Program Objectives & Outcomes
It is the mission of the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences to provide the knowledge and skills for environmental engineering graduates that gives them a sound basis for professional practice and for life-long learning. This emphasizes the student's learning of fundamental principles of environmental engineering, understanding environmental resource problems in their technical, ecological, socio-political, economic, and ethical context, and proficiency in the use of engineering methods to analyze and solve challenging engineering problems.
Program Educational Objectives for the undergraduate program in Environmental Engineering within the Environmental Sciences and Engeneering Department at Wilkes University are:
The BS in Environmental Engineering program will produce graduates:
- who have technical knowledge for practice in key areas of environmental engineering such as (a) air pollution engineering, (b) water and wastewater treatment and management, (c) solid and hazardous waste management, and (d) resource conservation and sustainability.
- who have good skills in (a) computing, (b) communication, and (c) teaming - all required in successful professional engineering practice.
- who have an understanding of (a) engineering ethical issues and (b) will be involved in life-long learning for productive careers.
- who are prepared for employment at entry-level positions, which qualify them to pursue professional licensure in service to government agencies, business, and industry.
- who are actively engaged in graduate studies leading to advanced degrees among those who are interested in pursuing higher studies.
The present BS in Environmental Engineering Program Outcomes are a continuation of an earlier process and have been modeled after the ABET Criterion 3 requirements.
The ENV program outcomes are that each graduate of the ENV program should be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to the analysis and design of environmental engineering systems.
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data through laboratory and field exercises.
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
- an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve environmental engineering problems.
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility as related to the practice of environmental engineering.
- an ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and written reports.
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context.
- a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- knowledge of contemporary issues that impact the practice of environmental engineering.
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for environmental engineering practice.