ERE Mission and Objectives Statement
Our mission is to engage in teaching, research, and service to advance environmental resources engineering to meet the needs of the world.
The objectives of the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering are to prepare:
- Baccalaureate students who:
- Engage in professional engineering practice specializing in natural and designed environments,
- Pursue graduate studies in environmental resources engineering, including ecological, geospatial and water resources engineering, and
- Expand and adapt their knowledge and skills to address the technological, environmental and social challenges of a changing world.
- Graduate students who lead the development and application of new knowledge in ecological, geospatial and water resources engineering.
After completing a degree with the Department of Environmental Resources Engineering our graduates have:
- (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 multi-disciplinary 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 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.