Environmental Engineering

Mission, Goals and Objectives


SCSU’s Environmental Engineering Faculty seek to provide a dynamic, responsive and stimulating learning environment for all students they serve, especially those who wish to pursue environmental engineering careers in a wide range of sectors including consulting, industry and government, by applying an interdisciplinary approach to engineering for the environment.


Environmental Engineering Faculty will:

  • Develop and maintain curricula that meet or exceed accepted national accreditation standards for Environmental Engineering.
  • Maintain connections with relevant professional societies to ensure curricular alignment with the environmental engineering profession.
  • Engage in continuous improvement to ensure that our degree program is of high quality and relevant to our constituencies.
  • Establish connections and engage in collaborations with industry, government, and other education institutions to expand and enrich the learning opportunities for our students.

Program Educational Objectives

Within six years of-graduation, BS Environmental Engineering graduates will:

  • Within the public or private sector, be engaged in environmental engineering professional practice in 'responsible charge' capacity; and/or
  • If desired, enter into or complete post-baccalaureate studies in environmental engineering or related professional disciplines.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation students will have:

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • 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.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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