|Environmental Engineering Program Mission & Objectives|
The environmental engineering program provides a broad-based education that prepares students in the technical and social fundamentals that will enable them to have a wide impact in the improvement of interactions between humans and their environment.
- Graduates of our program will be recognized as being among “the best in the business” by their peers.
- Graduates of our program possess the fundamental understanding of environmental processes that enables them to contribute to any specialty area of environmental engineering.
- Graduates of our program use their knowledge of the design process, reaction mechanisms, and material balance methods to create innovative solutions to environmental problems.
- Graduates of our program demonstrate exemplary sensitivity to social factors including the historical, legal, political, policy, economic, ethical and public relations aspects of environmental problems.
- Graduates of our program solve environmental problems using a systems approach, incorporating interactions with natural, engineered and social components.
- Graduates of our program address the wider aspects of environmental problems such as sustainability, design for the environment, pollution prevention, and industrial ecology.
|Environmental Engineering Program Outcomes|
Graduates of the Bachelor’s of Engineering Environmental Engineering Program from Stevens Institute of Technology will:
- be able to use a knowledge of the underlying physical, chemical, and biochemical principles in environmental engineering, especially an ability to use stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to problem solving
- be able to analyze environmental systems using a material balance approach and mathematical modeling
- be able to design and conduct experiments and analyze results to determine process parameters, and to identify issues and methods for environmental measurements
- be able to use basic chemical laboratory equipment for environmental testing, and to use computer software for data analysis, reporting and presentations
- be able to use empiric, stoichiometric, thermodynamic and kinetic approaches to design environmental treatment processes
- be able to incorporate considerations such as feasibility, applicability, cost, legal/regulatory, societal impacts, etc. in design, and have experience working with practicing engineers
- know about professional management practices for environmental engineers
- have experience taking leadership roles in teams
- have experience working within teams
- be capable of writing and presenting polished technical reports at a level expected of the engineering profession
- know about ethical problems that face environmental engineers, and the codes that specify the professional response to them
- understand the problem of environmental justice, and will appreciate the differing interests of various groups in society
- show an interest in professional societies and their activities, and in independently seeking information related to the environmental engineering profession
- have experience proposing a technical solution to a novel environmental problem
- be familiar with current environmental policy issues
Dr. David Vaccari
Associate Professor and Department Director