MEnvE 5 Year Program - Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes
MEnvE Degree at Texas Tech
The MEnvE program at Texas Tech University is a unique program in the United States in which students can directly earn an ABET-accredited Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Engineering. The MEnvE degree consists of successful completion of a 5-year “freshman-to-master’s degree” program administered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Texas Tech University. The program has been ABET-accredited at the advanced level, which qualifies the program graduates for reciprocal professional accreditation in Europe, Australia, and many foreign countries, and also qualifies them to pursue their Professional Engineering License in Environmental Engineering. The MEnvE program is referred to as a professional degree program because the program stresses engineering practice rather than research. Students in the program have numerous opportunities for internships, summer jobs, and participation in research activities while in the program. Those graduates who choose to pursue the Professional Engineer license are doing so according to the testing and experience requirements of their states’ professional engineering boards.
The Program Educational Objectives define future roles for which we are preparing our graduates.
The Program Educational Objectives for the MEnvE Program are as follows:
- Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of Environmental Engineers.
- Graduates will continue their professional development through continuing education.
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
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
- Design a system, component or process to meet the constituencies needs within realistic constraints.
- Function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
- Communicate effectively.
- Understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context.
- Engage in life-long learning.
- Possess knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools.
MEnvE Specific Student Outcomes
By the time of graduation, Environmental Engineering students have
- Proficiency in mathematics, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, earth science, biological science and fluid mechanics.
- Knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts.
- An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and critically analyze and interpret data.
- Performed engineering design by means of integrated design experiences.
- Proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives.
- Understanding of professional practice concepts.
The following section shows how these outcomes are distributed across the MEnvE curriculum. Outcome Mapping Table
The master of environmental engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.