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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 have been modeled after the ABET Criterion 3 requirements. Each graduate of the BSEVE program should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  4. Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal/economic context.
  9. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.