Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Debra Shepard
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Wentworth Institute of Technology
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Complete Reporter Debra Shepard
Sustainability Consultant
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Environmental Engineering Master of Science

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering combines a breadth of professional practice with graduate level environmental engineering principles. This program allows students to take courses civil, electrical, mechanical and/or architectural engineering. The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (M.S. EV) is a thesis and research-based degree program and includes a minimum of 31 credits that consist of 24 credits of courses, 6 credits of research thesis and 1 credit of graduate seminar. The program offers flexible timelines (part-time and full-time options) and can be completed (full-time) within one year.

A distinguishing strategy of the thesis based program is to continue the hands-on, active learning and project-based activities has long been the hallmark of WIT engineering education. The objective of the thesis option is for students earning a M.S. degree to have a meaningful experiential application of their developing knowledge to address a deficiency within society or environment. The thesis option includes an engineering project with scholarship at the level of an academic graduate work and involves the engineering design cycle, application of knowledge to address a problem, development toward establishing new knowledge or techniques, and written and oral communication. The thesis option requires completion of a two course sequence (Thesis I and Thesis II), each having 3 credits.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Architectural Engineering (Master of Science) Concentration in Building Electrical Systems and Sustainable Energy

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

The built environment requires the cooperation of architects, contractors, construction managers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, structural engineers, and civil engineers. The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering gives the experience students need to design and create in this interdisciplinary environment. The program prepares students to contribute to society with sustainable analysis, design, and related activities within the construction industry.

Students in the systems focus area learn the engineering fundamentals needed to design quality environments for people, including safe and effective electrical distribution and climate control. Course topics include energy optimization and modeling and simulation, as well as alternative energy and sustainability.


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