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 (PEOs) are broad statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates within a few years after graduation. The overall objective of the environmental engineering program is that graduates will apply broad technical skills to develop solutions that protect the health, safety, and quality of life of the public. Specific PEOs are that graduates will:
Student outcomes describe 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.