Carnegie Mellon University
Our Air Quality Engineering and Science MS concentration will give you in-depth knowledge of the sources, behaviors, and effects of major pollutants, especially airborne particulate matter.

In this program, 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.

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.

Coursed regularly offered every year:

  • 12-726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems
  • 24-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control
  • 12-751 Air Quality Engineering

Courses regularly offered every 2-3 years:

  • 12-679 Meteorology
  • 12-781 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols
  • 06-620 Global Atmosphere Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods
  • 06-879 Nanoparticle Engineering
  • 09-724 Environmental Chemistry
  • 19-626 Climate Science and Policy
  • 19-653 Climate Change Mitigation
  • 24-620 Aerosol Measurement Technology

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

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
  • 12-712 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
  • 12-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
  • 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
  • 48-569 GIS/CAFM

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

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All applications are submitted online through the CMU College of Engineering. For application information, visit our Admissions Information page.