Accreditation - Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
A key component of ABET accreditation are program educational objectives, or PEOs, which are high-level description about what graduates should be able to do within a few years of graduation.
Program educational objectives
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
The program educational objectives (PEOs) for the environmental engineering B.S. degree program support the mission of the institution and college. They have been developed as part of a continuous improvement process to ensure that graduates from the program are prepared to excel professionally.
Within three to five years after graduation from the B.S. in environmental engineering program at the University of Nevada, Reno, successful graduates will:
- Demonstrate engineering competence to successfully solve technical problems within diverse sub-disciplines of environmental engineering (e.g., treatment of drinking water and wastewater, environmental restoration or remediation, monitoring and analysis of water, soil, and air environments, and management of hazardous wastes);
- Communicate technical information effectively, both in writing and verbally, and work on multidisciplinary teams;
- Engage in life‐long learning, as evidenced by obtaining licensure as a professional engineer, pursuing graduate education, actively participating in professional societies and community organizations, completing professional development courses, or practicing in allied fields (e.g., entrepreneur/business owner, project management or the business, legal, science, or construction professions).
Courses and outcomes
Student learning outcomes
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.
Bachelor of science in environmental engineering degree program
Degrees and enrollment
The primary constituencies of the environmental engineering bachelor's degree program provide valuable feedback for the development and continuous improvement of the PEOs. The constituencies include the following:
- Current students in the bachelor's degree program in environmental engineering
- Faculty members in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
- Other faculty in College of Engineering and allied programs outside the College
- Other administrative faculty and staff, who provide assistance with internships, initial advisement, and monitoring of general progress
- Employers of graduates of the environmental engineering bachelor's degree program, including engineering consulting firms, government agencies, city and county agencies, and research institutions
- Graduate and professional schools
- The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Advisory Board, which consists of practicing civil and environmental engineering professionals and owners of local engineering firms
- Alumni of the bachelor's degree program in environmental engineering