Environmental Engineering Accreditation

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 (PEO) for the BSEnvE Degree

Within three to five years after graduation from the BSEnvE program at the University of Nevada, Reno, successful graduates will:

  • PEO (1) – Be actively employed within a diverse subdiscipline 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).
  • PEO (2) – Be ascending into leadership roles while utilizing their communication skills, accumulated education, and experience on multidisciplinary teams to solve complex societal issues.
  • PEO (3) – 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, and/or practicing in allied fields (e.g., entrepreneur/business owner, project management, or the business, legal, or construction professions).

Student Outcomes (SO) for the BSEnvE Degree

  • SO (1) – STEM Application
    Students will have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • SO (2) – Engineering Design
    Students will have 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.
  • SO (3) – Communication
    Students will have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • SO (4) – Professional Context
    Students will have 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.
  • SO (5) – Teamwork
    Students will have 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.
  • SO (6) – Experimentation & Data Analysis
    Students will have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • SO (7) – Continuous Learning
    Students will have 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
      2022-2023 68 10
      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