Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineers present engineering solutions to problems related to environment such as the pollution of water, air and soil, as well as waste valorization and management. The environmental engineer specifies the environmental problems and develop designs for systems that serve the societal needs while preserving a clean environment.

The Environmental Engineering Program at University of Science and Technology prepares its graduates in three main areas: water, air as well as waste valorization and management. The students study the design and development of air pollution control systems and water treatment such as seawater desalination, water distribution networks, and water and wastewater treatment systems as well as chemical and biochemical reactors.

 

 

Program Vision

 

The vision of the Environmental Engineering Program is to promote an area of excellence and develop internationally prominent educational and research programs that focus on environmental quality improvements through the application of engineering principles that will adapt quickly to market needs. The program plan to be a key player in promoting environmentally sound local industry and community to comply with the environmental regulations and commitments.

 

Program Mission

 

The mission of the Environmental Engineering Program is to educate and train students, future leaders, who are able to develop engineering solutions to the local environmental problems in order to enhance all aspects of environmental sustainability including air, water, soil and other environmental issues such as, mitigation of risks posed by natural hazards, and the consequences of human activities on the environment taking into account the ethical implications of the proposed solutions.

 

Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

 

The educational objectives of the Environmental Engineering program are derived from the mission and objectives of Zewail City of Science and Technology.
The program educational objectives pertain to career and professional accomplishments desired of students three to five years after graduation. The following four-year program objectives have been identified to satisfy constituents’ needs and fulfil the program’s mission.  Within a few years of graduation, environmental engineering alumni will:

1- Be employed in an environmental engineering (or related fields) or be enrolled in an environmental engineering (or related) graduate programs.

2- Add value in development and evaluation of sustainable solutions to environmental problems via the practical application of fundamental concepts of math, science, and engineering.

3- Collaborate successfully in multi-disciplinary teams and communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

4- Participate in professional development activities to advance their careers and better serve society.

 

Student Outcomes (SO) According to ABET SO Criteria

 

The Environmental Engineering intended program outcomes follow closely the ABET required outcomes. The Environmental Engineering program is specifically designed to provide the Environmental Engineering graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace and in the advanced studies. 

The following intended program outcomes describe competencies and skills that Environmental Engineering students will attain: 

 

General Engineering Student Outcomes

1- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Program Specific Student Outcomes 

8- An ability to design environmental engineering systems that include considerations of risk, uncertainty, sustainability, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts. 
9- An understanding of the concepts of professional practice, project management, and the roles and responsibilities of public institutions and private organizations pertaining to environmental policy and regulations.

 

Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes 

 

 

SOs

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

PEOs

1

X

X

X

    x

X

X

X

X

X

2

X

X

 

X

 

  X

X

X

 

3

 

 

     X

X

     X  

 

 

X

4

   

X

     X

X

 

X  

X

 

 

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

 

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

Total

Degrees Awarded

Foundation Year a

ENV

Undergrad b

Grad

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Bachelors

Masters

Doctorates

Current

Year

2019/

2020

FT

231

8

6

12

21

47

-

9

-

-

PT

24

1

1

-

2

4

-

a Not in a specific program

b Does not include Foundation Year students.

FT—full-time

PT—part-time

 

University Handbook 2018/2019 - Currently Applied