Texas Tech University

Objectives & Outcomes

Environmental Engineering MEV

Program Educational Objectives

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

The Program Educational Objectives for the Master's of Environmental Engineering (MEV) program are as follows:

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

Student Outcomes

General Student Outcomes

To enable the Civil, Environmental, and Construction 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.

Environmental Engineering MEV Specific Student Criteria

By the time of graduation, environmental engineering students can

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, chemistry (including stoichiometry, equilibrium, and kinetics), an earth science, a biological science, fluid mechanics.
  • Formulate material and energy balances, and analyze the fate and transport of substances in and between air, water, and soil phases;
  • Conduct laboratory experiments and analyze and interpret the resulting data in more than one major environmental engineering focus area, (e.g., air, water, land, environmental health);
  • Design environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts;
  • Apply advanced principles and practice relevant to the program objectives; and
  • Understand concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.


The Program Educational Objectives, Student Outcomes & Progam Outcomes are presented in the course catalog.

The Environmental Engineering MEV program is Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.


Department of Civil, Environmental, & Construction Engineering