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Class of 2012 environmental engineering graduate, Mathew Beiswenger, is shown conducting an alkalinity test using a HACH field titration unit. The water being sampled is from an abandoned mine discharge near St. Micheal, PA.
Environmental engineering is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Why? Because we help people stay healthy. Environmental engineers use the principles of science and math to manage ecosystems, restore polluted lands, and protect our soil, air, and water resources. These natural resources are just what people need to lead healthy and productive lives and, so, environmental engineers are in high demand.
Real world experience is the hallmark of environmental engineering at SFU. In our program you will learn to use math and science to solve some of the most important problems facing society today and we believe that you should start putting your skills to good use even before you graduate.
Our students design projects for class, work through paid internships and summer research, and conduct engineering service both here in Pennsylvania and abroad. By combining classroom learning with authentic projects, our students develop the wide variety of skills needed to be successful in the rapidly growing field of environmental engineering.
Graduates of the Saint Francis University Environmental Engineering program are expected within a few years of graduation to have:
Each student will have demonstrated the proficiency in the following outcomes upon graduation with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering:
a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineeringb) An ability to design and conduct experiments in the Lab, as well as to analyze and interpret data (in more than one major environmental engineering focus areas, e.g., air, water, land, environmental health)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 (by means of design experiences integrated throughout the professional component of the curriculum)d) An ability to function on multidisciplinary teamse) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problemsf) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilityg) An ability to communicate effectivelyh) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global,economic, environmental, and societal contexti) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learningj) A knowledge of contemporary environmental issues (especially those associated with air, land, and water systems and associated environmental health impacts)k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practicel) Understand concepts of professional practice and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental engineering
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, we can expect the number of new job openings to increase faster for environmental engineers than for any other occupation through at least 2014. SFU engineering graduates have had excellent success in finding employment; nearly all find positions in their field within 12 months of graduation. Our society has a long-term need for environmental engineers as we face challenges in energy generation, drinking water supply and stewardship over natural resources. SFU environmental engineers will be well equipped not only to address the technical aspects of these challenges but also to assist others in understanding the complex ethical and societal context of each technical problem.
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