Program Philosophy

Mission Statement
Educational Objectives
Program Objectives and ENE IP Outcomes
Program Ojectives and ENE MP Outcomes
Self Study 2005 (pdf)

Self Study 2011 (pdf)

Mission Statement

The Environmental Engineering Program at the University of New Hampshire offers an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering that prepares students for productive careers in the public and private sectors and graduate studies. The Program emphasizes fundamental principles in environmental engineering and design, built upon a strong base of chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering science. The Program prepares its students to work in multi-disciplinary teams that analyze, formulate and communicate sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems. The importance of developing sustainable solutions that provide economic, social and environmental benefits to society is emphasized. The Program instills in its students an appreciation of the responsibilities of engineers to society and teaches them the skills necessary to continue learning and improving their professional expertise throughout their careers. The ENE degree program provides an opportunity for students to specialize in Industrial or Municipal Processes. The curricula prepare students to plan and design systems to minimize the impact of human activity on the environment and protect human health.

Educational Objectives

  1. ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

    (a) identify information needs;

    (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and

    (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems.

    The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

  2. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

  3. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

  4. ENE Program graduates will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems.

  5. ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates will have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops, and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development.

Program Objectives and ENE IP Outcomes

ENE Program Objectives ENE IP Outcomes

1.

ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

(a) identify information needs;

(b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and

(c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, sustainable, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems.

The solutions they develop will minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

a) an ability to apply fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

b) an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data

c) an ability to design a process to meet desired needs

e) an ability to identify, formulate and solve environmental engineering problems

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for engineering practice

2.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

g) an ability to communicate effectively

3.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

h) a broad education that provides an appreciation of the impact of industrial processes in a global context

j) an awareness of contemporary issues

4.

ENE Program graduates will work as part of multidisciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to environmental engineering problems.

d) an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams

5.

ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates will have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional associations, conferences, workshops, and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development.

i) the capability to engage in life-long learning and an understanding of the importance of remaining current in the field of environmental engineering

k) an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools for engineering practice

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Program Objectives and ENE MP Outcomes

ENE Program Objectives ENE MP Emphasis Outcomes (updated 7-16-14)

1.

ENE Program graduates will have the skills, experience and knowledge to pursue successful careers as environmental engineers. ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated the ability to: (a) identify information needs; (b) locate information resources, and/or design laboratory or field experiments to attain required information; and (c) evaluate and synthesize data with sound engineering principles, methodologies, and the latest technology into creative, safe and economical engineering solutions to environmental engineering problems. The solutions they develop minimize the impact of human activities on the environment and protect human health. The ENE Program will provide qualified students with a foundation for advanced studies in environmental engineering.

1.1      Graduates will be competent in the use of current engineering tools and computer software in engineering practice.

1.2      Graduates will have the foundation to independently learn new tools and software.

1.3       Graduates will have the ability to: locate, compile and use information; design and perform experiments to satisfy specific information needs; and critically analyze and interpret data and present results.

2.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to clearly explain engineering options and recommend solutions to stakeholders.

2.1      Graduates will have the ability to effectively communicate and defend ideas in technical reports and correspondence.

2.2        Graduates will have the ability to speak before a group, effectively convey information to technical and non-technical audiences, and use visual aids.

3.

ENE Program graduates will have demonstrated in-depth knowledge within environmental engineering and an awareness of potential social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of engineering practices. ENE Program graduates will have an appreciation of the contribution of environmental engineers to the benefit of society and the responsibilities of a professional environmental engineer.

3.1       Graduates will have basic competence in math, science, and engineering principles and be able to apply this knowledge to identify and solve engineering problems.
3.2       ENE MP graduates will have obtained a working knowledge in the basic ENE disciplines of process engineering, fluid mechanics, solid and hazardous waste, bioenvironmental, physiochemical, air pollution and project engineering.
3.3       Graduates will have had the opportunity to develop a more specialized knowledge base in more than one specialty.
3.4       Graduates will have an ability to design environmental engineering systems that include considerations such as risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts.
3.5       Graduates will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

3.6       Graduates will understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

4.

ENE MP Program graduates will work as part of multi-disciplinary teams to arrive at solutions to engineering problems.

4.1      Graduates will have the ability to interact and collaborate on multidisciplinary teams.

4.2           Graduates will be able to critically analyze and design systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability.

5.

ENE Program graduates will be prepared to obtain professional engineering licensure. ENE Program graduates have the capacity to continue learning and improving their professional expertise and skills by participating in professional conferences, workshops and courses, and will understand the importance of continued professional development

5.1      Graduates will understand contemporary issues within the environmental engineering profession and be aware of how those issues impact environmental engineering practice.
5.2      Graduates will have taken or be prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
5.3      Graduates will have been encouraged to join and become active in professional organizations (e.g., ASCE-EWRI, AWWA, NEWWA, WEF, SWE, EWB/SWB, Tau Beta Pi, Order of the Engineer).

5.4       Graduates will recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning.

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