Program Educational Objectives

  • Graduates will attain a record of engagement in environmental engineering, or other fields that require analytical and/or professional abilities.
  • Graduates will attain a record of continuing professional development.
  • Graduates will attain a record of contribution to their fields, professions, or society.

Program Goals

The environmental engineering programs seek to prepare students to be successful professionals recognized for their:

  • critical thinking and problem solving based on a fundamental knowledge of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, engineering sciences, and a broad range of environmental engineering technical areas;
  • consideration of global and societal concerns, ethics, and sustainability when making engineering decisions;
  • leadership and effective communication;
  • civil engagement and contributions to society; and
  • pursuit of lifelong learning and professional development.

Bucknell Environmental Engineering Degree Program Student Outcomes

Graduates of the environmental engineering program are expected to demonstrate the following learning outcomes, which reflect ABET accreditation criteria.

  • (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 the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.