Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program at Gannon University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

    Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

    In accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the following program educational objectives have been established.

    • Graduates of the program shall have engineering knowledge and skills that allow them to effectively begin a career as environmental engineers in consulting, industry, or government;
    • Graduates of the program shall have an understanding of the scientific basis of engineering design and be prepared for graduate study in environmental engineering or a related field;
    • Graduates of the program shall have a broad but individualized general education that fosters leadership, teamwork, ethics, and an understanding of the impact of their profession in a global and societal context;
    • Graduates of the program will value professional development as evidenced by pursuit of graduate education, professional licensure, and/or membership in professional organizations.

    To accomplish the Program Educational Objectives and to satisfy the ABET specific requirements for the environmental engineering degree, the program has set forth the following Student Outcomes, along with an assessment process to provide feedback for continuous improvement in the program. Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program must attain:

    • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
    • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    • (particularly in the areas of water quality and 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
    • 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 issues
    • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

    The environmental engineering curriculum is designed to provide environmental engineering graduates with a comprehensive engineering education. Students must demonstrate that they have attained an introductory level knowledge of environmental issues associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts; an understanding of concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering, and a proficiency in advanced principles and practice relevant to water quality and environmental health.

    Enrollment and Graduation Data for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

      2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014
    Enrollment 14 16 20 32
    Graduates 0 2 6