Purdue University has received Indiana Commission for Higher Education approval for two new degrees. The master’s and doctoral degrees in environmental and ecological engineering will be in the school’s Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering.
John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering Leah Jamieson says "Purdue’s EEE program has consistently broken new ground by engaging faculty from across the College of Engineering and across Purdue in highly interdisciplinary research and education. EEE’s new graduate programs are an important addition to Purdue, as well as to the entire environmental and ecological engineering field."
The university says the programs will help fill a need in the work force that is "projected to grow significantly" over the next 10 years. The university hopes the program grows to 90 students and produces 20 M.S. and 10 Ph.D. graduates a year within six years.
The first degrees in the new program are expected to be awarded in May 2017.