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EE ABET ACCREDITATION

ABET Accreditation

The major in environmental engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree is NOT accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Department seeking accreditation for this new degree for the first student graduates from April 2017.

The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's (ABET) aim is to assure quality in educational institutions and programs. Accreditation through ABET is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review and requires an educational institution or program to meet certain, defined criteria.  

The accreditation performed by ABET serves to declare that a program has met minimum standards for the prospective students benefit and help advise deans and administrators of a program's strengths and weaknesses and of ways to improve the program. The accreditation also serves to inform employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice with a sound education. 

Environmental Engineering Undergraduate ABET Program Educational Objectives

  • Program graduates will have the skills to become successful environmental engineering professionals and problem solvers;
  • Program graduates will actively engage in lifelong learning, pursue professional licensure, and be professionally active;
  • Program graduates will become leaders in shaping engineering and public policy; and
  • Program graduates will be prepared for the successful pursuit of advanced degrees. 

Environmental Engineering Mission

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to produce highly qualified environmental engineers and achieve scholarly excellence through research.  

These future professionals shall be creative problem solvers with a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong learning.


Environmental Engineering Enrollment and Graduation Numbers (Established 2016):

Academic Year Enrollment Graduates
2012-2013 - -
2013-2014 - -
2014-2015 - -
2015-2016 - -
2016-2017 12 2