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Environmental Engineering Program

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ABET Accreditation

Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review. It requires an educational institution or program to meet certain, defined standards or criteria. The Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.http://www.abet.org. In fulfillment of Section II.A.G.a in the ABET Accreditation Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM), the Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes for Environmental Engineering are listed below.

Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

The Program Educational Objectives of the Environmental Engineering program at SDSU represent skills expected from our graduates approximately 4-5 years after graduation, and are formulated as follows:

  • To provide graduates with the technical knowledge and skills required to practice environmental engineering and manage environmental engineering projects;
  • To provide graduates with an understanding of the ethical, social, legal, and professional issues faced by the environmental industry; and
  • To provide graduates with a solid foundation for graduate studies, continuing education, and life-long professional development.

The Student Outcomes of the Environmental Engineering are as follows: By the time of graduation the ENVE graduates will be able to:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve problems in Environmental Engineering.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • A recognition of the need for, and ability to, engage in life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of key concepts and problem-solving processes used in management.
  • A knowledge of key concepts and problem-solving processes used in business, public policy, and public administration.
  • Knowledge of the role of a leader, leadership principles, and attitudes conducive to the effective practice of environmental engineering.