Contaminated Site Remediation

The School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut has created a series of courses and is offering a certificate program in Site Remediation that can ultimately also lead in a Master of Engineering (MENG) degree. The certificate will provide the necessary knowledge at an advanced level to engage in the design of contaminated site investigations, remediation and redevelopment. Specifically, participants will be able to:

  • Use appropriate tools and techniques for the planning and design of site investigations and waste containment systems

  • Understand physical, chemical and biological processes governing contaminant fate and behavior in the subsurface

  • Apply the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles of soil and groundwater treatment methods to design comprehensive remediation strategies for contaminated sites

All students apply and get admitted to the UConn Graduate School. After completing the certificate program, students will have 12 graduate credits that can be applied toward a Master of Engineering degree. These courses will provide students with necessary depth (beyond the undergraduate level) in a cohesive way in various related aspects of site characterization and remediation.

Certificate Requirements: 3 technical core courses + 1 elective course (12 Credits)

Technical Core Courses (9 Credits)
1. ENVE 5530 – Geoenvironmental Engineering
2. ENVE 5210 – Environmental Engineering Chemistry
3. ENVE 5252 – Environmental Remediation

Technical Elective Courses (3 Credits, select one course)
1. ENGR 5312 – Engineering Project Planning and Management
2. ENVE 5320 – Quantitative Methods for Engineers or ENGR 5314 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics
3. ENVE 5830 – Groundwater Flow Transport and Modeling
4. ENVE 5240 – Biodegradation and Bioremediation
5. ENVE 5310 – Environmental Transport Phenomena
6. ENVE 5311 – Environmental Biochemical Processes
7. ENVE 5370 – Environmental Monitoring
8. ENVE 5821 – Vadose Zone Hydrology

Master of Engineering Requirements: 3 MENG core courses + 3 technical core courses + 3 technical elective courses + capstone design (30 Credits)

Technical Core Courses (9 Credits)

1. ENVE 5530 – Geoenvironmental Engineering
2. ENVE 5210 – Environmental Engineering Chemistry
3. ENVE 5252 – Environmental Remediation

Technical Elective Courses (9 Credits, select 3 courses)
1. ENVE 5830 – Groundwater Flow Transport and Modeling
2. ENVE 5240 – Biodegradation and Bioremediation
3. ENVE 5310 – Environmental Transport Phenomena
4. ENVE 5311 – Environmental Biochemical Processes
5. ENVE 5370 – Environmental Monitoring
6. ENVE 5821 – Vadose Zone Hydrology

MENG Core Courses (12 Credits)
1. ENGR 5311 – Professional Communication and Information Management
2. ENGR 5312 – Engineering Project Planning and Management
3. ENGR 5314 – Advanced Engineering Mathematics or ENVE 5320 – Quantitative Methods for Engineers
4. ENGR 5300 – Capstone Project

For more information please contact us at cdee@uconn.edu or (855) 740-4044

Contaminated Site Remediation Course Description

Admission of Contaminated Site Remediation Certificate

Admission of Master of Contaminated Site Remediation