Program Information

Mission Statement

The program’s mission is to educate students to identify and solve complex environmental resources engineering problems. The program prepares responsible leaders who will sustain, restore and protect our natural resources and the environment.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives describe what an ERE graduate should be able to do in the years following graduation from the ERE program. The four ERE program educational objectives are to train and develop graduates who go on in their careers to:

  1. Apply engineering analysis and design to identify and solve critical environmental resources problems, restoring and sustaining the global environment and communities who depend on access to natural resources.
  2. Practice engineering with the highest professional standards, demonstrating respect for social, ethical, cultural, environmental, economic, and regulatory concerns.
  3. Continue their professional development by obtaining engineering licensure and other certifications, completing postgraduate study, and continually advancing their knowledge and skill base.
  4. Demonstrate leadership in the profession as well as in diverse and interdisciplinary team settings, drawing out the best in their co-workers and effectively communicating and collaborating with a range of stakeholders and the public.

Student Outcomes

The ERE program has eleven educational outcomes. Program outcomes foster attainment of the program educational objectives. Program outcomes describe what an ERE graduating senior should be able to do upon graduation.

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Enrollment and Success

The HSU Office of Institutional Research and Planning provides regular updates of student statistics and success.  The reports linked below provide:

  1. A summary of ERE enrollment and demographics
  2. Graduation rates and numbers of degrees granted
  3. Retention and graduation rates of all majors at HSU
  4. Six Year Graduation rates by major - search for “Environmental Resources Engr"

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