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West Point Environmental Engineering Program Educational Objectives & Student Outcomes
 
Program Educational Objectives (effective 2002 - August 2014)
 
Program Educational Objectives describe what environmental engineering graduates can do within four to seven years of graduation.  The Program Educational Objectives follow.
  • Graduates can analyze and solve complex problems.
    • Graduates can apply their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences to analyze and solve complex problems in environmental engineering.
    • Graduates can evaluate, mitigate, and communicate risk.
    • Graduates can use appropriate technologies to formulate effective, context-based courses of action; adapt methods and strategies to overcome incomplete or imperfect information; and recommend or choose a best course of action.
    • Graduates can creatively adapt problem solving strategies and solutions to rapidly changing and / or potential life-threatening situations. Problem solving is not bounded by disciplinary expertise. Graduates may encounter problems within the environmental engineering discipline, or within the broader context of officership in the profession of arms.
  • Graduates can lead, manage, and execute.
    • Graduates can lead people, manage resources and programs, prioritize activities, and execute projects within constraints to successfully complete the mission within the environmental field and the Army. Graduates must be able to execute an array of missions efficiently while minimizing environmental impacts. Potential missions include actions in combat, homeland security, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and other operations under austere conditions.
  • Graduates can effectively communicate.
    • Graduates have the ability to listen to, understand, and assess varying viewpoints and can, based on this assessment, communicate pertinent information to stakeholders and the general public in such a manner as to bridge their differences and strengthen relationships among them.
  • Graduates recognize their roles as professionals.
    • Graduates have internalized their professional responsibilities to society, the profession of arms, and the practice of engineering. They demonstrate internalization through participation in professional societies, continuing education, successful progression in assignments, community outreach, and other activities.
    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 reconigition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    (j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
    (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
     
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