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Objectives & Outcomes

Master of Environmental Engineering (M.Env.E.)


Program Educational Objectives


Fall 2013

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 308 46 33 387
Civil Engineering 267 37 33 337
Environmental Engineering 41 9   50


Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2012-2013

Degrees awarded: December 2012, May 2013, August 2013

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 111 32 6 149
Civil Engineering 104 26 6 136
Environmental Engineering 7 6   13

The Program Educational Objectives define future roles for which we are preparing our graduates.

The Program Educational Objectives for the M.Env.E. Program are as follows:

  1. Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of environmental engineers.
  2. Graduates will continue their professional development through continuing education.

Student Outcomes

General Student Outcomes

To enable the civil and environmental engineering students to accomplish the educational objectives, the curriculum is designed to assure that students, at the time of graduation, would be able to

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Design a system, component or process to meet the constituencies needs within realistic constraints.
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Communicate effectively.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. Engage in life-long learning.
  10. Possess knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools.

M.Env.E. Specific Student Outcomes

By the time of graduation, environmental engineering students have

  1. Proficiency in mathematics, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, earth science, biological science and fluid mechanics.
  2. Knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts.
  3. An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and critically analyze and interpret data.
  4. Performed engineering design by means of integrated design experiences.
  5. Proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives.
  6. Understanding of professional practice concepts.

The following section shows how these outcomes are distributed across the M.Env.E. curriculum. Outcome Mapping Table


The master of environmental engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET