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ENVE Student Outcomes

Program outcomes, as defined by ABET, are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

The Program Outcomes for the Environmental Engineering program are defined as the ABET Criteria 3 A-K and 9 A-I Outcomes:


  • 3A: an ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering & science
  • 3B: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 3C: an ability to design system, component or process to meet needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • 3D: an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • 3E: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • 3F: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • 3G: an ability to communicate effectively
  • 3H: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • 3I: a recognition of need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
  • 3J: a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • 3K: an ability to use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.



  • 9A: proficiency in mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, general chemistry
  • 9B: proficiency in earth science, e.g., geology, meteorology, soil science, relevant to the program of study
  • 9C: proficiency in biological science, e.g., microbiology, aquatic biology, toxicology, relevant to the program of study
  • 9D: proficiency in fluid mechanics relevant to the program of study
  • 9E: introductory level knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems, and associated environmental health impacts
  • 9F: an ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health
  • 9G: an ability to perform engineering design by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the ENVE curriculum
  • 9H: proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to the ENVE program objectives;
  • 9I: understanding of concepts of professional practice and roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering.