Environmental Engineering


Housed in the Deparment of Chemical and Environmental Engineering the mission of the Environmental Engineering (ENVE) program is to provide environmental engineering students with the background necessary to bridge the gap between understanding challenging societal problems in the air, water, land, and subsurface environments, and preventing and solving them in a sustainable manner.  

Program Educational Objectives:

Within a few years of graduation, we expect that our baccalaureate graduates will

  • demonstrate a basic understanding of challenging societal problems in the air, water, land, and subsurface environments, and
  • demonstrate an ability to apply the basic tools of environmental engineering towards preventing and solving these problems in an ethical, professional and sustainable manner.

The curriculum is founded on basic sciences and mathematics and strengthened with engineering fundamentals.  Upper-level coursework in environmental engineering includes analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment systems, water resources, air pollution control technologies, and sustainability. All students in their senior year participate in a capstone-design experience that fosters interaction and communication between different stakeholders while applying environmental engineering principles to a field problem.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the time students’ graduate from the program, they should be able to demonstrate:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation Data:

Program Name Enrollment 2016 Number of Graduates 2016 Enrollment 2017 Number of Graduates 2017
Environmental Engineering BS 84