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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Objectives and Outcomes

The mission of the BSEVE degree program offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to provide students with undergraduate educational experiences that give them a sound basis for professional practice in environmental engineering and for life-long learning. Our primary goal is for students to learn the fundamental principles of environmental engineering, to become proficient in the use of engineering methods to solve challenging problems, and to communicate these solutions to technical and non-technical communities. The faculty is dedicated to accomplishing this mission through the integration of teaching, research, and professional practice.

Program Educational Objectives

The BSEVE program educational objectives are to provide our graduates with the disciplinary breadth to:

  1. become a competent engineer in environmental engineering practice.
  2. earn an advanced degree from a top-tier graduate or professional school.
  3. assume a leadership role in environmental engineering or a related field.

Student Outcomes

The BSEVE student outcomes are modeled after those found in Criterion 3 of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission criteria. Each graduate of the BSEVE program should be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.