Master's Project

Department Numbers
Department 1: 
NRE
Number 1: 
701
Description: 

A Master’s Project is an interdisciplinary group project in which students work closely with a faculty advisor to analyze and propose solutions to a real-world environmental problem. Typically projects involve a 12- to -16 month process of problem definition, research, analysis, writing and presentation aimed at solving a problem or satisfying a need faced by a client. Each project requires individual and group analysis and reporting. Hence, projects develop abilities around content knowledge and analysis, as well as mechanisms to work effectively in teams through a group problem-solving process. Projects typically produce:

  • Content learning (renewable energy, sustainable growth, biodiversity conservation, etc)
  • Analytical skills (spatial analysis, design, statistical analysis, surveys, financial modeling, etc)
  • Professional skills (writing, professional communications, evaluation ,etc)
  • Process knowledge (team-building, facilitation, negotiation, etc)
  • Client contacts and networks

Credits

Minimum Credits: 
1
Maximum Credits: 
6
Pass/Fail: 
Pass/Fail or S/U optional
Graduate: 
Yes
Prerequisites: 
Graduate standing

Terms Offered

Fall Semester: 
Yes
Winter Semester: 
Yes