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Objectives & Outcomes

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


Program Educational Objectives


Fall 2014

Department and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 306 47 37 390
Civil Engineering 200 30 37 267
Environmental Engineering 23 17   40
Construction Engineering 80     80
Engineering Technology 3     3


Degrees Awarded

Academic Year 2013-2014

Degrees awarded: December 2013, May 2014, August 2014

Departments and Programs Bachelor's Master's Doctoral Total
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 100 40 4 144
Civil Engineering 89 25 4 118
Environmental Engineering 11 15   26
Department of Construction Engineering and Engineering Technology 41     41
Construction Engineering 33     8
Engineering Technology 8     8

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