UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) is launching a new master's program in environmental engineering for international students. This new program leads to the degree of Master of Engineering (M. Eng) which is a research based degree with the objective of preparing graduates to pursue careers in research, teaching, engineering design, management and planning, and leadership roles in the knowledge-based environment.


International graduate students recruited in the new master's program have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members on a wide variety of exciting research and development projects. Excellent opportunities are available for students to be immersed in a vibrant research-intensive environment. Students successfully complete the program will be awarded the Master's Degree by Tongji University. IESD has research scholarships available for deserving candidates who is excellent in their undergraduate study and wish to pursue a research degree.


This program aims to educate students and prepare them to pursue careers in research, teaching, engineering design, management and planning, and leadership roles in the knowledge-based environment. Students are expected to master various concepts and gain knowledge on pollution control, environment protection and resource conservation issues.



The curriculum, co-designed by UNEP and the faculties of Tongji, aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of, and develops critical thinking about, the historical and current state of world development, by probing selected issues affecting the interests of future generations in a context of interdependence, and to acquire a capability of using leading-edge, and developing new, approaches and tools for pollution control, environment protection, resource reservation and sustainable development. The master's degree program consists of the following modules:

(1) Core courses;

(2) Elective courses (options);

(3) A research project leading to a thesis .

The curriculum is designed to provide international, as well as local, perspectives on pollution control, environment protection and sustainable development.  The program provides for flexibility for students entering from different undergraduate backgrounds to select from courses offered at Tongji University. Core courses must be taken by all students, whereas flexibility is enabled through appropriate choices of Elective courses.


Coursework requirements: 
For Master's Degree students, the minimum course credit requirement is 28, which is composed by:

 Public compulsory courses(Language and culture)


 Professional core courses


 Professional elective courses


 Compulsory Links





The minimum coursework requirement is 18 credits from compulsory courses and 10 credits from elective courses. With the guidance of the adviser, the student may take more courses over and above the minimum requirement. 



Thesis  requirements: 

The thesis is a fundamental and essential component of the program. It is the main evidence that is available to the academic community by which the student is assessed in his/her abilities to synthesize and integrate environment sciences and engineering knowledge into new paradigms or knowledge. The thesis work will be undertaken under the guidance of a thesis supervisor assigned by the Dean. Normally, thesis supervisors are faculty members of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University.
Students should complete research proposal writing before the end of the second semester. As part of the graduation requirements, an article based on the thesis may have been published or have been accepted for publication in a refereed journal.


Public Compulsory Courses:
 (1) Chinese (Language)                          3 Credits
 (2) China Outlook (Culture)                     3 Credits

Compulsory Links:
 (1) Thesis Proposal              1 Credits

 (2) Seminar                         1 Credits