Environmental Technology and Sustainability
Environmental Technology

Environmental Technology and Sustainability is a specialized area of study that brings together the many aspects of engineering, environmental science, sustainability, ecology, law, pollution prevention, climate change, contamination mitigation, and technology needed in today’s modern world. Students will learn to understand and apply the best methods and practices used in environmental systems for air, water, energy, and waste. The technologies and practices presented in the program are the foundation of all modern efforts aimed at improving environmental conditions and advancing sustainability goals, according to the United Nations.


  • Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Sustainability


  • A total of thirty (30) credits including a six-credit audit or design thesis project selected by each student in consultation with a faculty advisor.
  • Over 20 electives from which to choose.
  • Concentrations in: Water Resources; Environmental Compliance; Climate Change and Sustainable Technology.
  • Evening courses offered at the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses and online to accommodate working professionals.
  • All faculty are professionals with extensive hands-on experience.
  • Come to earn a degree. Go on to protect the planet.

Audit or Design Thesis Projects

Recently completed, partial listing

  • Cloud Computing, Server, Virtualization and Carbon Emissions.
  • Environmental Degradation through Toy Production and Manufacturing
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture and Elimination from Automobiles
  • Environmental Technology Curriculum for Grade Schools
  • Long Island Carbon Footprint Project
  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting - Transportation Sector
  • Renewable Energy Policy - Adgaon Aurangabad, India
  • Design of a Green Academic Building
  • Proposed Solar Power Plant in Jadhpur, India
  • Introducing Offshore Wind Power to the Caribbean
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies
  • Field Screening Methods at Environmental Remediation Sites
  • Arsenic Removal in Drinking Water in New Jersey: Treatment Technique and Its Design
  • Contaminated Water Remediation Using Nano-Technology
Energy Conference

Research and Development

Projects to meet the needs of industry and government are performed by faculty, students, and institute personnel, including the Long Island Carbon Footprint Project, parallel transmission system for hybrid electric vehicles, available solar radiation in a dense urban environment, biodiesel fuel from waste cooking oils, and water management policy.


Our graduates are employed at all levels of government including the:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Long Island Rail Road
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory

Consulting and manufacturing organizations look to our graduates for state-of-the-art sustainable and environmental technology best practice applications.

Message from the Chair

It is a pleasure to hear of your interest in the Master of Science in Environmental Technology and Sustainability program at NYIT. The practice-oriented program of study features small classes taught by distinguished senior professors who are practicing professionals. The faculty will bring real-world problems into the classroom in addition to providing entry into the professional world through counseling and internship program.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person on campus as soon as possible. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Stanley M. Greenwald, P.E.
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability
Old Westbury and Manhattan