The civil engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. ABET accreditation, which is achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.
Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives for Environmental Engineer M.E. Degree
The current Program Educational Objectives for the ME in Environmental Engineering Program include:
Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of Environmental Engineers both in the tri-state area and worldwide.
Graduates will continue their professional development through continuing education and professional development.
Program Student Outcomes for Environmental Engineer M.E. Degree
Below are the general program outcomes for all students who successfully complete an M.E. degree in environmental engineering. These outcomes are designed to support and reinforce the ABET general outcomes (1-7) as well as address select environmental engineering program-specific outcomes and ABET Master's program outcomes as noted.
Upon completion of the M.E. degree in environmental engineering, students will be able to:
Outcome #1: Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data (ABET PO 6 and program-specific criteria: “Hands-on laboratory experiments, and analysis and interpretation of the resulting data in more than one major environmental engineering focus area, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health”).
Outcome #2:Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. (ABET PO 2; Program specific criteria: Design of environmental engineering systems that includes considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts; and ME-specific criteria: mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice consistent with the master’s program name).
Outcome #3:Communicate effectively with a range of audiences (ABET PO 3)
Outcome #4:Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments that consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. (ABET PO 4; Program specific criteria: Concepts of professional practice and project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations; and ME-specific criteria: a mastery of a specific field of study or area of professional practice consistent with the master’s program name)
Outcome #5:Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies (ABET PO 7).
Full-time enrollment as of Oct. 1, 2020: 27
Masters of Science Students (M.S.): 22
Masters of Engineering (M.E.): 5
Degrees awarded for the academic year 2019-20 (Sept. Dec. Feb. and May): 14