Program Requirements

Requirements for program enrollment and completion, course exams, and accomodation requests


Continuation and completion of the program requires:

• Registration

• Attendance

• Completion of the Virtual Initial Orientation and Midpoint Symposium*

*At the start of each semester, Orientation and Midpoint Symposiums are held on-campus for those able to attend.


Free on-campus exams are held for those who are able to come to campus. 

Those unable to come to campus must take the exams at a testing center between the Saturday of the exam and the following Tuesday. NCTA certification is recommended, but not required.

These centers may require additional fees not covered by tuition.


If a student finds it impossible to attend for a certain semester, they must apply for a leave of absence or enroll in a course called Graduate Studies 700 (GRAD 700 or GS 700) for that semester to stay on our records. GRAD 700 requires no attendance and carries no unit credit. For more information on continuous enrollment and leaves of absence, consult Academic Programs at Graduate Enrollment PoliciesOpens in new window .

If circumstances cause a student to fall out of the original cohort schedule, the student will default to the next cohort cycle provided the student remains in good standing.


Special accomodations for disabled students will be made on an individualized, as-needed basis in compliance with the CSUF Disability Support SercivesOpens in new window catalog. If this applies to you, contact your course instructor and the program coordinator to make them aware.

If you believe you have already completed a course similar to one outlined on your study plan, you can attempt to replace that course. To do this, email the Program Coordinator detailing the course you wish to replace, the course you aim to replace it with, and why.


The study plan consists of thirty (30) semester units of coursework that must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. See the Program Information page for the typical order in which you will complete these courses.

  • Core Environmental Engineering Classes (12 units) 
    • EGCE 570 Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
    • EGCE 571 Hydraulics and Hydrology for Environmental Engineers
    • EGCE 572 Water Supply, Treatment, and System Design
    • EGCE 573 Environmental Engineering Practices and Project Management
  • Environmental Engineering Applications Classes (15 units)
    • EGCE 581 Remediation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
    • EGCE 582 Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation
    • EGCE 583 Air Pollution Control Engineering
    • EGCE 546 Surface Water Pollution and Control
    • EGCE 515 Solid Waste Management, System Design, and Sustainability
  • Capstone Research Project (3 units)
    • EGCE 597 Graduate Project


Detailed descriptions of each subject are provided on the courses page.

Depending on prior education, conditionally-admitted students may be required to complete certain deficiency courses.