Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

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Stevens Institute of Technology
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dibs Sarkar
Civil Environmental and Ocean Engineering
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Science in Sustainability Management

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The M.S. in Sustainability Management is for students in science, engineering, architecture, planning, business, social science, communications, law and policy fields who want to be a part of the relatively new, but rapidly-growing cadre of trained sustainability experts and managers. The program intends to turn their passion for sustainability into impactful careers by devising a dynamic, mission-driven curriculum that focuses on application of sustainability principles in all spheres of life – environmental, economic, social - for protection of the environment and earth’s natural resources, in promoting economic development without impacting the environment, and in implementing practical solutions based on principles of social inclusion, thus ensuring a better quality of life for all members of the society. Students benefit from close interaction with an internationally recognized faculty with diverse educational and professional backgrounds; hybrid format of many classes that are offered in the evenings; and networking opportunities with industry and academic experts via participation in the weekly Sustainability Seminar Series. Graduates of the program will be well positioned to lead the workforce in devising and implementing sustainable strategies for development in business, non-profit organizations, and in the public sector (municipal government to federal).

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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Dual MS-MBA in Sustainability Management

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

This dual program offers an exceptional combination of management skills with deep and practical knowledge of the technical aspects of sustainability. In-depth training in strategic management enables the graduates of the dual program to evaluate and implement sustainability-related projects from financial and managerial perspectives. The program emphasizes development of sustainable models for business operations, i.e., promoting economic and business development without damaging the environment, and implementation of practical solutions inside of organizations resulting in cost-saving through sustainable practices.

Students in this program benefit from close interaction with an internationally recognized faculty body with diverse educational and professional backgrounds both in the School of Engineering and Science and in the School of Business; from the hybrid format of many classes; summer classes; and networking opportunities with industry and government experts via participation in the weekly Sustainability Seminar Series. Hands-on training is emphasized in the program to prepare students for life after graduation, which includes a standalone training module in sustainability consulting as part of the capstone project course. The program requires industry mentors to work directly with students on their capstone projects; students are connected with senior professionals from local/regional companies who act as their guides.

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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

The Environmental Engineering graduate program is divided into two areas of concentration: Environmental Control Processes and Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control.

The Environmental Processes concentration addresses the treatment of industrial and domestic water and wastewater, and hazardous wastes. Process fundamentals are integrated with a design-based approach to meeting treatment objectives. Students will be prepared for careers in both design and operation of facilities for pollution control. Graduates of this program are best qualified for design and operation work in public and private treatment facilities such as for drinking water, wastewater, and industrial wastes.

The Groundwater and Soil Pollution Control concentration emphasizes the transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface environment and on engineering processes to mitigate their adverse environmental impact. Some specific areas of study in this option are the modeling of contaminant transport in local or regional geohydrologic systems, the impact of contamination in the subsurface environment, the management of municipal and industrial waste disposal, and the remediation of groundwater and soil. Many of our graduates in this option work in remediation of contaminated properties or of groundwater resources.

The Environmental Management concentration equips environmental engineering students with knowledge and tools to holistically analyze environmental problems that require a thorough understanding of the complex interrelationships between science, technology, policy and management. A mix of design, technical and contextual courses, this concentration prepares students for careers in the environmental industry that increasingly has to work in close collaboration with state, federal and international regulatory agencies.

Website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

1. Environmental Engineering Doctoral Program

The environmental engineering Ph.D. program at Stevens engages students in the pursuit of research at the forefront of the field with faculty experts in water and wastewater treatment, arsenic and heavy metals, environmental remediation, physicochemical processes and more.

In this program, Ph.D. students and researchers collaborate with international organizations and contribute to the development of solutions to global issues such as the fate, transport and treatment of arsenic and heavy metals in water and solids, the environmental compatibility and effect of consumer products and the development of environmentally sustainable and cost-effecitve technologies utilizing natural products, recycled wastes, plants and microbes.

The environmental engineering program maintains state-of-the-art laboratories and has a vibrant sponsored research program in environmental science and technology. Ph.D. students in the program have the opportunity to publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, carry out research in well-funded, well-equipped analytical and process laboratories and participate in research around water treatment and the conversion of wastes into biofuel.


2. Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

The curriculum for the civil engineering master's degree varies depending on which concentration you choose. Concentrations are available in the areas of structural, transportation, geotechnical/geoenvironmental and water resources engineering.


3. Civil Engineering Doctoral Program

From wastewater treatment to emerging construction materials, multi-scale modeling to probabilistic models, the civil engineering Ph.D. program at Stevens is excellent preparation for a rewarding career in a field burgeoning with opportunity.

The civil engineering Ph.D. program emphasizes interdisciplinary research with concentrations in structural engineering, construction materials and geotechnical engineering, allowing Ph.D. students to develop a strong scholarly identity. Ph.D. candidates pursue their studies in a wide selection of testbeds and laboratories, collaborating with renowned faculty - experts in bridges, structural mechanics, probabilistic modeling, stochastic processes and more - and award-winning investigators.

Ph.D. candidates and faculty work together to make breakthroughs in many areas of civil engineering including construction management; smart structural systems and advanced construction materials for sustainable and resilient infrastrcutre; and structural engienering with a focus on hazard mitigation, infrastructure rehabilitation, computational mechanics, solid and structural mechanics, structural dynamics and probabilistic modeling.


4. Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering master's program at Stevens gives students an edge in an increasingly competitive profession where a mastery of research, design, production and testing skills us just as important as the next big idea.

