Objectives and Outcomes

MISSION, OBJECTIVES, AND OUTCOMES

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Mission Statement
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.

Objectives
Expected attributes of graduates during the first few years after graduation (revised March, 2003)

  1. Graduates of our program will be recognized as being among “the best in the business” by their peers.
  2. Graduates of our program possess the fundamental understanding of environmental processes that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of environmental engineering.
  3. Graduates of our program use their knowledge of the design process, reaction mechanisms, and material balance methods to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.
  4. 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.
  5. Graduates of our program solve environmental problems using a systems approach, incorporating interactions with natural, engineered and social components.
  6. Graduates of our program address the wider aspects of environmental problems such as sustainability, design for the environment, pollution prevention, and industrial ecology.

Outcomes
Knowledge and skills students should possess at the time of graduation (Revised 10/20/05)

  1. (Scientific foundations) Graduates will have a fundamental understanding of chemical equilibrium and kinetics, physics of fluid flow, and of biology as they apply to natural and engineered environmental systems.
  2. (Engineering foundations) Graduates will be able to use knowledge of the underlying physical, chemical and biochemical principles to analyze environmental systems using a thermodynamic, material balance and mathematical modeling approach.
  3. (Experimentation) Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results to determine stoichiometric, thermodynamic, and kinetic parameters for engineering systems, and the ability to use basic chemical laboratory equipment for environmental testing, including knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis.
  4. (Technical Design) Graduates will be able to apply hydraulic, empiric, stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to design environmental treatment processes.
  5. (Design Assessment) Graduates will be able to compare alternative designs based on considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, societal impacts, etc.
  6. (Tools) Graduates will be able to use software tools such as standard environmental models, chemical equilibrium software, and math and statistics packages; and to have knowledge of environmental sampling methods.
  7. (Professionalism) Graduates will know about professional management practices and legal and regulatory considerations in the environmental field.
  8. (Leadership) Graduates will have experience taking leadership roles in teams.
  9. (Teamwork) Graduates will have knowledge of group dynamics, the roles and jobs necessary for functioning of a team, and have experience taking various roles in teams.
  10. (Communication) Graduates will be able to present information accurately and concisely by written, oral and visual means including podium presentations, written technical reports, and representation of information in tables and by graphical means.
  11. (Ethics and Morals) Graduates will be able to use a variety of moral frameworks to evaluate individual and social choices, and have knowledge of the kinds of ethical problems that face environmental engineers, and the engineering ethics codes that guide the professional response to them.
  12. (Social Issues) Graduates will have an understanding of contemporary environmental/social issues such as sustainability, environmental justice, water and sanitation problems in the developing world, and political issues relating to the environment.
  13. (Lifelong Learning) Graduates will demonstrate an appreciation of extracurricular sources of learning about the environment, such as participation in professional societies.
  14. (Entrepreneurship) Graduates will understand the steps involved in taking a technology from conception to market, and can demonstrate these steps by an actual or hypothetical example.

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Mission Statement
The mission of the civil engineering program at Stevens Institute of Technology is to educate a new generation of civil engineers who are leaders in the profession. The educational program emphasizes technical competence, professional practice, leadership, life-long learning, civic contribution, and entrepreneurship. The program of study combines a broad- based core engineering curriculum, a substantial experience in the humanities and in business and engineering management, with specialization in civil engineering. Within the sequence of civil engineering courses, the students have the flexibility to concentrate in structural, geotechnical, water resources, transportation engineering, construction management a environmental engineering.

Objectives
The objectives of the civil engineering program are provided in terms of our expectations for our graduates. Within several years of graduation

  1. Our graduates apply mathematics and science to solve complex problems in civil engineering.
  2. Our graduates apply skills in problem solving, team work, ethics, management, communication, and awareness of professional and social issues to establish leadership in their chosen career paths.

