Environmental Engineering Objectives & Outcomes
Environmental Engineering Program Mission and Objectives
The environmental engineering program provides a broad-based education that prepares students in the technical and social fundamentals that will enable them to have a wide impact in the improvement of interactions between humans and their environment.
- Graduates of our program will be recognized as being among “the best in the business” by their peers.
- Graduates of our program possess the fundamental understanding of environmental processes that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of environmental engineering.
- Graduates of our program use their knowledge of the design process, reaction mechanisms, and material balance methods to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.
- Graduates of our program demonstrate exemplary sensitivity to social factors including the historical, legal, political, policy, economic, ethical and public relations aspects of environmental problems.
- Graduates of our program solve environmental problems using a systems approach, incorporating interactions with natural, engineered and social components.
- Graduates of our program address the wider aspects of environmental problems such as sustainability, design for the environment, pollution prevention, and industrial ecology.
Electrical Engineering Program Outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor’s of Engineering Environmental Engineering Program from Stevens Institute of Technology will:
- be able to use a knowledge of the underlying physical, chemical, and biochemical principles in environmental engineering, especially an ability to use stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to problem solving
- be able to analyze environmental systems using a material balance approach and mathematical modeling
- be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results to determine process parameters, and to identify issues and methods for environmental measurements
- be able to use basic chemical laboratory equipment for environmental testing, and to use computer software for data analysis, reporting and presentations
- be able to use empiric, stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to design environmental treatment processes
- be able to incorporate considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, legal/regulatory, societal impacts, etc. in design, and have experience working with practicing engineers
- know about professional management practices for environmental engineers
- have experience taking leadership roles in teams
- have experience working within teams
- be capable of writing and presenting polished technical reports at a level expected of the engineering profession
- know about ethical problems that face environmental engineers, and the codes that specify the professional response to them
- understand the problem of environmental justice, and will appreciate the differing interests of various groups in society
- show an interest in professional societies and their activities, and in independently seeking information related to the environmental engineering profession
- have experience proposing a technical solution to a novel environmental problem
- be familiar with current environmental policy issues