This program focuses on techniques that enable the consistent creation of products through a science-based understanding of engineering materials and manufacturing processes and prepares students to solve complex engineering problems, position emerging technologies, lead the development of high-quality products, manage projects and maintain exacting standards in an ever-evolving economy.

The mechanical engineering program trains students for leadership positions in automotive, medical device, additive manufacturing, renewable energy, robotics and automation, power generation, aerospace industries and many other fields.


5. Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program

The mechanical engineering doctoral program at Stevens gives students the opportunity to work alongside Stevens' nationally recognized faculty and in state-of-the-art centers that look for solutions to advanced, multidisciplinary problems addressing real-world engineering challenges. Students will actively engage in advanced research topics and graduate with an expertise in the modeling and simulation of mechanical engineering problems using multi-physics analysis tolls and gain experience to perform experimental research in major mechanical engineering fields including fluid, thermal, structural and materials. Students will build academic credentials while contributing to major advances in fields such as robotics, bioengineering, additive manufacturing, nanomaterials and sustainable energy systems.


6. Master of Engineering in Ocean Engineering

The ocean engineering master’s program at Stevens is one of only a few in the country. Our world-renowned faculty, state-of-the-art research facilities, strategic initiatives and nationwide partnerships supply graduate students with a wealth of opportunities in oceanography, maritime administration, naval architecture and environmental studies related to our waterways and coastal environments. The marine industry is vast and ever-evolving, with a great deal of opportunity for young ocean engineers to pursue impactful research and innovative careers.

Master's students are encouraged to make contributions to the field while studying. Stevens is known for its award-winning student body, cultivating advancements in predicting extreme weather, mapping currents, protecting communities against environmental hazards and enhancing port performance.

The program requires the completion of three core courses that can be combined with other courses in the program to create degrees focused on any number of ocean engineering topics, including: ocean and atmospheric modeling, sediment transport, green infrastructure design, mixing processes in coastal and estuarine waters, environmental fluid mechanics, estuarine and coastal ocean modeling, motion of vessels in waves, underwater acoustics, renewable energy, and urban coastal resilience.


7. Ocean Engineering Doctoral Program

The ocean engineering Ph.D. program at Stevens is one of the top academic programs of its kind in the country, enabling students to pursue research in a broad range of areas pertaining to naval engineering and coastal resilience.

Located alongside the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan and New York Harbor, Stevens offers a premiere location in which to study ocean engineering, allowing future ocean engineers in the Ph.D. program opportunities to participate in large-scale studies and projects on coastal flood protection and offshore wind energy. In addition to field research opportunities, Stevens boasts one of the world’s fastest towing tanks at the Davidson Laboratory, which is an internationally renowned facility famous for its pursuit of research in ocean engineering.


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Environmental Management Graduate Certificate

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Stevens graduate certificate in Environmental Management equips students and professionals with tools and knowledge to manage environmental problems routinely faced by government, industry and community organizations.

With skills in technical problem solving, scientific and policy communications, teamwork and project management, graduates of this certificate program are expected to avail the environmental management-related employment opportunities associated with their primary field of academic preparation. Environmental management jobs are currently in abundance in the tristate area because of the extensive nature of environmental degradation caused by the various industries that indiscriminately polluted the local environment for many decades resulting in the largest concentration of superfund sites per unit area in the entire nation.

Graduates of the program will have the ability to analyze environmental management problems that are routinely faced by government, industry and community organizations, which require a thorough understanding of the complex interrelationships between science, policy and management.

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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Sustainable Energy Systems - Mechanical Engineering

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Topics covered in courses within this certificate include current and potential future energy systems, fuel resources, conversion of resources, and end-use, and emphasis on meeting local and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Special attention is given to the current global energy situation which places great focus on fossil fuels. Various renewable and conventional energy technologies are presented including nuclear, wind, solar, and hydrogen, and their attributes described within a framework that aids in evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems in the context of political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Systems engineering and economic tools are presented which are critical for the evaluation of competing energy approaches.

The overall objectives are as follows:
1. The student will be able to assess the performance and basic design of various energy conversion systems including traditional (combustion and nuclear) and alternative (solar, wind, hydrogen, etc) approaches.
2. The student will become familiar with the basic physics and chemistry of environmental issues related to the greenhouse effect and global climate change.
3. The student will perform comparative analysis of various energy conversion systems. The main criteria used for comparison include economic, social acceptability and environmental consequences.

The emphasis is placed on application of quantitative engineering techniques to energy systems, as reflected in objectives 1-3 above. Accordingly, courses within this certificate will draw on basic material studied in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and simple electronic theory. Along the way, students will be exposed to the relationships between energy systems and society and the related economic, environmental, ethical, policy and other issues.

Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:

1. Applied Coastal Oceanography Graduate Certificate
2. Atmospheric and Environmental Science and Engineering (Interdisciplinary) Graduate Certificate
3. Environmental Hydrology Graduate Certificate
4. Environmental Processes Graduate Certificate
5. Hydraulics Graduate Certificate
6. Inland and Coastal Environmental Hydrodynamics Graduate Certificate
7. Multi-Hazard Engineering Graduate Certificate
8. Ocean Engineering Graduate Certificate
9. Soil and Groundwater Pollution Control Graduate Certificate
10. Surface Water Hydrology Graduate Certificate
11. Water Quality Graduate Certificate
12. Water Resources Engineering Graduate Certificate



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