Environmental Engineering Program Mission, Objectives and Outcomes
The Environmental Engineering major is concerned primarily with the interactions between humans and their environment and the planning, design, and control of systems for environmental quality management for water, land, and air environments.
Environmental Engineering students are required to take a minimum of two Project Design Courses (out of four offered) which synthesize various pre-requisite course offerings into a design project. These projects are usually “open-ended” and duplicate real-world engineering problems. The students typically work in small design team groups. The pre-requisites needed for the various project courses vary.
The Environmental Engineering Program Faculty strive to create a high-quality learning experience for our students. The principal goals include:
- Provide a broad engineering education to our graduates that will prepare them for both current and future professional challenges.
- Promote a commitment to continued scholarship and service among our graduates.
- Foster a spirit of innovation so that our graduates are positioned to take advantage of new technology in our profession.
- Promote an environment that is inclusive and diverse.
- To attain prominence in key areas of Environmental Engineering graduate education and research.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Within the first several years following graduation, graduates should:
- Be successfully employed or employable in environmental engineering practice in areas such as solid waste, air pollution, water and wastewater treatment, water resources, or related fields and/or be continuing their studies at the graduate level.
- Show a commitment to ethical practice and professional development by extending their knowledge through continuing education and self-directed life-long learning, professional licensure, and service to the profession and society.
- OUTCOME A: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
- OUTCOME B: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
- OUTCOME C: An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- OUTCOME D: An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
- OUTCOME E: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
- OUTCOME F: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- OUTCOME G: An ability to communicate effectively.
- OUTCOME H: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
- OUTCOME I: A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
- OUTCOME J: A knowledge of contemporary issues.
- OUTCOME K: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.