Undergraduate Study
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Environmental Engineering Major
ABET Objectives & Outcomes

The bachelor of science in environmental engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Student enrollment and graduation data from this program are available on the McCormick School website.


BSEE Program Educational Objectives BSEE Student Outcomes

1. Excel in the engineering practice, research, and management associated with the protection and conservation of ecological and human health.

(a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (including chemistry, physics, earth science, biological science, and fluid mechanics).

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for professional engineering practice.

(l) Understanding of concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.*

2. Play key roles in the analysis of the behavior of complex natural and engineered environmental systems, and design infrastructure in a sustainable way to meet societal needs.

(c) Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

(d) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for professional engineering practice.

3. Apply their broad environmental engineering training to excel and become leaders in a diverse range of professions, including engineering consulting, industry, medicine, law, government, and education.

(c) Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) Ability to communicate effectively.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

(i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for professional engineering practice.

4. Think critically, behave ethically, and consider the technical and social consequences of their work, especially as it affects the health, safety, and environment of both ecological and human communities.

(f) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(h) Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

(i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

(j) Knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for professional engineering practice.

5. Apply their knowledge creatively and innovatively throughout their careers to meet the challenges posed by a rapidly changing world.

(a) Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (including chemistry, physics, earth science, biological science, and fluid mechanics).

(b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to critically analyze and interpret data in more than one major environmental engineering focus area.

(d) Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(g) Ability to communicate effectively.

(i) Recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in, lifelong learning.

*Outcome "l" is an additional outcome specified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.