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Environmental Restoration Engineering and Science Minor

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Environmental Restoration Science and Engineering Graduate Program, 122 Civil Engineering, 500 Pillsbury Dr SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5522; fax: 612-626-7750)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 8
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The environmental restoration engineering and science minor is not currently admitting students. The goal of the Environmental Restoration Engineering and Science program is to produce graduates who will understand how to combine engineering with physical, biological, and social sciences in order to contribute to the process of prioritizing, designing, implementing, evaluating, and setting policy for environmental restoration projects. In short, the program aims to generate future leaders who will both succeed in practice and set the national agenda for restoring, maintaining, and sustaining the Earth-surface environment.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The environmental restoration engineering and science minor is not currently admitting students.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
The required courses, CEGE 8601 and CEGE 8602, are also offered as EEB/ESCI 8601 and EEB/ESCI 8602. Students obtaining a degree in earth sciences, civil engineering, or ecology, evolution and behavior should register for these courses under a designator other than their major field.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Master's
Required Courses
CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice (2.0 cr)
Recommended Elective
Take at least 3 credits. Consult with the ERES director of graduate studies for other course options.
HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
 
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CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Background material required to participate in a stream restoration project. How to assimilate geologic, hydrologic, and ecological data at watershed and reach scales to plan a restoration project and evaluate/critique existing stream restoration projects.
CEGE 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01295 - CE 8602/Geo 8602
Prerequisites: 8601 or Geo 8601
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Field experience, group design project. Students provide a stream restoration context for each other?s elective coursework, complete critical assessments of stream restoration projects, and design a stream restoration site. prereq: 8601 or Geo 8601
HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02353
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ecological/physiological concepts for revegetation of grasslands, wetlands, forests, and landscapes. Plant selection, stand establishment/evaluation. State/federal programs that administer restoration/reclamation. Field trips. prereq: [One college course in ecology, one college course in [plant science or botany]] or instr consent