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West Point Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes 

 

Program Educational Objectives (effective August 2014)

 

Within four to seven years, environmental engineering graduates are expected to attain:

1. Leadership responsibility involving:

a. solving complex cross-disciplinary problems

b. managing resources

c. minimizing environmental impacts

d. executing projects with constraints

2. Professional skills including:

a. communicating pertinent information to stakeholders

b. building consensus when presented with diverse viewpoints

c. evaluating, mitigating and communicating risk

3. Self-development through activities including:

a. achieving professional licensure and certification

b. pursuing continuing education

c. seeking formal and informal enrichment experiences including community outreach

4. An internalized professional value set that guides you to:

a. uphold Army values (Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage)

b. analyze an environmental engineering challenge involving conflicting ethical and professional interests to determine an appropriate course of action

 

Student Outcomes

The environmental engineering Student Outcomes follow. 

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

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

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

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

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

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

 

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