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-470-4727
ljquack@esf.edu
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David R. Gerber, P.E., PMP®
415 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-439-0592
drgerber@esf.edu
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