Carnegie Mellon University

Air Quality Engineering and Science

If you are interested in specializing in air-quality engineering, our Air Quality Engineering and Science concentration will give you in-depth knowledge of the sources, behaviors and effects of major pollutants, especially airborne particulate matter.

With six faculty specializing in air quality in the College of Engineering, we integrate measurements and modeling with issues of policy and decision making to allow evaluation of complex air quality problems.

Our coursework is interdisciplinary, and aims to provide you with skills, analysis tools, and technologies to meet emerging sustainability challenges.

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Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but our MS program is flexible and you should work with your academic advisors to tailor coursework towards your individual interests and career goals.

  • 06-620 Global Atmosphere Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods
  • 12-751 Air Quality Engineering
  • 12-781 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols
  • 19-626 Climate Science and Policy
  • 19-653 Special Topic: Climate Change Mitigation
  • 24-620 Special Topic: Aerosol Measurement Technology
  • 24-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control

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Additional Courses

The following interdisciplinary courses relate to this concentration and may be of interest for additional course work, depending on your academic and career goals.

  • 12-704 Probability and Estimation Methods for Engineering Systems
  • 12-706 Civil Systems Investment Planning and Pricing
  • 12-726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems
  • 12-728 Remediation Engineering
  • 12-741 Data Management
  • 12-749 Special Topic: Climate Change Adaptation
  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management
  • 19-688 Innovation for Energy and the Environment
  • 48-569 GIS/CAFM