ABET Accreditation

The Environmental Engineering Department is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives for the Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering are that all graduates:

  1. Are able to apply fundamental principles of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve water, air, and land environmental problems.
  2. Have the interpersonal and communication skills, an understanding of ethical responsibility, and a professional attitude necessary for a successful engineering career.
  3. Have the ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  4. Have an appreciation for the interrelationships between basic scientific knowledge, technology, and societal issues.

Program Outcomes

The educational outcomes for the Bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering are that all graduates will:

  1. Be prepared for engineering practice, including technical, professional, and ethical components.
  2. Be prepared for future changes in environmental engineering.
  3. Have a solid understanding of the basic principles of environmental engineering.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in the areas of water, land, and air systems, and environmental health.
  5. Understand appropriate scientific concepts, and have an ability to apply them to environmental engineering.
  6. Understand the engineering design process and have an ability to perform engineering design, which includes the multidisciplinary aspects of the engineering design process, the need for collaboration and communication skills, plus the importance of cost and time management.
  7. Have the ability to collect, analyze and interpret experimental data.
  8. Understand options for careers and further education, and the educational preparation necessary to pursue those options.
  9. Have an ability to learn independently.
  10. Have the broad education envisioned by the WPI Plan, and described by the Goal and Mission of WPI.
  11. Have an understanding of the environmental engineering profession in a societal and global context.

Student Enrollment Data

Click here for Engineering student enrollment and graduate data on each program (reference pages 21, 31 and 36).

 
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