Accreditation - Environmental Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (BSEnvE) Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the commission's General Criteria and Program Criteria in Environmental Engineering.

Program educational objectives

The program educational objectives for the BSEnvE 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 BSEnvE 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 lifeā€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).

Student Outcomes

Upon completion of the BSEnvE program, 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.

Degrees and enrollment

B.S. in environmental engineering program
Year Enrollment Degrees
2021-2022 60 16
2020-2021 87 18
2019-2020 101 22
2018-2019 87 18
2017-2018 86 18
2016-2017 85 19
2015-2016 82 18
2014-2015 72 7
2013-2014 63 7
2012-2013 67 8