The College of Engineering offers a dual-degree program that culminates with students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering concurrently. This program is available only to qualified students enrolled in the undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering at the University of Miami. This is a structured and integrated program totaling 152 credit hours.  

Note the following:

  • At least 30 credit hours must be at the graduate (600 or 700) level. 
  • Interested environmental engineering Juniors with a cumulative GPA above 3.0 may declare their intent to participate by submitting an official application to the Graduate School for admission into the M.S.I.S.E. portion of the program.
  • A student wishing to drop out of the five-year program without the M.S.I.S.E. degree could receive the B.S.En.E. degree after completing all its requirements, including the senior design project.
  • To qualify for the M.S.I.E. degree, students must meet all the pertinent Graduate School requirements, including a minimum of 3.0 GPA in the 30 credit hours applied towards the M.S.I.E. degree.
  • The student is awarded both the B.S.En.E. and the M.S.I.E. degrees after the requirements for both degrees are satisfied.
  • If their schedule allows, students may be able to complete 6 credits of graduate classes during their fourth year.
  • Students must be registered for a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours per semester in their fourth year.
  • Students can register for a maximum of 6 graduate credit hours in each semester of their fourth year.


Requirements for graduation are:

  • Minimum of 30 graduate-level credits with a GPA of at least 3.000, and no grade lower than C; refer to the Curriculum Requirements for the industrial and systems engineering MS degree for details regarding the distribution of the credits.
  • Completion of the BSEnE degree requirements

Admission Requirements

The dual B.S. EnE/M.S. IE program is available only to qualified undergraduate students enrolled in the environmental engineering undergraduate program at UM. Students must have undergraduate student status and a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0 at the time of application.

Qualified students are strongly advised to apply to the dual degree program as early as possible in their junior year to facilitate academic advising and course selection in the second semester of their junior year.  Students opting for an M.S. degree in a discipline different from their B.S. degree may need to take some prerequisite coursework. Before submitting an application, students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic adviser.  

This program is intended for exceptional students to acquire both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree simultaneously, in five years rather than the 4 plus 2 years (approximately) it normally requires.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
EGN 114Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology3
CET 300Computational Methods for Engineers (Computational Methods for Engineers (NEW COURSE))3
CET 330Fluid Mechanics3
CET 340Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CET 345Environmental Laboratory and Analysis 13
CET 403Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 13
CET 430Water-Resources Engineering I3
CET 440Water Quality Control Systems3
CET 530Water Resources Engineering II3
CET 533Water-Quality Control in Natural Systems3
CET 540Environmental Chemistry3
CET 541Environmental Engineering Microbiology3
CET 543Air Pollution Control Engineering3
CAE 115Introduction to Engineering II: Geospatial Data (Surveying and GIS)2
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
CAE 402Professional Engineering Practice 13
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
ISE 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
MAE 303Thermodynamics3
Technical Elective6
Marine Science Courses
MSC 301Introduction to Physical Oceanography3
Marine/Atmospheric Science Elective3
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers 25
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
CHM 121Principles of Chemistry4
CHM 113Chemistry Laboratory I1
Biology Elective3
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Quantitative Skills:
Calculus I for Engineers (fulfilled through the major)
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
ISE 694Master's Capstone Design Project3
ISE 712Design of Experiments3
ISE 742Linear Programming and Extensions3
ISE 757Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics3
ISE 763Project Management Techniques3
or ISE 764 Supply Chain Management
Additional graduate electives15
Total Credit Hours152

Internships, Practical Training, or other types of practicum are neither required nor optional credit-earning components in the established undergraduate curriculum. Credit earned through these experiences via UMI 305 will not count towards the  degree requirements.

At the graduate level, the Program of Study is the student's specific set of coursework that defines the course requirements for graduation and must be approved by an advisory committee (known as the Supervisory Committee). The Program of Study is tailored to the student's background and goals by their advisor, and must be approved as constituting an MS in Civil Engineering by the student's Supervisory Committee. 

The graduate course requirements for graduation are:

  • Completion of the BSEnE degree
  • Minimum of 30 graduate-level credits with a GPA of at least 3.000, and no grade lower than C.

Transfer of credits from other institutions

  • A total of 6 credits of transfer and/or exchange coursework not counted towards the student’s B.S. may be taken at another institution and used to satisfy requirements for the M.S. The number of eligible credits for transfer is 9, when pre-approved coursework is taken as part of a semester abroad experience.

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
EGN 114 Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
 Credit Hours14
CAE 115 Introduction to Engineering II: Geospatial Data (Surveying and GIS) 2
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
PS Cognate 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
CET 300 Computational Methods for Engineers 3
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
CHM 121 Principles of Chemistry 4
CHM 113 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
PS Cognate 3
 Credit Hours17
CET 340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Biology Elective 3
AH Cognate 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
CET 330 Fluid Mechanics 3
CET 345 Environmental Laboratory and Analysis 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
ISE 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MSC 301 Introduction to Physical Oceanography 3
 Credit Hours15
CET 430 Water-Resources Engineering I 3
CET 440 Water Quality Control Systems 3
Environmental Engineering Course 3
Marine/Atmospheric Science Elective 3
Technical elective 3
AH Cognate 3
 Credit Hours18
Senior Year
CET 403 Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 3
CET 530 Water Resources Engineering II 3
Environmental Engineering Course 3
Environmental Engineering Course 3
AH Cognate 3
Graduate course 3
 Credit Hours18
CET 404 Senior Design Project II – Integrated Engineering Documents 3
CAE 402 Professional Engineering Practice 3
Environmental Engineering Course 3
PS Cognate 3
Graduate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Fifth Year (Graduate)
ISE 712 Design of Experiments 3
ISE 763 Project Management Techniques 3
ISE 742 Linear Programming and Extensions 3
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
ISE 757 Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics 3
ISE 764 Supply Chain Management 3
ISE 694 Master's Capstone Design Project 3
Graduate Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours152

In the Spring of the Senior year, students enroll in CAE 604 instead of CET 404CAE 604 counts towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.