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

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Cincinnati will:

  1. Have successful careers in industry, public and private organizations, entrepreneurial endeavors, and/or academia.
  2. Continue to develop, acquire, and apply new knowledge and skills required to identify, communicate, and effectively solve existing and emerging environmental issues in an ethical and sustainable manner.
  3. Engage in professional service to the benefit of current and future generations of humans and the health of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

Currently, we use the outcomes which are the standard ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission required outcomes for engineering programs:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives;
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies