M.En. Courses

The core courses listed below provide students with principles and skills that are widely used by professionals in environmental science and sustainability.

Additional IES course descriptions are available in the Miami University General Bulletin.

EGM 511 - Leading and Managing Projects (3)

Focus on the fundamental aspects of leading and managing complex projects, including organizational leadership, strategic planning and project selection; project life cycle planning; estimating project schedule and cost; planning, organizing, directing and monitoring resources; analyzing and managing risk; team building and conflict management; assessing progress and performance; project audit and closure; and related topics.
Prerequisite: graduate standing.

IES 411/511 - Environmental Protocols (4)

Laboratory and field course in basic systems and techniques used to measure biophysical parameters. Content varies, but has included: terrestrial ecology, air sampling, chemical analysis, waterflow, mapping, and geographical information systems.
Prerequisite: concurrent registration in STA 261 or equivalent or, if applicable, STA 671.

IES/ENG/JRN 529 - Environmental Communication (3)

Examines theories, principles, and methods for communicating environmental concepts and scientific information verbally, textually and visually to a range of audiences and stakeholders. Students will work with scientists, peer communities, clients, and focus groups to develop effective and appropriate environmental communications across mediums. Projects may include producing scientific posters, writing reviews of research projects on an enviornmental problem, preparing oral presentations, creating visual story of scientific work, interviewing scientists for a general news story, writing environmental proposals, and facilitating focus groups.

IES 598 - Orientation Field Trip (1)

Incoming M.En. students participate in 3 days of orientation field trips, where students observe and interact with environmental professionals in their workplaces.

IES 610 - Professional Service Project (2)

Major environmental project of concern to a local government or nonprofit organization is assigned to a group of students working as a team. The team is expected to develop solutions to the problem during two semesters.
Prerequisite: admission to the M.En. program.

IES 610.G - Professional Service Project (2)

Major environmental project of concern to a local government or nonprofit organization is assigned to a group of students working as a team. The team is expected to develop solutions to the problem during two semesters.
Prerequisite: admission to the M.En. program.

IES 611 - Environmental Problem Solving (1)

Methodologies employed in solving environmental problems, with emphasis on process models, levels of measurement, dynamics of planned change, communication of innovations, public involvement, developing and analyzing alternatives, and approaches of various disciplines to data gathering and analysis.
Prerequisite: admission to the M.En. program or permission of instructor.

IES 620 - Topic Seminar (1)

Seminar on topics of importance to environmental professionals such as environmental impact analysis and risk assessment.
Prerequisite: admission to the M.En. program or permission of instructor.

STA 672 - Statistical Modeling and Design (4)

Introduction for graduate students to various methods of data analysis, forecasting, and building and use of computer simulation and optimization models for analysis and solution of environmental problems.
Prerequisite: basic course in statistics and admission to the M.En. program or permission of instructor.