Environmental Engineering Objectives & Outcomes

Educational Objectives

 

  1. ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

    (a) identify information needs;

    (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and

    (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems.

    The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

  2. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

  3. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

  4. ENE Program graduates will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems.

  5. ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates will have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops, and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development.

Program Objectives and ENE Outcomes

ENE Program Objectives

ENE Program Outcomes (updated 7-16-14)

1.

ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to: (a) identify information needs; (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems. The solutions they develop minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

1.1      Graduates will be competent in the use of current engineering tools and computer software in engineering practice.

1.2      Graduates will have the foundation to independently learn new tools and software.

1.3       Graduates will have the ability to: locate, compile and use information; design and perform experiments to satisfy specific information needs; and critically analyze and interpret data and present results.

2.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

2.1      Graduates will have the ability to effectively communicate and defend ideas in technical reports and correspondence.

2.2        Graduates will have the ability to speak before a group, effectively convey information to technical and non-technical audiences, and use visual aids.

3.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

3.1       Graduates will have basic competence in math, science, and engineering principles and be able to apply this knowledge to identify and solve engineering problems.
3.2       ENE MP graduates will have obtained a working knowledge in the basic ENE disciplines of process engineering, fluid mechanics, solid and hazardous waste, bioenvironmental, physiochemical, air pollution and project engineering.
3.3       Graduates will have had the opportunity to develop a more specialized knowledge base in more than one specialty.
3.4       Graduates will have an ability to design environmental engineering systems that include considerations such as risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts.
3.5       Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

3.6       Graduates will understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

4.

ENE MP Program graduates will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to engineering problems.

4.1      Graduates will have the ability to interact and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams.

4.2           Graduates will be able to critically analyze and design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability.

5.

ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional conferences, workshops and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development

5.1      Graduates will understand contemporary issues within the environmental engineering profession and be aware of how those issues impact environmental engineering practice.
5.2      Graduates will have taken or be prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
5.3      Graduates will have been encouraged to join and become active in professional organizations (e.g., ASCE-EWRI, AWWA, NEWWA, WEF, SWE, EWB/SWB, Tau Beta Pi, Order of the Engineer).

5.4       Graduates will recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning.

Relationship Between the ENE Program Educational Objectives and ENE Curriculum

 

ENE Program Educational Objectives

Courses in Curriculum Related to Educational Objectives

1.

ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to: (a) identify information needs; (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems. The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

 

Mathematics: Calculus 1 and 2 (425,426); Diff. Eq. (527); Prob. Stat. (644)

Science: Chem. 1 and 2 (403, 404); Org. Chem. (545, 546); Physics 1 (407); GW Hydro (Esci 710); Tech. Elec.

Engg. Principles: Statics (CiE 525); Fluid Mechanics (CiE 642); Proj. Engg. (CiE 633); Tech Elec.; CAD (Tech 564)

ENE Courses: Env. Engg. Lectures 1 and 2 (400, 401); Env Engg. Seminar (521); Env. Pollution & Protection (520); Env. Engg. Fundamentals (645); Solid Haz. Waste (742); Water Chem. (749); Env. Micro. (756); Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CiE 741/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Engg (746); Physchem. Engg (744); Ene Electives; Capstone Des. (788)

2.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

 

Env. Engg Lectures 1 & 2 (400, 401); Env. Poll. Prot (520); Project Engg. (633); Fluid Mechanics (642); Env. Engg. (645); Env. Micro. (756); Physchem Des. (744); Bioengg. Des. (746); Capstone Design (788)

3.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

 

Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CiE 741/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Engg (746); Physchem. Engg (744); Ene Electives; Capstone Des. (788)

4.

ENE Program graduates will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems.

 

Env. Engg. Lectures 2 (401); Env Engg. Fund (645); Capstone Design (788)

5.

ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates will have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops, and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development.

 

Env. Engg. Lectures 1 and 2 (400, 401); Env Engg. Seminar (521); Env. Pollution & Protection (520); Env. Engg. Fundamentals (645); Solid Haz. Waste (742); Water Chem. (749); Env. Micro. (756); Open Channel Flow/Pipe Design (CiE 741/755); Engr Lab Elec.; Bioenv. Des. (746); Physchem. Des. (744); ENE Electives; Capstone Des. (788)