Mission and PEOs
Mission Statement of the environmental engineering program
The undergraduate environmental engineering (EVEN) program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) adheres to three mission statements that reflect the goals of the University, College of Engineering, and Department of Environmental Engineering, respectively.
The University mission is:
…to develop well-rounded leaders and critical thinkers who can solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society. Located in South Texas, the university is a teaching, research and service institution that provides access to higher education in an ethnically and culturally diverse region of the nation. Texas A&M-Kingsville offers an extensive array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and selected doctoral and professional degrees in an academically challenging, learner-centered and caring environment where all employees contribute to student success.
The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering (COE) mission is that the COE represents a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to:
- producing engineers who become leaders and innovators in industry, the profession, and society through rigorous, hands-on degree programs and opportunities for applying their knowledge outside the classroom;
- engaging in research programs that significantly contribute to the well-being and sustainable development of communities and industries in South Texas, the state of Texas, and the nation; and
- implementing outreach programs that improve the quality of life in the communities that surround us and beyond.
The mission of the Department of Environmental Engineering is to:
"…prepare students for careers as practicing professional environmental engineers and provide them with the necessary academic fundamentals and skills essential for being successful in programs leading to advanced engineering degrees."
Program Educational Objectives of the environmental engineering program
To fulfill the goals expressed in the above mission statements, the EVEN program has outlined three Program Educational Objectives (PEOs). Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the TAMUK undergraduate EVEN program will demonstrate achievement in the following areas:
1) Our graduates will practice in one of the areas appropriate to the interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering (water quality engineering, air quality engineering, water resource management, hazardous and solid waste management, ecological engineering, or engineering management).
2) Our graduates will demonstrate leadership qualities (such as career advancement, community service, and professional society activity) and maintain high standards for professional and ethical behavior.
3) Our graduates will pursue continuing education opportunities.
To achieve the educational objectives, the department has outlined the following program outcomes:
By the time of graduation, undergraduate students in the Texas A&M University-Kingsville environmental engineering program will demonstrate the following skills:
(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.
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This page was last updated on: September 19, 2012