Outcomes
The graduate of the Civil Engineering Program at Stevens Institute of Technology will be prepared to:

  1. (Scientific Foundation) be able to use knowledge of the underlying mathematics and physics to analyze civil engineering problems. Examples include the determination of axial and shear stresses.
  2. (Engineering Foundation) be able to apply engineering science principles to civil engineering problems such as the use of static equilibrium to determine the forces and moments on structural elements.
  3. (Experimentation) be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results to determine soil, structural and fluid and environmental parameters.
  4. (Technical Design) be able to use the required codes and standards in design. Examples include design of beams, columns and retaining walls using the ACI code.
  5. (Design Assessment) be able to incorporate considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, legal/regulatory, societal impacts, etc. in design, and have experience working with practicing engineers.
  6. (Tools) be able to use modern software for the analysis and design of structures ( e.g. SAP 2000) and to use computer software for data analysis, reporting and presentations (e.g. AutoCad, Matlab and Excel).
  7. (Professionalism) know about professional management practices for civil engineers.
  8. (Leadership) have experience taking leadership roles in teams.
  9. (Teamwork) have experience working within teams.
  10. (Communication) be capable of writing and presenting technical.
  11. (Ethics and Morals) know about ethical problems that face civil engineers, and the codes that specify the professional response to them.
  12. (Social Issues) be familiar with current policy issues regarding civil engineering projects.
  13. (Life-Long Learning) show an interest in professional societies and their activities, and independently seeking information related to the civil engineering profession.
  14. (Entrepreneurship) have experience proposing a technical solution to a novel civil problem and the understanding of the business side of Civil Engineering.

 

NAVAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Mission Statement
The naval engineering program provides a broad-based education that prepares students in the technical and scientific fundamentals that will enable them to have a wide impact in the improvement and innovation of naval and ocean-related technology.

Objectives
Expected attributes of graduates during the first few years after graduation

  1. Graduates of our program will be recognized as being among “the best in the business” by their peers.
  2. Graduates of our program possess the fundamental understanding of physical processes that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of naval and ocean engineering.
  3. Graduates of our program use their knowledge of the design process, hydro-mechanics, structures, and controls to create innovative solutions to naval and ocean engineering problems.
  4. Graduates of our program demonstrate exemplary sensitivity to social factors including the historical, legal, political, policy, economic, ethical and public relations aspects of naval and ocean engineering problems.
  5. Graduates of our program solve naval and ocean engineering problems using a basic principles approach with an emphasis on the understanding of basic scientific and engineering principles.
  6. Graduates of our program address the wider aspects of naval and ocean engineering design problems such as sustainability, design for the environment and pollution prevention.

Outcomes
Knowledge and skills students should possess at the time of graduation

  1. (Scientific foundations) Graduates will have a fundamental understanding of hydromechanics, structural dynamics and statics, and control theory covering experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches.
  2. (Engineering foundations) Graduates will be able to use knowledge of the underlying engineering principles stated in (1) to analyze naval and ocean systems using a unified approach combining theory, experiments, and simulation.
  3. (Experimentation) Graduates will be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results involving stability, resistance, and sea-keeping characteristics of marine vehicles and floating structures and the ability to use basic tow-tank equipment for testing, including knowledge of instrumental methods of analysis.
  4. (Technical Design) Graduates will be able to apply the unified approach as defined in (2) to design naval and ocean engineering systems and processes.
  5. (Design Assessment) Graduates will be able to compare alternative designs based on considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, etc.
  6. (Tools) Graduates will be able to use software tools for data processing and statistics, math analysis, CAD for naval engineering systems, marine vehicle performance modeling, and hydrodynamic and structural modeling.
  7. (Professionalism) Graduates will know about professional management practices and legal and regulatory considerations in the naval and ocean engineering field.
  8. (Leadership) Graduates will have experience taking leadership roles in teams.
  9. (Teamwork) Graduates will have knowledge of group dynamics, the roles and jobs necessary for functioning of a team, and have experience taking various roles in teams.
  10. (Communication) Graduates will be able to present information accurately and concisely by written, oral and visual means including podium presentations, written technical reports, and representation of information with aid of computer-based tools.
  11. (Ethics and Morals) Graduates will be able to use a variety of moral frameworks to evaluate individual and social choices, and have knowledge of the kinds of ethical problems that face engineers, and the engineering ethics codes that guide the professional response to them.
  12. (Social Issues) Graduates will have an understanding of contemporary environmental/social issues involving the ocean and ocean-related technology.
  13. (Lifelong Learning) Graduates will demonstrate an appreciation of extracurricular sources of learning, such as participation in professional societies.
  14. (Entrepreneurship) Graduates will understand the steps involved in taking a technology from conception to market, and can demonstrate these steps by an actual or hypothetical example.
 

 

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