May 21, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering, B.S.


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Department Contact:

Chair: Dr. Rachel Wagner, rwagner@francis.edu, 814-471-1215

Program Description:

Environmental engineering involves the application of the principles of science and mathematics to the protection of human health, preservation of ecosystem function, and stewardship of natural resources. The environmental engineering program at SFU prepares students in the fundamental theory of environmental engineering as well as in the practical applications. The curriculum includes substantial hands-on experiences in both field work and laboratory experimentation. Student-led design projects are incorporated throughout the four years of study with a culminating capstone design experience in the senior year.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Each student will have demonstrated the proficiency in the following outcomes upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments in the Lab, as well as to analyze and interpret data (in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health);
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments in the Field, as well as to analyze and interpret data (in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health);
  • 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 (by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum);
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • An ability to communicate effectively;
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  • A knowledge of contemporary environmental issues (especially those associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts);
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;
  • Understand concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering professional development.

Accreditation Statement:

The Environmental Engineering program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Professional Licensure and/or Certification:

By virtue of the environmental engineering program’s ABET accreditation, graduates of the environmental engineering program are able to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam which is the first step in pursuing licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Estimated Completion Time:

Typically 4 years of full-time study

Capstone Requirement:

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program are required to complete a capstone design experience by completing all of the following courses:

Total Credits Required:

134 minimum

Courses Required for the Major: (92 credits)


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