Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project

Two water treatment ponds.

Water treatment ponds in Las Vegas, Honduras. (Image courtesy of Matt Hodge and Anne Mikelonis.)


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Fall 2007 - Spring 2008



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This class is one of the core requirements for the Environmental Masters of Engineering program, in conjunction with 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice. It is designed to teach about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts. Case studies provide the basis for group projects as well as individual theses. Recent 1.782 projects include the MMR Superfund site on Cape Cod, appropriate wastewater treatment technology for Brazil and Honduras, point-of-use water treatment and safe storage procedures for Nepal and Ghana, Brownfields Development in Providence, RI, and water resource planning for the island of Cyprus and refugee settlements in Thailand. This class spans the entire academic year; students must register for the Fall and Spring terms.

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Eric Adams, Peter Shanahan, and Susan Murcott. 1.782 Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project. Fall 2007 - Spring 2008. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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