Among the top priorities of environmental engineers are the delivery of safe water to drink and clean air to breathe, and the restoration of water quality in the Great Lakes, the Hudson River and natural water systems throughout the nation. Today, environmental engineers face issues that are changing the world. With their unique combination of environmental science and engineering, environmental engineers are the linchpins in defending the global public health, water supplies and ecosystem viability.
The environmental engineering curriculum includes math and science courses in the freshman and sophomore years, required engineering courses in the junior and senior years, and technical elective courses in the senior year.
Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. The objectives of the Environmental Engineering program are that graduates will:
Student outcomes descrinbe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. They relate to the knowledge, skills and behaviors students acquire as they progress through the program.
The BS degree in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/. With an ABET-accredited BS degree, graduates will have enhanced career opportunities and may eventually apply for registration as a Professional Engineer (PE).